Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hi! Hi! Hi!

Its 62 degrees and sunny out.
We plan our keeping our sun starved bodies outside
until the sun disappears.
And then we're cleaning, because the sun is showing all our dust :P

Happy Weekend!


Friday, April 26, 2013

Today as I walked in the sunlight with one of my littles
it suddenly hit me that I felt like "me" and I haven't felt like "me"
for a long, long time.
I know who I am at my core,
a daughter of Christ, a wife,
 beloved by both my God and my husband.
But everything else has been fairly shiftable.
I have struggled at my work,
wondering if its me or my employers/clients, or both.
I have been brought to points of needing to make decisions
that decidedly alters my/our life for a season,
and that is hard.
Some roles I thought were mine for asking have been taken away.
Some roles I have never wanted I have been asked to take.
Things I have deeply desire have been witheld.
Many close to me have been hurt and are currently hurting
physically and/or emotionally.

This is not a pity nor an empathy party.
Just an admittance.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Perhaps after all romance did not come into ones life with pomp and blare,
like a gay night riding down;
perhaps it crept to ones side like an old friend through quiet ways;
perhaps it revealed itself in seeming prose, until some sudden shaft of illumination
flung athwart its pages betrayed the rhythm and the music,
perhaps... perhaps...
love unfolded naturally out of a beautiful friendship,
as a golden hearted rose slipping from its green sheath.

 (photo by April)

Husband and I have been missing each other a lot of lately.
As in miscommunication missing each other.
Mostly because I just really haven't been here,
I have been working A LOT the past two weeks 
and the effects of that have been shown in our lack of oneness.
When we are apart we miss the other and tend to build the other
up in our day dreamings. So when we are back together there 
is a slight adjustment of truth that is sometimes a little disappointing (:

In these moments I tend to resort back to our friendship.
The friendship that was there loooong before any of these
crazy lovey dovey feelings came along.

It is such a comfort to me that when the lover husband/wife side of 
us is just. not. working. we as friends still work.
This specific season of working crazy long hours will end,
 we will learn to communicate and understand each other better
(someday :P)
and as long as we both shall live we will be friends.


Tuesday, April 16, 2013


 Its the middle of April and I'm not really sure where 
the whole beginning of April went...

Josh bought a bike this weekend and where we went to pick
it up I was certain either we were going to get shot
or we were going to watch someone get shot. Epic.

I've been seeing of pictures of spring all over Facebook and Instagram,
you know where its still not spring?? HERE.
Spring in Chicago is always slow in the coming and quick in the leaving.

Although on Sunday we had some 50 degree weather and all the sudden
everyone was out and we had such fun with lots of impromptu plans.

While visiting Bethany this weekend we realized we've been friends
almost 15 years. I feel so old and so blessed at the same time.

 I shifted this and that around in our spare room and now
it feels 3x bigger.

I still have an itch for minimalism.
It's still making husband nervous.

We're going to spend the next couple nights in said spare room
because I'm feeling extra Anne Shirley-ish lately 
and the room has such beautiful light right now (:

I have Eucalyptus everywhere.
It makes our home smell clean even when its not.

We made homemade pizza the other night.
Goat gouda cheese, broccoli, and bacon,

I love people's laughs.


Thursday, April 11, 2013

a few of my favorite things

1. a little note each day
2. dreams of travels here and there
3. dog sitting
4. lattes (:
5. light
6. him. always him
7. that April showers bring May flowers

hope you've had a lovely week!
Ours has been filled to the brim and we have lots of 
fun plans for the weekend. 
I'm off to visit one of my oldest friends and see 
"The Hiding Place"on stage, soooo excited!
Meanwhile husband will stay here in the city and
work, work, work.
I know I've mentioned it before, but I am so very grateful
for how hard husband works to provide for us.
He's one of the hardest working people I have ever met
and it makes me all the more proud to call him mine (:

Have a fun weekend!


Saturday, April 6, 2013

This week

has been full of spring light and cute babies (:

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, April 4, 2013


~ Light has been a beautiful constant from the moment we rise to good night kisses
~Warmth settling in to our chilly bones
~ for the little green growth in our yard that TRIPLED the day after I cleared away the weeds
~Future plans for road trips here and there
~Standing in line at a grand opening and being rewarded with lots of gift card $$. 
~No socks!! 
~An unexpected package from a dear friend
~Letters full of love from family
~Newfound friends
~Dog sitting, which means lots of puppy kisses and long walks 
~Time together. Just the two of us (and the dog:)) 


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

summer wardrobe

I'm pulling out my spring and summer clothes today
and I'm silly excited about it.
I've been summer dressing up in my daydreams since February (:
I've noticed my style change a bit since moving to the city
and I've noticed some distinct tendencies in summer dressing;

All my summer things are two sizes too big.
I don't like anything close to my body in the summer.
I'm outside a lot between biking everywhere and nannying
and anything that sticks to my body quickly becomes very uncomfortable.

I don't need many summer clothes.
I tend to have a few favorites and wear only those.
These favorites are easy to wash, fit well, and are fairly sturdy.
I sadly ruined more than one skirt last year from biking :(

Midi skirts and dresses are the best.
Long enough to cover my bum while biking and playing hop scotch 
but not long enough to get caught in my bike chain.

These are a fairly new thing for me.
I started wearing them a bit last year and found they made me feel
 ladylike after a day of running around and acquiring a lot of grime
from said running around. I have a leather pair of wedges 
that I've been breaking in and I think I'll get a lot of 
wear out of them this summer.

Carry a cardigan.
I ALWAYS have a cardigan tucked in my bag during the summer.
We often go to a concert or a movie in the park or out with friends
after work and cardigan dresses up even the plainest outfit
and protects from the evening chill.
I also often go to Moody during the summer
and I don't want to offend anyone with my bare shoulders (:

So ready for summer!!