{Be Royal}

Friday, October 31, 2014


So my boys lost the World Series in game 7,
but at least there's still a pound of butter who has Walter Mitty moments on the reg.
Life is good.

{Happy Halloween!}

Friday, October 31, 2014


Happy Halloween, sweet friends!
Can't wait to trick or treat with this sweet duck tonight.
QUACK! QUACK!
What was your favorite Halloween costume growing up?

{Morning Thoughts}

Thursday, October 30, 2014


Some discipline is better than no discipline.
Happy Thursday, brave ones.

{Dear Papa}

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Thank you for feeding me my first bite of real food.


For playing me like a trumpet.

For holding me in your lap before bedtime.


For taking me fly fishing.


For putting together my activity jumper that had a thousand screws.

For teaching me simple things like the importance of owning a good flannel.


For telling me you'd love me even if I had upper lip hair.


And for taking me hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains in the fall.
Love,

{BraveTV} 6 Months

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


{Entertaining a baby rocks!}

{Gratitude Lately}

Tuesday, October 28, 2014


Lately I've been thankful for donut flights on road trips.


For leaves that crunch under feet.


For penny tiles and Bean boots.


For little helpers and overalls walkers.


For sleepy babes and chambray onsies.


For good coffee and fall road trips.


For fly fishing classes and our local bookstore.


And for a sick family cured by applesauce spice cake.
Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.
Happy Tuesday, brave ones.
What have you been thankful for lately?
  

{Happy Six Months}

Saturday, October 25, 2014


Early riser, avocado lover, and hater of loud noises.
Happy 6 months Bravey Train.
You've changed us for good.

{Fall Goodness}

Wednesday, October 22, 2014






Fall has always been my favorite season.
You throw in these two littles with a side of Bean boots and I'm in heaven!
Tomorrow we head to Black Mountain to visit the aunties.
Can't wait for slow mornings, good coffee, tight lines, and evenings by the fire.
So thankful to be part of a family I love spending time with.
What do you love most about your family?

{I Forget Where We Were} Ben Howard - Full Album

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Been listening to this album all day {and night}.
SO. MUCH. GOODNESS.
Looking forward to seeing him again in Nashville in January!
Who's in?

{Gratitude Lately}

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


Lately I've been thankful for road trips across the Bluegrass State.


For familiar faces. {My mama 1955, Brave 2014}


For autumn cortados and hand-me-down shirts.


For shared burgers and truffle fries at the best basement bar in Louisville.


For Wallabee and Smartwool wearing weather.


For bubble toupees and bath time with Papa.

For afternoons on the river with my best friend.

And for overall cuties and who love to dig in the dirt.
Here's to gratitude and how it turns everything into enough.
Happy Tuesday, brave ones.
What have you been thankful for lately?

{Brookville, IN}

Wednesday, October 15, 2014







If you couldn't tell already, fall is our favorite time of year to be on the river!
Brookville continues to be good to us and so does the weather.
Last Wednesday we caught 4 brown trout.
In exchange for getting heckled by three dudes with empty nets, they offered to take our family photo.
I thought this was a good trade considering they had to watch me land a 19" brownie.
Happy Thursday, brave ones.
What's one of your favorite things to do in the fall?

{Today's Letters}

Wednesday, October 15, 2014


Dear Timothy James, the other day I left our front door wide open and forgot to add baking soda to my applesauce spice cake. Thank you for being patient with my sleep deprived brainbox. Dear Lack of Sleep, sometimes you make me want to pour coffee directly into my eyeballs. That's all. Dear Pumpkin Thief, whenever I see another pumpkin missing off of our front porch I tell myself you've been busy making me a pie. With homemade maple whipped cream. And a crust as thick as your head. Dear Husband, afternoon bath time with Brave has become one of the sweetest parts of my day. Thank you for taking this photo, even though it looks like she has a unibrow like Nicholas Cage.

Happy Wednesday, brave ones! Speaking of pie ... what's your favorite fall pie??

{Our Fifth Honey Harvest}

Tuesday, October 14, 2014







Last week our friend Bryan helped me harvest one last frame of honey.
He did great!
It was his first time to open up a hive. 
It was also his first time to catch a trout on a fly rod.
So many firsts!

{Dear Papa}

Monday, October 13, 2014


Thank you for giving me airplane rides early in the morning after your night shifts in the ER.


For showing me how to blow bubbles.


For teaching me about smoked apple, cherry, and hickory wood with Papi.


For imitating a wild buffalo on our walks. #tatanka


For carrying me like a marsupial and dressing me in Rowan's hand me down flannels.


For teaching me the difference between the bench press and power clean.


And for keeping me warm while we catch brown trout on the river.
Love,
Brave
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