Traveling Internationally with a Baby

Traveling Internationally with a Baby

Before heading off on our first international trip with a 1 year old, I did research and talked to experienced friends about what to expect. I didn’t really find a lot of applicable advice online because my guess is that sensible people aren’t traveling...
A Fresh Take: The Pregnant Immigrant

A Fresh Take: The Pregnant Immigrant

**This is not a political post** Once upon a time, a teenager became pregnant. She was really excited about it, but her boyfriend wasn’t. See, he was not the father of the baby. Things were a little dicey between them for a bit. The teen was an immigrant living...
The Power of Your Heartbeat

The Power of Your Heartbeat

I’ve found immense pleasure in my new role as mom. (What’s with all the negativity, people?) My husband and I laughed through the first few weeks of her life at all the hilarious facial expressions and totally normal things like sneezing that surprised...
Social Media: Our Rush to Relevancy

Social Media: Our Rush to Relevancy

2016 has been such an diverse news year here in the US. And of course, after all of the media storm is over about one thing, something else pops up and sweeps up everyone’s attention. People have been so annoyed about the conversations going on that memes have...
Travel Summary of 2015

Travel Summary of 2015

Never before have I traveled as much in one year as I traveled last year. We have many people and God to thank for giving us that time in those places. It was a gift and an adventure I will not soon forget. A friend of mine somehow remembered a majority of the places...
Zambia: Life on the Other Side of the World

Zambia: Life on the Other Side of the World

We’ve always wanted to get out to see the mission hospital in Zambia which has been and still is such a huge part of my husband’s (and in-laws) life. We were so privileged to go out and really see life in Zambia first hand. We have so many stories and...
Seattle Sites and West Coast Love

Seattle Sites and West Coast Love

The energy on the West Coast is something I have never experienced before. And I have to say–I really liked it. It was late at night and I’d just gotten picked up by a friend of mine. As exhausted as I was, I also was wide awake, so she took me to see...

Crabtree Falls and the Death I Witnessed

Author note: I can’t write a post about this park honestly without including my entire experience at Crabtree Falls, but I also don’t want to lure you to a post about the beauty of nature and blindside you with death. So I’m going to be as delicate...
Jobs, Careers, and Who I’m Not

Jobs, Careers, and Who I’m Not

Not that many years ago, I used to think every person had a set job in the world, a designated career path, if you will. Pastors, train engineers, financial consultants, teachers, web developers–there are a thousand nuances to who you are that make up the fabric...
Lessons From The Stars And Meteors

Lessons From The Stars And Meteors

The night was perfect–the air crisp, the sky clear. Conditions aligned beautifully for the unveiling of the Perseid meteor shower. At 11 PM, my husband and I packed our chairs in the truck bed and took off down the road to find a dark place to watch the show....
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