expectations vs. reality

Expectation. That is such a strong word isn’t it? I am definitely guilty of having too high of expectations and last week was no exception. Last week was moving week and I had a plan. We had a full week where we could be in both places which gave us tons of time to paint…

the best date night ideas

Today is Nigel and I’s 5th anniversary and over the years we have gone on quite a few dates. Some of these are quite typical while some may be a bit different from the norm. I figured one of the most appropriate things to share on this day is some of my favourites, both recent…

the pros and cons of getting married young

This week Nigel and I are celebrating our second anniversary. This is crazy to me as it simultaneously feels like it has been forever, but also only just a few months since we tied the knot. (Plus this gives me a chance to go back to some of my favourite wedding photos) I got married…

a letter to my best friend on her wedding day

Dear Larissa, Part of me can’t believe that you are getting married and then I remember that I have actually been married for a year and a half so what took you so long? Seriously I think that is the only thing I have beaten you at in our entire lives. I can’t remember a…

on love

“Love doesn’t mean gazing at each other, but looking, together, in the same direction” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery Ah Valentines Day, One of two days each year that I can write sappy, loving things about my husband and no one can get mad at me (The other is our Anniversary). I have learned a lot…