I was through with classes for Spring and filled with all of the excitement that a bit of freedom brings when I bounded down the dormitory hallway to ask J. if she wanted to go head out and seize the day. We got in her car and drove. Spring in Florida is exquisite, so in… Continue reading Meet-cute memories on Valentine’s Day
So Will and I spent several nights last week watching Back to the Future I, II, and III. I had never seen them before and now I think I’m a little bit obsessed. The other night I had a dream about Will, that I think was influenced in part by the last movie. Though I… Continue reading 88 in a DeLorean
I’ve spent the greater part of the afternoon looking through old pictures stored on our portable hard drive. I’m amazed at how long we have been together, and how we have grown and changed in the past five years. Three houses, our wedding, Piper. When I first graduated and moved to Lakeland in 2010, Will… Continue reading Looking back
Will had a show today in a little sandwich shop called Givahoot Cafe, in Mulberry. The weather was overcast and rainy, which coupled with the cold I’m fighting left me feeling a bit drowsy. This cafe, though, had a bookshelf filled with board games and children’s books that kept Piper occupied while I watched Will… Continue reading Videos from Will’s latest show in Mulberry, FL.
We shared such a beautiful day together yesterday. Will woke up early to cook the thickest, most delicious heart shaped chocolate pancakes. Studded with chocolate chips, these rich pancakes reminded me of soft baked cookies, still warm from the oven. We ate them with butter and a generous drizzle of pure maple syrup. Piper and… Continue reading Valentine’s Day 2015
For three years we have fed one another, nurtured one another, and loved one another. This morning I woke up to the deepest chocolate cupcakes with jelly-red hearts swimming in ganache in celebration of our anniversary. You came home to a humble meal of rice and vegetables with tofu — humble and satisfying, nourishing. Our love… Continue reading On our anniversary
Outside this afternoon I harvested a fair amount of small red tomatoes; Piper threw in a couple of green ones for good measure. As we walked through the garden path I also noticed several thin green chili peppers growing, as well as little green pods interspersed throughout our flowering cilantro plant. Dried, I imagine they are what we… Continue reading Notes and daydreams
Will and I shared a peaceful afternoon together picnicking along the edge of the lake as Granbee and Papa played with the little Piper back home. We packed two bags filled with lunch and dessert (generously supplied by said grandparents), one of our favorite picnic quilts, plenty of water, and a camera. We spread our blanket beside… Continue reading A picnic, a walk, a time together.
My affection and love for my husband grows with the years that we share together. In many ways, our life is more complex now than when we first met. We used to take off to the beach some evenings just to feel the caress of water and watch the sky turn colors as the sun… Continue reading For my love, and notes from Valentine’s day.
I fell in love with yoga during my senior year of high school. A studio had opened next to the gym I frequented at the time; truth be told, I knew about it as soon as the first sign went up. I waited for–even dreamed of–the place for months until it finally opened. I really… Continue reading On my first experiences with yoga, and a poem.