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love letters

Last night David and I were at my parents house to watch the new episode of Breaking Bad (we don't have cable, and we were too anxious to wait for it on apple tv). We went upstairs to my old bedroom in their house and we're looking through all the stuff we kept from when we were dating; Birthday cards, letters, photos. I love going back through that stuff and remembering the feelings and giddyness from that time! It made us realize that we don't really write eachother letters anymore, and we used to alwayssss write letters. Mostly because we were apart alot when David was touring. 

David leaves for tour this friday, so I spent the morning in bed writing some letters for him to read while he's away. I got three done this morning, but I'll try to do a few more this week so that they last a while! 

Letters are special, I think that we don't really get to express everything that we feel without writing it. 

Write your boy a letter! 




I  T  '  S






G   I   R  L


baby update

We got to go see baby again at a detailed ultrasound on monday, so detailed we could even see the little heart beating! She showed us all the different parts, and when it came to the legs I was trying really hard to look inbetween... But I definitely couldn't figure it out! Here they aren't allowed to tell you the gender at an ultrasound, the results have to be sent to your dr and then they give you a call. So I'm very anxiously waiting to find out!!

Right now I'm feeling girl... so we'll see! 


What no eye has seen



this morning i came across this verse in 1 corinthians 2:9 “what no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what god has prepared for those who love him” that verse gives me an excited feeling! and it reminded me a quote from c.s lewis' mere christianity that our pastor read on sunday that i just love!

"god will invade.

but i wonder whether people who ask god to interfere openly and directly in our world quite realise what it will be like when he does. when that happens, it is the end of the world. when the author walks on to the stage, the play is over.

god is going to invade, all right: but what is the good of saying you are on his side then, when you see the whole natural universe melting away like a dream and something else – something it never entered your head to conceive – comes crashing in; something so beautiful to some of us and so terrible to others that none of us will have any choice left?

for this time it will be god without disguise; something so overwhelming that it will strike either irresistible love or irrestistible horror into every creature. it will be too late then to choose your side. there is no use saying you choose to lie down when it has become impossible to stand up. that will not be the time for choosing; it will be the time when we discover which side we really have chosen, whether we realised it before or not. now, today, this moment, is our chance to choose the right side. god is holding back to give us that chance. it will not last forever. we must take it or leave it."

you can watch the sermon here if you like.. 


(If you left a comment and don't see it anymore, I didn't intentionally delete it. I accidentally deleted this post bumping buttons on my phone without realizing. I reposted it this morning but the comments are unfortunately lost) 



I kind of jumped the gun on Fall this week! We had a couple rainy mornings so I made hot chocolate, threw on my coziest sweater, and declared it fall. But I definitely spoke too soon, this outfit bit me in the butt later when after my dr's appt David and I walked down to the beach for dinner and I was dying of heat sitting in the sun at our favourite sushi restaurant. Whenever fall does decide to come I will welcome it with open arms, but for now i think shorts are a better choice.

Sweater: Thrifted Eddie Bauer - This sweater actually has a tiny blood stain on it from one night in Minneapolis when David and one of my my best friends (Tegan) husband's bands were touring together. Tegan and I had spent the night sitting behind the Merch booth and when her husbands band was playing I decided to let loose and start to dance a little crazy. Tegan quickly came running down a bench and jumped off to join me.. butt the ceilings in clubs can be slightly low, she smacked her forehead on a metal beam and it knocked her right to the ground, I turned around there was tegan half fallen over half dancing with a face covered in blood. A rather horrific sight! We ran to the bathroom to clean her up. She had a pretty crazy gash for quite some time, but everything was all right. So, that is the story of this cozy sweater... 

Necklace: H&M - I bought this yesterday because we have a wedding this weekend. I didn't want to spend the money on getting a new dress, so I decided to get a necklace to spruce up an old outfit. 

Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Jeans: Urban Outfitters BDG Twig Jeans - These are my favvv, fit great, never stretch out, super skinny. I now have to wear them with an oh so trendy belly band because baby is growing and they are no where close to buttoning up. 

Bracelet: Thrifted - Shown in last weeks post... and probably every post to come, my staples.

Rings: Etsy

Sandals: Thrifted Franco Sarto

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