So, if it seems we’ve been M.I.A. lately, we have been…

This past month was full of packing, traveling, and unpacking! At the end of May, Brandon was in Tulsa for the Oklahoma UMC Annual Conference and two weeks later moved all of our things to our new home in Hydro! I can’t help but feel a little guilty, while he and our family were unloading I was traveling to Alaska and New Orleans on mission trips!

So, my apologies for the lack of updates, things have been a little busy. We’re getting settled into our new house. Once things calm down around here, I’ll post some pics of the house. But for now, it’s getting close to bed time, so instead of writing a long post, I’ll leave you with some pictures from my trips!

Juneau/Hoonah, Alaska (Graduating seniors mission trip)

Our group in Alaska!

Early morning with some of the kids.

Eagles were everywhere.

Forget-me-nots were EVERYWHERE! AMK*AOE

My postcard photo.

Saw some bears.

And a ton of sea lions.

We were SO close to this whale!

Mendenhall Glacier in Juneau

Sunset on our last night in Alaska.

New Orleans, Louisiana (9th-12th grade mission trip)

Seniors at Cafe Du Monde.

Pirates Alley!

Beads can be found all year round!

Yellow team leaders.

Spent the first half of the week working at a KIPP school.

Got to have dinner with our homeowner from 2 years ago. So special.

St. Louis Cathedral

Yellow Team

Spent the second half of the week doing demo on a house that had caught on fire. Fashion friendly tyvek suits.


Catching my breath,




89. We work out!

Back in March Brandon started doing P90X at home. After a week or so of seeing him doing something to keep his body healthy I was inspired to do the same. Our current insurance has a health program in partnership with the YMCA that makes it more affordable to work out at the Y. So, I joined the program and started working out!

I’ve never been a runner. Never. But for the past 3 years I’ve been working with a group of people who are crazy about running. Seriously, my boss is in his 50s and still running marathons. And I guess I kinda caught the bug. I’ve downloaded an app on my phone called “Ease into 5k” and it’s a walk/run program that lasts 8 weeks that gets you ready for a 5k. Which is also one of our 101 in 1001, to run a 5k.

Brandon and I were working out separately but we were working out daily for about 2 months. May was the month we moved so things go a little chaotic but we’re looking forward to getting back into our workout routines when we get all settled back in Oklahoma.

To health,