Marriage Chronicles

Life Update! | 06.16

First of all, we are halfway through 2016! We have already lived 6 months of what had been the new year. How can it be?!

Without further ado, let’s get to the month of June! It has been an entire month since we moved away from Chico. It was our first full month of new jobs, new responsibilities, new house, new friends, old friends, and a thousand and one adjustments!


There have been bumps and bruises, but every change in life comes with a few hard things. However, it has been so wonderful as well! I love being back at work. I love serving alongside others who are passionate about our Creator. I love the rich fellowship that seems to come at almost every corner! Transition is hard, but it has been full of so many good things too! Continue reading “Life Update! | 06.16”

Marriage Chronicles

Life Update! | 05.16

To be honest, I did not feel like writing a life update post this week, because SO much has happened in such a short amount of time! I’ve scarcely been able to gather my own thoughts, let alone organize them. However, I know that once I can write them out, I will be able to move forward with more ease!

The beginning of this month began the transition period from our home in Chico to our home in Grass Valley. We were packing, cleaning, organizing, and sorting. It was a weird time. We had a home, but it didn’t feel like our home. Cardboard boxes do strange things to a house!

Here are a few photos from our last weeks in Chico.

13087357_1152310151466006_768556980160838098_nfulllifeFamilyPicture2016And then, it was GO TIME….like actual go time.  Packing and moving is tiring, so it looked like this! Continue reading “Life Update! | 05.16”

Marriage Chronicles

May Reflections & Moving Home

There is something about the month of May that feels fresh, new, and exciting. January always feels like a ton of bricks, but May? It comes floating in with flowers and celebrations. It welcomes new beginnings and ushers out the life-changing goodbyes. It’s a whirlwind of change, a few weeks of complete excitement.


There are long-awaited graduations.

There are all the mothers in the world to celebrate.

There are so many weddings.

It’s the month for new beginnings. You rarely have time to stop and reflect, but here I am trying to do just that.

Tomorrow, we move to Wolf Mountain.

Tomorrow, we move home.

This has been a week of packing, organizing, cleaning, and in a subtle way, a time of saying goodbye to our first place. I cannot get so caught up in the rush that I miss these last days of enjoying not only the memories made here, but the history we’ve already stored away.


I could not have asked for a better way to spend our first year of marriage. It was a time of self-discovery. A time of quiet. A time to reflect on the last several seasons and a time to look forward to all that lies ahead. It was, in every sense of the word, our home.


The process of saying goodbye isn’t labored or difficult. Just as the seasons change gradually, the goodbye just happens a little every day. I feel as though I’ve been letting go since February, enjoying the remaining days here, but looking forward to the days ahead. You can only say a sad goodbye for so long, until the excitement runs to your heart, claiming your attention, pushing out the sadness.


I’ve said all my goodbyes. And now, it is time to say HELLO.

Hello to our new home.
Hello to our second year of marriage.
Hello to our new life.
Hello to the coming seasons, the life changes, the unknowns.

Today, we excitedly say hello and remember that our goodbye is just where it should be–in the past with our precious memories and the history we have already made together.

Hello to you–our new beginnings.

We are headed your way to tomorrow morning. And tomorrow, we will finally be home.



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