Monday, July 21, 2014

our sweet spot

We went to the lake last week and returned home sunburnt and tired and happy. This has been (or, will be) a busy couple of months for trips and traveling and cramming my newest stack of library books into my duffel (because I always think I'm going to need three books for a two day trip.) I love it - seeing family, weekend trips, the random Wednesday night at the beach. This is summer.

Trevor and I came home from the lake and did nothing for the rest of the night but curl up in bed with The Office, a little wine, and salt and pepper chips. It was divine. I'd rather read than watch TV any day, and watching shows from bed just feels so sophomore year of college, you know, but this was the stay-home date night we didn't know we needed. Chips and reruns.

I love trips and spontaneity, especially of the summer variety. But what I love best is how they make you appreciate the little things of home, of a marriage. Holding hands and buying groceries together, the way the living room fills up with light at exactly three-thirty every afternoon, the fact that we have this whole apartment, it's really ours! decorated just the way we like it, with all our favorite foods in the pantry and our favorite Starbucks Espresso Roast in the coffee grinder. It almost feels like some sort of miracle - am I really grown up now? are we really married? it all actually turned out the way I always dreamed, even down to the part where I marry a man who makes a delicious cup of coffee?

That's what we need every once in a while - to step back and realize how sweet this simple little life is. Even when we're bored on a Friday night, even when I spend so much time in the apartment I get sick of it, even when we don't really know whether we're doing it right all the time. It's ours - this life, this home. Our sweet spot.


  1. stay-at home dates could be very magical as well.

  2. that coffee photo!
    i don't know what it is, but i do so love a good photograph of coffee :)

  3. Beautifully put! I'm certainly seeing it from the other side of the line, but golly, it must be nice to have your own home with someone you love, filling it with things you love, doing things you love—I could go on :)

  4. This is so sweet. Sometimes, it is perfect to just stay at home together. :)

  5. Love this post so much. :)

  6. sounds so lovely! i love this!

  7. A little distance is always good for the soul. I loved reading this post, and the wall decorations in your last picture look wonderful! :)

  8. Love everything you wrote! And your pictures kill me everytime! So inspiring!


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