{Patagonia Me}

Thursday, April 17, 2014

50% OFF SALE going on now through April 22nd! 
Click on the photo above and go getchu somethin nice, reeeeeeal nice Clark.

{Shower} by Homeland

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A short video from last weekend's baby shower.
Thanks sweet Molls, for putting this video together!

{Makin Pies}

Monday, April 14, 2014

My sweet friends Tyler & Noel are adopting their third babe from China.
To help offset adoption costs, Noel is making pies.
Gooooood pies.
If you live in the Louisville area, please consider buying one! {or six}
Our first pie arrives this weekend ...
I'm already wearing my bib.
{To place an order or to donate go HERE}

{Today's Letters}

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Dear Timothy James, last night I found our newest pullets sleeping in piles inside the coop. Let the wild clucker games begin! Dear 16 Yr Old Grocery Store Bagger, yesterday you said to me, "No pregnant lady should have to carry anything except her baby." Then you escorted me and my one bag of bananas out to my car. Thanks for restoring my hope in humanity. Dear Saving Mr. Banks, seeing you took me back to sitting on the floor with Twinner while watching Marry Poppins and eating stale Goldfish out of china teacups. Fist pumps for being practically perfect in every way. Dear Mr. Loerke, after spending most of Friday getting our seeds in the ground, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for lots of grilled corn this summer and pumpkin everything this fall. You in?

Happy Sunday! One of my first jobs in high school was bagging groceries at our local super market. I loved it and hated it all at the same time! What was one of your first jobs growing up?

{Gratitude} Lately

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Lately I've been thankful for baby kicks and a giddy Papa.

For handmade gifts made out of corduroy.

 For the reminder to be both of these things.

For a community of women who love bacon as much as they do celebrating others.

And for talented and thoughtful internet friends who I adore and have yet to meet.
Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.
Happy Wednesday, brave ones!
What have you been thankful for lately?

{Monday Evening Inspiration}

Monday, April 07, 2014

From last Saturday's floral arrangement workshop taught by Jaclyn Journey.
Sheesh, this lady is talented.
{Video by Homeland, song by The Middle East}

{Husband's Letters}

Saturday, April 05, 2014

Dear Mrs. Loerke, you're creativity has always impressed me. Thank you for showing me that another man's trash can often be turned into something unique and amazing. I love our new bicycle taxidermy! Dear Leaks in Our Basement Wall, so far I've patched you with wads of tinfoil and silicone caulk. Next plan of attack: Big League Chew and a roll of Duct tape. Dear Steve, owner of Fresh Start, a few days ago Patrick helped my wife shovel two loads of dirt into our raised beds instead of just dumping it into the middle of our driveway like most delivery guys would. From one man to another, give that dude a raise! Dear Emily Anne, sometimes I forget that you're pregnant because of how productive you've been and how little you've complained. Your perseverance reminds me everyday how truly blessed I am to be your husband.

Happy Saturday! Moms and dads, I'm searching high and low for any delivery room advice you can offer me as a first time Papa! (I'll also take any advice on how to repair leaky basement walls).

{The Great Abyss} by The Music Bed

Friday, April 04, 2014

{Love everything about this}

{The Greatest Catch}

Thursday, April 03, 2014

{All photos by the amazing Vanessa Jergensen}
On a rock he stood
Looking for the greatest catch
In the river she waited
Hoping for a sparring match

Over ripples he knew
He had been caught
Under skies of blue
Reeling in that which fought

Through bruised palms and tight lines
Bending like a reed
In front of an audience
That gathered along the stream.

On a rock she stood
Pulling in her biggest trout
In the River he waited
Securely netting it to not jump out

Held tightly she did
To the opponent that had lost
Letting go of that which hid
Bravely beneath the rocks.

So proud of you, Molls for landing your biggest fish!
{Durango, CO : Animas River : 25" Rainbow Trout : 11lbs : 19" girth : 3wt rod, 4x leader}
And a special thanks to Ness & DJ for being two of the most selfless people I know.
You. both. are. amazing.
Happy Thursday, brave ones!
Your weekend is almost here.

{Today's Letters}

Monday, March 31, 2014

Dear Timothy James, yesterday I took a floral arranging class and came home with this. I can't remember half of the flowers I used but the Harvest House smells amazeballs. Thank you for always encouraging me in my endeavors to try new things! Dear Airbnb Guests from Tennessee, you brought home bones for our pup, overpaid us for the 10 pints of homemade jam and pickles you bought, and left us a stack of parenting magazines in the loft. Your thoughtfulness humbled the sheet out of us. Dear Student Loans, when I graduated from college 12 years ago making your payments seemed like draining the ocean with an eye dropper. This morning you were paid in full and all I wanna do is skinny dip. #grateful Dear Mr. Loerke, yesterday you installed our car seat, put together the stroller, and folded baby onsies the size of a tortilla. And I've never seen you happier. #letsdothis

Happy Monday, brave ones! What are your favorite flowers? I fell in love with lilacs and bay leaves yesterday!
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