Stay strong ice babies ! 💪🏽🥶 These icicles don’t seem to want to let go. We’ve been driving around for over a week with ‘em & I’m def starting to get attached. 💙 Hang on guys, the weather looks freezing for the next forever so I’m counting on you to tough it out with me, mmm k? 👊🏽
Wednesday. I hang up my laundry. I spray my linen with lavender. I eat oats and chia seeds and almonds, and I reply to emails. I soak chickpeas. I sit on the windowsill wishing a little that I could be someone different but instead I am just me; worried and thin-skinned. Fragile yet whole. Like a water balloon, like a spider web, like an Easter egg in the excited hands of a toddler.
I am a little anxious, a little vulnerable, but here I am anyway, trying to be the kind of person who can accept these feelings sometimes. Trying to be someone who occasionally feels overwhelmed and frustrated and weary. Trying to be someone who moderates my tone of voice, who tries to remember that everyone is hoisting around their own insecurities and struggles and moods, who understands that no one is the villain in their own story.
Who goes home to fold laundry, cook my chickpeas and eat a handful of small cookies shaped like stars.
Today sucked. Had to say goodbye to one of my best friends. Our dog Charlie. Such a hard and crappy day. Adventure on bud, run and explore free - I belive we'll see each other again one day! If you have a dog, love them hard tonight. // #charlieciurdar
If it's the beaches
If it's the beaches' sands you want
Then you will have them
If it's the mountains' bending rivers
Then you will have them
If it's the wish to run away
Then I will grant it
Take whatever what you think of
While I go gas up the truck
Pack the old love letters up
We will read them when we forget why we left here
- Avett Brothers
Saying goodbye to another winter day in Montana.
After a weekend spent in the town I grew up in with @alexismcleod23, we packed the car and headed back home to Washington. As we came over the ridge along the Clark Fork. We had to pull over to watch the sun go down.
It’s easy to get swept up in life, isn’t it? The tasks, the to-dos, the errands, the work. Ya know what I’m sayin’?⠀
I took time out yesterday to clean my craft room/office to make room for the new baby (#priorities). As I browsed through scrapbooks and old memories, I remembered how easy it is to forget... ⠀
It’s easy to forget that we started out as “us”… two imperfect people loving each other and leaning into each other as best as we could. ⠀
Two people that moved in together after 5 months.⠀
Two people that lived in a 300 sq. ft. space without a kitchen.⠀
Two people who would go to the golf course after hours to get all the outskirt balls bc we were too poor to buy ‘em. ⠀
Two people who started a family together.⠀
Two people who loved during hard times. ⠀
Two people who grew into each other like your favorite pair of jeans. ⠀
If you needed a reminder about love today, here it is: your love can create miracles. Never underestimate what two people can do, create, and be together. ⠀
Double tap if you’re feelin’ this. ❤️