Wednesday, January 30, 2013

weekly gratitude // 8

it may not be christmas anymore but i'm still obsessed with povitica. 

just because it hasn't been written weekly doesn't mean it isn't happening.  i participate in an active life of gratitude.  this week i'm getting back into the habit of writing it all down.


chances to argue and not let it ruin our entire evening
sweet notes from friends
late night baking fun
having the courage to say it's not ok
birthday celebrations
finally purchasing my books for school (regardless of how much i spent)
medical terminology
the chance to start writing again
boulder canyon malt vinegar and sea salt chips (or as we call them; purple chips)
planned crafting projects with my honey
finally admitting that brussels sprouts are my favorite veggie (3 pounds worth my favorite)
the chance to get home early 2 days a week so i can keep up with my classes
birthday birthday housewarming plans
snow tubing on j's birthday


be happy with it.  drink out of a jar.  buy a new pen.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

my family

i sure do have a good looking family.


love your life.  kiss a doggie.  read a book.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

maybe our best photo yet

i don't think i've ever looked better.  


be happy in the moment.  tell him you're proud.  try something new.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

a kitchen witch

because every good kitchen has one.  because my mom just got hers back after a multiple year absence.  because i cannot wait to have one of my very own.


embrace the traditions. squeeze their hand a little tighter.  love.

Monday, January 21, 2013

this kid right here...

meet hunter.  
hunter lives in kansas.
hunter's mom is my oldest dearest friend, beth.  
beth and i have been friends for nearly 27 years.
if you know me at all, you know children terrify me.  
this child...this child,however, makes me love.  
a lot.
when i first saw him in his mom's belly, i cried.
when i first met him, i cried.
when i saw him roll over for the first time, i cried.
when i saw him crawl for the first time, i cried.
he's now a walking babbling little goose.
be still my heart.

sorry my cat scratched your face dude.  you moved on from the paw swat pretty quickly.  kudos sir. kudos.


let drool run down your chin. play with a bag of peppers. bounce back quickly.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

christmas decorations (a month late)

my very first christmas tree since moving from kansas 5 years ago.  thanks j for being so eager to put this up with me.  i'll keep you.


make a night of it.  use your slow cooker.  have fun.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


sometimes he wears just the right thing.  sometimes i can't seem to take my eyes off of him.  sometimes he's so handsome i can hardly stand it.  and when he wears these pants.....sigh..


find something new.  take a photo.  enjoy your meal.

a short love letter to // my family

dear family-

i love you.  a lot.

the end.


thanks for always making me so damn happy.


be with the ones you love most.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

fun times // holiday

i love the holidays.  i love the holidays so much that i took nearly 2 months off from blogging so i could enjoy them.  deciding to spend more time focusing on those that mean most to me was wonderful.  we had fun.


i'm happiest when i'm with all of them.


buy a puppy.  whistle a little song.  be content. 

the surprise of a life time

early last year we began to hatch a beautiful plan:  
get the entire family together for thanksgiving.
do not tell the grandparents.

how we managed to get nearly 25 people and 7 cars up my grandparents driveway without them noticing cannot be explained.  we were sneaky.  we were lucky.  we could hardly believe that it all worked out perfectly.  

thanks to my cousin, elle, over at this omazing life for the video.  i still cry every time i watch it.


love what you have.  rejoyce.  light a candle.

Monday, January 14, 2013

date night // tattered cover

my favorite date destination of all time.


he sure is handsome.


browse.  write a poem.  enjoy their company.