Wednesday, May 26, 2010


The design for blank notecards I'll be ordering to keep up with my favourite people while I'm gallivanting in the outer rims.

Monday, May 24, 2010

beautiful girl.

Finally had the chance to do my sister-in-law's senior portraits today. She came over and went through my bags of clothes I'm culling for the move to Edinburgh. Consequentially, every outfit she wore for these photos either came entirely from my things or partially. She's one beautiful girl. Knock 'em dead at Mars Hill, Caitlin. Love you, sister.

Monday, May 17, 2010

rainy spring morning.

I really love mornings like this. I sit, cup of tea in hand, windows flung open, and just breathe and listen. I breathe in the fresh scent of fallen spring rain and listen to their brethren continue to fall upon the newly green leaves. That smell and that sound are two things that put my heart to ease and my mind at rest. When I drove Jeremy into work this morning, there were rivers of low mist snaking through the mountain passes, laying gently upon the new forest, following the rises and falls of the mountains perfectly. It's a beautiful and breath-taking sight that never fails to bring wonder into my heart. A rainy spring morning is what I was made to enjoy, and I thank God he has given me yet another one in which to revel.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

irish breakfast tea.

I'd forgotten how much I love a good cuppa in the morning. Especially damp, cool mornings with the mist hung low in the trees. Here's to remembering. Sláinte.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

comings and goings.

New things have been decided, for better or for worse, in regards to moving to Scotland to September. Jeremy will now be coming with me on September first, and our beloved Cael will be staying state-side with our good friends Chelsea and Andrew, who are getting married this summer. I'm so glad that Jeremy and I get to begin our new lives in Edinburgh together, rather than a month apart. It'll be hard to leave our cavalier little pupper, but I know that it is for the best, and that we'll be better able to do what we're meant to do over there, and be free to travel and experience living in a big city. Since we're only guaranteed one year there as of right now, it would be silly to spend the amount of money we'll have to spend to ship Cael to the UK for merely a year then spend more money bringing him home again. So once we know if we'll be there a good amount of time, we'll spend the money to bring him over. I know this is the right decision, after hours on the phone, one plane ticket purchased and returned (losing about $100 in the process), and much prayer and consideration, I do know that this is right. But it's hard. So here's to Cael, my loving pup, and here's to Chelsea and Andrew who love him as well as Jeremy and me.

Chelsea and her best-doggie-friend, Cael.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

in photos.

birthday cake, birthday husband flipping birthday burgers, biltmore pergola, biltmore tulips, chelsea hydrangea, jeremy's mexican birthday, and yummy tilapia dill cream cheese grilled sandwich with lemon-dill green beans