october

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” – L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables I just finished the second book in the Anne of Green Gables series, Anne of Avonlea, and am forever inspired by Anne’s (and the author’s) view of looking at the world. If you haven’t checked out […]

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25 for my 25th

Today is my 25th birthday. Yikes. How am I already closer to 30 than I am to 20? It’s such a cliche, but time really does move faster the older you get. Lately I’ve been feeling really nostalgic about my childhood and college years and how I didn’t treasure those moments enough. A lot has […]

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sweet summertime part two

This summer was the summer of visitors. A month after my family visited, my in-laws came into town for a week and a half. I didn’t snap too many photos (I was enjoying the leisure of having them take the photos), but here are a few from my film camera. We had a great time […]

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summer bike ride

I love leisurely bike rides. Like, love them. And we don’t do them nearly enough for some reason or another. One Sunday afternoon I was determined to get our butts off the couch to bike through the surrounding neighborhoods (which are so cute and we can only dream of buying a house in one day). […]

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sweet summertime part one

Oh, hi. Nice to see you there. I’ve missed this space. I’ve been milking my last roll of film for the past month, and I finally finished it. But that’s okay because they pretty much encapsulate these last few weeks of summer. I may switch back to digital for a bit to keep costs down […]

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family reunion

This past weekend my whole family came into town to celebrate my grandfather’s 76th birthday. His sister, her kids, and her grandchildren made the trip out west too. It has probably been 20 years since we were all together (dang we’re old), so it was definitely time for a family reunion. Unfortunately one of my […]

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the grand canyon

I almost exclusively shot film during our trip, but my husband used my DSLR to snap some photos of the Grand Canyon. And the next morning, after enjoying a cup of coffee, I wandered off into the forest to follow a deer and an elk. So here are the rest of our (digital) photos from […]

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summer in austin, texas

Our road trip finally ended in good ol’ Austin, Texas. Much to my dismay, I hardly took any photos there (some rain and poor lighting at evening dinners). I’m also still pretty self-conscious about asking people to take or be in photos (I know, STILL?!). I’ll need to get over that eventually. I snapped some […]

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camping/road trip part two – film photos

The next day of our trip we made our way to New Mexico, but along the way we stopped at the Petrified National Forest Park in Arizona. It was a sunny and hot day, and all Kipling wanted to do was jump back into the air conditioned car – it was pretty funny. Whitney had […]

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a hike and a dog

Yesterday I attempted my first ever solo hike with Kipling at Kenneth Hahn and learned two things. 1. Kipling is both the best and worst workout partner – she never stops. She is still a tugger, and she was going absolutely nuts over all of the gopher holes. She dragged me up the hill and […]

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