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The Joy Parade is the culmination of so many of my pursuits – a place where I get to fully embrace this incredible journey God is walking me through. With my wonderful husband, Bobby, and our two boys, Aidan and Jack, in 2014 we relocated our little foursome from the hustle and bustle of the Silicon Valley in California, to the quiet and beauty of Salem, Oregon. It’s here in Oregon we are living out our pursuit of the intentional life: filling our days with authentic community, meaningful relationship, and the daily goal of prioritizing the eternal over the temporal.

I’m a woman of many hats: blogger, author, speaker, lyme disease fighter, wife, mother, Jesus follower, coffee mug collector, DIYer, hoarder of cute office supplies, karaoke singer… The list is always growing and ever evolving. But it has been through the process of creating The Joy Parade that I found my passion for sharing myself with the world, and embracing the entirety of who God has made me to be. My hope would be that the stories I tell, the secrets I share, and the words I impart would leave you feeling less like you have been reading a blog and more like you just met a great friend for coffee.

I Thessalonians 2:8 ESV
So being affectionately desirous of you, we were ready to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own selves, because you had become very dear to us.