March 16, 2017

Happy 27 G!

Happy 27th Birthday, Grant! Today, you are 27. You’ve done more in your 27 years than most people accomplish in their lifetime. The past year has been a trying one – you know more than anyone how hard it’s been. It was filled with challenge, stress, tears, big and hard decisions, change, moving (twice!!), three job transfers for you, and so much more. But you know what? It was also AMAZING. We traveled, explored, deepened our relationship, made lasting friendships, became 100% debt free, and conquered every single thing life threw our way. We have much to be proud of! […]
March 8, 2017

Bone Marrow Donation Update 2

It’s official – I’m cleared to donate bone marrow. Less than two months to go! I’ve connected with so many of you asking about the process, what it’s like, and how you can help. So, I’ll continue documenting my journey and hope it inspires you to make a difference today 🙂 I spent the majority of today at the cancer center of the hospital for testing, x-rays, bloodwork, and an EKG. I also met with the doctor who will be performing the procedure along with a bunch of the support staff members. Was it scary? No. I was in a […]
February 28, 2017

February 2017 in Review

Well that went fast. Four weeks ago we were just moving in! My parents were here for the entire first week of February which is kind of crazy to think about. What a whirlwind! Here (and here) are a few updates I posted earlier this month. I also shared more about my bone marrow donation and recipes for baked oatmeal and bruschetta. I made a fun little timelapse video of our move-in week! Click below to watch 🙂 February was full of change and getting our groove back. I will never take a routine and comfort for granted again! This month […]
February 22, 2017

Bone Marrow Donation Update 1

Yep. We’re talking about donating bone marrow today! I’ve been so overwhelmed with your positive responses to my news about donating bone marrow later this spring. Many of you have reached out – you’ve been asking questions, wanting to learn more about how to get involved, and for more information about the process. Some of you have even requested an at-home kit so you can be added to the registry! Well, I’m here to share my story and how this all came about. Remember, I am no expert about this, I’m simply a donor trying to increase awareness and hopefully […]
February 20, 2017

Homemade Bruschetta

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Ours was filled with tons of time outside enjoying the beautiful springlike weather. It feels like a completely different city when the sun is out and shining! I’m going to savor this weather while it lasts because it looks like it’s back to winter next weekend… We also had a few friends over (my grad school BFF and a few newer friends) – everyone brought an appetizer to share and it worked out perfectly. Just the right amount of food! I wanted to make something that I knew everyone would enjoy, but also be […]
February 17, 2017

Happenings 2.17.17

Where to start? I feel like we have so much to catch up on since my last update 10 days ago 🙂 I’m writing this with my office window OPEN and listening to the sounds of the city right outside our door. I keep pinching myself because I never ever imagined living in the city with my very own office. I am so grateful!