About Me?  Well, I’m a San Diego native turned Third Culture Kid. I’ve lived many places and have enjoyed every one. I am married to a fellow TCK. He is my better half, partner in crime, resident comedian, and some time dance partner (mostly in the kitchen). We try to serve God and others, and we navigate the bewildering and wonderful world of parenting our two goobers the best we know how. We are far from perfect but man, do we have fun together.

So what is this blog about? What will you find here? Posts on pretty much anything that brings me joy.

Food (cooking, eating, I like it all), photography (I didn’t say I was any good, but I enjoy it!), travelling, family adventures, friends, and most of all God who has shown me true Joy comes from Him no matter what circumstances life brings.


These girls bring me immeasurable joy (as well as the occasional need for a bubble bath and a glass of wine!).

As a ‘retired’ teacher turned stay-at-home-mom, this blog is an outlet for me to catalog adventures in all of the above. Thank you so much for checking out the site! If you share any similar interests, feel free to pop by and see what we’ve been up to, leave a comment with your thoughts,  or sign up to follow!🙂

7 thoughts on “About”

  1. The husband said:

    I love this woman!

  2. Im here, in Brazil… Reading e joying with your blog… I also love food and cook..
    Congrats!! Your page is very interesting and well done..

  3. Ok. Im very interest in everything about Waffles. If you have more recipies or informativos about it, please, post it.. Tks a lot.

  4. Hi Sarah,

    My name is Julia and I am the owner of http://www.tattoomybroccoli.com
    I like your blog very much and I wanted to link to one of your articles in my upcoming post.
    What I intend to do is just a text link that would lead back to your site.
    Please let me know if you have an issue with that.

    The post I want to feature your article in is called How To Jam Just About Any Fruit
    It will be published on 20th July 2015
    The article on your blog I want to feature is https://sarahsjoys.com/2012/03/04/orange-marmalade/

    Please let me know and I will not publish your link if you don’t want me to.


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