Thursday, October 29, 2015

When I Grow Up - Wait....

When I grow up, I want to---

Wait a sec.

I'm already in my late twenties. I guess – technically – that means I'm already grown up. Where did the time go?

(Shucks...start over...)

Here we are :)

Ok! Maybe I'll start with the present. I'm Crista – wife and mommy, novice cook, wannabe quilter, writer suffering from writer's block, green-thumbed gardener, and tea-drinking coffee-lover. I love babies, labradors, books, all things Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, CS Lewis, and JRR Tolkien, and yes, I definitely love cookies. Most importantly, though, I am a Christian. God gives me grace for the present hour and hope for the future, and I am His child.

I have a wonderful husband and a precious, happy, busy little 16-month son. We live in Lancaster County, PA, surrounded by friendly Amish and waaaaay too much sugar and white flour. (That's a problem if you have a sweet tooth, which I do.) We live in a quadplex rental property out in the country, but we have great landlords who let us garden and keep chickens in the yard. Our dream is to have a large family and live out in the country where we can live off the land. We'll see what happens. :) I've also always been interested in writing for children, though I struggle with perfectionism in that area and am rarely able to finish any of my writing projects!

I started this blog for a number of reasons – to record moments I want to share with those I love, chat with friends and family, meet new like-minded people, get something down on "paper" when I'm struggling with writer's block, journal my creative projects, and hopefully just have fun. I hope you have fun reading my blog, too, and I'd love to hear from you!

It's time to wrap up this post. See you soon. :)