February 19, 2019

A few weekends ago Nik's dad was out of town so we went out to lunch with his mom. We had a lovely time at our local soup and sandwich spot, Main Bread and Butter. It's wonderful to sit in the warm glow of the early afternoon sun, watching the chilling winds whip around outside, surrounded by locals who come to keep good company. It's nice to have a place to chat and peruse Mennonite postcards and...

February 14, 2019

There are a lot of photos of couples going around today. For this month, as one of my little resolutions, I've been (trying to) write down times that Nik makes me smile. I've kept the list in my planner. It's all little things like "when I'm editing videos of us and you're smiling cutely in them." I took all those little things and wrote them up into a cute note that I'm going to give him later al...

February 11, 2019

Life has been running along quickly as of late. One of the things I love about taking pictures is that it forces me to slow down and focus in on the details of the moments I'm capturing. Last week I went outside to appreciate the late afternoon sun and snow lingering on the trees and vines.

This little vine lives in the parking lot of our apartment building. I love seeing it change through the seas...

January 28, 2019

I'm falling a bit behind, 3 days behind to be precise,  on my January resolution to do 30 days of yoga. I was thinking about stopping. I've made it farther along this year than any other year. I thought, "Maybe it's good enough and next year I will have this benchmark to pass." 

That's where my accountability partner came in! Friends, it is so good to have friends in this life. "Don't leave me...

January 25, 2019

I created this blog while I was waiting: waiting to move, waiting to get married, waiting until I could stop working nights.

Since our wedding there's been a lot more waiting: waiting to have permission to work, waiting for friendships to deepen, waiting for Nik to get home from work every day. 

This isn't meant to be a complaint. I'm finding the beauty in the waiting, in the growing patie...

January 18, 2019

Let's talk about my favorite tradition of January. Well, my favorite tradition aside from New Years, but I consider that a transitional holiday. So instead, let's talk about Epiphany, also known as Kings Day. 

In my early years I lived in France, where La Fete des Roix is celebrated all over the country with almond-y cakes with tiny ceramic replicas of Jesus in a manger hidden inside. Whoever finds...

January 7, 2019

The day before my husband and I left to see my parents for Christmas was a full fledged snow day. The world was blanketed in white, plowed, and blanketed again. Flash forward two weeks to the present, I awoke again to a world covered in a fresh layer of snow. I delight in all the snow we get here. It's a joy to look out in the night and see a beautiful glow. It's a joy to wake up to a fresh, clean...

December 21, 2018

Hello! I'm happy to present my first blog recipe to you today. 

Before you go getting too too excited, I have to say I have no way of predicting when the next one will be as this one has come entirely out of the blue. Still, I hope you enjoy and maybe even try it out!

I had a cookie exchange to go to last week and was interested in this post I found on Pinterest. Some of the ingredients were a...

December 20, 2018

Three years ago (tomorrow) my husband proposed during our first Christmas season together in the same town. Another year and eight months later we ended our four years of being long distance with a wedding. We're the kind of couple that likes to remember all the milestones, even with simple commemorations like having a movie night or looking at old pictures. During the holiday season I'm always ex...

December 14, 2018

We're walking in a veritable winter wonderland up here in the north! On Wednesday hoar-frost blew through town and the world became more magical by a factor of seven.

Obviously stopped by the park while I was running my errands to snap a few pictures. 

I still can't get over the beauty. The thick beautiful frost is one of the things I missed about German winters the most while living in Texas. I'm e...

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