The snow came down for hours yesterday - silent, soft flakes. I'm tired of the snow, but it still works it's magic. You can't help but feel the world is enchanted for those few, quiet hours when everything's covered in a pillow of pristine powder.
We spent Thanksgiving at my stepmother-in-law's house in the Shenandoah Valley. Daniel's dad grew up in this area, so he took my sister-in-law and I on a walk down to the river. The town was quiet, blanketed in fresh snow. At about this point on the walk, I realized I couldn't feel my toes. They … Continue reading thanksgiving in the valley
In the beginning of July, Daniel and I headed out with friends from church to attend the annual congregational get together at the Episcopal campground that borders the George Washington National Forest. It's taken me forever to get to posting these, because on the way there, our car broke down (RIP) and the rest of … Continue reading shrinemont weekend ’14
I spent Saturday in the mountains with my church's college group. You may remember that I went on the same hike last year and really enjoyed it. We read Psalms, closed our eyes and listened to the gentle shhh of wind through leaves, and had Eucharist on the mountaintop. Focused breathing up steep paths is a … Continue reading 2nd annual Canterbury hike
Mary and I have been friends for nearly 10 years. We met our junior year of high school, attended college together, and were roommates for a year and a half. She came up to visit last month, so naturally we went to Skyline Drive. It's one of the most impressive parts of this state and … Continue reading skyline drive with mary
Daniel had to stop by the library to pick up a few books for a research paper last weekend, so I parked nearby and took a self-guided tour around UVa. UVa's campus is nearly always referred to as "The Grounds." It's a funny, sort of pretentious little quirk. I like to say it in my … Continue reading around Grounds
This journal has turned into a place for photos and little else. I talk plenty in everyday life, but I haven't felt the need to reiterate here. I've always journaled in some form or the other, but with access to various social media platforms, I have so many ways to have my voice heard or … Continue reading april flowers
I didn't make it home for Christmas this year, but I came pretty close. We spent Christmas day at a family friend's childhood home in tiny Woodstock, Virginia. It was a proper country Christmas. We fed the hens, chased the guineafowl (that was mostly me), ate pot roast with mashed potatoes, and opened gifts by … Continue reading if only in my dreams