they're here! they're here!

it feels like it was just yesterday that we were walking around town, sharing our hopes and our deepest fears. for months i did my best to cheer up my sweet friend. my friend whose biggest dream was to become a mother. we would purchase little things for our "future box" and laugh about our babes someday being friends. when kelly told me she was expecting last summer, i burst into a million happy tears. i watched as the months went by and her belly began to grow. and when she broke the news that she was expecting twin boys, my heart could barely take it. i met liam and noah when they were six days old. they are calm. they love to be near one another. but mostly, they love being in their mama's arms. i can not wait for a summer filled of making memories with these three.



an afternoon spent climbing rocks, following rivera and hiking around occoneechee mountain.
hillsborough, north carolina. 



lake michael || 0404 || mebane, north carolina

petrichor; the smell outside after it rains ... only to be made better with the one you love.

a few images from our last full day in north carolina. see more of our travels here.



from an afternoon in the old historic district. 

we were so grateful when we arrived in downtown greensboro after a day filled with meetings and running errands. as soon as i saw the painted exterior of the green bean coffeehouse, i knew this town would be good to us. we stopped in to gather our thoughts over caramel lattes and enjoy the light leaking in through the front windows. next, we scoured through the vintage shops and admired the store fronts lining the streets. we eventually ended up at natty greene's brewing company for a few games of pool, shuffleboard and an early dinner. and although we already sound like an old married couple, i wouldn't have it any other way.



"if we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant." - anne bradstreet

i stumbled upon this field of blooming flowers on a walk through chapel hill. it was the first true sign of spring. the start of this season always excites me. for me it means, packing up winter coats and pulling out sandals and long skirts. planning for weekends in the woods. camping trips. day hikes. the farmers market. popsicles and picnics. and the day when the trees are no longer bare, but covered in green. 

what does spring mean to you?