Sunday, November 17, 2013


I have been enjoying my time at home by a whirlwind of wedding planning. Being with my family and meeting up with everyone around home has been just the start of fun things to come! It felt good to be back in church and I can't wait to start singing with the Praise team again. 

I was contacted by my local newspaper on the way home from Iowa. Here is the link of an article about my term of service in AmeriCorps.

Thursday, November 14, 2013


I made it home safe and sound. It's definitely bittersweet. Grandma, grandpa, mom and dad as well as lex's parents all came out to Iowa to watch us graduate. The ten months have been and amazing, challenging, fun, difficult, and life changing experience. Would have never thought that I would have met my future husband. We both returned to our respective homes and are living with our parents until the wedding. The next time we will see each other will be for Christmas. And after that, sometime for wedding planning. 

I'm hoping to get a part time job until May and will be planning away as well. After we get married in June, I'm going to move down to bryson city, nc. 

Throughout my engagement and probably through marriage I will still update my blog so keep reading. :) 

It has already been a crazy ride and I'm sure more adventures are coming our way. 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

We're almost done!

We are wrapping up our year in Vinton Iowa doing more trainings and goodbyes. We graduate on Wednesday and then we part ways. I can not believe how fast this year has gone by and everything that we have experienced. It's been a crazy ride but I'm so ready to move back into the real world and start my life with Lex. I can't wait to get home and start wedding planning and get into the holiday spirit! 3 more days and I will be back in Michigan! 

My good friend and michigan buddy Kelli!!