Hi friends, this is the revival of the inimitable corrieanne.com which lived for 11 years(!!!!) before passing away in its sleep when I failed to renew the domain while in the process of a cross-country move. It’s crazy how much has changed, but you can read about that in my verbose dear diary style updates. The internet is fun!
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family photos by Sara Lazio
Hi, I’m Corrie, an indoorsy INFJ in my thirties with freckles and odd thumbs. These days I’m a homemaker and stay at home parent with an adorable toddler in MPLS, MN. I found my husband, Kevin, where I find all good things (on the internet!), and we’ve been living happily ever after since 2011.
Here we are on our wedding day at a park with only outhouses. I learned this little tidbit only shortly before the big day. Hilarious! The hazards of planning a wedding in Minnesota from the Dominican Republic!
Yeah, the sunny DR, where I spent my first three adult years teaching elementary music at a bilingual Christian school. I loved it there, and I was pretty devastated to leave. I didn’t even have a smartphone there, and we had enormous rats visit us frequently. But I love Dominicans, and I loved my students, my church, and my friends. Living in the DR taught me that every day is a good day to wear high heels, and that getting your hair wet will cause a deathly illness.
After Kevin whisked me away back to the USA, we got a call on our honeymoon that we had a big opportunity to move to Denver for his work. So we did. Best decision ever. While there, I taught briefly with DPS and then opened my own successful piano studio teaching students age 4-adult. It was a dream job!
Pippa cameo! And teeny tiny baby Edmund! I was 10 weeks pregnant.
We did some Colorado stuff, like hiking a 14er, but I hate drinking beer, and well, you know I’m not super outdoorsy. However, we were outrageously proud to call the Sunnyside neighborhood home. We are so grateful that our extended honeymoon took place in Colorado and for the teaching, community, and friends at Park Church.
While we were there, we kinda got into CrossFit:
I don’t go at the moment because we have some conflicting family priorities, but CrossFit is definitely in my ROOTS. Kevin likes to say that we grew up together at Vantage, the best box ever. They spoiled us for life so I don’t know if we’ll ever be satisfied with another box. I’m most proud of learning to do strict pull-ups (after practicing 392x), double unders, rope climbs, my 300lb 2 rep deadlift, and my 200lb front squat. CrossFit is also great for couples because it really gives you something in common besides your current Netflix show. These days I’m making the magic happen at the YMCA.
This is not a healthy living blog, Christianity blog, lifestyle blog, and certainly not a foodie or design blog. Corrieanne.com is an amateur blog, really more of a journal. I am not sponsored by anyone, and usually the only free thing I accept is CrossFit equipment (which will be clearly noted when posted). This blog started as a way to keep in touch with friends and family while I was living overseas, and if you’d like to read along, you are welcome. I am currently not qualified to give any professional advice on anything but music, piano, and teaching (see qualifications above).
These are a few of my favorite things:
- Lying in bed with the dogs, reading blogs, and eating sweet potato fries (simultaneously)