Tuesday, January 22, 2013

an open love letter to my husband.

i love it when you hear my alarm in the mornings and squeeze me tighter.
i love it when you sing in the shower and that it is always a truly absurd song choice.
i love that you happily volunteer to drive to dairy queen to get me a cookie dough bliz…
Monday, January 21, 2013

my goodness my guinness.

hello all. much to report here as we had an eventful week, last week. (we are all home today in observance of MLK and i am still in weekend mode.. until tomorrow morning, that is).
the appointment that we had on thursday for guinness was at universit…
Wednesday, January 16, 2013

something to say.

my mind is wandering, as it does. i've been working hard to keep it in check because it's easy to get ahead of myself. but still, it wanders.
i've been facing the realization lately that my best friend, my guinness, will probably not be…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013


i'll be your emmylou and i'll be your june if you'll be my gram and my johnny too. no, i'm not asking much of you just sing little darling, sing with me.
Sunday, January 13, 2013


we haven't left our couch in days. wait, we haven't left our couch in days except to migrate to the bed for sleeping... all three of us.. and then back to the couch in the morning. i can't bare the thought of these past few days ending.…
Saturday, January 12, 2013

this beloved dog.

hello world. i am here today with an update on our beloved g. guinness. mister. old pal. my love. we received a call from our veterinarian on thursday night that early results of his gland removal surgery were positive for lymphoma. she was calling…
Sunday, January 6, 2013

little things.

{as promised & much needed}

01. rewatching friday night lights because it is perfect. 02. my mom watching friday night lights for the first time and loving riggins. 03. my wool coat and blush mittens and sorel boots to brave the iowa winters. 0…


this week has been hard. the hardest. unfortunately it is all too easy to lose myself in the madness and wallow in it. i have been in a constant battle with myself to keep moving past it all. life, i suppose. 
today i am trying to be hopeful again.…
Tuesday, January 1, 2013

kellan is one!

it's hard to believe it has been one whole year since this little bugger made his grand entrance. it was a very special birthday for us to celebrate with a very special boy and he was one happy camper. and successfully showed us what he would l…


my resolutions are simple. because i don't like making resolutions; i belong to the 'it's setting yourself up for failure when you do' camp on this matter. but i also believe in the luxury of a fresh start and taking advantage of thi…