Chicago Vacation – Part 1

Adam and I are having a great time in Chicago! There’s no better way to express how much fun we’re having than with lots (and I mean LOTS) of pictures!

I was Trayvon Martin’s first grade teacher.

Not literally. But man, that’s an attention grabbing title, isn’t it? But I wrote that title because of my experiences working with low-income African American children in Waco’s inner city schools for the last half-a-decade, most recently as a first grade teacher. So I can’t help but read the news headlines and think about some…

Visiting the Church this summer

As I [Emily] was planning our wedding, my mom told me how our wedding would probably be the only time in our lives when the majority of our friends would be in the same room together until our funeral…and then we wouldn’t be there. I guess that could sound sad, but it was really exciting…