Friday, May 25, 2012


Yes. Yes. Thank you. Thank you. 

The rumors are true! ... I am a graduate! (Autographs later please!)

 Haha! I like to play up that fact as much as possible. But yes, I graduated on May 12th! And have been on the move ever since! Taking advantage of the freedom that I have until (ha!) summer school starts! 

These are the besties from the Mid-Westies that I had the privilage to celebrate graduation with!

It was a bitter sweet goodbye, but I will never not love them! And they are all on to great things as well!

My first summer adventure was a flight over to Jacksonville, North Carolina! (is no one absolutely astonished that we can FLY!?!?!):

This is where the one, the only, Staci Lynn's family resides!

Mornings on the porch, full of coffee, laughs, and Love:

 Beach times, rain or shine, beautiful:


It was a short short week, but I had a blast!

I am currently residing in S-Town Kansas with the family. Where to next?! Here, there, and CANADA! I head that way the morning of June 5th! Please pray for safety in travels, fun family time (visiting cousins along the way), and easy border crossing!

Stay tuned.

I love you all.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

just another french press.

Cool, yet humid. Calm. With a familiar feeling. A summeresque jungle scene.

I walked to the park this morning. It was sunny and warm with a thunderhead rolling in. I almost questioned if I imagined the rumble in the distance due to the serenity of the shining sun.  As I walked to my picnic table I had this thought. That I was home.

Ha! Yea. I've lived here for four years, but for some reason it's always felt like an adventure. I would go to Salina for the weekend, or maybe the summer, and that. That felt like the place I was born, raised, and called home.

But today was different. French press coffee... I went from making it every morning last year to.. not once this semester. I stepped outside to get the feel of the morning. Perfection. So I grabbed my waterproof Bible (just in case), and made my way out to chat with the Lord of All Creation.

Obedience without love is nothing but the law, He said.

It's amazing how He speaks to hearts. As I have put my loving self on the line lately, I seem to question whether I am even being obedient. Does there have to be a lesson learned if Christ's Love is tasted and seen?

I'm going to miss it here.