Author Archives: Michael

Happy Christmas 2017

Hi friends and family! As 2017 races to a close, we wanted to take a moment to reflect on the year and share some of our experiences with you all. The year began with finding out we were pregnant again and due in September. That set the tone for much of the year, with us prepping the new baby’s room, finally setting up a true “guest room,” and getting ready to figure out how to deal with two children (spoiler … Continue reading

Merry Christmas 2016!

Well it’s that most wonderful time of the year again! But wow what a busy time of year it is as well. 2016 has been a crazy year… our first full calendar year with a child! A baby… a toddler. Boy, toddlers are fun! Did I say fun? I meant crazy. Am I asking myself questions? Yes. Toddlers make you crazy, so… Michael’s job sent us to San Antonio in February to start the year off with a little fun. … Continue reading

Merry Christmas 2015!

If I could sum up 2015 in just a few words, I would call it: The year of the Clara Our beautiful, exciting, confusing, precious, frustrating, but mostly amazing daughter Clara was born at the beginning of April. This was a bit earlier than planned (a little less than 3 weeks), which was a bit of a bummer for Natalie because her time off work had only just started 24 hours before she went into labor. So much for time to … Continue reading

Merry Christmas from Fishers!

Well we’ve been awful at updating this. blog It’s literally been a year… But what a year it’s been! Highlights of 2014 (aka the TL;DR version of this post): Bought a house. Retired from Starbucks. Found out we’re having a baby. The year started off with us truly beginning the house-hunting process in earnest, which we are so happy to report was a fun and pain-free process, thanks in large part to our realtor/my cousin’s husband, Steve Clark. He’s awesome. Seriously. Go … Continue reading

Merry Christmas 2013!

In another break with tradition, Natalie and I are turning to our seriously-neglected blog to fulfill our Christmas greeting card needs this year. If you really want, you can click on our picture and print it to hang on your fridge/door/dartboard :-) But now, it’s the time of year to look back and reflect on what we’ve learned in 2013, what we’ve accomplished, and how the Lord has blessed us. For starters, in April we moved again. It’s nothing in … Continue reading

Checking Off Yet Another Zip Code

True to our usual form, it’s been quite a while since our last update. It’s been over two years. I assure you this isn’t only going to be a log of our various moves, but much as the last post was about our move into a new home, this one, too, will center around that. Le sigh. As you saw in the last post, in June 2011 we moved into a new home, a house we were renting. It was … Continue reading

Moving Day Cometh and Goeth

We’re all in and basically settled! Last Saturday we had 12 awesome people (family and friends) pitch in and help us move. Having that much helped made it so incredibly easy (that and the fact that we were only moving 3 miles away). We were loaded in about an hour and a half, and unloaded in about 45 minutes. Then it was lunch time! After lunch we began the actual unpacking process – that’s considerably slower. But by the end … Continue reading

The Big Move

We move on Saturday. We were fortunate enough to have friends recently buy a new house and offer their old one up for rent, and that will be our new dwelling place! We’re so excited to have more space, a real garage, an extra bedroom (office), and a yard. We’ll be sure to update this post with pictures of the move as we have them!


Whoa, settle down. I just created the category so that there’d be one here, for the future. We’re not quite there yet. Though that does bring up an interesting topic for discussion. What have you and your spouse talked about? Have kids as soon as they happen (leave it to chance), or wait a while? And how long? What are you waiting for?

Unpainting for the Move

A quick time-lapse video I shot of our unpainting (priming) of the walls in our apartment. We have to return them to a primed state so the painters can then just lay one coat of white and call it done. Enjoy! (Oh and thanks to our friends Daniel and Miranda for helping!!)