December 21, 2008

Chasing Snowballs....

The Christmas festivities have begun! We kicked off the season with our 2nd Annual Segregation Christmas! I so look forward to our segregation nights. :) I just gotta say that these girls mean so much to me and I don't know what I would do without them! We did a $10 gift exchange and I ended up with a fancy fruit bowl and serving dish from Erin. Very cool.

We have been hit by massive amounts of snow in the past 3 days. I think we've gotten close to 2 feet and it isn't going to let up for another day!

Yes... this is my driveway and my car... and I no, I don't plan on going anywhere anytime soon.

My wonderful hubby and me. :)

My little snow dog. I had a GREAT time watching this silly little pup chase snowballs in the back yard. Haha. I had to get the camera out and document some of it. :)

I can hardly believe that Christmas is in 4 days! This past year just went by SO fast. We have been so blessed throughout this past year though... here are just a few of the reasons why (and yes, Erin... I copied this wonderful idea from your blog. Haha.)... :)
  • Another year of marriage to my wonderful husband, Jordan.
  • Starting grad school... looking forward to a career in counseling... so exciting!
  • A new job with ACCESS - the best place to work ever!
  • My pup and kitty. :) They make life so entertaining and enjoyable!
  • My sister, Krista, and Ben (finally) getting engaged!! Looking forward to 5/23/09!
  • A vacation to Gatlinburg, TN with my hubby... a great way to spend our 2 year anniversary.
  • Realizing that really living is keeping life simple and passionate... finding opportunities to make a difference in the small ways.
  • Taking my health and fitness seriously. I love running!!
  • Spending time with family... nothing tops this.
  • My friends... God has blessed us SO much with some amazing friendships.
I can't wait to see how God uses us and blesses us in this next year.

December 1, 2008

About Me

::Lindsy Griffis::
I am a young nonprofit professional working as Development Director of a small local nonprofit in Grand Rapids, MI.  Although I am new to the nonprofit sector, I am fascinated by what I have learned in the past year.  I am passionate about the good that is happening in the Grand Rapids community and continually look for ways to educate myself in the area of nonprofit development, leadership, organization, and advocacy.  While you are sure to hear me talk about the work I do as Development Director, know that my thoughts and beliefs are mine separate from any organization I may be involved with.

Apart from work, I am first and foremost a wife and a Christ follower.  My husband, Jordan, and I live in Grandville, MI and have a cat and a dog (whom I love).  We are musicians through and through and enjoy listening to and making music together.  Reading is also a favorite pastime of ours and you may find me reading the latest book on leadership, faith, or personal growth.  I will be sure to mention my favorites.  Jordan and I are also what I would call “core church people”.  We are natural leaders and are passionate about the work of the church.  At this time we are in transition and are looking for our church home – we are excited to see where we land at the end of this detour.

I have always been an avid “journaler” – even before blogs existed (if you can believe that!).  I have decided that it is time to let the social networking world in on this conversation and see what we can possibly share and learn from each other.