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last glimpse of summer

last glimpse of summer

I realize that summertime is on its way out. Officially, it’s gone. And for the most part, I’ve bid it happily goodbye—I’m getting pretty jazzed about squash and apples, and I just bought a new sweater. Yet we’re blessed (and perhaps, we Midwesterners who long for crisp winds and brilliantly hued leaves might also say, cursed) […]

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in the mood

in the mood

With summer officially upon us, I am feeling very much in the mood. My corner of the world (see photos) and the whole of the Internet (see links) are bursting with the evidence of this season—abundant berries and stone fruits, a plethora of ways to use them up (as though we were ever at a loss!), […]

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something to cheer about

something to cheer about

Well hello. It has been so long! But let me explain. Since last I wrote here, the following occurred: -I wrapped up my job in Grand Rapids. -Ben and I got married! It was wonderful and beautiful and so very happy. Simply having all of our people congregated in one place was amazing, as, considering my […]

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here’s to the next adventure

here’s to the next adventure

There’s something, dear reader, that I have hinted at but haven’t quite said. Though day-to-day living and wedding preparations and fresh fruits and veggies do fill much of my mind and many of my hours, there is more than that bumping around up there in my head, and right here in my life. This is […]

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road trip: chicago + st. louis

road trip: chicago + st. louis

A month has passed since Ben and I returned, exhausted and inspired and grateful (and engaged!), from our trip to Chicago and St. Louis. We had a lovely time, and on these alternately gray and bright days, as I consider the increasingly green leaves (promising that springtime will indeed keep on coming), I want to […]

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