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Trusting God with the Unknown

Trusting God with the Unknown

Life is Full of Unknowns… Yet we live meticulously planning out the finite details of each moment (perhaps not on paper but certainly in our minds) in order to prevent these unknowns from happening. We pursue consistency and stability as if our lives depended on it. On a short term level, we plan what time we’ll wake up. What we’ll eat (or not eat) for breakfast. Our caffeine beverage of choice, if applicable. What route …

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The Countdown to Christmas!

The Countdown to Christmas!

We’ve bought our tickets to Chattanooga for Christmas! We’ll be visiting for two weeks during the winter break. We plan to visit Cobalt’s family and hopefully a few old friends, too, up in East Tennessee and Georgia. Oh, my heart can’t take the excitement! I doubt it’ll snow while we’re there but I am looking forward to experiencing a tender Tennessee Christmas! It’s the only Christmas for me!    

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Life the Last Two Years.

Life the Last Two Years.

Saying goodbye to the sister in laws on October 4, 2014. Today marks two years since Cobalt and I moved to Los Angeles. Friends have been asking us: “Did it go by quickly?” And my reply would be: they’ve been the shortest two years of my life … and simultaneously the longest two years of my life. Day to Day Life Flies By Since the weather is fairly consistent, I find that the days and weeks go by swiftly and tend …

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Out with the Summer, in with the Schoolyear

Out with the Summer, in with the Schoolyear

Gosh – it’s been three months since we moved into our new apartment? With work being busy this summer and my heart as free as a bird, the time has flown by. My bitterness about Los Angeles has completely subsided and I find myself bored because my mind isn’t grumbling all the time anymore. With all the extra mind-time, I’ve taken it upon myself to check out audio books from the library to listen to …

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Our Little Studio Apartment

Our Little Studio Apartment

Whilst I was away in Austin, TX, visiting my family, Cobalt gracious moved us into our new home. Check out the slideshow …  

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June Gloom

June Gloom

Wowzers! The last two months have flown by! You know the phrase “Time flies when you’re having fun”? Well, time flies when you’re BUSY. And when you combine that with LA weather, which is so consistent that keeping up with the date is too much trouble, the days pass like a blink. While the beginning of the year was adjusting to a new work schedule, currently I am finishing up garden classes for the year, catching up …

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God Always Provides in Our Time of Need

God Always Provides in Our Time of Need

Praise God! After a year and a half working for EnrichLA, I am happy to announce that I am finally getting a pay raise! I am floored with thankfulness. Since October, I’ve been working as full time as I can with Mondays “off” to catch up on planning for the week: 4 schools w/ 4+ hour visits per school, per week weekly blogging on ELA website lesson planning/prepping running errands to pick up supplies keeping track …

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Los Angeles Wrinkles

Los Angeles Wrinkles

I’ve never really cared about my appearance. My dad drilled into me that vanity is wrong; and I heartily agreed. At one point in high school, I cared a little bit about my clothes so I could fit in with my girlfriends; and I thought it was strange that my parents didn’t let me wear makeup until I was fifteen. But rarely did I wear clothes or makeup to impress anyone. I figured if a …

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Moving Situation 4/19/16

Moving Situation 4/19/16

We still haven’t found a place to live yet but we’re still hoping that God has something for us. Gratefully, we know someone who may be able to help us with a place and so we are praying that this situation works out or that he knows someone else who has a place for us to live. Our predicament is that we can’t afford a place on our own, i.e. that’s more than $800 a month. …

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Staycation day 6

Staycation day 6

Day 6: Sunday We attempted to go to bed earlier last night so that we wouldn’t miss the first service at church this morning. But inevitably, we were exhausted from an emotional and spontaneous week, so we attended the second service instead. I in a light dress, and Cobalt in swim trunks and a t-shirt, we dressed for the beach in case we were in the mood to take a stroll afterwards in the beautiful …

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Spring Break Stay-cation: Day 5

Spring Break Stay-cation: Day 5

Day 5: Saturday This morning we walked to our nearby grocery store (1/2 mile away) to buy milk for cereal. After breakfast we enjoyed some LEGO building, accompanied by Gotye, Freelance Whales and Josh Garrels Pandora Radios. At one point I took a break to pack a little bit and cleaning our room (after LEGO mess ;)). In the evening, Cobalt played some video games with Joel and I just chilled in our room for …

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Studio229 Update + Moving this Summer

Studio229 Update + Moving this Summer

March 2016 Since the new year, quite a bit has happened – at least, in regards to Cobalt’s company. I really should have the husband write a post about how Studio229 (S229) is doing … but I’ll do my best to nutshell some of the deets :) For the last six months, S299 has been seeking investment/funding so that it can move into a legit office space and hire a legit team of artists to expand talent, repertoire …

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Spring Break Stay-cation: Day 3

Day 3: Thursday After sleeping in once more, researching a few more homes on craigslist and eating another late breakfast of waffles topped with peanut butter and strawberry jam, Cobalt and I spent a couple of hours exploring downtown LA via Google maps to see what there is to do. We made a big list but then ultimately decided we needed to do our taxes. Lame but very necessary! One day we hope to explore …

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Spring Break Stay-cation: Day 2

Spring Break Stay-cation: Day 2

Day 2: Wednesday We started the day around noon — sleeping in feels so good when you have no obligations! — with a wonderful brunch – homemade waffles with peanut butter, homemade strawberry jam and real whipped cream! This meal hit the spot and prolonged our hunger all the way until late afternoon. Then we headed to Del Cerro Park (north section of Portuguese Bend Reserve)

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Spring Break Stay-cation: Day 1

Spring Break Stay-cation: Day 1

What a perfect week for Spring Break!!! Because my students don’t have school, I don’t have to work, so Cobalt kindly asked for four days off this week so he could hang out with me. :D Day 1: Tuesday After sleeping in, Hubs and I researched apartments online (spoiler alert! we’re moving to another area of LA! More on this soon…) and discussed options for our week-long vacation. Finally having the opportunity, we really wanted …

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