My name is Amy. I love Jesus, and have the best husband ever. I’m totally unbiased. My dog, Scout, is like no other dog I’ve ever seen, and I love her, too. But I basically love every dog I meet. My husband is my best friend, and we love having adventures together. We love being outside and seeing God’s amazing artwork. Board games are cool. Coffee’s the worst.
You can probably learn everything else about me by reading my blog. I intend to use this as a place for me to just write about life and Jesus and whatever else comes to mind.
There are lots of things in this world that I really hate, but wasting money is probably in my top ten. I hate spending money that I don’t need to spend. I don’t like paying someone to do something that I could do myself (unless I really don’t want take the time to do it, but who hasn’t been there?). It’s why I taught myself how to sew. It’s why I found copycat recipes of my favorite meals at my favorite restaurants and have nearly perfected them.
You know who you are. Whether you are like me and your child was taken from your arms by that nasty thing called death or miscarriage robbed you of that baby in your arms, or that adoption you so eagerly awaited fell through, or infertility has, it seems, built walls around you, so you can’t conceive, or you are still single and wondering if you’ll ever get to build a family with someone – you know who you are, and when I say, “Dear Childless Mama,” you know I’m talking to you. Even if you’ll only call yourself a mom in the depths of your being because the world might not recognize it in you. You know. So hear my words: Continue reading “Dear Childless Mama”→
I listened to Oceans for the first time in a while a couple days ago. Every time I hear it I think back to when it first came out towards the end of 2013. I loved it immediately. The bridge goes like this: Continue reading “Oceans”→
Jamin and I have been reading one chapter in the Bible, discussing it, and praying over a list of what started out as eleven items and has turned into something a bit larger every day for almost 3 months. It has been so good for us. For a long time, we weren’t good at consistently praying and reading together, and I think it is so important in keeping God the center of a marriage.
We’ve been in Jeremiah for about a month now, and recently came across a verse that anyone who grew up in the church has probably heard. It’s the go-to verse to write on high school graduation cards. Continue reading “For He Know the Plans”→
Proverbs 22:7 “The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower becomes the lender’s slave.”
Yesterday was a huge day for us! After submitting one last payment of $1,200 our student loans are completely paid off, and we have no debt, except our house!
It’s been a year and a half since we decided to aggressively pay off our student loans. Our goal was to have it done in about 10 months, and we adjusted our budget and cut A LOT out of it, but there have been lots of financial bumps in the road, so even though it’s later than we planned and hoped, we made it! Continue reading “We Paid it Off!”→
Two weeks ago Jamin and I had the opportunity to hang out with a couple of our friends we rarely see. Not only did we get to hang out with them, but we camped and spent 3 days together! Jamin lived with Derik for almost 7 years before we got married, and Derik is married, too, so it’s so fun to do couple things with them!
I’m all for tent camping, but I hate being hot and sweaty, so if I’m going to camp in the summer, it needs to be in a camper. It just so happened that Derik’s parents have an RV and wanted us to take it for the weekend. Continue reading “Camping with Friends”→
There is a bike trail near our house that I really like. It’s about 10 miles one way and goes between our town and another.
The trail is surrounded by farms and natural beauty and has a couple bridges, but it’s the canopy of trees that makes me love it so much. For most of the 10 miles, there are beautiful shade-providing trees with branches hanging out over the trail.
It reminds me of Tennessee. Specifically, the part of Tennessee where my dad lives. I can picture it now. When I was little, we would drive from the airport in Nashville or Huntsville, and the trees hanging over would be the first sign to let me know we were getting close to home. When I got older, I recognized other markers, but any time I see trees hanging over a road or a trail, I think back to when I was little, I think about Tennessee, and I think of my dad. 🙂
A few days ago, Jamin and I did a thing that we like to do every now and then. We rode the 10 miles, had supper in the other town, and rode back home. It was so fun. I love being married to my best friend!