new life.

Yesterday, my niece Riley Jo graced us with her presence. When my brother called me, I was definitely one of those “I’m-crying at-work-with-joy-let-me-run-to-the-bathroom-so-no-one-else-sees” kind of people. The emotion and joy that spread through me was surprising. I knew I’d be happy, we’ve been waiting for this child for 9 months but WHOA this kind of … More new life.


I’ve been reading some of my past journals in an attempt to discover who I was during various snapshots of my life. The moments captured in photographs + my journals give a pretty good snapshot of who I was with, what I was feeling, and what my relationships looked like. It’s always quite the activity … More journals

on lifelong friends.

today i had the great pleasure of connecting with my friend rori. we became fast friends during our early college years on a mission trip to seattle – pure and absolute ridiculous behavior that bonded us deeply, very deeply. we had just the right mix of laughter (till we peed our pants) and serious, in … More on lifelong friends.

my to-stop list

it seems i’m always jotting down to-do lists, all sorts of things i do not want to forget. i’m guessing you do the same. i mean, we’re so obsessed with to-do lists that there are programs devoted to it (Remember the Milk, Evernote etc.). i’ve been thinking lately of how i get so caught up … More my to-stop list


i awoke to the sunrise this morning. my body woke up five minutes before the alarm, anticipating the adventure of crawling out before the rest of the world awakes. i quietly packed up my belongings from the hostel, brushed my teeth, assembled my morning playlist and began the windy drive up the mountain in the … More sunrise.

walking home.

this week we experienced a gigantic snowstorm, rivaling that of 1978 they say. unfortunately, i was so sick when this storm came that i had little¬†excitement¬†over the possibility or reality of so much snow. i’d normally be skiing and playing and running through this snow, experiencing it all, but not this time. i was stuck … More walking home.