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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oat-o-licious

Recently I came across a Pinterest recipe that has stolen our hearts. It’s simple yet satisfying. One day I was craving a Snickers and decided to try and find a recipe for something I could make without a trip to the store for eggs… which would have inevitably led to me purchasing desired Snickers and […]

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donuts for dinner

The other night we were out and about when Garrett asked if I wanted to go to District Donuts. I had been thinking about them every single day of the week.  It’s an easy feat when they’re as delicious as they are and your favorite new place makes a variety every single day. It’s like falling […]

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