Photo credit for this & all images below:  Mallory + Justin   / featured on  The Wonders Blog

Photo credit for this & all images below: Mallory + Justin  / featured on The Wonders Blog

A few months ago, very shortly before moving out of our well loved tiny apartment, our beautiful friend Mallory came by with her beautiful camera. She and her husband, Justin, are something of our spirit couple. With more than a decade on us in the 'together' department, it is as if they have already dreamt the life dreams we have; already started intensely pursuing the exodus of Stuff from their lives. Together they are renovating a vintage motorhome + hitting the road permanently as traveling photographers! They will be in quest for mountains, joy, and intention. Let me reiterate: spirit couple. When Mal asked if she could come over for coffee and picture taking in our apartment for her just launched The Wonders Blog, "for all the things we wonder about," we quickly said yes. Her blog is full of magic. No pretense or formula about it. We are honored to be a part of it.

The images Mal took of us glimpse the genuine joy Mark and I are both beholden too. He pacifies me. My fiery heart he cools. Today happens to be his birthday. This particular 24-year old is a man whose life and actions warrant celebration. Others — people, animals, land — are made better because of him. We ought to celebrate more often the things in life that better the world around us. I'll go first.

Because of my husband, my life holds a sea of meaning I cannot describe in word. A meaning so intertwined with his being that when I look at him, I see my own heart; overflowing, struggling, growing, gripping. The deeply in love among you will likely understand this. How blessed we are to hold an honest, young love that will someday, God willing, become an honest, maturated love. A joyous birth day indeed. 

To read + view our interview on beekeeping + where we draw inspiration, visit The Wonders Blog.
To view the images of our mini love fest, head over to M+J's photography blog.