Thursday, January 24, 2013

Simple lil pictures that mean a lot.

I am realizing more and more how much I love taking pictures, capturing special moments, and being able to look back and remember sweet memories. Here are a few of my faves. 

1. Sunsets & Scripture
This picture was taken at sunset one day last week. I hadn't spend time with Jesus in the morning so sunset it was I guess. Just looking at this picture takes me to a place where I feel peace. It was a sweet time reading the Word & I got to capture it in picture form. 

2. My sweet husband, PK. 
My melancholy. My joy. My best friend. My opposite. 
He really is the best thing that has ever happened to me, as Ray Lamontagne sings in our first dance song at our wedding. He sharpens me. He challenges me. He makes me want to be a better woman. Our 2.5 years of marriage has been full of laughter that makes our bellies hurt and tears that express what words just can't. We are learning each other. Learning how to forgive. Learning how to extend grace. Learning how to listen. Learning how to love like Jesus would. It has been quite the journey and there is no one else I'd rather be on this crazy adventure with. 

3. Dirty birds on our window sill. 
These little birds are on our sill every Sunday. They are like little old men who have been friends for 50 years sitting in the same seats at the same 24 hour breakfast restaurant. They chat all day, bask in the afternoon sun, and reminisce about the good ol' days. I think it's the cutest thing ever and these little guys make me happy. 
{Side note: I had to look up if window sill was one word or two and just FYI, it doesn't matter how you spell it, so give yourself a little freedom next time you spell the word. Go ahead. Have at it. Liberate yourself.}

4. A favorite lyric. 
So, for PK's birthday I got him a record player. One of the first albums on vinyl we bought was Bon Iver's For Emma, Forever Ago. It's also an album that has a lot of meaning to us, as it was one of the firsts that was ours. It's the one we would listen to on drives as the leaves turned in the Fall. It reminds me of when we were dating and everything was new. It reminds me of the first time I laid my head on PK's shoulder when we were driving back to Oxford, Ohio where he lived at the time. I don't know any of the words in any of the songs if I'm honest, but these words pictured I do know:
"Your love will be safe with me." 
They come from the song re:stacks. It is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. {And for not knowing 90% of the lyrics, that's sayin' somethin'!) And on vinyl, it's so rich. So full. And as the song plays it hits the deep places of my heart. My soul goes to a place where it feels deeply and just simply connects. Here's a link to the song: re:stacks. I think you'll love it.


  1. Hey girl,
    I love this. It's so good to hear your voice through your posts.

    1. Ireeeeeneeeeee!!!!!!! Thank you!
      Thanks for takin' a look at this new lil blog. I miss you friend!

  2. Re: Stacks is my favorite Bon Iver song as well. It makes me want to weep when I hear it. It is so beautiful.

    1. Amen. There's somethin' about it, ya know?

  3. I love the words on the chalkboard. So special. (And attractive!) It's so fun seeing pieces of your life on instagram, but these descriptions added even more. Love it :)

  4. I love this post! I love those sweet little things that make our lives ours and I'm glad you are sharing. I ESPECIALLY love that Bon Iver album and song. We have it on vinyl too. The delivery dude must have loved it as well because when we ordered it online the first time, all we got was an empty box. Luckily Amazon was kind and sent us our second copy and a delivery dude who isn't a Bon Iver fan.