Finally back 

After 2 years, I’ve finally arrived back in Africa. This time I’m with my entire family and we are in Uganda. We arrived in entebbe around noon and then made the long trek to Jinja. We arrived at the providence house, where we are staying around 4:30.  Upon arrival, we settled in and then walked…

Abu Dhabi for a Day

Today we landed in Abu Dhabi, UAE! We have an overnight layover so we planned to get settled and then go out and see the city. After checking in, dad and I went to work out. As I played worship music out loud in the hotel “gymnasium”. I couldn’t help but think about the Middle…

Reunited with the Red Dirt Roads

In just 2 days, I’ll head out to Uganda. I’ve been anticipating this day since I left Kenya/Uganda 2 years ago. Missions changes you. It shapes you. I left a large piece of my heart with the people, red dirt, and slow paced life of the Kenyans. I cannot wait to join my sister and…

Living Exposed

Yesterday morning I cut the outside of my right hand on a metal box. The pain was instantaneous and I was annoyed with myself for being careless and allowing the cut to happen. I went and found a bandaid and covered it up to stop the bleeding. Throughout the rest of the work day I…

Refinishing Floors

We’ve started work refinishing the hardwood floors. In my house, every floor is hardwood except the tile, the back door hallway, and the bathroom. When we decided to refinish them, my mom did what she does best and researched how best to refinish floors. We got a quote from a professional and thought about using them, but…

House Update

So, I’ve done a terrible job at keeping up, but here’s an update! Three weekends in a row, my awesome grandparents came down to help out with the house! In those three weeks, we accomplished much! The first set of pictures are the upstairs. We refinished the ceiling with ship lap. We made the ship…

Why a fixer upper?

To start, I wanted to shed light on my skillset and explain what inspired me to choose a fixer upper. There are two reasons that I chose a house that needed some work.  First, with a fixer upper, the owner has the creative freedoms to make the house their own. They are the designer. Second, money. Let’s…

Fixer Upper

As many of you know, I recently purchased my first home. I immediately fell in love with the exterior and upon walking through the house was sold after seeing the built-ins, fireplace, and older floors. This home has so much character and it satisfied my desire for an older styled house. That being said, it could definitely…

Consistently Pursued

I find myself constantly reminiscing about the flexible, easy-going, unplanned lifestyle of Kenya. I have conversations with friends about bringing that life to the US and transforming my hectic schedule into a relaxed, open, usable lifestyle. I am eager for that, and my heart desires a life where I am free to be used more…

The Journey to the Promise

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how my life right now looks nothing like I thought it would look at 23. In all honesty, I pictured myself engaged or married, working but not in the computer field at a desk all day, and everything going just perfectly in my family. I realize this was…