This past weekend, we got to spend a few days in a beautiful little Bavarian town hidden in the Cascade Mountains of eastern Washington. Leavenworth celebrates autumn with full finesse, sporting bright leaves on every store window and door. Beautiful trees blow their colors through the town, yellows and oranges covering the sidewalks. The town … More Leavenworth Youth Retreat
In May of 2014, before I got pregnant my husband and I and two of our friends went on a road trip to Utah and Arizona. It was our last epic adventure as a childless couple. It goes without saying that parenthood is its own adventure, but this is something we will always remember. We … More Roadtrip
I have been reading and listening to a lot of material from the Wilson family. In the past three months I have been so challenged in my thinking, so shaped in my perspective that I wanted to write it down. There is so much truth and wisdom packed into the books written by Nancy Wilson … More Intrigued by Simple Truths
Its funny to think I used to not like coffee. But my husband introduced me to it. Now he and coffee are my two favorite things. Here is a collection of my pictures of coffee. Sometimes accompanied by food, sometimes a book. But mostly, just coffee. Morning coffee in my robe. The drink of coziness. … More For the Love of Coffee
The burnt colors parade the streets. A sign of final surrender. A yielding to the colder seasons. The crisp crunch carries like a whisper as they tussle and tumble into corners of the sidewalk. Change. It is constant. Nothing ever stays the same. There is no holding back autumn … More Change
We exchange awkward glances. I rack my brain for a question to ask, I’m so desperate to get out of this suffocating fog of silence. Where did all my preparation go? I thought I was ready. And you sit there, fiddling with the corner of your vest, willing the silence to scream louder. This … More The Visit
1.Guest List Ask the bride to make a guest list of people she wants at her shower. Having the guest list is really important because it determines the mood of the party. If the bride wants mostly single/young girlfriends there, the party will be very different from a guest list that includes the bride’s mom … More 10 Stress-free Steps to Planning a Bridal Shower
Autumn. It is a time of harvest. A time of change, a shift in the air, a new beginning. The earth ushers us into a new season full of reds and yellows, of crunching leaves beneath our feet, and smells of cinnamon and apple. Pumpkin pie and an excess of whipping cream, all around. We … More What is Autumn?