Today my sweet and thoughtful friend Hannah left me a grapefruit on my desk because she knows they’re my favorite.
It is wonderful how so much love can be shown through such a simple gift. 
This semester is going to be so much work. It’s the second day of classes and I already feel so anxious and overwhelmed.
But: “Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior,
who daily bears our burdens.” (Psalm 68:19)
I need to be reminded of this so often.


from left to right //
a frosty campus on the first day of finals
back home with the sisters
shopping in Seattle with my family
the Fort Casey Inn on Whidbey Island for Cam’s wedding
Christmas Eve dinner decorations
ferry out to Whidbey Island with the bridesmaids and groomsmen
the bride the morning of the wedding
Greenbank Farm
my handsome date at the wedding
a foggy drive through Point Defiance with Evan
a much-needed coffee date with Kim at Metronome
ringing in the New Year
a walk around Chambers
coffee with my cute sister