Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Dear Future Husband,

I don't care for chocolate, and I always forget to keep flowers watered, so there is no need to waste your money on those things for me. 
However, I do like "mix tapes" and love notes, so shower me with those often.

Future Husband posts inspired by the lovely Marli @ chase simplicity.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Pictures, the final product

As I mentioned before, my talented friend Marli took pictures of Addelyn and I the other day. Here are a few of my favorites:
Excuse the photo dump, but I told y'all she is talented and my little bug is to cute!


Tell your bride that she is beautiful on your wedding day. Tell her she is beautiful when she gives birth to your child.  Tell her because you feel it, because it overwhelms you and you have to let it out. You should tell her often, countless times between those two days, but especially on those two days, because really when is a woman more beautiful than on those two days?
Because if you don't tell her she may always question the way in which you see her.  She may always question the way in which she sees herself.

Give thanks

Today I am thankful for this cup of coffee and for my patio where I come every morning to sit and enjoy the sun rising in the quite before she wakes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Yesterday morning Addy, myself, and "auntie" Marli went to the arboretum for a photo shoot. Ive been wanting to have her picture professionally taken since she turned a year old. However, professional pictures are expensive! And needless to say,  I have been having trouble coming up with any extra money these days. However, I am very lucky in the friend department and one of my best friends so happens to also take some of the best photographs. So I asked if she would be willing to snap a few of my Addy and me, and thankfully she said yes.
Here are some "raw" shots she sent to me yesterday.
Isn't she talented, and isn't my little bug precious?!?!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The body

I wouldn't consider myself a runner, nor a cyclist, nor an avid health nut. I still have to talk myself into working out 9 times out of 10, and there are plenty of excuses I've succumbed to that have kept me on my couch. But.... I like to run, and I greatly enjoy riding a bike and I even eat healthy things on occasion. Above all else, the feeling I get after a physical activity of any kind is completely unique and well worth the sweat.
I enjoy being active. I enjoy being outside. And, as crazy as it may sound, I like to sweat.
The human body has always intrigued me. It is a wondrous thing. How it works together, how intricately everything is connected and how mysterious some aspects of it remain. Today, I am thankful for my body. Although it may not be the shape I would love for it to be, nor look as I dream it to, it is mine. And this body has carried me many places and continued working and pushing me forward even when I felt as though it couldn't. So from now on I am going to try and think of its strengths rather than its "weaknesses". 

Dear Future Husband,

Please plan nights out on the town for us.  Take me to that "hole-in-the-wall" for burgers and beers, or take me to the movies and follow it up with late night ice cream.  And please do so without my knowing because as much as I say I don't like surprises, really, I kind of love them.

Future Husband post inspired by the beautiful Marli @ chase simplicity.
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