I am an artist & teacher with a ❤ for visual expression, educational methodology, homesteading, & Jesus. My geek-love is The Joshua and we have three peanut-butters: Caleb, Jack, & Louritta.


Seven (Ten) Years With Joshua


Tomorrow (August 12th), Josh and I will celebrate our seventh wedding anniversary. How cool is that? Some friends have asked if we’re experiencing the “seven year itch,” and I’d have to say no unless you count those that come with pregnancy and stretch marks. It’s cool to be married for seven years and still really Read More

I Look Like a Man…


Well, I figured out one significant key to what keeps mine and Josh’s marriage happy and healthy. Not being too sensitive. Very often, I see couples around me complaining that “he’s not sensitive enough” and wah wah wah. And it’s frustrating, because I see the guy walking on eggshells everytime he’s around his wife. And Read More

Welcome to the Family!


Well, it took me long enough to post this! On August 27th, I had the pleasure of standing with my brother and his lovely lady, Kristin, at their wedding. It was a beautiful event and it’s awesome to have another sister! Growing up with only brothers, it’s been awesome to add Ronnie & Emily to Read More

Things You Can’t Blog About


I haven’t really been blogging lately because most of the things I want to talk about are things that aren’t really appropriate for a internet-published blog. I have all these weird thoughts on stuff like marriage, relationships w/ friends & coworkers, sex, pooping, fears, local events…all sorts of stuff that I can’t really find an Read More

Spousal Selections from X-Men


For all you X-Men fans out there…we got into a bit of a debate at dinner today over the question, “If you could marry anyone from X-Men, who would it be and why?” You can really see people’s true colors with that one. Anyway…I will reveal my selection after I feel there’s been an adequate Read More

I’m Married Again!


Josh got me a beautiful new ring today. It looks a lot like my last ring except that it’s all white gold, the center diamond is a bit bigger & sits up higher, and the wedding band has little diamonds across it. Last time I had two wedding bands (one on each side), this time Read More

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