About

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.

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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!

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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:

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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)

 

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Love, Corrie Anne
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  1. Hi Corrie Anne, I’m Cori Ann! I’m also tight with Christ and love to pray durning the first mile of my runs. We eat healthy in my house with a good balance of cookies and cupcakes! (Sometimes it is my sole motivation for a long run on a 36 degree day!) Just wanted to say you have made me smile today!

  2. Hi! Just found your blog a little while ago, and I love it! I’m embarking on a teaching career (I’ll start supplying at the end of November, and hopefully have a contract teaching French in the winter), and I LOVE how you describe yourself as introverted and shy, but love teaching elementary students. I can SO relate! I also hate having people watch me try new things, can be painfully shy… so it’s inspiring to see another teacher describe themselves that way, in this highly-extroverted profession.

    I also love crossfit. Last year I went 6x while I was at school, but had to stop when school was over since I was broke… now I’m back doing the ‘crossfit lite’ classes twice a week, but at the end of November I’m moving to a small town without a crossfit gym. So sad!

    I think the only thing we really differ in is that I adore outdoor activities (went on a 30 day canoe trip this summer) :p.

    Anyhow, just wanted to drop a note to say thanks for the awesome blog

  3. Hi! Just found your blog a little while ago, and I love it! I’m embarking on a teaching career (I’ll start supplying at the end of November, and hopefully have a contract teaching French in the winter), and I LOVE how you describe yourself as introverted and shy, but love teaching elementary students. I can SO relate! I also hate having people watch me try new things, can be painfully shy… so it’s inspiring to see another teacher describe themselves that way, in this highly-extroverted profession.

    I also love crossfit. Last year I went 6x while I was at school, but had to stop when school was over since I was broke… now I’m back doing the ‘crossfit lite’ classes twice a week, but at the end of November I’m moving to a small town without a crossfit gym :(. So sad!

    I think the only thing we really differ in is that I adore outdoor activities (went on a 30 day canoe trip this summer) :p.

    Anyhow, just wanted to drop a note to say thanks for the awesome blog 🙂

    1. Thanks for your comment! Sorry, I just got it. It was stuck in spam. So sad to be moving away from CrossFit. You’ll have to start a garage gym. A 30 day canoe trip is intense!! Anyways, thanks for reading!

  4. “A girl without freckles is like a night without stars.” Well, I married a cute little red-headed Irish girl with a lot of freckles 35 years ago — best decision I ever made in my life. Have a wonderful life!

  5. I love your wedding dress! And that bible verse in Galations.. would you happen to know what version of the bible that exact translation came out of?

  6. Your wedding dress is stunning! 🙂 I have visited Denver once and I thought it was so beautiful! Look forward to reading more of your blog.

  7. I always read your blog on my phone, and never actually see it, and I LOVE the new design! (It’s probably not new anymore!) I am trying to make mine look a little nicer, and it’s a lot of work – I don’t get a lot of this technical stuff – like I just figured out no one was getting my replies! Anyway, love the blog:)

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  9. ahhhh Amen girllll!!!! I am soooo happy to know that you love the Lord in that way~the ONLY way to love Him, through a relationship. 😀 And omghsh how cool is that?!!! I had an “adopted son” in the dominican republic too!!! I did it through Compassion International. I’m so happy to have found ya. You seem to be glowing with joy and fun. ❤

  10. I am completely enjoying your blog. I look forward to seeing what you post next in a not quite, but almost stalkerish kinda way. Kuddos on a job well done!

  11. You look very happy on your wedding day there. Your wedding dress looks fabulous but for me it was Kevin’s biege suit with matching comedy spinning bow tie. socks and loafer shoes that top the picture off.

    I hope no-one else turned up in the same suit as him ‘cos that would have been REALLY embarrassing.

    Quick question. In the background of the picture is that a gazebo or a bouncy castle?

  12. Thanks for your comment on my blog! I hope you are liking Denver, I’ve been here for nearly 5 years and it really feels like home. If you need any recommendations, a (slower) running partner, or anything else be sure to let me know!!

  13. I’m a christian too and it’s something that is definitely a little challenging to deal with on the blog. I’m pretty lose on the rules too. Your wedding looks so cute. Love the dress and the little flags.

  14. Miss Corrie ( dont know hhow to spell mcmillin…) i ❤ you!!! att: isa m.5th grade student… Mss. Millads class!!

    1. Hey gorgeous! I know who you are! Are you crazy? I haven’t forgotten in what, like two days?? Haha. How’s your summer going! You found my blog. How cute is my fiance, right? 🙂 Tell your family I said hello! 🙂

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