Monday, June 29, 2015

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with string
These are a few of my favorite things. 

Hello. Welcome to my blog. I want to share with you a little about myself and a few of the many things that make me happy. Above all, I am thankful for Christ. He is the giver of life and has given me abundantly more than I could ever dream. 

See that photo above? That is my crazy family on our wedding day. Yep. That lone photo sums us up pretty well I would say. They are my world. I grew up as I would like to put it a bit of a vagabond. My dad is a preacher and we took to the road for weeks at a time. We did not have much monetarily but what we lacked in that department we made up in life experiences and lots of love. Looking back, I could not imagine a more perfect childhood. Goodnight, John-Boy. 

Some of my fondest memories are of seeing places that most people only read about. To this day, I at times find it difficult to stay planted in one place and ache to see the world like I once did.  The husband and I are already looking at places to visit next year and will be hopefully saving and planning here in the near future. I've gotta get this boy out of Alabama. 

A few of my favorite things include coffee, coffee, and more coffee. Did I mention I love a good cup of coffee? I also love a good book and browsing bookstores, especially the ones that sell second-hand books. There is something about picking up a book and smelling it and wondering who the previous owner may have been and how the story may have impacted them differently. Ahhh. Edmund Wilson once wrote, "No two persons ever read the same book." Love that. 

So whether it be the giggles of my precious niece, Phoebe, a new sprig of life shooting through my bit of earth, discovering a thrifted treasure, walking hand in hand with the love of my life, sipping that third cup of coffee, creating a home, or watching Roman Holiday for the millionth time, I am reminded these joys are what life is about. It's the little things that make life that much sweeter. 

Wedding photography by: Glass Jar Photography  All other photos are my own.


  1. I love this! Nice first post, Hannah! I'm excited to come back and continue to explore your blog, read your entries and see your photos and posts. Looks really good!

    1. Thanks, Nate! I really appreciate all your help with the blog design! Thanks so much.