yesterday i celebrated another sweet, sweet year of life! the day was spent with family & friends enjoying homemade cake, opening gifts, eating waffles & sushi & then sweet crepes, working with amazing kiddos out in the school garden, making a stop at the thrift store & simply savoring this precious day of life.
i am writing this blog post mostly for me, although perhaps you will get a kick out of it, too.
i started this blog in september of 2008. luke & i were freshly dating. we had just started our second year of college & we were smitten with one another. we lived in columbia, missouri. fast forward five years, we are married & we adore one another. we love & understand each other more now than we ever could have imagined. we live in luke's hometown in arkansas. i am still writing here.
i absolutely love this space because it serves as my life journal. it doesn't include my fights with luke or the gritty details of our arguments. it doesn't include a lot of life's frustrations or the day-to-day heaviness. but it does include our wedding, our graduation from college, our gardens sprinkled here & there, our losses & our gains, our growth as we moved south, & our creative adventures. it includes the magic of life.
we have a tradition of taking photos on our birthday. we were just babies when i started this space. we probably still are.
today, as i reflect on these last (almost) five years, i want to say thank you for following along on our journey. some of you have been here from the very beginning & we have formed deep friendships. thank you. it's been an adventure & i have loved every moment.
in celebration of this year, before turning 25, i am going to complete 25 creative projects. these projects will be home projects, garden projects, sewing projects, self-care projects & anything else i might think up. this year, more than anything else, i want to make time for creating.
welcome, 25 before 25 projects!
i will share my first project on monday!
thank you all for following along! you make my days so much brighter! love to you all, sweet friends.