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First Things First...

Allow me to introduce myself.

I am first of all a Christian. Not one that has it all figured out by any means, one that is merely trying to figure out what it looks like to live as Jesus, today.

Second, I am a wife. My husband (we'll call him Pop Rocks) and I just celebrated our second anniversary.  I am working on realizing each and every day how amazing my husband is (and he is) and how blessed/lucky I am that he chose to live life at my side.

Third, I am a daughter/sister/in-law/granddaughter/niece/you surely get the picture by now. I have a rather large extended family that has its fair share of adventures. Epics that are peppered with laughter, salted with tears, and seasoned with love.

Fourth, I am a friend. I am blessed with an incredibly rich array of friends who make my life better each and every day. Friends who lean on me and who I lean on. I have come to believe that our friends are some of life's truest blessings, they can, after all, easily choose to walk away, and not look back, but those that stick around make us so much better.

Lastly, we just adopted the sweetest, cutest, miniature pincher, named Mary. She has truly brought much joy to our lives. It is so much fun to come home to her, she gets so excited she jumps up and down. Look for her own weekly feature coming soon.

Otherwise I enjoy eating, cooking (occasionally), shopping, reading, and being with the people I love. I hope you enjoy my writing and come to understand me.

I often think about things and find that when I write down my thoughts I come to a better understanding of the subject in question. Sometimes I need input. I like to make sure my opinions are based on the Bible and in facts. I can't wait to hear your feedback on what I have to say.... err, type.

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