{gratitude lately}

Lately I’ve been grateful for small hands holding old cameras.

And for the old-fashioned fun of waiting for “instant” film to develop.

For $6 goodwill dresses, and a sewing machine to re-fashion them.

For new backsplashes.

And for hot summer hikes.

Hope you’re enjoying summer, friends! I’ve been really our film cameras lately, how have you been capturing your summer memories? 

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Lately I’ve been grateful for birthday girls.

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And for pink birthday cupcakes with sprinkles.

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For family photos.

plaid shirts

And plaid shirts.

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And I’ve been grateful for the Dad of this crew & his trademark mustache. He makes Father’s Day worth celebrating.

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Lately I’ve been grateful…

For dances with this amazing life partner.

For a new [birthday] coffee mug, and for a fluffy cat to claim the box it came in.

For birthday cupcakes.

For time to paint.

And for that feeling of joy and thankfulness that comes from knowing that not just one, but two of your brothers have been fortunate enough to find beautiful love stories – and to marry a woman that will love them, cherish them, and care for them, for all their days. May you have many, many first dances, Jeffery and Katie Beth.

Here’s to gratitude, and to the start of new seasons! 

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Lately I’ve been grateful…

To have these adorable party animals as parents (and friends!).


For sunny Sunday boat rides.

For the magic of an Amazon cardboard box, and this fluffy cat who reminds me to slow down and enjoy the little things like whisker kisses.

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For kayak trips and fun times with my husband’s awesome co-workers.


And for 5ks and upcoming adventures!

Happy Friday, everyone! Do you have any adventures on the horizon? What are you looking forward to most over the next few months?

{6 Years!}

6 years of marriage, you guys! SIX! How amazing is that? And, as my mother used to add, “we still like each other!”

Today I am grateful for all those weekend days we spent exploring Savannah, GA as newlyweds.

 

For special occasions to celebrate the people we love.

 

For mountain trips.

 

And hiking adventures.

 

For graduations.

 

And for holidays.

For fun vacations.

 

And time spent at home.

 

I’m grateful for this comfortable love that binds us together.

How lucky I am to be in love with my best friend.

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“If it’s half as good as the half we’ve known, here’s Hail! to the rest of the road.”

– Sheldon Vanauken (1977), A Severe Mercy 

Dear Scott, what a year it’s been! I can’t wait to spend another 6 years with you. I’ll love you when we’re 100.

Love, your K. Belle

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Lately I’ve been grateful for…

Unplanned Saturday adventures!

Colorful asymmetrical Spring planters.

Opportunities to meet nature up close, and see my brother in his element.

A husband who works hard, studies hard, and plays hard.

For being in the right place at the right time, and for successful dislocated shoulder reductions.

And spicy hot chocolate!

Happy Wednesday, friends! What are you going to work hard/play hard at this week? 

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Lately I’ve been grateful for walls to climb.

For summertime memories.

For fresh grown basil and the scent of spicy oregano.

And for this baby cat, who throws a veritable tantrum of happiness whenever I come home from barre class all tired & sweaty.

Happy Monday, brave ones! What are you going to do this week that you enjoy?