If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up at the age of say 10 or 11, I probably would have said a mom and a teacher. I’ve accomplished the latter, and the former will happen at some point in the future. So, in many ways I am living […]

When I am at school, I am so on it  Always super early mornings and some late nights grading and prepping lessons. I’ve got my workday down, but when I get home, that stamina peters out.  I can’t seem to find that creative productivity to get other work done when I need to. When the […]

My big goal for 2018 is to live meaningfully with intention to make the world a better place.  So with Valentine’s just days away, here’s a few ways to love with meaningful hearts: Gift Experiences- Gift giving/ receiving is some people’s love language. It’s really not about the value or worth of a gift, but […]

We often get so caught up in the day to day that we forget to take a step back and look at all of the amazing things that have happened in our lives. I’m guilty of doing just that so I took some time to look back through the ~12,000 pictures that Kell and I […]

December 31, 2016. Every single detail is forever in my heart. The early morning silence when I woke up that day, the deep breaths I took before the church doors opened, the smell of the flowers, the way the clouds hung perfectly, the Guinness at the pub, the hundreds of candles, the faces of all […]

“This tree holds fast to the earth as it turns, its leaves know when to let go.” This lyric by Katie Dahl, a Door County singer songwriter, serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of change. Leaves are changing.  Even in the unseasonably warm Wisconsin weather, they know when to let go and push […]

The saying “Comparison is the thief of joy” is so painfully true. Countless times, I’ve ended up comparing myself to someone’s success or their best day.  And man, do I feel lame/ pathetic/ loser-ish/ (insert degrading adjective here). So, why do we do it?  Why do I feel the need to compare my path to […]

It’s been about six months since our greatest day. Six months since our vows to love each other till death do us part. Six months since we danced with our closest friends and family.  And six months since we embarked on the most fulfilling adventure of our lives. So, how’s it been? In a nutshell- […]

On a trip back to Madison, Dillon and I drove right into a pretty nasty storm.  We were safe, fortunately.  But as the sky grew darker and the thunder rolled, it made me feel such anticipation. Ever since I was little, my Dad and my sisters and I would watch weather reports on TV in […]

For the past year or so, I’ve been listening to marriage podcasts and reading up on marriage blogs.  Promising to myself and Dill that we will have a marriage more beautiful than our wedding. I always wanted to to be clear in my head and my heart that this marriage will be something we will […]