Friday, January 22, 2016

Lindsay, 28, Northwest Arkansas

Written by Lindsay’s friend Hannah:

(Meet Lindsay)

Lindsay and I have been good friends for about 5 years - she's one of my favorites. Lindsay is one of the most faithful friends you can have, but don't be fooled, this sweet gal is as mischievous as they come! She once "foiled" an entire dorm room!

(She likes to find new ways to do things…)

Lindsay has a B.S in Biochemistry and a Graduate degree in Leadership and Higher Education. Her love of science and people intersects perfectly in the art of baking. She has high standards when it comes to chocolate chip cookies! She loves to experiment in the kitchen and find ways to improve a recipe. Basically she's Alton Brown, but much cuter.

(Erica, Lindsay, and Hannah… and homemade pizza)

One of the things I admire about Lindsay is that she knows how to celebrate people well. She’s the friend who remembers your birthday and plans something meaningful. And also she is the friend who will encourage you to be your best. She is someone I would go to for advice - she has strong values and will be honest with you. She comes from a close family and loves spending time with her nieces and nephew. She loves being an aunt and always has a new story about the kiddos' antics.

(Lindsay's mom, Lindsay, and her sister)

Things you should know about Lindsay:
• Family and Faith in Jesus are truly the most important things
• She will kick your butt in a pillow fight
• She loves to dance - and she’s good at it
• It’s quite likely that she will convince you to run a 5K
• She works as a Project Manager for a laboratory
• Her favorite books include Ben-Hur, The Man Who Loved Clowns, and just about any cookbook
• Her passions include working with kids who have special needs in her church and teaching students at BSF (Bible Study Fellowship)

(Lindsay tackled her second half marathon with her mom last November!)

Seriously, you need to meet this lady! There's is so much more I could say about this wonderful woman, if you'd like to know her better - leave a comment with your contact info!

(Lindsay’s favorite ride at Cedar Point, the Millennium Force!)

Hannah, 27, Northwest Arkansas

Written by Hannah’s friend Lindsay:

I’d like to introduce you to my dear friend, Hannah!

(This is Hannah. She loves to explore new places!)

 If I had to describe her in a word, I’d say she’s an adventurer. Not in the sense of seeking out danger (though she has been skydiving before), but in the sense that she approaches life as an unfolding adventure meant to be discovered, explored, and enjoyed. Her favorite place is outside. She loves hiking, camping, gardening, and she’s always up for a trip to the river!

(Hannah’s fall crown!)

 Hannah loves to work with her hands. Case in point, she needed a new bookcase a while back, rather than buying one, she built one. It’s a pretty nice looking bookcase too! She thrives on the challenge of figuring out what to build next with her growing power tool collection. She’s built an arbor and shelves and has proven herself to be quite the handywoman!

 Now before you start thinking of Hannah as a carpenter, let me tell you what she does. She’s a graphic designer with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Illustration. Her creativity and love of all things color shine through in her work. With this background, it makes sense that she is fascinated with color theory.

(Hannah at a swing dance conference)

 Hannah enjoys dancing (swing, especially!) and listening to NPR. If you catch her at a random time, she’ll most likely be drinking tea or a chai latte with a good book or planning her next adventure. She loves to visit new places. She’s explored Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Ecuador, and Canada. She hopes to go to Ireland, New York, Yellowstone, and New England someday.

(Hannah in Canada)

 I have been blessed to have Hannah as my friend. She has challenged me to get out of my comfort zone, join her on adventures, and enjoy the life that we have been given. I admire the passion that she has for life and for meeting all kinds of people. Hannah is dependable, eager to learn, and values authentic community. I’ve had the blessing of experiencing authentic community with her and I am better for it! You could be too!

(Hannah celebrating with her sister)

 This is only a small snapshot of my dear friend. If you would be interested in getting to know Hannah yourself (I highly support this interest!), please leave a comment with your contact information.