Memory Lane Monday

I was playing with our camera and came across some photo’s I completely forgot we had taken. We rarely use our nice camera because its heavy and we went to be in the moment… In the moment with an iPhone in each other face.

Please enjoy these 1.5 year old photo’s of L and I at the annual Tulip festival hosted every spring here. We look like babies, and my hair was so long!DSC_0054 DSC_0047 DSC_0055 DSC_0056


The season has finally “transitioned” into another one. Fall is among us and there’s no going back. Here in the PNW ((Pacific Northwest)) the season’s rarely transition. One day the sun is shining kissing your bare legs. The next morning its foggy, misty, and the wind is at a brisk 50mph. I love everything Fall has to offer, but I thrive in this wet, cooler, weather. I was meant to live here.

The nights have been coming earlier and earlier. Last night on our way to dinner I snapped the below picture at 7:24pm.

^^ 7:24pm last night ^^

^^ 7:24pm last night ^^

Because of the weather change, I know have the chance to wear one of my favorite things, TIGHTS! I love dresses and skirts in the fall with a stark black tight. I think most of my Fall/Winter wardrobe consists of tights. Also high on my list is the sweet pumpkin I found while grocery shopping. I wish I could take credit for it, but unfortunately I purchased it.



^^ Sweet pumpkin now decorating my desk at work ^^
^^ Sweet pumpkin now decorating my desk at work ^^

Now last weekend was the first day of Fall and boy did she come in with a bang. It was extremely windy, as it is today, and rainy. While I was brushing my teeth I heard this extremely loud crash. Walked over to the window and saw the largest branch. I was startled and started crying. Looking back, it wasn’t as large (and in charge) as I originally thought, but that branch could have brought a full tree with it…


^^ Christmas tree sized branch ^^

^^ Christmas tree sized branch ^^

So there you have it for now. I cannot wait til I get to go to the pumpkin patch. Last year was the first year L has ever been able to go with me in our 4 years together. Oh the joys of busy season during my favorite season.



Late night.

With everything happening in the world I’ve started feeling guilty. I want so many things in this life. Most of which are things I don’t need.
With everything happening in our world lately how do I keep resisting the wants versus the needs?
Living in a first world country we’ve grown up knowing more than anyone in a third world country will ever know. In most third world countries children don’t go to school unless your parents can pay for it. Your parents can’t pay for it unless they have a high school diploma… See where I’m going yet?
I’ve spent the last 24 hours debating pre-ordering the iPhone 5s… There are starving children in the world!
I am trying to work in this part of myself but every time a want is put in my head I’m reminded of my experience in the third world.

Growing = changes //

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I saw quote saying recently that really hit close to home. I was really moved by it and feel like it fits me right now, in this moment.

“The more I find myself, the more people I lose.” – via

I wasn’t really sure how I felt about this at first, but then I told L about what I had read. He told me when he was my age he felt that way. He was discovering this person he wanted to be more and realized the ones in his life didn’t always fit.

The past few months I’ve realized its OK to let go of someone or something close. I’ve said hurtful things and have had hurtful things said to me. I love whole heartedly. I give until there’s nothing left to give. I hate knowing I’m the reason someone’s hurt or disappointed. I’ve grown up and changed. I’m married and want my husband to know he’s my number one. I’ve become close to his friends wife’s. These new people have helped transform me. Not as a whole person but parts of me creating new aspects of my personality.

This quote or saying really helped me realize as I grow up and find myself more its ok to lose those once close to me. We had a great run but we have an even greater future. I honestly feel like since getting married I’m really learning the wife, sister, friend I want to be.

I’m not perfect. I haven’t responded to two great gals e-mails. I rarely get ahold of my family. But I know my faults and try every day to work on them.


Over Labor Day weekend we went to the beach with our friends who just got married as well. It was amazing to get away and be with people I feel we connect with. I can’t explain how great it is when you are in the in between stage and your find people you can connect with.

Devils Punch Bowl on the Oregon Coast is a great spot. The weekend was filled with watching surfers, s’mores, and quality time with amazing people.

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