It’s spring, and nothing feels better than enjoying it at my parent’s home. They have a nice piece of land in the country, where you can see thousands of stars at night, and little blossoms are popping up everywhere. There is just something magical about going home and finding rest. Our church recently started a series on rhythms in our daily lives. So often, we get caught up in constantly working that we never take the time to refuel in Christ. This past weekend was the perfect way to truly enjoy some relaxation and enjoy God’s creation.
600 days of [fireworks, stomach full of butterflies, beautiful mornings, homemade meals, long walks together, lots of cuddles, is this really my amazing life,] incredible marriage to my best friend. This is the perfect week to celebrate. No classes or work. Smack dab in between our birthdays. And gorgeous weather. Thank you T, for making me fall in love with you more each day. I do, again and again.
Beautiful photo courtesy of Harvest of Memories.
A couple of weeks ago, we had the pleasure of watching these two. I’ll admit, their barking in the middle of the night was not ideal, but getting knocked down when you come home because they are so darn happy to see you makes it all worth it. Kaiser, the handsome one on the right, belongs to my in-laws. He weighs more than me but is just a giant teddy bear. Breeze, the cutie on the left, is ours. She doesn’t live with us now (boo on apartments that won’t allow cute puppies), but we can’t wait to bring her with us when we get our own place someday.
There is something about dogs that wipes away every stressful event of the day. They don’t care if you’re perfect, or whether you checked everything off your to-do list. They just pour out their love, sometimes in the form of slobbery kisses, every single day. I think there is much we can learn from these furry friends. Run hard. Always make time for play. And cuddle like it’s the last chance you’ll get. Life is short. And I think it should be spent with big dogs by your side.
We might have treated them with ice cream…twice. If we spoil our dogs this much, I can only imagine how bad it will get when we have kids. They are just so adorable!
We are taking some time to soak up this beautiful weather and fresh food in the kitchen. Classes are coming to a close and summer break is about to begin. Why not kick it off with homemade pizza? And it always, and I mean ALWAYS, tastes better when eaten with someone you love. So roll up your sleeves, roll out some dough, and top with your favorites.
So this happened a while ago (as in last November), but somehow these images got lost on my computer. Don’t worry, they have been found! I had heard about Balluminaria for a few years, but had never had a chance to go until 2012. Although it was chilly and not much was happening while the sun was up, the magic happened after sunset. I have always loved hot air balloons, and seeing so many of them lit up together was beautiful! If you are in the Cincinnati area this fall, I would highly recommend checking them out. Get there early to find a good parking spot and a seat. It is definitely worth the wait! You should also bring a blanket, some hot chocolate, and a cute husband to snuggle up with. Just from personal experience .