A New Day

Today is a new day. A gift. A fresh start. How will you spend it?


When did we grow up?

When did we grow up? Because somewhere down the line it happened. Now my friends are getting married, they’re having kids, they’re joining the Army, and they’re living life. College is no longer a thing simply talked about, it’s a thing that’s here. Graduation is no longer a three years from now thought, it’s knocking on the door. It’s saying, “I’m coming. This spring I’m coming.”

So when did we grow up? When did things change? It’s amazing at how life shifts, and things change, all within the blink of an eye.

Gypsy Life


1. A member of a people that arrived in Europe in migrations from northern India around the 14th century, now also living in North America and Australia. Many Gypsy groups have preserved elements of their traditional culture, including an itinerant existence and the Romany language.
2. gypsy One inclined to a nomadic, unconventional way of life.

3. A person who moves from place to place as required for employment

So there you have it. According to definitions two and three, I am a gypsy.

Here’s a list of all of the places I’ve lived so far, and approximately the year we moved:

LaCrosse, WI -1995

LaCrosse, WI -1996

York, NE-1997

Minneapolis, MN- 1998

Rockland, WI -1999

West Salem, WI -2000

LaCrosse, WI -2001

Rochester, MN -2002

Rochester, MN -2003

Dubuque, IA – 2004

Dubuque, IA -2006

LaCrosse, WI -2008

Dixon, IL -2010

Prophetstown, IL -2010

Hazel Park, MI – 2012

Ohio 2013… here I come.

January 21, 2013

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain

I’ve had this blog for a year now today. A year now today. Crazy, huh? It’s amazing at how fast that time has flown.

I may not write often, but you can guarantee life is a never ending adventure on this end of the screen.

I just got back yesterday from a small town in Ohio, where I found out my new zip code will be located. It’s a small town, much like where I was living in Illinois; much like the one I’m often homesick for.

I’m excited.

I’m nervous.

I love adventure.

I promise I’ll write soon.


I’m Back!!

Look at this, just look at this. I have been gone for far too long. Which is almost ironic, because a couple of months ago I thought, “Oh, yeah, school will be getting out, and I’ll have loads of time to blog.” Then I log out, and I let my account sit. School gets out. I move. My blog becomes an attic for spiders to spin webs, and my old posts collect dust. This becomes an in-active blog, and is forgotten about by all.

I’m changing that.

Yes, I thought that once school was over I would have loads more time. I was wrong.

One positive to not blogging for 2 months-I now have lots of things to write about, and post.

But, as for this blog, I’ll leave you with a summary of my summer.


Summer = Sunshine, laughter, visiting with friends and family.


Image 5 AM at the train station.

Summer = Camp, Camp, Camp.


Beaver Creek Bible Camp

Summer = Traveling


Summer = Celebrating


Summer has always been a busy time for my family, but I think this summer’s been the busiest so far. 🙂 Which is okay with me. That’s one thing I enjoy about getting a break from school, things are constantly go, go, going…

What I don’t understand is how I managed to read so much this summer. I’m still trying to figure it out. If you’re in the mood for a good book, I suggest reading Appointment with Death  by: Agatha Christie. Some other books I enjoyed reading this summer were Inkheart by: Cornelia Funke, and A Wrinkle In Time by: Madeleine L’Engle.

Well, that’s my summer. I’ll close out with a song:


Keep checking back for new posts coming soon.