The W(h)iner

Hi! I’m Emily, and I’m the w(h)iner-in-chief.

About. I’m a Louisiana girl and proud of it. Moved to DC on a whim one day where I met a boy from Wisconsin named Nick and married the poor guy. We’ve added two adorable babies, Evelyn and Thomas. I believe that laughter an honesty are our greatest tools of evangelization.

Background. I received my Bachelors from Louisiana Tech in Architectural Studies. After graduation, I worked at a conservative non-profit in DC for 5 years. I quit working a few months after the birth of our daughter to stay home with our kids. Best hardest decision I ever made. In both experiences, I developed an unexpected love for writing and editing, so here I am.

Things I Enjoy. Laughing; cooking; dancing with my kids to Cajun music; coffee, wine and scotch, often in that order over; chocolate, but being female that should be assumed; singing Broadway musicals at the top of my lungs; honest chats with my girlfriends; evening jogs; watching Rifftrax or documentaries with my hubs; and the ever-so-rare quiet time, preferably with Jesus.

Fun Fact. When my husband asked me to marry him, I responded with, “Are you sure?” When he called my dad to get his blessing prior to that, my dad said, “Do you know what you’re getting into?” The man had his chances.

Favorite Saints. St. Teresa of Avila, St. Catherine of Siena, Pope St. John Paul II, and (the soon-to-be-Saint) Archbishop Fulton Sheen.

Favorite Quote. Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. – Galadriel