Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas time.

Merry Christmas from my family to yours!  
What a wonderful time of year it is.  So blessed to get to enjoy it with those I love. 
May the season bring peace & joy to you all. 

P.S. more pics to come...

Sunday, December 16, 2012

s is for spontaneity on saturdays in st. paul.

"free little library: take a book, leave a book"
this literally made my week. 


my date.  Thanks for the lovely surprise, Mariah. you know me oh-too-well. 
lovely streets of St. Paul. 

nom nom nom.  
first dunn bros evaaaaa. right on historic Grand Ave. in St. Paul. 
hey, Ellie harder...wanna road trip across the country in this?

needless to say, it was one super saturday.  
from walking the streets, to hitting up St. Paul's top thrift joints and candy shops, we had ourselves one jolly ol' time. 
 the amazing thing is: all this enjoyment came from simply soaking up the beauty around us.  the beauty & excitement that surrounds us every day, that we so often forget to recognize and more importantly, appreciate.  
and that, dear readers, is what i hope this blog presents.  not an elevated idea about how awesome my life is (though it is pretty darn awesome, in my oh-so humble opinion) or how great (or lacking, depending on the perspective) my photography skills are.  or how cute my new coat is or how hottttt my red hair is or contrarily, how laaaaameee this whole blog thing is. 
but instead, about finding the beauty in every day.  because that, i've learned (& am continuing to learn), will take you a long ways.  

Friday, December 14, 2012

preview of the the past [three weeks].

Saturday wandering around St. Paul with Mariah. 

"Little Free Library...Take a book, leave a book."
We love you, St. Paul. 
Holidazzle Parade. 
8th floor Macy's. 

Christmas Banquet @ International Market Square in Minneapolis.  

And then.... finals hit us in the face on Monday.  Which we decided not to take pics of, cause basically no one showered... for days.  But alas, Christmas break.  
More pics to come of each event in it's entirety!