24 March 2015

// mem-mar fam //

it was only 10 days ago that i snapped these photos on a cloudy afternoon… and yet it seems like it's been months. we still barely knew those cool maryland kids the afternoon we went to jerry's in the rain (and ani was still double fisting it before his skateboard accident the next day) but this last week of living life together made a tight fam out of us and i couldn't imagine our lives without these people. 
we're all awfully quirky which makes for siced inside jokes and lots of laughter... and we love sharing with others that we live for a sovereign God who saved us from our sins!

23 March 2015

// sisters in the 901 //

one balmy afternoon a few weeks ago, anna and ellyn rolled into town and surprised me at work! such a great start to the weekend:) they got to be apart of our saturday morning pancake (and beignet) breakfast and we spent the few days we had together exploring the nooks and crannies of memphis. probably our favorite highlight was the brooks museum of art right by my house and the solid collections they have on display right now! we stayed there till we felt our legs would fall off from standing/walking!
 our last night together we sat at central bbq laughing till we cried over awkward stories and then ran up to the roof of the peabody to see downtown memphis amidst the fog & rain. 
so thankful for these two sisters, their hearts for Jesus' kingdom and how well they love me! it's been hard having geographical distance between us but they make it seem like it's not as far as it truly is:)

04 March 2015

// new orleans //

new orleans. y'all, what a city!
as you may have seen from my previous post, we rolled into town just in time to grab dinner and beignets before turning in for the night. but saturday morning found us back in the city once more as we drove through the beautiful tulane college and loyola university campuses. from there we followed st. charles; admiring the stunning homes all the way back to the garden district where we meandered up & down the streets and bought hand made popsicles (before lunch!) at a local farmers market. 
around lunch time we found our way back to the french quarter and spent the rest of our day exploring that neighborhood. it literally felt like we had been transported to a european city across the world for a day and we couldn't get enough. street musicians, gorgeous cathedrals, rows of artists with their work to sell, open air restaurants and color everywhere!
we had a rather swanky lunch and then wiled away the afternoon buying flower crowns for our hair, listening to musicians, browsing lots of shops, gawking over the amazing buildings, admiring all the art and even stopped to have a poem written about us!
we couldn't have asked for a better day in this crazy city and making memories together was so much fun! i think back to the many months i prayed for my roommates before we all moved in together and Jesus has just answered those prayers above and beyond ways i could even imagine! such a joy to share life with them on the daily!