Before I say anything else, let me just express that I wish I’d done this blogging thing sooner! My engagement, wedding, several moves and the birth of two children have already passed me by and I have virtually no written memories of any of those events. And who remembers details?
Anyone with me on this?
So let me introduce myself and give you a bit of insight into my life so far.
I’m a 26 year old stay-at-home mom who has many other interests as well. By the grace of God, I am a Christian, although failing at times to follow Christ as well as I’d like. Thankfully, His grace is sufficient.
I married my wonderful husband, Kirk, on July 24, 2004. We will soon have been married 6 1/2 years, although that’s hard to believe! We met in the cities at a small Bible college, and after a year of dating, were engaged. Eight months later, we started our married life in the cities while my husband went to seminary.

In December of 2005, I graduated from Northwestern College in St. Paul with a B.S. in Communications, just in time for…
The birth of our son, William Espen, on January 10, 2006. Now he is almost 3 1/2 years old! Time flies.

In May of 2006, we moved to North Dakota for seminary internship. In May of 2007, my husband received his Masters of Divinity from our AFLC seminary. We then moved to suburban Illinois to live with Kirk’s family while we awaited the right call to a church.
It was back to North Dakota in August of 2007 to serve a church on the eastern half of the state, in a small town of 1600, and we’ve been here ever since. I love the people here, but I sure do miss the convenience of a large city! :0)
On July 11, 2008, almost exactly 2 1/2 years to the date of the birth of our son, our daughter Leah Hope was born! She turned 9 months just recently and is a bundle of fun!

Being a stay-at-home mom was an easy decision, but harder than I ever imagined. I love to work and I love to feel “accomplished.” But I love my kids more, and thankfully, can be with them every day.
I include on this blog some of my daily meditations on the Word and other things as I have time for them! You can read more about this blog here. I hope you’ll join me and be blessed by what God has to say to you. I also write for The Untrained Housewife and assist in coaching a high school speech team during the winter months.
Update on December 15, 2010: My son, Will, is now almost 5. He’s in preschool three mornings a week, which he loves! You can read his Will-isms (most) every Wednesday. Leah is 2 1/2 so she’s starting to come up with her own funny sayings and mannerisms. She is a bundle of energy and still lots of fun :)
We’re expecting our 3rd baby around April 19, 2011. The gender is unknown to me but known to my husband (the tech showed him at the ultrasound because he wanted to know). We’ll see if he can keep the secret for a few more months!

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Hi, I'm Jenn! I'm an "unstuffy" pastor's wife and mom to four amazing and active children. My desire is to equip you with the resources, tools and encouragement you need to learn God’s Word and apply it to your life so you can teach the Word to your children in a way that has a lasting impact! I want to help you turn good ideas into good practices so that you feel confident, by the grace of God, in carrying out the many vocations you have been called to as a Christian woman. Read more on my about page!

5 Comments on My Life in a Nutshell

  1. That’s awesome! My husband and I are planning to attend the Summer Institute of Linguistics at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks next summer. Is that anywhere near you? By the way, I stumbled across your blog through Hillbilly Housewife’s virtual cookie exchange. :)

  2. My name is Bonnie, and no, I’m not from ND. My husband and I (and our 3 kids) live in Ohio right now, where he is a senior at Cedarville University. :) If you live close to UND, it would be great to connect with you when we’re out there next summer for SIL. Is there a way that I could contact you to give you my email address so that it wouldn’t be posted publicly?

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