Tagged with joy

then came harper.

Exactly one month ago today, I was sitting in the hospital, staring at this precious little girl in the bassinet beside me who had come into our lives in the middle of the night. For as much as I had tried to picture what our daughter would look like, nothing could have prepared me to … Continue reading

virginia is for lovers.

For those of you who didn’t make your way here through social media, let’s start with the big news: after a little more than two years of calling Richmond, VA home, Jordan and I feel so blessed to say that we are officially moving back to our hometown of Charlotte, NC for this new chapter … Continue reading

our marriage turns two.

HELLO from my favorite place on earth: the beach! We are celebrating yet another anniversary with the sand and the ocean right in front of us, and I am just so grateful and happy about it. And what a blessing it is to say that we are celebrating our second anniversary – TIME. FLIES. I … Continue reading

to my baby girl.

I wish there were words to adequately kick off this blog post, I really do… because typically, you want your writing to start off with a calm lead-up, a gentle opening that carries your beloved readers easily into the crux of what you want to say. But here, in this moment: WE ARE HAVING A … Continue reading

more than perfect.

Okay friends, let’s be real: who is already burnt out on New Year’s resolutions? It amazes me just how quickly the excitement of a new year can wear off, but I have to say that I’ve been pleasantly surprised this time around at how much the refreshing feeling of a new year has stuck with … Continue reading

looking back.

Ah, yes – I’ve added another nostalgic post on 2017 to your feed… but let’s be real, can’t we all appreciate this time where we excitedly look to something new, while closing the book on what this past year brought us? While everything post-Christmas is honestly just a little depressing to me, there is also … Continue reading

sister, sister.

The time is here, y’all: I finally get to use this little space I have to gush about my sister’s wedding and, as best I can, articulate what it feels like to see your little sister in a moment as perfect and joyful as marriage brings. Ever since we were little, my sister Lauren and … Continue reading

o come, all ye faithful.

Happy Cyber Monday, friends! Who is finding the best deals? Aside from the excitement that comes with finding the perfect gift for someone (or, umm, myself), I LOVE this time of year: when Christmas trees carrying years of memories become the centerpiece of living rooms, string lights bring life to even the barest parts of … Continue reading

so long, summer rhythm.

OKAY, who else is enjoying these perfectly cool, wonderful October days as much as I am? I am the first person to mourn the ending of summer, but after so. many. days. of hot, sticky temperatures long after Labor Day, I am rejoicing in the beauty of all things fall. Back in May when we … Continue reading

simple joys: travel edition.

Dear seasoned travelers: this travel thing you do so frequently is an art form. Over the past few years, I’ve always felt like the Lord was easing me into the chaos and last-minute changes that come with traveling. And this past weekend was no different… which calls for the next post in the mini-series I … Continue reading