life with ben & jen

welcome to {with grace & lace}
i'm jen. & that handsome fella is ben.
i'm a kentuckian, born & raised.
a wife of the most wonderful husband a girl could ever be blessed with.
our lives have been transformed by grace.  our hearts captured by the Most High King.

on thanksgiving 2011 we found out that we are expecting our first little baby girl.  this will probably change everything.  in the most wonderful way possible.

we're slowly but surely figuring out what life is meant to look like on this wild adventure of marriage, soon-to-be parenthood, creating a home, high school ministry, working, school, the building of families & friendships, traveling, & seeking Christ above all else.

i started this little blogging endeavor as an online journal of sorts as well as a creative outlet for my mind to go nuts.  it has been such a blessing to dive into writing, creating, learning, reading, crafting & growing.  i love the ability to record our life together, to keep up with friends near & far & even meet some new folks along the way.

we enjoy {well at least one of us enjoys each of the following}:
hangouts, dot cake, adventures, playing guitar, walks, snuggling, thrifting, seeing God at work, fresh flowers, uk basketball & football {go big blue}, asians, crafts, swimming, learning new things, naps, aprons, world market, lace & ruffles, loving high schoolers, reading, LOST {r.i.p.}, family time, coloring books, dresses, neutral colors, all things dainty, sunglasses, hoodies, leading younglife, cooking out & driving on pretty days

oh & one disclaimer:  we aren't perfect.  our life isn't perfect.  we're screw ups.  i try not to ever present us as faultless via blog but just in case there was any misconception... we experience trial & hardship, we fight sometimes.  our lives are abundantly filled with joy & grace but that doesn't mean life is constantly rosy.  a big ol' glorious mess.