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Trent and I celebrated five years of marital bliss this past weekend.

It really has been bliss, but looking back, I just can’t believe how much life we’ve packed into five years. It’s way more than I ever expected; getting Sam, and buying our first home, and me changing jobs TWICE, and Trent changing jobs for the first time in FOREVER, and then buying our SECOND home… Not to mention all the travel (six countries in five years and who knows how many states!), and all the friends we’ve watched get married, and all the babies we’ve welcomed, and the three beloved grandparents we’ve buried…

Our life has been transformed; it’s now beyond anything we could have imagined five years ago.

On top of that, when we made our “official beginning” together, we did it in my hometown, surrounded largely by my friends and family, in my familiar setting; you know – the old-fashioned way. The whole thing looked and felt very “Lisa”:

Our wedding party in front of Michigan Central Rail Station.

Posing with our wedding-day crew at the Michigan Central Rail station.

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In Action

It’s no secret the universe has been good to Trent and I lately: a dream job with an off-the-charts increase in pay and benefits for me, a near-flawless closing on the perfect second home, and just yesterday we got word of yet another promotion and generous raise for Trent (his second in just shy of two years).

Neither of us is one to cling to the material things in life, so all this “stuff going so good” was starting to feel a little… Too good. Like it needed to go back into the universe somehow because, let’s face it folks –

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Summer of Love

OPERATION: Vacation Between Jobs is in full effect here. After finishing my last day at Art.com last week, Trent and I hopped a plane to Detroit where we spent five days with my family: some of it spent in the same old haunts, some of it on new adventures, and some of it celebrating some very special occasions.

Well, “hopped” isn’t entirely accurate. We more commando-crawled across a battlefield of crowds, confusion, and epic rage-inducing customer service queues wherein after four flight delays, a harrowing shuttle trip to change departure airports, and an entirely new itinerary, we finally arrived in Detroit the next day only about five hours late (the magic of time zones!).

THEN we got to enjoy said activities both old and new and very, very special…

(though we feel like we’ve experienced a lot of good fortune in life lately, the one arena where we HAVEN’T felt the love is definitely air travel – good lord)

Taking Munga and Trent on a paddle down the Huron River.

Taking Munga and Trent on a paddle down the Huron River.

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2015 Jumpstart

One of the best things about 2015 so far is the fact that I have Kim with me here in the Bay Area for the next 3 months.

Kim + Lisa on the Coastal Trail, by Kim.

Kim + Lisa on the Coastal Trail, by Kim.

She’s enrolled in a program at the Stanford D School, and even though that means she KINDA has work to do (kinda sorta), in all actuality she has a lot of free time to just kick it (I mean, it’s only Stanford). And so we’re in full-on adventure mode, hanging out whenever possible and planning all kinds of epic funness. Continue reading

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Wiz Whirlwind

Woo hoo baby! Last weekend was quite a weekend. What you might call a “whirlwind.” It went a little something like this…

  • Leave SFO, 10:30 PM
  • Land DTW, 5:45 AM
  • Get picked up by Munga, head back to her new “double-wide” abode

FORESHADOWING: Here's Sarah poking some official fun at the double-wide later on in the weekend...

FORESHADOWING: Here’s Sarah poking some official fun at the double-wide later on in the weekend…


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