{Afternoon Thoughts}

Monday, February 20, 2017

When you come home and find a paper bag on your doorstep and think,"Who the hell left their Hot Pocket on my front porch?" Then when you realize it's homemade sourdough from Noel Deeb, your second thought is, "Who can I share this with?" #sogood #goneinlessthanaday


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Just in time for your next adventure or Spring Break Trip!
Click on the photo above and go getchu somethin nice, reeeeeeal nice Clark.
SALE ENDS February 23rd!

{Today's Letters} Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Dear Timothy James, to the man who smokes his own brisket and can survive getting lost in the woods while backpacking in the Bob Marshall Wilderness, nothing gives your man card more chest hair than watching you bake cupcakes with Bravey and take her to her first dance. We truly are the luckiest girls alive. Dear Land of Nod, with this puzzle Brave and I both win. She learns her states and I finally remember the capital of Delaware. #whatisdover Dear Brave, you like to be woken up with tickles and hide your milk in the same place every night before bed. Your goofy spirit brings us so much joy! (The real kind, not the fake stuff). Dear Timo, this morning I woke up ready for Spring. Everything is blooming and feels alive, kind of like walking through a dryer sheet. You with me?

Happy Tuesday, y'all. Be our Valentine's?  (circle yes or no)

{New Zealand} Mount Cook

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Seeing Mt Cook and hiking to the Hooker Valley Glacier were two of my favorite memories from our trip!
A must do if you ever find yourself on the south island.
New Zealand is just magical y'all ... truly magical!
Happy Monday!

{Lost & Found}

Friday, February 03, 2017

There are two things Bravey loves most in this world, whole milk and Bubby.
Bubby was Tim's when he was a baby and Brave has been attached to it ever since she was born.
Oh how sweet reunions can be when your favorite things boomerang home!
Happy Friday, brave ones.

{New Zealand} Fishing with Chris Dore

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

While in New Zealand Tim and I had the privilege of spending a day fishing with Chris Dore.
He took us to two different rivers and helped us land six beautiful browns.
I'll never forget my last fish of the day pictured above.
After 15 minutes of sight fishing a different brown this hen started cruising towards me.
After a quick cast upstream followed by a hale mary prayer, I saw her rise and take my dry.
It was such an adrenaline rush!
Grateful to have landed her thanks to Chris' help and Tim's faithful encouragement.
Fly fishing continues to remind me the importance of team work.
Every fish has a story-- this one was made better thanks to the wonderful people I got to share it with.
Happy Wednesday, y'all!

{Birds And Stars by Elephant Revival}

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Been loving this song lately ...
{Inspiration found at 1:38}
Happy Tuesday, brave ones!

{Happy Martin Luther King Day!}

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

For the past 8 years we've celebrated Martin Luther King day with friends by cooking his favorite meal.
{Fried Chicken, Sweet Potato Casserole, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, & Pecan Pie}
This year I forgot to take photos of our feast!
I was, however, reminded that leftover MLK food tastes just as good. {Even River agrees}
Aside from having a sweet meal with friends Brave's prayer blessed me the most ...
"Dear Lord, thank you for Mr. King day. Amen"
Our family has been given so much!
I pray we never take our freedom for granted.
One of my favorite line's in from the movie Hidden Figures is, "We all pee the same color."
May we forever remember this to be true!
Happy Tuesday, brave ones.
We hope your MLK day is memorable and inspiring.

PS - If you haven't seen The Butler, 12 Years As A Slave, or Selma we highly recommend them!
{Past MLK dinners: 2010 // 2011 // 2012 // 2013 // 2014 // 2015 // 2016}

{New Zealand} Molly's 12lb Brown!

Saturday, January 14, 2017

After hiking all day through the barren tussocks surrounding river "X" (New Zealand), we'd seen only one fish, a feisty little 12 incher--beautiful, but not quite what we had in mind to catch.

It just so happened that in the last hole of the day, a massive snout eating Manuka beetles caught our attention with three porpoising rises.

We snuck up on him and realized he was truly the Lord of the river. After three refusals and a heart-pounding hour, I had a 12 pounder in the net.

Many thanks to @chris_dorenz for his guidance and to Ben for the amazing pictures!

We couldn't be more proud of Moll's for landing this beautiful brown.
What a fish!

{New Zealand} Akaroa

Thursday, January 12, 2017

One of our first adventures in New Zealand landed us in Akaroa.
We saw beautiful views of Lake Tekapo, played with baby Pohatu penguins, fed hungry sheep,
and looked for shells along the beach.
After being in New Zealand less than 24 hours we already knew it would be
our favorite place we've ever visited!
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