{Joseph} NPR Tiny Desk Concert Series

Monday, June 19, 2017


Almost 12 minutes of music that will fill your soul.
A great way to kick off a new week if you ask me. 
Happy Monday, y'all!

{Happy Papa's Day!}

Saturday, June 17, 2017



To the man whose imagination rivals that of Peter Pan, who goes above and beyond to provide for his family, and who gives Brave a bath each night before tucking her into bed,
you are adored, appreciated, so very loved and respected!
Happy Papa's Day.

{Papa's Day 2014 : Papa's Day 2015}

{Morning Thoughts}

Saturday, June 17, 2017


Often times my pride and desire to achieve keep me from truly resting.
These two ground me. 
Happy Saturday, ya'll!

{Happy 37th Twinner!}

Thursday, June 08, 2017


To the girl who deposits relational change into the pockets of anyone she meets, whose strongest muscle is her thoughtfulness, who loves to pair blueberries with her morning coffee, and who makes me feel at peace whenever I am with her, I'm truly forever changed because of your friendship.
Thank you for being the best wombmate and twinner I could ever ask for.
Happy 37th Bubby!

{New Zealand} A Day Fishing the Temuka River

Wednesday, June 07, 2017






This was one of my favorite days on the water when we were in New Zealand over the holidays.
Moll's and I had great success with our guide who helped us land 5 of the 6 fish we hooked.
If you ever get the chance to fly fish in New Zealand your inner river will never be the same.
Mark. my. word.
Happy Wednesday, y'all!

{New Zealand Waikaia Sheep Farm : New Zealand Mount Cook : New Zealand Fishing with Chris Dore : New Zealand Moll's 12lb Brown : New Zealand Akaroa}

{Dear Bravey Train}

Tuesday, June 06, 2017


You can crush a Lowe's hotdog faster than a starving construction worker.


You think packages from Twinner are better than chocolate milk. 


You inspect all of your bath toys for private parts to determine their gender.


You like to potty in the front yard.


You try and embrace the feet your mama gave you.


And you give tribute to Amelie each morning when you eat your raspberries for brekky.
I love these things about you.
All my heart, 
Mama

{Evening Thoughts}

Monday, June 05, 2017



Every night Brave crosses her feet in the tub and pretends she grew a mermaid tail.
Tim's response is always the same. I know I'll blink and Brave will be driving.
These two keep things in perspective for me.

{Crested Butte} Colorado

Sunday, June 04, 2017



{Photos by the talented Jess Benson}

We were lucky enough to spend the day with Jess Benson while in Crested Butte back in March.
She graciously took us fishing on the Taylor where we managed to land a couple of beautiful browns!
Can't remember the last time I was that cold but perseverance always pays off in the end.
Happy Sunday, y'all.

{Orvis Catalogue}

Saturday, June 03, 2017




Lots of sweet family photos in the May Orvis Women's catalogue featuring our time with
Becca Skinner & Catie Webster last fall.
Here's to hoping this is Bravey's only centerfold!

{Morning Thoughts}

Friday, June 02, 2017


I'll never forget the first time Brave asked me to paint her toes.
I had never bought nail polish before and a trip to Target left me standing in the cosmetic isle wide-eyed praying another mom would either take pity on my soul or buy me a beer.
Later that day we sat on the kitchen floor and Bravey enthusiastically yelled,
"Look Mama! You painted my feets!" 
It was then I knew shae cared more about the colors than she did about me staying in the lines.
This girl has been so good for me.
Happy Friday, y'all!
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