Preparing for Christmas: a New Home with New Memories

There’s nothing quite like Christmas time approaching to fill a new house with warmth and mindful activity, that special something that transforms a simple “house” into so much more: a home. A recent move clearly marks new beginnings, but what’s more, it can represent the shift in a family arriving further and deeper into their own story and family identity. That’s what it’s been for us. These past few years since Taylor and I have been married, each Christmas has been in a different place. Stability only to be found in our faith in God and in our family’s love and care for each other. Continue reading “Preparing for Christmas: a New Home with New Memories”

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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”