IMG_9506In the past, any attempt I’ve made to take photos of falling snow has been relatively unsuccessful. The snow never shows up in the photo like I want it to.

So when it snowed here on Saturday morning, I went outside in my pajamas and birkenstocks and made yet another attempt (in the spirit of trying new things). Continue reading

april / the month in instagrams

[This is the post in which I share photos and a candid review of the month. Click on the photos to read the captions.]

April is a month best described in pictures.

So many wonderful things were squeezed into my 34 days at home… April was full and busy in the best way. There were coffee dates and lunch dates, in-n-out dates and yogurt dates with friends I consider more like family. There were trips to the City and days spent enjoying my own city. There were nights in watching Downton Abbey (I finally got into this!) and eating brownies, and nights out having dinners with family or going to college group at church.

And the biggest event of April… there was a wedding. My best friend got married and I was so proud, honored, thankful, and blessed to be a part of it. Caitie was the most beautiful bride, the venue was perfect, the rain stayed away, and we had the best evening. I was a bridesmaid for the first time too! Grant and Caitie had the best wedding party if I do say so myself… we’d all basically grown up together, so the dynamic was super fun. I don’t know if you’ve yet watched your best friend get married, but it’s a beautiful memory that will stay with me forever. Even now I’m smiling just thinking about it!

I hope you enjoy this little glimpse into the past month… there are several things I’ll be blogging about in the weeks to come :) It was just too hard to get everything together and write when April was going by so quickly!


*All photos are from my personal Instagram this month. If you’d like, you can follow my public Instagram @thethoughtfulplate.