Wednesday, 29 October 2014

coffee date

If you were to stop by my place on this beautiful fall morning, I would hand you a cup of hot coffee and a home made muffin.

I would tell you that I am only two months away from getting married to a great, handsome and honorable man. Said man happens to also be my best friend and the best adventure partner.

I would tell you that I am filled with joy every time I ride my beautiful surly bike that Mr. Handsome gifted me. We also fitted a front rack on to it last night...getting closer and closer to being ready to tour the world!

I would tell you that I am excited to start creating a home with Mr. Handsome soon.

I would tell you that I am also so sad to be leaving my house of gals! I am not certain that Mr. Handsome shall get as excited as my current roomies do about painting nails, baking muffins, mixing cocktails and watching chick flicks.

I would tell you that I got very excited by the new winter gear that arrived at work yesterday! We are all set to prepare people for awesome outdoor winter adventures!

I would tell you that I am slightly terrified that the semester is coming to an end so soon - I still have a ton of homework to get done.

I am overjoyed that I get to see my bro and his wife for the holidays. I feel so blessed to have family from England and a dear friend from the Netherlands coming to little old Boise for graduation, Christmas, the wedding and New Year.

I would tell you that I love fall in Boise.

I would tell you that I am beside myself with excited to find out what Mr. Handsome has planned for the honeymoon.....just two months to go!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

life lately

life lately continues to be overwhelming. As the wedding approaches, the reality of what January will look like is very overwhelming. At the same time as I am excited to live with the beau - my best friend - I am sad over leaving my house full of gals! At the same time as I am excited to graduate, I am filled with uncertainty as to what is next. At the same time as I am excited to have a partner by my side through all things, I am overwhelmed by how the beau selflessly chooses me above himself.

Love is overwhelming.

As the beau and I prepare ourselves for marriage we are constantly having to return to a place of trust in the Lord. We are battling each day to choose to trust that God has adventure ahead for us - good good adventures. We are finding that we need to choose to find joy in the uncertainty and ask Him to remove fear from our hearts. Our hearts are not created to house fear.

When has God ever let us down before?


When has God ever not provided for our every need?


Isaiah 30v21: And when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left, your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it".

My third half marathon for this year was a great success! I had a perfect run with this sweet gal!

My beautiful puffy bestie

the view from the top of a climb made during my last mountain biking class. i love boise.

fall....still room for shorts and t-shirts!

Our tent arrived! We are  getting closer and closer to being bike-touring-the-world ready! 

Sunday, 5 October 2014

welcome fall. welcome. welcome.

Last night white bean and chicken chili was made, there is currently apple crumble sat on the stove and spiced apple and pear butter is brewing in the slow cooker. Seasonal beers are filling up our fridge and pumpkin pies are on the agenda.
Welcome fall.
I love you.
And I have missed you.