Remembering God’s Hand

I was scrolling through my files today and found a letter I wrote in May 2016. What a blessing to see God at work through all the parts and stages of our lives! Dear friends, Our church secretary regularly prints praises in the bulletin. She texted me Saturday to see if I had a praise…

Good for Eating: The Fastest Apple Pie I Ever Made

I didn’t make a mental note of what variety we picked today at Meadows Farms, but the sign said, “good for eating!” Of course! It was the perfect day, but we missed having our cameras to capture the romantic colors and vineyards.  We made up for our “camera-lessness” in the orchard with a time-lapse video…

Good Meals

My mom encouraged me to find about 20 good meals after we got married so that I could always have ingredients on hand and not have to worry about what to have for dinner. I was meal planning for the week, and I think I am finally there! Kris likes these meals, and I like…

What’s Missing?

For some time, whenever I would see my grandfather, he would tell me about the memories he had packed away in an old trunk – his first baseball glove, his baby clothes, his report cards, and his leather work. At Christmas I tracked down the trunk, lugging it (with help) to his side. We opened it….

Henry Ford Builds a Church

We all know Henry Ford from history. He’s the guy that got the car thing really going. A super interesting tidbit is that his grandson sent some folks to the Le Mans race in the 1960s. Can you tell we’ve been watching a documentary about Le Mans? Anyway, people still drive Fords today, and Henry Ford…

Mariah and the Apple Harvest Prayer

Mariah’s husband was notably and continuously drunk on hard apple cider. He urinated on the stovepipe when Mariah had all the church ladies over for quilting! Mariah’s husband set fire to the Native American hunting camp along the river! You can see why Mariah and her mother-in-law prayed that the apple harvest wouldn’t be very…

Honesty & Twizzlers

We’ve been avoiding eating gluten for about a year. You’d think we would have the hang of it by now. When encountering a food, we continue to ask ourselves, “Is this gluten-free?” …Well, at least Kris still asks this question. Recently, I found a Twizzler at a party, neatly displayed with the other food. I…

The Dirt Track

When Kris suggested we go ice skating on our first date I was very resistant. My wonderful parents paid for my sister and me to take ice skating lessons when we were younger. I never let go of the walker while I was skating! Needless to say, our first date was at a go kart…

Nasty Letter – So Silly!

Silly Songs with Larry is still funny when you are an adult. Kris and I laugh so hard at I Love My Lips.  Enjoy this letter I wrote in 2014 in response to The Water Buffalo Song. Dear Sir, I am writing you a nasty letter. What do you think you are doing? Your popular song has led many…

Walk

Did you know there is such a thing as race walking? In order to participate you have to be walking the whole time – no running! The racers change the way they walk to be “more efficient” which “ends up looking weird.” The picture above is of me walking towards one of the beaches along…

GF Routes in the OBX

On our honeymoon we stayed in Duck, near Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, and Corolla, in Outer Banks, North Carolina. We drove all the way there and had a wonderful time. The image above is what we had for breakfast – leftover gluten-free rolls from our reception and Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. Since this is a blog…

Marriage on Roller Skates

My grandma shared a story with me recently about how she was once learning how to roller skate. Her mom heard her scream and came running out of the house, but the scream was one of frustration and not pain. My grandma could not figure it out until her dad came home and made chalk…