If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
- Albert Einstein

Friday, February 22, 2013


[greg's grandma's collection of rocks and stones on display]
[happy mixer]
[happy colander]
[vegetable pajama pants and gold toes]

what a crazy semester this is shaping up to be!

i'm clinging to God's grace,
the fact that nothing (not even failure or death) can separate me from his love,
and that may is right around the corner. 

just a few more months of hard work and being intentional with my time before i walk across that stage. 

deep breaths.

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

Thursday, February 14, 2013


[red pants-gold shoes]
[little heart on a little valentine]
[love stamps]

I saw a survey on someone's blog 
(I've since forgotten whose- whoops!)
and I had Greg answer the questions. 
I wasn't going to post them, because I forgot the source,
but they were so sweet. 

How long have you been married?  A little over 6 months

Who first said, "I love you"? Mary!

What were your wedding colors? Sunrise! 

What is her most commonly used phrase? "Super"

If she was ordering drinks for both of you what would you each get? Something insanely fruity for her, something manly with Basil for me.

What is the best meal she has ever cooked you? Cilantro Fish Dish!

What is the worst meal she has ever cooked you?When I'm left to fend for myself

What would she say is your most annoying habit? Unmentionable

What is the last thing she does before she goes to bed?Plays a ridiculous mind-numbing cell phone game, then we pray together.

If you could throw out one item of her clothing what would it be?The shark fin-like frilly-fronted dress.

What would you say is your favorite thing about her?The amount of joy and life within her that I get to be part of experiencing and bringing out.

What's her blog's name?!The space between the notes (? I didn't cheat)

a few things:

1. cilantro fish dish is this.
2. isn't my husband the cutest?

Friday, February 8, 2013

nemo is coming!

[red lipstick reminds me of my mom, hot tea]

[happy braid from a few days ago]

[the most amazing chocolate bar greg got me from a greek specialty store]

[cheerios that know valentine's day is coming]

nemo is on it's way, and i'm happily situated in our place,
hot tea in hand,
snow falling outside our big window. 

snuggled up here, with my homework and a full pantry
and beautiful things all over the walls, 
and the best husband in the world who's coming home soon,
i know i'm blessed so far beyond what i deserve. 

and the biggest thing is God's grace- 
no matter what I do,
no matter what anyone thinks,
no matter what I look like,
i'm loved to the infinite degree. 

so that's what's on my mind, waiting for nemo.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013


Read this recently:

Write nothing with your hand but that which you will be pleased to see at the resurrection.

A scribe wrote that after copying (tediously I can only imagine) the text of the four gospels. 

My mother always used to warn me that when you write something-
on the internet or otherwise-
it becomes permanent. 
People you might not have intended to see it might stumble upon it. 
One day someone might bring it up with you in conversation. 

That prayer at the end of an ancient manuscript takes it to a whole new level, right? 
When you write something, and send it out into the world
(or internet, or your class or your teachers)
to be read,
there is a sense of permanence. 
When you've written something, it's much harder to take it back. 
So, with the gospel in mind, I want to write things that,
should they endure in some way,
reflect the truth I'm living for. 

However, I'm 100% positive that I will write some really stupid stuff along the way.
God forbid my emails ever become public. 

Sunday, December 9, 2012

moral of the story: food is good

[avocados for fresh guac]
[window where i sit, stare, pray, and talk to friends on the phone]
[candles that make our apartment smell lovely]
[greg's favorite snack in recent memory- note the swiss army knife...for opening the beer]
[exciting new beer!]
[exciting new cheese!]
[yummy almond coconut bread we made together]
[impromptu taco night...yum]

so the moral of the story is this
food is good. 

the last few weeks (months?)
have felt like they were all running together in one big crazy thing,
and we're trying to get in rest, and homework and all that good stuff.

but we never forget to eat!


Friday, October 19, 2012

this day

Rainy days are beautiful here.
Sitting in the corner of our couch, seeing the autumn leaves twitch and flutter
in response to the grey rain. 
It's all so dimensional.
Trees in the background fade as lines and angles,
blurred by distance and the drops on my window,
a beautiful back drop of green and yellow and rich brown for the trees up close.
I am warm and dry,
 with a perfect view of a beautiful,
quivering, live work of art.

reading, writing, waiting for the man I love.

Friday, September 21, 2012

life, unedited.

no time to edit pictures because, guess why?

life is a little crazy lately. 

such good stuff though- jobs I love, school that grows me and challenges me,
and a husband who makes me cookies (twice now!!), reads scripture in the morning with me,
and prays with me what feels like constantly. 

i'm so blessed. 

really though, I'm feeling that way because this week has emphasized
over and over and over again
God's greatness and grace. 
that's the ultimate thing.