october…

it’s october!! my favorite month of the year! i just love october… the leaves, the crisp air, the smell of cinnamon and cloves, the taste of apple cider. it’s just the perfect season. i’m taking this month to work on me. to get back in shape, to rest mentally and emotionally, to figure out me again. it’s going to be great. i’ll keep you all posted on how everything goes…

anyway…we went to an apple orchard on monday!! it was such fun!! and i might have fallen in love with some goats. yes, goats. they are so sweet and cute! and i even got head butted by a kid!

yes, we caved and got a caramel apple. and we might have gotten one for the road that is waiting to be eaten! we are so excited to do so many more fun things for fall…some of which we hope become traditions! what are some of your favorite fall activities?!

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in the silence…

so i know i’ve been silent on the blog lately. i’ve been busy trying to find my place here in the great land of wisconsin, and since blogging isn’t my full time job, i guess i dont feel much of a responsibility to keep up with it. 

i will say though that since moving, i’m starting to remember my identity. i’m starting to remember who it is that God has created me to be. i am a musician. i am a creative. i am a wife. i am a daughter. i am a lover of nature. i am me. the reminding has been hard though. and i am sad that for a while i forgot all of these things. for a time, i was trying to be someone who i was never intended to be. i feel kind of like Eustace Scrubb in Voyage of the Dawn Treader. he is a little boy who becomes a dragon for a time, but Aslan comes and pulls off his scales making him a little boy again. it is painful, but in the end it is completely worth all of the hurt. i feel like i am becoming myself…

 

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the tomato place…

friends…

i love the south. i grew up in hot and steamy mississippi, and for so log i wanted to get out of the heat. now, i finally have a love and affection for this great state. i love the people, the food, the big oak and pine trees, and the culture. it’s a great place…

on my lovely trip i took a little road trip with “the ladies” (that’s what we graciously call my grand mothers) and stopped at a roadside tomato stand aptly called The Tomato Place. we sipped on smoothies and snacked on homemade french fries, and sat under a ceiling fan out of the hot hot sunshine. it was such a fun time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

p.s. the lovely lady in plaid is my 101 year old great grand mother…she’s pretty swell…

i’m baaack!!

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dear friends…

things around these parts have been so hectic lately! i have been out of town, sweet david gave me a wonderful, wonderful birthday weekend, and we have been trying to get our new apartment in order (it’s only taken two months!). it seems like life just wont slow down on it’s own, so i’m taking the time right now to force it to go a little slower. it is so nice to stop everything and think about the past few weeks, and to get excited for the coming of fall! it’s by far my favorite season!

one of my out of town trips took me down south to mississippi to see my family! it was a great time celebrating my birthday and my future niece! we ate so much cake and laughed and told stories and shared life. it was a magical time. i took plenty of photos while i was gone, so here is a little tour of my parents yard and house. i grew up in this house, and my mom did too! it has been in our family for three generations! this home is full of love and memories…i hope that david and i have a house like this one day for our children to call home…

there is so much more southern charm to come…

one of those days…

i’m having one of those days. you know…the kind of day where you just dont want to do anything? that’s the kind of day i’m having. i want to curl up on the couch and watch 20 movies (even though i know way deep down in my heart i dont REALLY want to do that) and have these last few boxes unpack themselves. that would be so nice. i need motivation folks!

okay. enough complaining. i’m so looking forward to the fall. cooler weather, hayrides, apple orchards, pumpkins, bonfires!! fall is by far my favorite time of the year. and each year, we get to take a week and go up to beautiful Door County, Wisconsin to rest. to sabbath. to sit in the hot tub and relax! i cant wait. just a few more months…

13 months.

this guy….

seriously? so handsome. he says a lot that he’s a lucky guy for marrying me, but i like to think that i’m a lucky gal for marrying him. he’s the tops. and we’ve been married for 13 MONTHS!! that’s one year and one month of married bliss! well…mostly bliss. we’ve had a wonderful time this year. i couldn’t be happier with this dueling denim loving cutie. and yep, he’s a cutie. here’s to 80 more years of everyday adventures, mr. johnson!!!

 

p.s. if you are ever in Milwaukee, you HAVE to go to BelAir Cantina. seriously the best tacos…ever. trust me.

oshkosh

Hello Friends!

sorry for my long absence. this have been pretty hectic around here lately! david and i have been busy visiting antique stores, drinking coffee, meeting new friends, and strolling the farmers market! we love living here in oshkosh. life seems to move at a slower pace, which is nice after life in the big city. our apartment is starting to feel a little more like home, so hopefully i’ll be sharing some photos and things with you soon! for now though, here are some photos from a few weeks ago. every year around Independence Day, Oshkosh has a big festival called Sawdust Days. there’s fun food, snow cones, and rides, and even a little pioneer town where you can buy pioneery things.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

did you do anything fun for July 4th??