Sidebar Highlights

I would like to take a moment to highlight my favorite blogs. So here they are, in no particular order:

The newest blog on my sidebar belongs to dear college friends, Jeff and Wendy Elkins. We were all in a touring choir together and they got married just a couple of months after Lee and I. They now also have three kids (boy, girl, boy) who are almost the same ages as our kids. Even though we live many miles apart, it’s fun to still feel connected with this sweet, and hilarious, couple. Check them out at The Elkins Family.

Also new to my sidebar are the blogs of a sweet family that we go to church with who are preparing to move to Costa Rica as full time missionaries. I would encourage you to head over to their sites, Ticos Times Tres and The Jenkins Journal to keep updated on how the Lord is using them to reach the people of Latin America.

Kelly from About the Harps is another college friend whose blog I love to read. Kelly and I have laughed a little about the fact that while we were in college we did not know one another well. She married Clint, one of mine and Lee’s best friends, but we didn’t really have the chance to hang out much with Kelly – but now, she and I are seriously internet BFF’s. And I’m sad that we didn’t hang out more back in the day. Kelly is funny and sweet and they have the most adorable little boy named Hudson.

Kelly’s also enormously talented (and I’m only slightly envious of her gift) and has an etsy shop that you should all check out where she sells handmade kids clothes and they are just beyond adorable. Stay tuned because soon we’re going to do a giveaway of some of her stuff and you won’t want to miss it!

Finally, one of the blogs that makes me laugh on a daily basis is Anna’s from Bugs and Sunshine. Anna is hilarious and literally has me laughing out loud almost every time I read her stuff. Anna is an old friend of Lee’s from college and though I’ve only met her face to face a couple of times, I feel like we’re old pals. I highly recommend her blog if you’re in need of a good laugh.

There you have it. Of course, all of the blogs in my sidebar are fun and I love reading every one of them. But those are a few that I wanted to highlight for today. Enjoy your weekend.


  1. And I’m grateful to you for opening blog world to me. It’s not so popular in Ukraine, at least not among my friends, so your blog is the only one I read. And even there were some more, yours would be my favourite.