{Gratitude Lately}

Sunday, March 22, 2015


Lately I've been thankful for thrifted oak chairs and wool Chimayo textiles.


For draft bear.


For well loved college hoodies and pour over coffee.



For morning Alfalfa crawls.


For inspiration under foot while walking here.


And for new photos of my mom seen for the first time.
Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.
Happy Sunday, brave ones.
What have you been thankful for lately?


{Chomp, Chomp}

Saturday, March 21, 2015





Historic taste #castirontub
Exhausted stroller eater #paciwutwut
Ridin' dirty #hardknocklife
Crib cruncher #iliketothinkshesbuildingaraft
This girl has been chewing on EVERYTHING lately.
I guess that's a step up from licking the walls?
Happy Saturday, y'all!

{A Kickstarter Worth Backing} John Lucas

Thursday, March 19, 2015


Two years ago one of you introduced me to the talented John Lucas by sending me the above video.
Afterwards, I downloaded his album on on Noise Trade and
liked it so much it was the only thing I listened to in my car for months!
Every song moved me, especially this one.



A few months later, one you sent me his Pursuit of Bravery video when I was pregnant with our little girl.
{As if I needed another reason to name our first born Brave!}



A few weeks I had the privilege of meeting Lucas, his wife Danielle, and his brother Judson.
I was so encouraged to hear more about his passion for music and desire to produce a full-length album!
Over the years I've backed a handful of projects on Kickstarter.
I can't tell you how blessed I think you'll be by supporting Lucas' project.
Be sure and head over to his Kickstarter page and watch his latest video!
Only 6 days left to get in on this goodness.
You'll be happy you did.
Happy Thursday, brave ones.

{Today's Letters} Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Dear Timothy James, yesterday you started making your first batch of beer for Brave's 1st Birthday party. Here's to making our friend's the hoppiest party guests on the planet. Dear Ireland, fist pumps for giving us Damien Rice, Van Morrison, Glen Hansard, U2, Lisa Hannigan, and C.S. Lewis. Excited to celebrate you today. Dear Spring, last night River and I stayed in the garden past sunset tilling our raised beds. Thank you for letting me fall asleep sore from something other than engorged breastaurants.  Dear Timothy James, yesterday's walk was especially magical, especially when this happened. Love you more than falling asleep in the sun while eating chewing on your stroller like a wib bone.

Happy St. Patrick's Day, y'all! How will you celebrate?

{Morning Thoughts}

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


Chasing Cheerios is better than chasing waterfalls.

{Dedicated}

Sunday, March 15, 2015


This sweet little girl makes us laugh, slows us down, grows us in selflessness,
and reminds us to be patient with each other.
Thankful for our church and for our friends who were present at Brave's dedication today.
We. Are. Blessed.

"All your children shall be taught by the Lord, and great shall be the peace of your children."
- Isaiah 54:13

{Happy National Pi Day!}

Saturday, March 14, 2015


Norma's Blueberry Pi : 2015
{Because sometimes a 2 hr detour for pi is the best decision you can make on a road trip}
Happy National Pi Day, homies!
{2010 : 2011 : 2012 : 2013 : 2014}

{Paris of the Plains}

Monday, March 09, 2015



Every time I go back to Kansas City I always do two things :
Crank up this song & drive straight to Joe's for a Z-man and a Boulevard Wheat.
It's tradition.
Seeing this video made me miss it.
What do you love most about your hometown?

{Dear Papa}

Monday, March 09, 2015


Thank you for letting me stay in my jammer's all day when it snows.


For carrying me in my bath towel like a bag of groceries.


For catching me when I climb the stairs.


For singing Frank Sinatra when I take a bath.


And for taking me out for maple bacon donuts.
You're the best Papa.
I love you,
Brave

{Evening Thoughts}

Sunday, March 08, 2015


Sometimes putting away our flannel sheets makes Spring feel even closer.
Happy Sunday, brave ones.
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