The First Month of Motherhood

I’m a mom. A mother. Of a child. A real child. It’s still mind blowing, 4 weeks in. Every day I remember that baby E is mine. Ours. I’m not sure when it will stop feeling surreal. The first month of being a mom has been so many things. Inspiring, terrifying, overwhelming, exciting, and tooContinue reading “The First Month of Motherhood”

Getting Married Is An Accomplishment In My Book

I’m not usually one to post a response to an article that I don’t see eye to eye with. I typically just tell Jackson all about it and then let it go. I’m not posting this so much to disagree with the author of the original article, but more to create a little perspective.  Continue reading “Getting Married Is An Accomplishment In My Book”


When Josh, a friend of ours, asked if we wanted to go with him to Oktoberfest it was an easy “yes” for us. We actually headed down to Oberammergau, Germany first (check out that post here and here) and then headed north to Munich for Oktoberfest. We got into Munich around 2:00 Sunday afternoon. We stayedContinue reading “Oktoberfest”

Oberammergau, Germany–Climbing The Kofel Mountain

Last week, Jackson and I and a friend of ours, Josh, headed south to Bavaria to visit Oberammergau and then head up to Oktoberfest. You can read more about that here and here. Our top priority while in Bavaria, was to find a good trail to hike. After doing some research, I found a littleContinue reading “Oberammergau, Germany–Climbing The Kofel Mountain”

Oberammergau, Germany

Last week we took a weekend trip from Frankfurt down to Oberammergau. Unless you’re from Germany, you probably have no clue where that is, but you should because it is stunning. Oberammergau is a quaint little town about an hour south of Munich. Initially, we were going to go to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, a more well-known townContinue reading “Oberammergau, Germany”

Confessions of a fiance: I’m getting married in 4 weeks and sometimes I forget to brush my teeth

So here’s the deal. I’m getting married in 32 days. I mean WE’RE getting married in 32 days. (We’re working on referring to our lives as WE, but sometimes I forget) Throughout the past couple of years, every time I’ve seen a “one month until our wedding day” post on social media I’ve always wonderedContinue reading “Confessions of a fiance: I’m getting married in 4 weeks and sometimes I forget to brush my teeth”

Searching for joy in all the wrong places

In case you’re wondering how my week has been, I’ll tell you. It has been really really really hard. Here’s a couple of reasons why: I’m behind in my classes, I don’t get enough sleep, I work all day and do homework all evening, I wish I saw my friends more, I wish I lovedContinue reading “Searching for joy in all the wrong places”

Don’t judge a book by its cover or a couple by their Instagram

This weekend Jackson and I got our engagement pictures taken, and we couldn’t be happier with them. They embody everything an engaged couple is supposed to be. You know, just a couple of high school sweet-hearts, blissfully staring into each other’s eyes and perfectly in love. Because that’s how engaged couples are supposed to be,Continue reading “Don’t judge a book by its cover or a couple by their Instagram”