• GOALS,  LIVING

    Twenty-Eight Things – Final Update

    And just like that another year has come and gone. Next week marks my entrance into the final year of my twenties. For the last few years I’ve been making a list around my birthday of things I’d like to accomplish throughout the year. I purposely put some easy items on so I can cross them off as well as some that I doubt I will get to but I like to dream 🙂 Before I share this years list of twenty-nine things I thought I’d share how last years list of twenty-eight things went: 1. travel to South Africa and complete our adoption – boo yeah! you can read…

  • BOOKS,  GOALS,  LIVING

    Twelve Classics

    A few weeks ago I set a personal goal for myself to read 12 classic novels this year. I realized that I was a huge bookworm as a teen but really didn’t read very many classics. I think Little Women was the only one I read by my own choice. In the last few years I’ve also read The Hobbit, Pride & Prejudice and Emma. Since I only made this goal near the end of January I’m already a little behind since I’m re-reading Little Women but January is already over and I’m only half way done the book, we’ll see if I can catch up. I’m also reading some…

  • GOALS,  LIVING

    2015: My One Little Word

    I have been contemplating my one little word for this year for quite a few months and keep coming back to the same set of words: hospitality, gather & community Maybe it’s not one little word, but it is my one little theme. Remember that hospitality project that I started at the end of last spring? The one that I focused on for a few weeks and then kind of put it on the back burner? Well, this year my plan is to revive that project and make it a lifestyle. This year I want to practice hospitality. We want to invite people into our home and into our lives. I’ve been working…

  • GOALS,  LIFE,  LIVING

    twenty-eight things

    Next week marks my twenty-eighth birthday. As has been my tradition for the last few years, I’ve written a list of twenty-eight things I would like to accomplish this year. You can also check out last years list of twenty-seven things and my list of twenty-six things. I’ll be posting an update to let you know how I did on the twenty-seven things later next week, and if you are curious how the year of being twenty-six was for me you can see my final update for that one. My list of twenty-eight things: travel to South Africa and complete our adoption (please, please, please let this happen!) have professional photos…

  • GOALS,  LIFE,  LIVING

    twenty-seven things

    Well, today marks the anniversary of my entrance into this world twenty-seven years ago so I figured what better way to celebrate than to share with you the things I hope to accomplish this year. My twenty-seven things: travel to Africa again or a new country – God and some friends have been putting some crazy dreams on my heart and in my head do 27 of my Pinterest pins – I’m thinking this will be pretty easy take a blog rest every seven weeks send some happy mail each month – if you want some happy mail delivered to you, just send me your address!! keep dreaming buy fair trade more often…

  • GOALS,  LIFE,  LIVING

    26 things before 27 // final update

    So my birthday is coming up next week . . . it has really felt like I’ve been 27 for the last year, so at least I don’t need to adjust this year! My 26th year definitely didn’t go at all like I had planned. But we all know that our plans aren’t necessarily God’s plans. Here is what I had on my list for my 26th year: get our referral – well, that sure changed, didn’t it? read 10 books – according to my Goodreads I’ve read something like 24 and I know I forgot to put some of them in there. travel somewhere new – we went to Salmon Arm,…