There are so many opportunities to give this time of year.

How do you decide what and to whom to give?

I long to be generous, yet also a good steward.

2 Corinthians 9:7 says “Each one must give as he has decided in his heart”

There is beauty in that – we all care about different things.

There is challenge in that – none of us can rely on our hearts to be pure.

How can we help each other dialogue about giving? What are some organizations you’d like to invite others into? Perhaps some ways you can give that require more time or service than money? What are your favorite gifts to give? to receive?



Happy 4 years of Friendship!

Last Monday, I mentioned that we were celebrating one year in our house this week. Well, we are also celebrating 4 years of friendship this week!

Here are four years in four pics…
engagement photo @ Boots

Jeremy and I met on the Gonzaga campus TODAY in 2013 and took a long walk to Boots bakery…



what we didn’t know then was that 1 year later we’d be married and returning from a trip to San Fran…

trip to San Fran

…or that’d we’d win best costume at my sister’s Halloween party… 











or that we’d dress like our first home when we were moving into it!

Halloween @ our house
Here’s to more adventures to come!

Happy One Year House!

We officially closed on our current house on October 21 of last year. We spent time cleaning and gathering our stuff from the several places it was stored. Our first official night in the house was the 31st; we were literally moving in the last of the stuff as the trick-or-treating was in progress. So, this week we’re celebrating:

Happy Birthday, Rainbow House!

It’s leaf time again… here are some photos of your first year…

Favorite Summer Moments 2017

What have been some of your favorite moments of summer so far?

My birthday and anniversary are always on my list! This month my parents are in town so it’s been great to show them the house in person and spend some time together. Here is my mom and I at Arbor Crest.

I also enjoy the ordinary moments that make the season special – reading in the lawn, hanging out at the lake with friends, BBQ’s. How about you? What have been some of your favorite moments this summer?

Happy First Day of Summer! + Spring 2017 Highlights!

Here is how the South hill is ringing in the first day of summer! How will you celebrate today? Do you (your family, your neighborhood) have any start of summer traditions? I’d love to hear about them!

Top five highlights of Spring 2017


On Mama, Love & Loss

Make Time for you

Listening: It’s our Turn! – wrapped up book discussion


Listening to my life: the voice of Love as Author


Where is the voice of love in my struggle?

If you have stories to share, I’d love to hear those too!!