About Me

In 1998 I met my best friend for life. Life was like a carousel ride.In 2000 we married and worked to finish college. Life was like a cuddly carriage ride.In 2001 we moved back to Dallas and started our careers. Life was like a scenic train ride.In 2006 Jonathan started his MBA and we found out we were expecting a baby. Life was like cross-country motorcycle ride.In 2007 our beautiful little boy was born and Jonathan started developing a “small” business. Life was like grabbing the tail of a comet as it hurdled toward Earth.Now we are hanging on tight and can’t wait to see what happens next.

What is this blog all about?

I have a lot to say. The debatable statistic is that women use 20,000 words per day versus men at 7,000 words per day. Since I spend quite a few hours in front of a verbally comatose computer screen, I am left with an abundant surplus of words. And I love to share!

I also love to write. One of my life-list goals is to be published. It's a little hard to compose something publication worthy if you are not in the habit of moving all those words from your head to paper (or screen). So that's what I am doing, keystroke by keystroke - transferring what I am thinking into something for you to read. And along the way, I hope to find my own voice and my own way.

The breadth of the blogosphere has been a new realization for me. All of a sudden it seemed as though blogs were everywhere - I use them to get the scoop on friends' new babies, to find out what the best hostesses were serving at their parties, to see the travel photos from friends' exotic vacations, to research purchases, and just to generally stay "in the loop". Our pastor even did a multi-week series comparing the Apostle Paul's letter to the Corinthians to a modern day blog. But it still felt a little pretentious for me to send my thoughts out into the Inter-world. As if I had all the answers. When really, I have all the questions.

But the words just keep building up . . . so to keep me from bursting, here we are. I hope you enjoy reading and growing along with me.

Why Expressions from the Expressway?

So where did the title of this blog come from?

First, these are my little expressions. My thoughts in my voice about all kinds of things that I think about. Nothing scripted, nothing solicited. Multi-faceted and multi-opinioned - just like me!

Secondly, my family's life moves at a speed I previously thought impossible. I am so thankful that breathing is an involuntary response, because I might forget to do it! We want to go anywhere and do and see everything at anytime. We know that life is short and we want to live every moment to its fullest. We are so thankful for all the blessings in our lives.

And of course, there is always my amazing love of alliteration. It is quite possibly my favorite literary device. See if you can count the times I use it.