Autumn Walks & Other Clichés: a Reflection in Marriage

Taylor and I were able to slip away for a walk all alone a few weeks ago, right at the height of autumnal glory. What I lovingly refer to as “peak week”. Right when the whole world is ablaze with that fiery glow of autumn leaves burning brightly before they fall to their slow death on the forest floor below. I feel an exhilaration deep down in my soul during this short, but intense season. The seeming light of the very leaves permeates me down to my very bones, filling a sacred void inside me that craves such unparalleled beauty. Getting away with my husband to experience this together was one of my favourite moments this past year. Autumn always puts me in a deep state of reflection too. Something I’ve been contemplating over the course of this past autumn season is Taylor and my relationship. Continue reading “Autumn Walks & Other Clichés: a Reflection in Marriage”


October Journal

This month brought about so much change for us. If you’ve been keeping up with us, you’ll likely have heard that we were blessed with the opportunity to move into a house unexpectedly, so our month has been busy with sudden packing and moving, and doing our best to settle in once more. I’m not sure I’ll have tons to say in this journal, because honestly I’m just exhausted and not feeling terribly inspired at the moment, but I can promise the usual: lots of photos… So do read on! Continue reading “October Journal”

September Journal

This month has been so busy, and honestly I’m sitting here surprised that I’m writing another journal again already. And it’s even a bit late at that! We are all sick with sore throats/stuffy noses/fevers, we’re out of groceries, out of toilet paper, and we have a random fruit fly infestation numbering in the hundreds. Fun times. Don’t worry though, my in-laws showed up and saved the day! And now I am trying to finish this up and just hit ‘publish’ for you all. It’s been a very full month, full of birthdays, traveling, always more studying, and also some exciting and unexpected news: We’re suddenly moving to a house! Continue reading “September Journal”

Practicing Gratitude During Sickness

IMG_9310I’ve struggled with immense guilt while being sick the past several days. I felt it coming on over the weekend, and it transformed into a full body ache, chills, and fever, and a horrific cough that keeps me up most of the night. I’ve been sitting in a daze watching Netflix documentaries, sipping tea and soup, taking ridiculous amount of herbs, and wondering at the unfairness of moms getting sick. Margot’s 2 years old and Cassian’s almost 5 months old, we just moved, Taylor is busy with so much on his plate, and I just don’t have time for this nonsense. I have so much to do.  Continue reading “Practicing Gratitude During Sickness”

the Birth of Cassian Alder


Intuition. There were a few things that I hadn’t fully grasped with my firstborn’s Birth…Primarily, learning to tap into my own innate wisdom, and just fully trusting myself, my body and my Baby, and our God-designed interconnectedness. This was the recurring theme of this entire Pregnancy and Birth, and it is a skill that I am practicing and trying to grow ever since. Modern culture has largely severed all connection with our built-in ability to intuit what we need and what the best course of action is. This is unfortunate, because I believe that it is a gift from the Lord, to help us know what is needed in a moment, when you just don’t have the facts of a situation or the ability to acquire them. Birth is the perfect example of when intuition is so strongly needed too.

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