Here’s To Our Next Adventure

It’s a bittersweet moment as I post these photos of our first home. The time has come that we say good bye to South Bend! I have absolutely loved living in the area as it is close to everything you could ever need. But our gas tanks would not agree. The drive has been worth it for this past year as we have been praying where God has wanted us to live. Everything has fallen into place and we are off to a new adventure. And by adventure I mean home ownership. Or should I say putting more of my Pinterest boards to work? I’ve had so much fun decorating and redoing parts of the house to make it ours. Trust me, my husband is such a good sport for all my crafty and artistic-ness. I already have most of the house drawn up and pinned how I would like …

I Feel You Moving In My Life

Ever have that moment when you just feel God’s presence and you are just humbled by his love and direction.

These past (almost) 4 months of marriage have been amazing. Never perfect, nor would I ever want it to be. If your not married yet, please don’t talk up everything you will do together and your daily routine. Because you will then be disappointed and most likely laugh at yourself, because the real world, and marriage is nothing like the movies. I remember dreaming of marriage, being on our own and just being together every. single. day. We would dream of routine. We would dream of having our own space. We would dream that everything would be perfect. We would wake up with a kiss, go on a morning run, skip around the house and smile every moment. I would be the perfect homemaker. Id cook and bake everyday and …

Keeping Up with the Douwsma’s

This past little-over-a-month of being marriage has been a complete dream along with a crazy-busy life style. Most of the time we spend our days in Nappanee. But there is not one regret I have for moving to the “big city” of South Bend. I absolutely love being on our own and living life with my best friend. You can dream it up as much as you want as you plan a wedding, but it will truly never be what you ever imagined. I guess I planned a fantasy that we would wake up early, go to work, eat dinner at 5:00, take the dog for a walk, and then get to bed early. It’s funny because on most nights when we get home it’s after 8:30pm and we make dinner, eat around 9:00pm, talk about our day, Seth works, and we go to bed late and drag ourselves out …