our giant adventure

i am kristin, he is joe. we are the giants, welcome to our adventure.

Can’t wait to make a habit out of mornings together! #workoutbuddies #lawschoolsoverbutfriendsareforever
Our new to us couch in all her glory
my favorite picture of our wedding mass. 
I haven’t felt pretty in a long time. I’m starting to realize more and more that I’ve been basing my self worth on the silliest things. I’ve been known to google $100 wrinkle creams for my wrinkles which are actually proof that I’ve spent most of my life smiling. I hastily cover up my new chin scar every morning. I spend hours pinning hair colors and cuts that would somehow fix me, defining a personal style that is in no way personal, looking at thinner, fitter women and hating myself for not being them. But I had an epiphany this weekend, seeing myself through my husband’s eyes, that instead of googling how to fix myself, maybe I should just fall back in love with the flawed, scarred, broken-out, bloated, bruised person that is worth loving just the way she is. So I took me on a date this morning to Minnehaha creek and it was awesome. #radicalselflove #choosejoy #dateyoself

Took a detour or two on my way to work this morning. Best idea. First, some Morning Greens from Truce Minneapolis, then a short stroll and sit at Minnehaha Creek. Green is great for the soul.

Love this.
I’d kill a man so hard (Or at least do a food dare or skydive or get a tetanus shot or something) to be in this moment right now. “Can I go back and have known you for always?” @katietylerpurnell, my people.

I find that most days I am in a great mood. I find that most days I smile when I’m supposed to, without even thinking about it. I find that most days I can get out of bed, do my job, and be a good friend/wife/employee without much difficulty.

But then on some days the grief sneaks in. There are some days when smiling takes almost too much effort. There are some days when listening to someone complain about something trivial puts the weight of my world on my shoulders as I struggle to empathize with real world normal problems. There are some days when I am at work, and doing my job, but my heart is some where else and I feel sad and lost and frustrated and when I see someone approaching my office I’m filled with dread to have to “keep my chin up” for an entire conversation.

Most days I’m full of hope for the future. Most days I am confident that I am learning the lessons about patience, faith, and timing that God wants me to learn. But some days I am not so sure that I can even believe in something that allows so many people to suffer through so much pain and misery.

prayers appreciated, because today is a someday.

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This is easier said than done

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This is easier said than done

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some snaps of joe and I from my best friends wedding. we took over the lake front piano for a little bit :-)