Monday, December 31, 2012



For starters, there were 131 posts made in the year 2012

my end of the year stats at 11:59 pm on new years eve:


people apparently find by my blog by searching for:


and who knew? people in Russia are reading along too.


I started 2012 by a post celebrating marriage since our anniversary is the 2nd _MG_0148

We took our first ever photo booth picture (we must not get out much) thanks to wild dunes resort Christmas & new years party


we saw several presidential rallies


daydreamed about life on a boat


lived with an extra dude in a tiny apartment downtown


made friends with hobosIMG_2148

took advantage of our drunk roommate


shared my house with a cat that REALLY really hates me


got our 3rd couch which scored major points for not being torn apart, purple, or from the curb.IMG_3321

went to my first backyard music party


was a nanny for two little kiddos that I miss like crazyoij8

attended my best friend’s totally 80’s birthday party


shot my first ever commercial shoot


the husband posted his first ever blog post strongly influenced of pork


painted two paintings…yeah two in a whole year….(I’m going to need to work on that)


dyed my hair brown

then cut bangs


then moved out of the city to apartment two


then a month later moved to apartment/house three for charley's new job. As we said goodbye to Charleston, we thought fondly of all the food we will miss eating.


Charley embraced his new job that lets him bake more pretty bread and dessert all day long


I found the chairs of my dreams (right before we moved)


because of our new place with a backyard, we were able to have a large gathering for the first time in over a year. We had a smashing time dancing in the moonlight.


aannd the hair went back to blonde and glasses were bought465


and that pretty much sums up things in blogland for the year

I think if this year had a theme word, it’d be “indecisive”

Not always in a bad way. We’ve done much, seen much, experienced much (and yes, colored our hair much). Three apartments, new jobs, new stages of life and relationships. I can say that I have felt first hand this year that life is not stagnant and it moves every so quickly.

God has show his great blessing and provision by providing us a  home. I’ve seen many prayers answered, including our move back to Columbia.

I’ve made new friends this year

I’ve said goodbye to some who are very dear to me.

It’s a shame we can’t see where the new year will move us. For the blog anyways, just eagerly anticipate new pictures of Juneau and Bruno and any other cute animal that gets in my way. That is one thing that will never change.

Happy 2013 yall.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

welcome to the modern world


I will confess of making fun of people for their smart phones. I will confess of scoffing at instagram-ers.

I mean really? why take a picture of something insignificant and put a “cool” filter over it. Why not pick up your real camera and take an intent filled photo…or remember that the world doesn’t need to see what you ate for breakfast.THAT BEING SAID I have failed  as heartily as any other succumbed to the glee of taking pictures all the time. That and the glee of having a phone that I can check messages on.  And instagram, three pictures in I’m taking pictures of my lunch. It’s the glasses, I swear, they do evil in the heart of me. I’m totally at risk to the modern world….my kryptonite is a camera (go figure). But since I’m into sharing insignificant and un-awesome happenings of the world, here are some of the recently commited instagram sins:

exhibit A: awkward photo in bathroom mirror…because my birthday present from Charley makes me happy. I am now know as “the girl with the hat” at work and receive many high fives. Anything to be jolly at Christmas! As you can see I am to “cool” to smile with joy over said hat…smirk applied for extra irony.


Exhibit B: the wannabe wreath of mobbish lumpy proportions that droops with jolly swag adorned by too many untangled lights. Good to be vague over whether I am impressed by this feat or I want you to laugh at my inability to do simple things.


Exhibit C: arranging outfits on targets floor that involve gold and pink tutus with the appropriately unmatched sweater.  I should find my niece some glasses too…


Exhibit d: self portrait a la crappy phone photos. I probably should have been making the duck face. Finding old photos reminded me that not 4 months a go I had dark brown hair, eyebrows  and less patience for personal maintenance.


Exhibit E: Self promotion of artistic skills via children's art supplies. Because that’s what you do when you’re a nanny, you draw ponies and pretend like it’s for the kids.


Exhibit F: pictures of lunch (although it was a worthy and much enjoyed sandwich from whole foods with a bestie)


Exhibit G: pictures with friends looking glamorous while you ruin it with your best pearl-jam-alien-smileimage

Exhibit H: needless gloating of awesome Christmas presents like hedgehog puppets


Do I fit the stereotype much?

who cares….its fun


Tuesday, December 11, 2012



This past Friday was a little déjà vu x 3. My friends Mandy and Jonny came to visit- this time to celebrate a very special life moment- the coming of their son. I owe a lot to these two for letting me “experiment” with my pictures on them. I think they were my first engagement shoot ever. Their wedding followed and Hello, big news: phase three of the Mandy-Johnny saga. They have on all three occasions never ceased to be adorable. You may remember Mandy from over here- she’s a photographer herself and she’s been my second shooter a few times.


The original “oblivious Mandy” photo:


The Maternity: