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Spring Break // Lately

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  1. Baby cousins in San Francisco. We love you “Tayus.”
  2. Taking playtime outside.
  3. Running in the rain with Uncle Jones.
  4. Baby kisses beside the Golden Gate Bridge.
  5. Breakfast, Pasadena style.
  6. Fueling up for the road.
  7. L.A.
  8. Summer Faith and her Mama at sunset.
  9. Run baby, run!
  10. Highway One.
  11. Grilled corn and Summer nights in March!
  12. Summer and Daddy, just melting my heart!
  13. Enjoying dinner on the porch.
  14. Californian Coast.
  15. Enroute to San Francisco…
  16. 31 weeks at the Golden Gate Bridge.
  17. Cheeeessssseeee. Fuzzy family selfie.
  18. Fish tacos forever.
  19. Daddies girl.
  20. Driving through Hollywood while the toddler slept! Insert happy dance!


OK so I know I’m like a month late…but hey HAPPY NEW YEAR!! 2016 over here has gotten off to a pretty good start. I guess I took a little break from the blog/ photo snapping when back at home for Christmas. It wasn’t intentional. Let me tell ya…jet lag with a toddler is NOT FUN. But once again I am drawn back to this this little space of mine. What started as a newlywed diary and has since documented many adventures, a baby, anniversaries, family traditions and huge life changes. To me it’s been such a demonstration of God’s continual faithfulness to this little family. 2015 was the year we were challenged to follow God into new territory and start a new chapter here in Chicago and it’d been filled with such sweet discoveries about Him and ourselves. So we’re looking ahead to 2016 with full hearts (and bigger bellies!!).

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Back at home, we took Summer to visit her Great Nana down in Cork and stopped in Dublin for a day along the way. It’s always such a special thing to share our favorite places in Ireland with S. Here we are in St. Stephens Green feeding the ducks and drinking good, good coffee. Man I love that kid.


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Getting a glimpse of the person God is creating…

anniversary7 anniversary6 anniversary9 anniversary1 anniversary anniversary2 anniversary3 anniversary4 anniversary8I shared this quote on Instagram earlier and I kinda LOVE it, “Within this Christian vision for marriage, here’s what it means to fall in love. It is to look at another person and get a glimpse of the person God is creating, and to say, “I see who God is making you, and it excites me! I want to be part of that. I want to partner with you, and God in the journey you are taking to his throne.” And when we get there, I will look at your magnificence and say, “I always knew you could be like this. I got glimpses of it on earth, but now look at you!” Each spouse should see the great thing that Jesus is dong in the life of their mate through the Word, the gospel. Each spouse then should give him or herself to be a vehicle for that work and envision the day that you will stand together before God, seeing each other presented in spotless beauty and glory.”   Tim Keller’s book The Meaning of Marriage

How beautiful is that? I want that. I am a part of Phil’s journey and he is a part of mine. We realized, over the past 4 years we have never been in the same country for our Anniversary, the 18 August for us started in Ireland, the next year we woke up in N.Korea, then China, we were unexpectedly in Singapore for our third and last Tuesday we celebrated our 4th year of marriage in Millennium Park! It’s been a crazy journey so far but I am so grateful that on that day 4 years ago, I stood beside my very best friend and said ‘yes’…praying for a hundred more just as wonderful as these last 4. Happy Anniversary Phil xx


Here’s a link to last year’s post, cause’ it’s one of my faves! ;)

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