gardening – diy planter

A couple of years ago I thought I’d be ambitious with my first foray into gardening and attempt to grow herbs from seeds. Well, it was very exciting the first couple of weeks when the seeds sprouted and little one inch plants were born. But that’s where it ended. While the parsley quickly did not […]

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happy new year!

I hope everyone had a safe and pleasant New Year’s Eve. We opted to stay in with a couple of friends, playing Phase 10, drinking wine, and snacking on white chocolate peppermint pretzelsย (it was too cold to venture out). We also hung stringed lights up in our living room, which I’m pretty excited about. These […]

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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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california summer

This past weekend was a quintessential summer weekend, and I loved every minute of it. It has been hot here (I know, coming from a Texas girl), but we don’t have AC, so there’s no escaping it. After a busy couple of months of traveling and having visitors, we are so grateful for some weekend […]

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play in a cave

I think I’ve mentioned for a while now that I’ve been working on a play – a play that takes place in a Cave and for that very reason – is called Cave. The show had some minor setbacks because it is site specific, but we are finally going up tonight! Unfortunately/fortunately our performances are […]

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beachin’ it

Our time at home has calmed down. We don’t have any trips planned in the near future, and we won’t have visitors for a few weeks. Planning on spending a lot of time at the beach to soak up these last weeks of summer, to relax, and to hit the water surfing. I had a […]

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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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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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camping/road trip part one – film photos

We have been busy prepping and going on our 9 day camping/road trip back to Texas these last couple weeks. We wanted to visit Austin in the summer…and have our car…and bring Kipling, so a road trip it was! We broke in our new Subaru and got great use of our camping gear.ย Kipling is great […]

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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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