ABOUT

Headshot above by  Lisa Jones Photography  Slideshow pictures below by  Andrea Laurita Photography

Headshot above by Lisa Jones Photography
Slideshow pictures below by Andrea Laurita Photography


This blog is a place where I share my passion for Jesus, family, relationships, creativity and learning.

A little about me personally...

I graduated from cancer and then from Multnomah Bible College where I met and married a handsome nerd who I still really like. He calls me “Hon,” I call him “Babe”. Together we shepherd our small church here in Oregon. We've been having babies together since 2010. We call them by their nicknames mostly "DeCelie", "Care-Care" and "Zay” and all three of them have his dimples.

I teach at the Hayesmade Home of Learning - (A.K.A. I homeschool, ha!). We’ve spent our days making messes, dancing, dressing up, drawing and practicing how to love like we’ve been loved. Lots of practice. Lots of forgiveness.

In my spare time, I love to talk with friends, read, dance, journal, pray, peer-counsel/mentor, and work on projects around the house. 

If you stick around you’ll notice I talk a lot about Jesus and how He stepped down from Heaven, picked up our mess, put it on His back, pierced it to a cross, shoved it down into a grave and showed who was Boss that third risen day. My life revolves around this story…around this person: Jesus. I love Him and it’s all His fault: He loved me first.