Change · Pregnancy

The First Wild Weeks: Pregnancy

It was an unusually warm January day – one of the things that I love about living in Georgia. Our winter is barely winter and for this girl who loves sunshine, it works just fine for me. Friends of ours invited us to hike with them that afternoon and we were eager to join them… Continue reading The First Wild Weeks: Pregnancy


Our Favorite Way to Begin a New Year

Glitzy dresses and fabulous stilettos. Bubbling champagne and fireworks. A magical kiss as the clock strikes midnight. HAPPY NEW YEAR! I’ve never experienced a New Year’s Eve like that. I ain’t that fancy. That is what you usually see on television or in the movies, setting the bar pretty dang high for someone who likes… Continue reading Our Favorite Way to Begin a New Year


Not What I Wanted

As we drove away from a friend’s home recently, I thought of their beautiful white cabinets and perfectly coordinated rugs and curtains and the adorable little coffee bar that made me want to start drinking cappuccinos on the regular (despite my inability to handle caffeine). Jealousy is ugly and nobody wears it well, including me. Jealousy… Continue reading Not What I Wanted

faith · Letting Go

Breaking up with Back Pain

All I could hear were leaves crunching beneath my hiking books as we made our way around another curve of the trail. Leaves were falling, adding to the ocean of burnt red and orange. There wasn’t another soul on the trail besides Mr. Engineer and I; perhaps the wildfires burning nearby had scared all the… Continue reading Breaking up with Back Pain

faith · Uncategorized

The Beat of Freedom

It started with the clanking of the beach chairs on our back. Our beach chairs have straps so that you can wear them like a backpack. This is a prime example of function over fashion. Mr. Engineer and I tried to hold hands as we walked down the sandy sidewalks of Siesta Key beach but… Continue reading The Beat of Freedom

love · Marriage · relationships · Uncategorized

Healthy Heaping of Love

During the Olympics, Mr. Engineer and I spent many evenings hibernating at home catching all the prime time sports we could. There was something super exhilarating about cheering on Team USA together. The fact that it only comes around every four years makes it an epic treat to be savored. We bite our nails during… Continue reading Healthy Heaping of Love

Uncategorized · words

Quiet is My Friend

“It’s okay to be happy with a calm life.” This is a quote that I posted on Facebook almost a year ago. It sounds good and pretty and zen, but it doesn’t feel all the way true. But it’s getting truer. My word for this year is quiet. Ironically, I’ve kept pretty quiet about this.… Continue reading Quiet is My Friend