09 October 2015

// san diego //

i'm not sure how many of y'all have watched the movie called the hundred foot journey but it is one of my all time favorites. so much vibrant life and culture and food! exploring the little italy farmer's market in san diego with friends the day after liss and caleb's wedding kept making me think of that movie... and then we literally stumbled upon a tent where they were serving fresh sea urchins (the whole first scene of the hundred foot journey is of a little boy who knows the quality of a good sea urchin when he smells it)! the photos below are from that day-- and afterwards we spent plenty of time wandering along the harbor looking at boats because when you're with the tillmans, you do as the tillmans do;)

truly though, this second trip to san diego was full but so good. my flight got in at midnight wednesday and the next morning i had time with jesus and went for a run with the mountains in view  to clear my head before the festivities began. thursday was full of last minute prep, people flying into town, the rehearsal dinner and bachelor/bachlorette parties.  i'm blessed to already know so many of liss and caleb's friends and family but there were a handful of familiar faces that i had heard so much about and was so excited to meet! they are an incredibly blessed couple when it comes to people who love and invest in their lives and it was so special to witness that.
 i love it when people are gathered together to celebrate. to celebrate something so precious and wholly anchored in jesus. and that's just what thursday and friday were. two whole days set aside to serve & celebrate liss and caleb, revel in the story jesus has written and share life with some of their nearest and dearest.
the day of their wedding was sunny, abundantly full of joy and went by way too quickly! its still a little surreal that this day has come and gone already and their lives are permanently joined together... but the Lord is the bedrock of this marriage and because of that, i know that the best seasons are still to come! cheers to c + l!
(here's one quick image from their rehearsal thanks to lenae. they had a seriously incredible backdrop for their ceremony!)

04 October 2015

// nashville //

last fall, corina and jonquil started applying to colleges and we were all eager to see where they'd commit--  come spring, we had our answers! since quill chose a school that's on the way to corina's school in nashville, we talked about doing a road trip once they were settled in the fall. well summer flew by and a few weekends ago i rolled out of town after work, picked up quill and drove to corina's campus. the three of us spent the weekend exploring, sharing the ups & downs of transition seasons and pushing each other closer to jesus. i introduced them to centennial park and the parthenon and they introduced me to old episodes of the tv show "a different world". we watched glass blowers, potters & wood workers share their skills, laughed & teased each other, ate delicious tacos and worshipped with other believers at ethos church. such a rich time and so thankful to share in their growth through this new season!