Thursday, January 29, 2015

frost bite hands

austin and i went to big bear for a day at the beginning of january. i think i almost gave myself frostbite from holding the snow in my bare hands for these pictures, but regardless, it was a wonderful day with austin. i just love being outdoors with him. but i think i'll leave the snow on the ground next time (unless i have some gloves).

Saturday, November 8, 2014

life lately

*photo from a recent work trip to san diego

here's an update on my life as of late.

so austin and i purchased a condo back in october. escrow was crazy and i had to sleep on a friend's floor for two weeks. but we are so blessed to have rad friends who allow us to crash and live with them while we we were homeless and we are even more blessed to be in a position where we can even purchase a home. perhaps i'll write more about our buying story, but for now all i'll say is that i am so thankful to be here. i really do love our new home!

i've been pretty stressed out with work lately. i'm sure some people can relate, but most of the time while i'm at work i'll wonder why i'm even there. i don't know about you, but my job subject isn't the most exciting thing (to me). and i'll constantly be wondering to God, why do you have me here? but i know that the Lord allowed me to have this job for a reason. i mean, he's the only way i got a job as an auditor in the first place. i wasn't smart enough (gpa wise) in the world's eyes. so i know it was Him and Him alone who allowed me to have this position. but it's still a daily struggle to see what it is that He wants to do with me while i'm working here. i'm easily jealous of other women who seem to have their "dream jobs" or get to work at fun places that seem to actually matter or have a greater purpose. but comparison is the thief of joy, is it not? so although i struggle with the subject of careers and jobs, i do know that at the end of the day i am so blessed and happy. i really am.

austin and i have been growing so much in our relationship lately. and our marriage has been benefitting from our time focused on the Lord and each other. it is so great to see God working in our lives and to see each other grow closer to Him. i genuinely am amazed that we are husband and wife. my 13 year old self would definitely be freaking out that austin and i got married.

austin and i recently went on a weekend camping trip to big bear. i think i should definitely share some photos of that (we love camping!). we also have been serving a lot at our church and we are loving it. my sister and i are going to a concert on monday with another friend to go see first aid kit and i am so excited! and i finally cleaned almost all of the house today so our house is looking mighty fine. until next time!

Monday, September 22, 2014

it's a rollercoaster

*photo from our honeymoon in new zealand

life has felt like a whirlwind as of late. sometimes good. sometimes bad. but i feel like i'm truly learning what it means to lean on God for your support. to hold on to His promises and let them permeate your soul. because when life get's crazy, insane, or frustrating - i know that i can always count on God to be my solid ground. and i'm taking a lot of comfort in that.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

it's been five weeks and four days

i'm eagerly awaiting to receive our wedding photos and wedding video. but im also reminiscing on how much fun new zealand was and how i miss spending so much time with austin. until our next big adventure!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

set me as a seal upon your heart

God has done a lot of work in our lives - both together and seperately. and we both are so grateful for Him allowing us to become husband and wife. i love looking back on our engagement photos that our friend, kinsey, took of us in one of my favorite places - washington. oh washington. please claim me as your own one day. austin will happily come along too, i'm sure!

even though we live in california, we decided to fly up to washington for the day just for the photos. because, washington is rad and we love it there. i'm so glad we got to go. the day was spent exploring snoqualmie falls and the surrounding area, ending in downtown seattle with burgers and pizza. not a bad day in my book.

i know i'll cherish these images for the rest of my life. and i'm so glad this special time in our lives was documented. here's to many more photo adventures with my best friend.


welcome to this space where i hope to document our days together and this life that i'm blessed to live.