Life in Words

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Thoughts from the Malibu

In the past 4 months, I have been gallivanting through the great state of North Dakota along with bits of Minnesota and South Dakota for nearly 8 weeks. I have learned a lot, had a heap of fun, and am exhausted.  All in a day’s work, right? Here are some thoughts that have had many hours … Continue reading

Life, Recently

Where to start?  I have been so very absent on here for a variety of reasons.  Let’s talk about one.  Work. Let me first just say: I LOVE MY NEW JOB.  It is beyond wonderful, and I love being creative in new ways!  This new and wonderful job has had me out on the road … Continue reading

A Bit of News in the Tetzlaff Home

I (Roxie) accepted a new position at NDSU as an admission counselor! This job is a huge answer to prayer for us, and I am extremely excited about this new endeavor.  The Lord has given us above and beyond anything we deserve.  We are very grateful for this opportunity for me to move to a job … Continue reading

Extraordinary, Part 3

I feel like I’ve lost the right to still be writing about what happened to us this past summer. (Read about the first post here and the second, here.)  It’s almost, if not already summer 2012 (hello 93 degrees on May 18!) if I’m really honest, but then I think of all the changes that … Continue reading

Lesson Learned

Hi there. It’s been a while. How have you been? I have desperately wanted to sit down and write on here for several months now – lengthy posts about frustrations at work, how tired I’ve been, how much I’ve had on my plate, and the list could go on for a while. But every time … Continue reading

A Small Victory

Today marks a milestone for this Tetzlaff family, even if it is a very small one: //////////// WE PAID OFF OUR FIRST STUDENT LOAN TODAY \\\\\\\\\\\\ What little motivation I had to work today was very quickly squelched after realizing this piece of news.  Thankfully my work day was almost over by then anyway.  I … Continue reading

Extraordinary, Part 2

To see the beginning of this series, go here. We planted a garden.  We were completely ignorant novices, but other than planting things far too close together and our tomato plants turning into Godzilla, we’re quite happy with our onions, peppers, tomatoes, parsley, basil, and mint. We learned so much from this first summer.  And … Continue reading

Extraordinary, Part 1

Somehow, Aaron and I find ourselves already in the midst of October.  We have for at least a month now been dreaming about and longing for the day when we can pull out our sweaters and turtlenecks (don’t judge, they’re not as “grandma-like” as you might think.  With the right jewelry and fun vest/jacket/scarf, they’re … Continue reading

Making the old, new

Aaron and I are in the home stretch of our nomadic life; we can honestly say it’s been a good summer, but we are UNBELIEVABLY ready to move into our new place on September 1st.  I’m working on a 3-part (or 14 depending on how wordy I turn out to be) blog series to catch … Continue reading

Mourning the Loss of Stuff

…is that bad? Wrong? Unbiblical? These are questions I’ve wrestled with all summer as we moved 97% of our belongings into storage to live a bit more nomadic-ally.  I thought I had come to a good place with the topic of “stuff” and examining my heart with how I viewed our things, but I don’t … Continue reading