Life & Love {and other mushy things}

I cannot help but feel overwhelmingly blessed after a weekend of parties, surrounded by people we love. On Friday, we welcomed over 50 people into our home for our Halloween Housewarming Party. After four months of waiting, hoping, and praying we finally closed on our house – 30 days later we moved in. Since then,…

Choosing Gratitude

Sometimes it seems life is full of disappointments, but only if that’s how you choose to look at it. The setbacks can be unexpected blessings that feel like a punch in the face at first but turn out to be the best case scenario. Right now, we are in the face punch part. We put…

Reset.

I dropped my iPhone in the toilet once. And on the ground several times since then. As a result, my on/off lock screen button lost its ability to function; therefore my phone is perpetually on. Like all electronic devices, phones need to be turned off every now and then. Reset. I believe the same is…

Destination Central

Madison is in our rear view. We’re hitting the open road. Away from stress and pressure and worry. Towards friends and beauty and rest. To recharge. To reset. To remind ourselves that life is about more than keeping up with the daily grind. Peace out friends. We’re road tripping!!

Speed Bumps & Virtues

They say patience is a virtue. I disagree. I think patience is the virtue, especially when it comes to buying a house. You put in an offer. And then you wait. You sign literally one million documents. And then you wait. You schedule an inspection only to find out it was cancelled by some crazy and unforeseen…

Organizational Issues

Yesterday I took a 4 hour nap. And it’s a good thing I did because we were up until 2:30 am scouring through piles of important papers and documents. At 11:00 pm we realized my social security card was missing and we need it for our meeting with the mortgage lender on Monday. So to…

Open Doors

Change is hard. Even for young guns like ourselves. I didn’t sleep last night – I just stared at the ceiling trying to stop my mind from going through all of the second guesses and what ifs. And let me tell you, that is a scary place to be at 2am. I kept coming back…

House Hunting

New blog! New house! Times they are a-changin’ in our lives. Brad and I are officially no longer house hunting virgins! Let’s talk about that crazy process for a second. House hunting, to us, means long conversations about budgets and must-have lists, meetings with real estate agents and driving through neighborhoods. It means finding green…