Monday, April 26, 2010


I snapped this picture last night. My husband passed out on the couch. Notice that's a full plate of still-hot homemade cookies in front of his face....  he was awake moments before when they were set there. It was 8:00 pm. 

We are tired. Plain and simple. This semester of both of us in school full time and both working (Jeremy sometimes more than full time) has put a serious damper on our time and energy. But alas, the end is near. While the summer will be another hectic whirlwind of school and work, Jeremy will finish his degree in August!! I am so proud of him. There aren't too many husbands who could do well in 15 hours of upper-level business courses and still provide for their wives, but mine can. (Just thought a little bragging was warranted ;) 

We so appreciate all of our friends and family hanging in there and supporting us through this time, through our busyness - we love all of you and couldn't have made it through this time without you. 

We're still saving and hoping that we can make it to Canada in August to celebrate Jeremy's graduation and our first anniversary - oh man what a great celebration that will be ;)

Now I've just got to get through the rest of grad school and we'll be set.... 

Love you guys-


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Therefore I Have Hope

Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope:
Because of the Lord's great love for us we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
I say to myself, 'The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait for him.'
Lamentations 3:21-24

This passage is resonating in my mind this afternoon. The word "portion" used here is the Hebrew word cheleq, which means a reward from God. 

The Lord is my portion. 

The Lord is my reward

The Lord is the reward awaiting me as I leave this world in which I am a stranger, an alien,  and an eternal soul cloaked in a mortal body. We should long to see him face to face. We should feel just a bit uncomfortable in this skin of ours because it's not our home...

There is no sorrow in death, but rejoicing in eternal life because of his GREAT love for us.

Pray for my friends who are experiencing earthly sorrow as a loved one goes to meet Jesus. Read about their hope here.

The Lord is my reward, so I will wait for him.

- K

Monday, April 12, 2010

Trip to Austin

Last week I was in Austin for the annual ACSM (American College of Sports Medicine) Health and Fitness Summit. My friend Megan came with me, and good golly it was so nice to have some leisure time. We had ample free time every night after sessions ended, and we skipped out a little bit early on Friday to play ;) We stayed with a great old friend of mine, visited some great local places, and had a blast in the beautiful Austin weather! The only thing that could've made this trip more perfect was having Jeremy there too.

Here's some pictures of our lovely adventure:

Sarah, Megan and I at the Bat bridge at sunset - 
over a million bats live under the bridge and come rushing out at dusk, so people 
always gather to watch!

Sunset walk around Town Lake

Downtown Austin

Ladies and gentlemen - The Cathedral of Junk

The story of the cathedral

This one was probably not such a good idea - 
The whole ground is covered in broken glass, so my booty and ankles were hurting!

Wildflowers were EVERYWHERE at Town Lake

My Vibrams went to Austin!

This right here was enough to make me ask Jer if we could move to Austin. 
To my surprise, he didn't object. Sarah, maybe one day we'll join you down there ;)

Sigh, just what the Dr ordered. A fun trip with no work, no email, no class and LOTS of outdoor fun, amazing lectures (including one by the president of the American Heart Association), and great friends!

So sad to be back to the daily grind!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

No Shoes Day!

I spent the last few days in Austin, TX (you can be sure a post dedicated to that will be up soon...). TOMS "Day Without Shoes" (from my previous post), which was April 8, fell during our trip, so I thought I'd share a photo with you.

My friend Megan and I spent some time enjoying Town Lake barefoot

TOMS Shoes put this picture on their website! 
Check it out here

We'll definitely participate next year too!

Ciao friends -