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.


Endless Summer Starts Now


I just can’t stop thinking about volleyball and surfing. It’s like, every warm ray of sunshine, every drop of sweat on my forehead, every step I take… it’s all somehow connected to volleyball and surfing. It’s the smells and sounds of summer that lure me on to the activities and friends of summer. To the Read More

Surf Cramps


Dude, I’m a blogging machine today! Anyway, this dude named Serginho Laus surfed the longest wave ever on 6/24/05 and is now in the Guinness Book of World Records. He rode it for 10.1 KM (6.3 miles). The magic happened on Brazil’s river bore wave, the Pororoca. The article says he “went to bed with Read More



I haven’t been posting stuff lately. Here’s the low-down of what I’ve been up to: Volleyball on Wednesday nights Volleyball on Sunday afternoons Sit-ups/Crunches & Push-ups daily (amount varies) Running 2-3 miles at least once a week Unfortunately, I haven’t been surfing for awhile. I just sold my board and am waiting for the transfer Read More

California Dreamin’


I have a dream that one day I will have a bigger, floatier surfboard so I can snag more waves and ride them all the way in to the beach. I have a dream that this board will not require waxing and will fit securely under my arm when I carry it into waves. I Read More

More Stuff


Well, I haven’t posted in awhile because…well, I pretty much have sucked at even reading e-mail for a bit. As for my H&F, I’ve gone running a few times. I also surfed for several hours and had three sweet, long volleyball games. Since it’s summer, my outdoor pals are starting up every week again, and Read More

Feelin Good.


I’ve been a surfin volleyball weight-lifting machine lately. I’ve been so hooked on outdoor sports and my new membership to Apple Fitness that I’ve pretty much collapsed every night for the past week because I’ve just been completely physically exhausted. It’s so nice. Today was awesome playing volleyball because I’ve been doing exercises & lifting Read More

The Object of My Affection


Before I begin, I just wanted to say that I shampooed all of our carpets, rugs, & upholstery today. It was a HUGE (and I mean a Scottish HEE-YOU-GGGE!) undertaking. But, my house is so fresh it blows my mind. We’ve only been in this place for not quite four months. When we moved in Read More

Surf Day


Josh and I went surfing for the first time yesterday. Seriously, it was awesome (btw – the pictures of people surfing are of other people because we didn’t actually take any pics of ourselves while we were on the water). It was my fault, really. I’ve always wanted to go, and stupid pop culture things Read More