November 14, 2014


"a portrait, once a week, for the year of 2014"

week forty six.

this week, a very dear friend of mine was proposed to. i have known her since the first day of college, which was almost two weeks before everyone arrived because we met at cross country practice. since that day almost 8 years ago, we haven't missed a beat. she's the type of lady that no matter how much time has passed, you pick up right where you left off. she is the one that bring a smile to your face, that can devour an entire block of sharp cheddar cheese, and have random dance parties anytime, anywhere. she pushed me out of my comfort zone, and thus i joined the college dance team, dancing for the first time ever infont of numerous audiences. this lady has become one of my best friends and i'm so happy to see her happy. to see where her life will take her. marriage. kids? her future is so bright. and i couldn't be more thrilled to share in capturing some of her special life moments.

November 12, 2014

it's beginning to look a lot like

honestly. i have the christmas decorations up, the stores are playing christmas music, and i have started to make my cookies for my family's annual cookie exchange. this year my husband made the request of his favorite cookies to share with my loved ones: butterscotch oatmeal. i made 4 batches, way more than i needed to, but let's say there is about two huge ziplock bags on their way overseas this week, as a result. as much as i am not the biggest fan of christmas, this year i have a different outlook. making sure my little man enjoys each and every holiday, even though i'm sure he won't remember a thing. i'll have pictures to show him later on in life. bring it on christmas, we are ready for you! and those cookies? ugh. bring on the extra gym time.