*Although I have my old blog archived here, from time to time I’m going to dust off a post from those files and feature it on my new site. Some of you may have read it before, but others are new to my blog, so I think this may give you a bit more of a taste for who I

The winner of my library package is… Julie! I had a couple of Julies sign up for the giveaway, so the winner is the Julie who wrote comment #20 (sandwiched in between Brandi and Britanie). Please email me (just click the little envelope above or click the Contact tab) with your snail mail address and I’ll stick your package in

As some of you know, several years ago my husband and I founded a non-profit organization (One Body One Hope) that works alongside a church and orphanage in Monrovia, Liberia. And, as some of you also know, Aaron just returned from a two-week trip to West Africa. And I haven’t even blogged about it! What’s wrong with me?! Anyway, without

I recently watched a cute movie (Morning Glory). It wasn’t anything I’ll remember forever, but it was nice. How’s that for a rave review? 😉 Anyway, though I’m likely to forget the movie, I don’t think I’ll ever forget a conversation that took place right at the beginning. The main character, Becky, is talking to her mother. Becky has just

Drumroll please… Jill Hoke is the winner of my first giveaway! After tallying all of your “extra” entries, I had a grand total of 84. Wow. Guess what number my random number generator came up with? 2. That’s you, Jill! Please email me privately and I’ll drop your package in the mail. Merry Christmas from me. 🙂 If you didn’t

I had a hot date this weekend. Aaron was gone for 21 days out of the month of November, and on Friday night we had our first date in who knows how long. Ridiculous as it sounds (I have, after all, been married to this man for over a decade), I was all shy and nervous thinking about an entire

I love my new blog and website. But like I’ve said before, a house is not a home until it has a history. And apparently my blog doesn’t feel like home until it has a history, too. The new design is so light and bright and airy… I feel like I have to tell you a few secrets just to

Welcome to my new blog! I’m so excited that you’ve found me here. If you’re new to my blog or an old friend, I hope that you discover lots of opportunities to connect and interact. You may notice that I’ve streamlined many things and created a sort of mission statement for my purposes here. It’s been my ongoing goal to

No, this isn’t a blog for girls who happen to love the color white. Nor is it a place primarily for women. To me, the heart of my blog centers around an unyielding optimism, the belief that though life is messy I refuse to stop wearing white. Even if those pristine sleeves are snot-stained from my kids or the darkened