“The days are long but the years are short.” It’s a cliche I’ve grown up hearing, and now that I’m a mother I actually relate to it. It didn’t even make sense to me until another mom mentioned how she’s just now getting what that means- and in that moment it clicked with me too. Continue reading “Joy Elise – 18 months old”
Max Patch might just be my favorite spot in North Carolina. If I wasn’t such a city girl, I’d totally want to build a little cabin on top of it and wake up every morning to the incredible view and silence of the outdoors. To be fair, though, one of the things that makes Max Patch so magical is the people there. Continue reading “Max Patch”
This week has been crazy. Well, okay – these 14 days of February. We moved from one apartment to another and have been adjusting to a new home and creating a more practical office space. Continue reading “365- love”
Today, we move. No, we’re not going far away (literally two miles down the road), just to a bigger apartment in a slightly closer area to where we want to be. But it’s strange and surreal to be moving away from a place that has been ‘home’ the longest.
In November, we had the chance to explore the Northern East Coast a little bit. We stopped by New York City, visited family, and rested. I wanted to share some of these moments with you, because I learned so much in this trip and found rest.
Ahh, the New Year. There is so much post-holiday cheer still hanging around, and the excitement of resolutions and change is filling the air with a promise of a better tomorrow.
For some of us, though, the New Year can be isolating. The better tomorrow seems impossible.
A silent God, hopeless dreams and the reality of loneliness seem to step in the way of the excitement of the season because at this point, it really feels as though nothing can change. So we grin and bear it through the turn-of-the-year parties and resolutions, knowing things won’t change but deep down wishing they would.
I say that because I’ve been there. Continue reading “For Those Who Need Hope”
Merry Christmas! Well, Christmas Eve, but still. Whoever you are, wherever you are, I’m wishing you the best Christmas of your life. Continue reading “Merry Christmas”
This year for Christmas, we picked out only a few simple gifts for Joy. We’re big believers in gifting only a few presents for celebrations, and since our little family is in the very beginning stages of setting traditions & expectations, we want to start being intentional about this minimalist practice now. Continue reading “Joy’s Christmas List – Buying Minimal For Your Child”
Over Thanksgiving, my family had the opportunity to get away for a few days and do something we always love doing – travel. We had a great excuse, too; it was Thanksgiving and there was a family reunion happening that week. How could we say no to visiting some places we’ve never been on the East Coast? Continue reading “Calm & Ordinary Moments”