Saturday, February 28, 2009

A Year Old

My crazy, wonderful dog, Malu, is one year old today. A lot has happened in the last year. But I'm so glad she's been with me for the move and the adventure of being in a new place. Happy Birthday Malu!

Here she is at 5 weeks old:

Here she is just a couple of months ago:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


This blog made my day. Actually, Don Miller's blogs often do. So funny! And smart! Ok, so maybe I have a tiny little crush on him. But's good stuff. So, while I don't have anything brilliant to say today, I thought I'd just post a link to Don's latest blog. Enjoy!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Why isn't it easier?

Do you ever wish it could just be a little easier? Life, I mean. My mom has a quote she loves - "Hard is good. Easy rots the soul." I can't remember who originally said it, but I think it's true. Still, I wish it was just a little easier sometimes. I've been meaning to update my blog for awhile, but somehow just couldn't get past the stuff going on in my life right now to write something. I won't go into detail because, well, BORING! But I've decided to just admit it. Life's been a bit hard. Just the way it is right now. And just when I think I see a glimmer that indicates things are getting easier, something happens that throws me right back into the midst of it all again.

Thankfully, I have wonderful friends (shout out especially to Sarah and Jill who came to visit me over my birthday weekend - DEFINITELY the shining highlight of the last month or so!!!) and to my amazing family. We have a habit of processing with each other. You'd think that would be hindered by the fact that I live in St. Louis, my parents are in FL, Seth & China are in Denver, Lindsay is in Switzerland and Corrie & Torsten are in Germany. Not exactly conducive to long family chats. But we just use email. It's a huge encouragement to know that if I need to, I can shoot an email out to them with all my thoughts and struggles and they chime in with their thoughts and ideas. Most often, we discover that most or all of us are going through similar things and that makes it a little easier somehow.

Anyway, don't really want to progress into whining, but I wanted to write something since it's been awhile and figured I'd just be honest and maybe this way I'll get past it and actually be able to post something else.