+ seattle, part one +

This is one of those posts where I have no idea what to blog, but feel so guilty for not posting in so many days that I force myself to drop what I’m doing and type out a few thousand characters to ease my conscience.

I am in Seattle for two weeks visiting my best friend, and it is beautiful.

Plenty of photos will be popping up online over the next few weeks.

There is so much to see that I haven’t been able to process half of it…and I am finding that I am desperate to go bury myself in a tiny coffee shop somewhere to get my mind and creative eye straightened out.

So far it has been incredibly perfect – I don’t know what cloudy days and rain they are talking about…maybe it’s another part of Seattle? 🙂 I have walked miles already and have nearly cried three times over how breath-taking it is. I can’t imagine ever running out of things to do.

Yesterday we woke up bright and early to take Eli to an adorable little farm out in Bellevue, and then explored a tiny little private beach on Lake Washington. We walked to QFC and Whole Foods and various other places to get some grocery shopping done in the late afternoon, and walked to The Pub at Third Place last night for incredible Lamb Souvlaki and drinks.

Alright, my conscience is eased! Time to walk to the Apple Store to pick up Snow Leopard, maybe peek into the bookstore down the street and find some morning coffee. Then we’re headed to a farmer’s market in Fremont, and then Waldorf Salad & homemade lemonade with blackberries on the beach at Lake Washington. Mmmmm. So excited..

+ kevin and kegan shoot. +

time for a photo shoot blog. 🙂 haven’t put much up lately…my brother kevin and his new band member needed some photos taken so i got to take some pretty ones. 🙂 these boys have the most beautiful eyes. the actual “band photos” aren’t up yet…but i’m in love with the portraits i did for kicks. you can go here for the rest of my photos.


+ tiptoes. +

i really should combine my writing and photography more. really..

+ things that i miss today +

credit: le love image

credit: stunik

phoenix skyline from south mountain.

+ i will have this read at my wedding. +

Because you will be safe in marriage, you can risk; because you have been promised a future, you can take extraordinary chances. Because you know you are loved, you can step beyond your fears; because you have been chosen, you can transcend your insecurities. You can make mistakes, knowing the other will be there to catch you. And because mistakes and risks are the very essence of change, of expansion, in marriage you will expand to your fullest capacity. Within the shelter of marriage, you will continue to grow and develop, so you can discover your individual paths and offer your gifts back to each other and the world. Marriage, then, makes you free-to see, to be seen, to love.

thank you to kyla.

+ red. +

please go read belle chantelle’s post, “turmoil” if you haven’t already clicked thru to the blog of the week and read it on your own. her second post, along the same line, is here. you would be well off to read it, as well..