Home With Love. It’s more than just a nice sentiment that maybe makes you say, “Awwww.” It’s a desire, a goal that I hope our home and our family will reflect. It’s a continuous journey and will always be in process. Love is an action. If we ever stop pursuing love, it ceases to exist.
Yup, that’s me! Ecstatic to have received our shipment of belongings, containing all of my kitchen paraphernalia, at our new home in Germany.
Life can get a little messy sometimes, especially if you’re me anywhere near the kitchen. It seems I can’t do anything without creating a big mess. But that’s just me. I love trying new things — usually when it comes to food — but also just in life in general. So I consider myself something of a Jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. However, I’m consistently passionate about a number of things, messes and all …
Meet the love of my life. Passionate about Jesus, people, and Apple products. Lover of black Levi 511 skinny jeans. Adorable. Snarky. Dedicated. The strongest, most loving, forgiving man I could have the privilege of spending my life with. And, oh yeah, something about liking coffee maybe just a little.
Hubby is affected with a genetic condition called limb-girdle muscular dystrophy. Though he walked and ran, skied and climbed trees as a kid, his progressive muscular weakness meant full-time wheelchair use by age 10. Did he let it bring him down? This man radiates with joy!
LGMD obviously affects his and our lives, and I share about some of those things on this blog, both the messes and successes. I hope our story brings life, imparts hope, and perhaps you find it educational or helpful in your own life.
I know, right? How did the food section on a food blog make it all the way to the third section in About Us. Food is life! Anyways, y’all can already see on the front page that I love food. Food is so good! You know those people who eat to live? Yeah, I don’t get it either. I definitely live to eat. And I love feeding people!
My philosophy on food is: only the good stuff. Fancy, haute cuisine is not my thing. Honestly, expensive restaurants just make me uncomfortable anyways. My only real requirements are that it be down-home delicious! And I like making it look good, too. The eyes whet the appetite. Unfortunately, being just two of us at home and Hubs not being a sweets person, I could get rather fat, that is, if it weren’t for our cadre of grateful friends, on whom I foist my creations multiple times per week.
Though hiking mountains is one of my favorite activities, since that doesn’t happen very often, I try to keep myself fit and move my body in other, more easily-accessible ways. At different times, I’ve frequented a regular gym, learned to box, run outdoors even through a Wisconsin winter with a -20 windchill, honed free-climbing skills at an indoor gym, and kept myself active with simpler home workouts.
But adventure isn’t just being active. It’s also: crafting quality homemade Christmas gifts one year just for fun, living in a family-style Christian co-op with 13+ people for two years, quitting a stable career to pursue a new career I was passionate about and loved, getting married, moving overseas, and every day I choose to live as fully as possible.