Pass the Chocolate.


The kids are napping, so I clunk down on the couch and take a quick look at my phone. What was intended to be an ‘I wonder what so-and-so is up to’ turned into me discovering that a past acquaintance is a very successful fitness instagrammer. She is owning it well and doing it beautifully.

Life Lately :: May 2016


May has been absolutely incredible. The weather has been so gorgeous and it leaves everyone seeming a bit more chipper. This month, I thought it might be fun to change things up a bit and do more of a 'currently' post. If you've been around blogland, you're familiar. If not, it's a bit of a "whatcha doing/thinking/reading now?" kind of post. I'd love to hear what your 'currently's' are. Here are a few of mine:

Family Photos :: Susanna Nordvall Photography

Ten on Ten :: May 2016

Luukki, Espoo :: Finland Adventures


A dear friend of ours had a surprise party this past weekend. This meant we got to hang out at one of our favorite parks in the Helsinki Area with our absolute favorite people. While this park is actually about 40 minutes drive (or an hour, 15 minutes by bus) it is just so breathtakingly beautiful. No matter how you get there, it's worth it.

So you think you want to move overseas....


We're just a few days away from our two year anniversary of living here in Finland. (whaaaaa!? I know, time. Woah.)

Ben and I walked to the beach down at the southern shore yesterday, much like we did one day  in May two years ago. Now we have two babies. Now we have new hearts. Now we have a lot more gray hairs. Now Ben has sexy calves from all the walking we do (and I know because he wore shorts because it was 60 degrees Fahrenheit! The Lord be Praised.) It was fun to sit and eat ice cream and reflected a bit on the past two years.