Lately I’m . . .

run-for-the-borderRunning for the border—No, not Mexico. Or Canada . . . Back in May, I set a goal to run/walk/bike 100 miles between Memorial Day and July 14 in order to raise money for meals for Burmese refugees living on the border between Myanmar (formerly Burma) and Thailand. So far, I’ve completed about 84 miles. Jonathan is also doing 100 miles, but he’s running all of his. My next post will have more details about why we’re participating in Run for the Border.

GrizzlyLearning to be intentional—God has really been challenging me to be intentional in my living, meaning I shouldn’t just be going through the motions without thinking. I have a limited amount of time and I need to use it wisely. (This picture has nothing to do with being intentional—it’s a grizzly we saw at the Minnesota Zoo on Memorial Day. I love bears.)

warren-dunesClimbing a sand dune—Jonathan and I made a trip to Ohio and Michigan in May to attend a friend’s wedding and visit my family. On our way home, we stopped at Warren Dunes State Park in Sawyer, Michigan. I got ambitious and wanted to climb a sand dune. They’re a lot steeper than they look.

family-timeCelebrating with family—We’ve been spending a lot of time with Jonathan’s family over the last few months between birthdays and Father’s Day and visits from out-of-town siblings. In case you’re wondering, the last picture is Simeon trying to retrieve a frisbee from the roof.

Storm-damageSurviving a storm—Almost two weeks ago, we were driving through downtown Minneapolis when we got hit by what Jonathan said was the worst storm he’s ever seen, short of a hurricane. We drove through half a foot of water, drove under a downed power line, parked next to a tree that had already fallen to protect our car from damage, and survived without electricity or hot water for 24 hours (lots of people had to wait several days–we were lucky!). Things are back to normal now, minus a few trees . . .