sunday in the park

Sunday’s are my favorite day of the week. It’s our one day off together that we share and we both make it a point to prioritize accordingly. Initially, giving up our Saturday caused a lot of anxiety for me. When your normal is to have so little time together, it can be a tricky subject to navigate. It’s […]

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january dear

Hello 2017. I went in for a hug and you went for a handshake. Or maybe I only imagined even that. While the New Year started off beautifully, the rest of the days this month have been out of sorts. It’s early on a Sunday morning and Garrett is tied up all day which leaves me sipping […]

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dear decemeber

A few weeks ago I was perusing Instagram when I noticed a sign in a post that I haven’t stopped thinking about. “Live a life of I get to, not I have to.”  It’s simple in a complicated way. I remember it throughout the day. It also makes me feel different things each time I think about it. […]

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turning three

November was such a great month. For starters, we celebrated our three year anniversary. This one feels different than the other two and I’m excited to see where this year will take us. I find marriage to be a constant choice of commitment. Sometimes it’s as easy as breathing and sometimes it feels vastly complicated […]

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french truck

Perhaps one day I will assemble a list of favorite places to enjoy a cup of coffee. For now we try to limit ourselves to one stop per outing. While on our way to a coffee shop (ironically enough) we drove past this cute little place and Garrett immediately circled back. Enjoyed one of the best […]

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crescent park

I keep a list on my phone of places we should explore. Confession, 95% being either restaurants or coffee shops. The heart wants what the heart wants. But we especially love checking out anything that involves being outside. It seemed high time we visit Crescent Park and we were both pleased as peaches. In fact, we can’t wait […]

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jean lafitte national park

When you wake up early on a Sunday morning to perfect fall weather you seize the day. It’s been two weeks but the memory of our 68 degree morning air still gives me hope. Garrett and I went to the early morning service and then to our favorite street for brunch. With full bellies and happy […]

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happy fall!

There’s been a lot of life happening and some words that aren’t meant for sharing yet. That’s always been a tricky thing for me, when to share and when to sit with all that is going on. It takes a fair amount of calmness to be okay in the midst of things. I want to be […]

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here in september

This man right here loves me so well. He patiently listens, holds me when I’m upset, and makes me laugh when I take things too seriously. His encouragement means everything. The past month has been filled with nights of us both arriving home and him cooking while I used too many words to try and […]

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two months

It’s amazing how two months can crawl past and then disappear in blink. Time is a tricky beast one can’t possibly understand but I feel respectful of it. For one thing, you don’t negotiate with time. It’s not something personal, it happens to everyone and for those of us that have the privilege of choosing […]

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