In between diapers and loads of laundry, I come here to share my heart with you. I started this blog in May of 2012. I write about my struggles, things I’m working out with God. The words of encouragement I have bubbling up and boiling over, the ways I’m being challenged and stretched and changed, my hair-brained ideas and crazy schemes. And because I can't do much with a straight face, I throw in some witty observations and self-deprecating humor. Just to spice things up.
I’m here for you, sister. Encouraging, challenging, and laughing… from under a pile of diapers.
So what's my story?
After graduation, I began attending North Coast Church. I had been raised in an "Occasional Sundays" Roman Catholic household, but when I heard about Jesus, it was a game changer. I started following Him in the summer of 1998.
Soon after, I became involved in their amazing college ministry. The years spent in that ministry changed my life. The friendships and leadership training. The teaching and worship. Every aspect of it grew me in unbelievable ways. Not to mention the fact that I met my husband there.
Nathan and I were married in 2004, and we have had all kinds of adventures. Moving to Los Angeles for two years, Peoria, Illinois for 2 years, and now back to Southern California. He is seriously, the funniest man I have ever met. Ever. And my most favorite person in the world by a long shot. He has supported me in everything. Highs and incredible lows. Weekends working in all manner of ministries. Sitting through musicals and listening to my long, long, long stories. What would I do without him?
After 7 years of marriage, we had an amazing baby boy. He’s beautiful and silly and loud, all the best parts of each of us… so far. He’s 2 ½ and quickly becoming the second funniest guy I know (after his daddy, of course).
In 2013, we added two new faces to our family, identical twin girls. It’s a little crazy up in here, to say the least!
Thanks for joining me. I hope to hear your thoughts and get to know you, sister!