Friday, July 31, 2009


This is from a few months back at my first photography workshop. Found this pic on Erik's website and was startled when I saw myself, ha! Kinda fun. I love the process of learning something new, taking in as much as possible, being inspired by others...I hope it continues.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Not since 1891...

has Seattle been this hot.

Talk about some serious record breaking people! Wow. I am happy to say I survived the hottest day in Seattle in 118 years.
How, you might ask, does one survive the hottest day in 118 years???

Well, when you don't have air condition, you get out of your house as quickly as possible! I did this by going to see "500 Days of Summer" with Miss Jamie Suzanne. Such a cute, quirky, and sweet little movie...oh, and not to mention it was air conditioned and we had ice cream. Perfect way to beat the heat!

Now it's off to the basement in an attempt to find cool air...

Monday, July 27, 2009



This weekend was all about celebrations:
*Celebrating having Friday off!
*Celebrating AJ's surprise birthday BBQ at our house
*Celebrating Crystal being in town
*Celebrating our youngest friend Michelle turning 29
*Celebrating the Seattle sun with a day on the Kocher's boat

What a happy weekend! Hope everyone is off to the start of a great week...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Attention Single Friends:

When you get married, can one of you PLEASE do this at your wedding? Oh, and can I please be a bridesmaid? I promise, I would rock it down just like these peeps.


Last night we had such a lovely backyard family BBQ, cute Papa was even in town! It is no question what the entertainment of the evening was...watching these two little half brothers play and chase each other the ENTIRE night! Auntie and Peter just got little Jake a week ago and he is Max's half brother.




I'm pretty sure they knew they were related.


Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Relaxing weekend...

This past weekend was exactly what I was needing! After being out of town or just plain busy for the past many weekends, having nothing to do was perfection.

*I spent a lot of time here...

*Bought these new cuties for the backyard at Anthro at a steal of a deal!...

*Did some BBQing
*Watched a little "Friday Night Lights"
*Attended this wedding reception with THE best vegan thai food ever! (unfortunately we left before the belly dancers started...)

*Hung out with this little guy...

*And experienced the Dog Park for the first time! Overall Max loved it, except for the part when the large hound dog wouldn't leave him alone and attacked him in the water, just after Max had the courage to finally get in. Needless to say, that was the end of the water that day. Here's me saving him from the mean dog (and it's owner...she's the one in the right...grrr.)

Friday, July 17, 2009

Total Eclipse {Literally}

Probably one of the funniest things I've seen in a long time!! My favorite part is at about it, funny stuff.

Monday, July 13, 2009

True Story

Two couples meet in married housing at college...
These two couples become the best of friends...
The wifes both get pregnant at the same time...
Deliver their babies on the same day...
These two babies grow up together sharing birthday parties and family celebrations...
And grow up to fall in love with each other, and got married this Saturday.

This is Ty and Katie's story.
Pretty incredible huh?! I can hardly imagine any two people who were supposed to be together more! Their wedding this weekend was quite the event...500 people! By far, the largest wedding I've ever been to.
My favorite part was that the slideshows, first dances, and slow dances were all made up of sweet country songs. Teresa, Laura and I were in heaven!

Their first dance was to the sweet Kenny Chesney song, "Me and You"...and the words were just perfection:
I really don't think so, not a love this true
Common destiny...we were meant to be
Me and You"


What a 500 person wedding looks like


Hot Summer Nights...

Friends, bbq's, baby faces stuffed with watermelon, late night Rock Band...summer, please don't leave us! We are not nearly finished with you yet...

My camera was obviously on a weird setting for this last one, but I actually kind of liked the way it turned out. Such a rock-star mama Delane is!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Oh...and yes...we are amazing dancers...just look at those cool hand moves!

A 4th of July Wedding!

Our 4th weekend in Seaside, Oregon celebrating not ONLY America's birthday, but our dear friends Cabe and Todd's wedding was certainly a 4th to remember. There were bonfires, walks down Seaside and Cannon Beach, gourmet s'mores, pictures snapped of Addy Mae, only red-white-blue clothing, a first time attempt at flower arranging, singing (ceremony went well!), wishes made, a gorgeous bride and her handsome husband celebrating their love in one of the sweetest, loveliest and most endearing weddings I've been to.
IMG_2714IMG_2719Cabe and toddIMG_2782IMG_2814Elhardts

Friday, July 3, 2009

Oregon Coast bound

We are off for a fun weekend at the beach to celebrate a 4th of July wedding for our wonderful friends Cabe and Todd! The weather could not be any more amazing for their special weekend, what a treat. I'm singing tomorrow so wish me luck!
Happy Fourth of July!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Just love, love, love these two cuties