hey from here

Well howdy. If you follow me on instagram [x] you may have noticed that me and my family have been traveling and have arrived in Virginia! And, if you read my old blog, you'll remember this happening before, about three years ago. It's much the same situation as last time. Dad is doing some work here, and we're along for the ride. We'll be here for a few months. So expect some posts on travels and day to day life in a different state.

Catch ya later.


"the very first tear he made was so deep that I thought it had gone right into my heart"

"The very first tear he made was so deep that I thought it had gone right into my heart. And when he began pulling the skin off, it hurt worse than anything I've ever felt. The only thing that made me able to bear it was just the pleasure of feeling the stuff peel off. You know -- if you've ever picked the scab off a sore place. It hurts like billy -- oh but it is such fun to see it coming away."

eustace scrubb / the voyage of the dawn treader / c.s. lewis



I find moments
to live in
and stay there
for years.



on repeat • 02

Photograph by Ed Sheeran [x]
While Away by Matthew Barber [x]
The Stranger by Billy Joel [x]
Born and Raised by John Mayer [x]
Poison & Wine by The Civil Wars [x


read in july

I thought perhaps I would post the books I read each month and tell you what I thought of them.
So, here's the books read July!


The Problem of Pain by C.S. Lewis

This was the third C.S. Lewis book I've read (not counting the Chronicles of Narnia). 1) The Screwtape Letters, 2) Mere Christianity, 3) The Problem of Pain. Mere Christianity still stands as my favorite so far, but I really enjoyed The Problem of Pain, though it took me awhile to read. But I think that's the way it should be with good books. They should take you awhile to process because they matter. And, frankly, C.S. Lewis just blows my mind. It's amazing how much valuable information can fit into a small book. So yes, it was a good one. I would recommend it. And that last chapter -- oh.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I was a bit skeptical at first, but was surprised at how much I ended up liking this book. It contains so much more than the movie did (yes, I watched the movie before I read the book. oops.). The only other book I'd read about this time in history was The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. It was interesting to see Nazi Germany from a different perspective. And besides the initial weirdness of the book being narrated by "Death" and some language, I really enjoyed this book. It's bittersweet and the most poetic book I've read thus far. 


Read any good books lately? xo