Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

It's cold. More accurately, it's 50 degrees but the Internet weather site states that it feels like 44. My logical brain tells me that if we were just leaving the icy grip of winter, this weather would be warm enough for short sleeves and rolled down windows, but it isn't the break of winter and … Continue reading Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist

Engagement pictures posted, compliments of Karyn May Photography!

We love them. The pictures, YES, but we really love these photographers! Karyn May Photography is based out of Grand Rapids and I cannot say enough good things about our photographers, Karyn and Joe! They photograph as a (MARRIED!) couple and the moment you sit down with them, you're hanging out with friends. They put us … Continue reading Engagement pictures posted, compliments of Karyn May Photography!

Back into Wedding Mode

I cannot stop flipping through my planner at work! My weekends are filling to the brim with exciting events and things to do. I have a feeling my wedding day is going to be here before I know it! And because of that, I used today to kick myself back into gear. I sent some e-mails, … Continue reading Back into Wedding Mode

Great Friends and Founders.

I love Founders. I always run into so many people there! It's a great gathering place. An excellent watering hole. Feeling blessed to have such amazing people in my life. Months pass until you're face to face, and then it's as if no time has passed at all. That's when you know you're lucky. Positive … Continue reading Great Friends and Founders.

Life List 2010: Frederik Meijer Gardens (CHECK!)

I was so productive yesterday that I've slacked off already today. I've really enjoyed waking up early but today I didn't even come to consciousness until about 10:30am. Haha. Figures. I will say, however, that yesterday was a great day! This is how it started: I got a phone call from a friend telling me … Continue reading Life List 2010: Frederik Meijer Gardens (CHECK!)

Bold Brews. Bold Thoughts.

Last night, I got to share conversation with a dear friend of mine. He's the friend that I met with months ago who inspired me to move to Grand Rapids first and look for things to fall into place second, the friend who believes that visualizing your goals leads to achieving them. We sat down … Continue reading Bold Brews. Bold Thoughts.

Greater Grand Rapids & Four-Leafed Clovers.

Aside from four small bags and one box, I'm moved in. My room is tidy and I fully intend on keeping it that way. It's peaceful here and I think utilizing my futon for a bed was a good choice; open spaces are cleansing. I feel like a lot has happened this week, more things … Continue reading Greater Grand Rapids & Four-Leafed Clovers.

Naps Make Me Sleepy.

I never take naps, except today it seemed like a good idea. I got up at 4:30am to volunteer at the Detroit Zoo for the Scleroderma Foundation (scleroderma is an autoimmune disease that effects the growth of skin cells). The Foundation hosted a walk/run to raise money for finding a cure and I was invited to set … Continue reading Naps Make Me Sleepy.

And So It Begins… (Part I)

The Recap: Weekend Tales, As Condensed As Possible This past week has been utterly fulfilling/captivating/inspiring/frustrating/testing/liberating/breaking/and satisfying. My last post sounds a little dramatic for how excited I feel about life right now but the subject matter hasn't lightened any. I haven't had any new revelations or results (though I should know more by Wednesday), but … Continue reading And So It Begins… (Part I)