There are so many things I love about this time of year. The cooler weather, the overabundance of holidays and time with loved ones, the opportunities to reflect back on the year we’re soon going to be bidding adieu. Strangely enough, something else I love about this month is the mass participation in what’s become … Continue reading November Gratitude Challenge
"Friends are the family we choose for ourselves." Family: an every day term used by so many so often, but with quite a range of definitions that doesn't seem to be one-size-fits-all. Growing up, I was fortunate to be a part of a bigger brood and I absolutely loved it. The oldest of three sisters, … Continue reading When You Give a Girl Family Beyond Blood
Happy (slightly belated) October, everyone! We are well into my most favorite time of the year - the weather is getting cooler (thank goodness), all things pumpkin and apple are in full effect, and the holidays are quickly approaching! It's been a minute - okay, several thousand - since my last post, but as it … Continue reading 24 Things I’ve Loved About Our 24 Months as Mr. and Mrs.
First and foremost, I'd like to formally apologize for my lengthier-than-usual hiatus on here, although this post will go on to explain the (good, or at least reasonable) reasoning for that. This month - which is not even over yet - has been made up entirely of beautiful, soul-enriching memory-making, with occasional spurts of chaos … Continue reading Wanderlust Chronicles: July’s Journeys
With Mother's Day upon us, I've seen more than my fair share of this argument back and forth across a variety of social media pages, as well as a couple interesting articles making their rounds, too (usually in callous tones); Are pet owners "parents" and can animals be called their "kids"? Should they celebrate Mother's/Father's Day? My personal … Continue reading My Dogs Are My Kids and That Shouldn’t Offend You
"And so our adventure begins." I sincerely cannot believe it's already been two years since my favorite person in existence popped that life-altering question and began the formal process of my becoming Mrs. Lawry. Like plenty of girls I know, I'd had a Pinterest board dedicated to my dream wedding well before it was ever a … Continue reading Our Engagement Story
"Love isn't an emotion or sentiment wrapped in pretty words to make us feel good. It's active. It's intentional." Over the weekend, my darling husband and I attended our first marriage enrichment retreat. It was something he'd applied for a few weeks ago after we'd found out about through some online forums. I'd heard nothing … Continue reading Strengthening Our Marriage Muscles
"A dog is the only thing on Earth that loves you more than he loves himself." - Josh Billings I'll be the first to admit it - I am that person. The one that treats my pups the same way my friends treat their human babies, because they're the closest things we've ever had to them. … Continue reading You Rescued Me, Too.
Is anyone else in disbelief that Christmas is at the end of this week? I can't even wrap my head around it. The holidays this year are different than years past to say the least, but that hasn't been in a negative way. Being in our new home has given us ample opportunity to come … Continue reading Christmas Traditions 2016
If it feels like I just penned a post like this, it's probably because I did - my last published piece on this page was all about our escapades in Los Angeles around Thanksgiving. But it's been a crazy, chaotic, and incredible couple weeks for Tim and I, and I'm so happy to finally have the free … Continue reading Wanderlust Chronicles: Christmastime In NYC