"the day is again full of promise"

"They lay basking in the sun with the delight of those that have been wafted suddendly from bitter winter to a friendly clime, or of people that, after being long ill and  bedridden, wake one day to find that they are unexpectedly well and the day is again full of promise."
the fellowship of the ring // j.r.r tolkien

Being sick is pretty lame. I mean, laying in bed for a week with a cough, 100 and some degree temperature, chills, etc. is obviously, well, not that great. But on the upside, you can take as many naps as you want and discover new shows on Netflix and watch all the episodes.

I'm feeling better now, though, and working on getting back into the swing of things. The day is again full of promise.

And, random side note, to explain these pictures -- Reason number 15657 it's awesome to have a pen pal: they send you yummy recipes! Shout out to Bethany Ann for including her chocolate chip cookie recipe in her last letter. :)


  1. you're so pretty...and I'm glad you're not sick anymore. I love your blog. :) and now I want some chocolate chip cookie in my belly.
    Tane ♥

  2. now i'm craving chocolate chip cookies.
    and i really love these frames, especially the first one. the dark grain is so full of depth. so so pretty!

  3. So glad you're feeling better dear! Also excited that you tried the recipe out. I hope you enjoyed them! Oh and by the way, cute pictures! You lades always take such lovely ones, as always. :)
    P.S. Just sent a long letter your way this morning! :)

  4. I'm so sorry to hear that you were sick Haley but days like that do have their… perks, like watching all the episodes of a new show in one day! And those cookies! Yum!

    I love that first photo so very much and your bangs… on point girl :)

  5. duuuuude now I want to eat like 10 spoonfuls of chocolate chip cookie dough. also, that tolkien quote. <3
    glad you're feeling better, love!

  6. Dear Haley,

    I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. Sickness always is always a drag. I'm always amazed at the lack of ability to do anything when I'm sick, other than feel junk. And 90% of the time I don't feel well enough to even enjoy lazying about.

    These pictures are adorable and those cookies look so scrumptious... ah... Also, that quote is amazing. I love it so much! What books are you reading currently?

    Also, I don't know if I told you yet, but your bangs are amazing. I love them!

  7. uh, can i just take a moment to say YUM.
    great pictures as always. i really really enjoy your photography.
    wanted to stop by and say howdy and that i'm follerin' you now lol. I'm a Kansas Christian teenage girl, too. (also in a one stoplight town, cool, huh?)
    you're super inspiring and i can't wait to read more.
    keep up the great work :)