Spontaneity ebbs and flows in my veins. It usually flows more often than it ebbs, and every once in a while it flows so strongly that it can carry Andy, the very logical, methodical, home-loving counterpart of this duo, right along with it. And so it happened last year. In the cold of winter I said, ‘Let’s go to California,’ and just two short months and one giant discovery later we were there. We drove Highway 1 all the way up from Big Sur to the Redwoods in Eureka. It was a dizzying, terrifying, majestically beautiful drive—one I’ll never forget. We saw unending ocean vistas and rocky coastal cliffs. We hiked 8 miles for the best ocean view. We realized sea lions are the coastal California equivalent of deer in Ohio. We went glamping and whale watched from our tent’s porch. We set our sights on trees tall enough to challenge man-made skyscrapers. It was all so spectacularly beautiful! I’m dreaming of those warm, salty ocean breezes right now. . .
Sarah and Jake rocked our socks off! First with their awesome engagement session, and then with their laid-back, super-fun, adventure-filled wedding. There were yard games, card games, pies, gilded dinosaurs, flower crowns, gingham shirts, gladiator sandals, and a bon fire! I could keep going! So much fun stuff! We hiked into the woods. We found a canoe and put it to good use. Everything about this wedding was just so much fun—including Jake and Sarah! Here’s to summertime adventures and comfy love!
He’s here! He’s here! We weren’t quite sure if he was going to come on his own, but closing in on the 42nd week marker, he finally decided to make his debut on January 1! Our lives are happy, crazy, messy, and beautiful all at the same time! We’ll get back soon to this dusty blog and some very happy moments from 2014 and even 2013! XO
The days run away like wild horses over the hills, don’t they? I feel it even more now as I anxiously look for snowflakes outside and the minute hand on the clock ticks towards the dawning of a brand new season in life. As I’ve been preparing for this new season, I’ve been keenly aware of the slow finale of the current one. I’ve been trying to savor it, to soak in all that has been normal in mine and Andy’s life for seven years. Worn in moccasin slippers, breakfast-making in our kitchen, a rascally dog who gets fed way too much bacon, simply just living and loving in this little old house of ours. These are all our perfectly ordinary, lovely things that make my heart happy with familiarity. I’m sure the next season will hold these things too, but I wanted photos to look back on to remember these days in our life that are quickly galloping over the hills. A special thanks to Suzanne Gipson for photographing us being our goofy selves and Sophie being her curious, lazy, bacon-loving self. XO