Life is unpredictable
It changes with the seasons
Even your coldest winter
Happens for the best of reasons
And though it feels eternal
Like all you’ll ever do is freeze
I promise spring is coming
And with it, brand new leaves.
- Erin Hanson
This winter has humbled my heart and has been teaching me how to lean into the growing pains. To not write things off or build walls out of bitterness but to sit with it for a minute and just be here however I need to be. I don’t prefer to share much on these platforms but this quote that I came across a while back keeps repeating in my mind. I’ve found encouragement within it and I just thought maybe, someone else might need it too. I feel grounded and strong, and I’ll keep pushing through. And I hope you see the strength in you as well. So incredibly thankful for spring and for things blooming all around.
73823 March, 2019
2018 Was a year for growth and learning and cherishing the good. Leaning into what it looks like to move myself towards spiritual, emotional and mental health. I learned what it looks like to create boundaries and still learning how they evolve with different season’s of life. I’ve grown to connect deeper and learn with Andrew and our families, and our second family of best friends. I learned - and continue to learn- what it looks like to live within my values. I learned the vital importance that I am my own responsibility.
I have arrived in New Years in the past longing for a fresh start. Don’t get me wrong, I still find it refreshing. But this year I am longing for continuation and application of all the beautiful things I’ve seen and learned, along side all the new I am bound to uncover.
Thank you 2018 for being the year I became truly alive.
8777 January, 2019
Happy two years of marriage to my best friend for life. My safe space in this crazy world. Each day gets sweeter, living with you! Thank you for seeing me and knowing me. For loving me without limits or conditions. You’re so patient and kind, supportive and strong. Thanks for being so silly with me! When you laugh I honestly feel like I could explode from so much joy! And thanks for dancing to jazz in our tiny kitchen when we cook dinner and drink our wine. You’re the most wonderful thing.
We make a pretty great team, you and me. Year three, here we come! 🎉
124625 September, 2018
It’s been one whole year Andrew.. how does it feel that we soaked it all up but it seems just like yesterday all at the same time?
You are a breath of fresh air. You are the warmest embrace. You make me smile on the hard days. You know me best and I know you best too. You truly are my best friend.
Here’s to treasuring what’s past, enjoying what’s now and looking forward to all that’s ahead. I love you!! LET’S DO THIS YEAR TWO! ♡
164624 September, 2017
My heart expands a little more each day. Thank you for knowing my flaws and seeing good shine through. I am so grateful to grow and change with you through each season of life. Thank you for wanting to know me, loving who I am and for being all you are. You truly are the best Andy ❤️
133920 July, 2017
Andrew and I have spent many birthday's together over the last 8 years. But this morning was the first time I got to wake up next to my husband as he turned another year older and it hit me how special today is. He is my absolute best friend, my laughing buddy, we really just get each other. He leads and teaches me how to love better and the joy he gives to everyone around him is immeasurable. My love multiplies for you everyday Andrew. You bring a goodness to life unlike any other ❤️ happy birthday you handsome thang
10336 April, 2017
It says a lot about someone when anywhere they are, feels like home. This was one of my favorite views in one of my favorite rooms in my grandmas teeny house before she moved last year. All our lives including my moms, spent here.
8062 February, 2017
She didn't know she smiled for me
63128 January, 2017
I still wonder what he was feeling
67215 hours ago
Guys, I don't have to go another day not being married to my best friend of all time. Andrew, tomorrow is gonna to be a complete and total joy.. I can't wait to celebrate our love and marriage!! 🎉🙌🏼
138924 September, 2016
65017 July, 2016
Throwing it back to our rainy day hike in Cali. Today I've been trying to remember to take it day by day, to remember what's important, to love better than I have been. That's hard when you're really tired guys.. but so worth it when I try.