Tapia Brothers Farm and Feeling Thankful!

Tapia Brothers Farm and Feeling Thankful!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year has brought so much change to our lives. Between a new home and new jobs - God has seriously brought our rhythms into a very different season. And we are LOVING it. More often than not, I am thankful for the consistent things in our lives; Jesus, our church, and our families. But this year I am more and more grateful for the inconsistent things; the new friends, varied day to day routines and all the different opportunities that have come our way.

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5 Tips for Maintaining Long Distance Friendships

5 Tips for Maintaining Long Distance Friendships

Over the years I have discovered that you can grow closer to someone even if you are moving farther a part. Enter Laurel. Laurel is one of my absolute best friends. Our friendship has grown so much from our time as gal pals in Youth Group. We have gone from catching up when I was home in college to maintaining a steady stream of everyday correspondence as adults over 10 years later.

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Saturday Stories: Female Leaders, Rain and Cupcakes

Saturday Stories: Female Leaders, Rain and Cupcakes

Jeff and I are fortunate to be a part of a small cohort of church leaders currently being trained in church planting. There are 13 couples in the group and we take part in a two year program full of summits, conferences and various curriculums. The men in the group are currently participating in more of an immersive track which involves heavy study, seminary credits and papers. From the onset of the program I was desperate for more instruction and inclusion.

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How To Find People That Anchor You

How To Find People That Anchor You

Our church had our first Women's Gathering of the year this month and it reminded me how important it is to have people in your life that anchor you. Although we intended to spend a day at the beach, the inclement LA rains (where are you Spring?!) pushed us to move the party indoors. We ended up getting the world's longest table at one of my favorite restaurants in LA.

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Roommate Diaries: Why We Moved In With a Married Couple

Roommate Diaries: Why We Moved In With a Married Couple

Last Summer Jeff and I moved out of the first apartment we ever shared. It was hard and sweet all at the same time (read more about our move here!) but ultimately we knew we were moving where God wanted us to be. We moved about 5 blocks down the road and in with our best friends, who are also married, Sarah and Casey! 

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Why the Company of Women is So Important

Why the Company of Women is So Important

Scrolling through Instagram last week had me so encouraged by women. In light of the Golden Globes, my feed was filled with photos of women supporting women, men supporting women, people praising one another and supporting change. In a world that can feel so divided, it’s never been more important to stand together on even the most basic of human rights. 

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Saturday Stories: Forcing Memories in Cleveland for Christmas

Saturday Stories: Forcing Memories in Cleveland for Christmas

Hi Everyone! I'm opening up today about why I am all for forcing some memories and having zero chill at Christmas. Now, don't get me wrong, I have so loved the years my family has laid around the house and taken our time doing just about anything. It does provide the much needed rest we ALL need over the holidays. This year was different for me.

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Moments Are Bigger Than Minutes

Moments Are Bigger Than Minutes

When I met my husband, one of the first things I noticed was he was never without a watch. He always checked his watch, not his phone, for the time and it became a small detail I learned to love. It pointed to his maturity and ability to remain present around me and other people. A quick check of his watch and it was back to the conversation, the meal preparation or whatever adventure we were having. I decided I needed to follow his example and become a watch wearer myself. 

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Baby Shower Picnic at the Getty

Baby Shower Picnic at the Getty

Hello!

If you have followed me for a while, you have noticed that I often post memories from events that have passed a little while back. I hope that you still find them inspiring and enjoy seeing how my friends and I celebrate various milestones in sunny LA. 

Today I am sharing with you a shower thrown for my dear friend Evie at the Getty Center Museum. It was such an amazing (and free) venue (minus parking per vehicle) to host a lawn picnic and celebrate the arrival of her second gorgeous boy. 

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