Monthly Archives: October 2013

little things

I am thankful for Joshs cozy sheets. slow mornings. fresh bread. fun shoots to plan. 🙂 Life is good.



I work in a fun atmosphere with fun creative things. We finished up a shoot this morning but dang it was fun. It turned out well, I had great help from Scott, had a good conversation with Shawn about migraines… I am so thankful for Sundog.


I am thankful for Krystal. I am thankful for our conversations, the reminder, the positivity…. thank you Lord for her!


I am so thankful for a weekend spent with my mama… we shopped, dined, relaxed, organized, read, sipped coffee, and oohed about the soon-to-be addition to our family…… was perfect. I am thaknful we are close. I am thankful we live near one another to be able to spend weekends together, I am thankful I appreciate her, I am thankful she is so easy and fun and mobile and we have similar interests….. I am thankful. Not everyone can do that. Thank you, Lord God for my mama…

Joshers 36th birthday!

Joshers is 36!! We had a wonderful evening celebrating!!!

Starting off by setting up the hammered vase on his hearth and attempting to set up the lamp. NO GO. shoot. One of the connections was stripped. Oh well, good try. Afterward, he opened his gifts. He thought there were way too many!!! Buuut it was the perfect little KIT for him. Started off with a card —of course!— about his humility, sarcasm and color he brings to so many memories and how incredible he is. Then moved to a JUMBO bag of gummy bears. Learned that his Grandma Richard Black that loves to cuddle aaand loves gummy bears. Always had a bowl of bears! Then sphere ice cube molds, 2 copper mugs!!, vodka, ginger beer, a lime and stirrers. We hit up Bistro Montage and had a WONDERFUL prixe fixe dinner. Started with  Smoke and Choke and pinot noir cocktails at the bar and then carrot and cauliflower soups, risotto (with strings…haha sooo amazing!!), short rib and salmon (the crispy crust was out of this world!! and chocolate torte/creme brulee. In addition, we topped it off with 4 oz. glasses of their pinot noirs. It was delicious. It was cozy. It was perfect. Mentioned hitting up Saints or Star bar afterward for a drink and he was all for it. Walked in and Denny, Jill and Jamie were a-waiting 🙂 Perfect end to a fun fun night!! Happy 36th Birthday Joshers!

I am thankful for windows that roll down.
I am thankful for $1.07 coffee.
I am thankful for pizza crust with gluten.
I am thankful for quick conversations about proposals and rings with my Mom.
I am thankful for a little warmth as I slept in my Dads spot last night!

little things

I am so thankful for diverted snow, a fun weekend planned with my mom ahead, one last Farmers Market, a yummy throwback breakfast, a sweet Joshers to cuddle with, a TALENTED and skilled guy like Josh who whipped up another light, the constant striving and accountability he has that inspires me.

thankful for joshers

Joshers is so talented. I am thankful for his go get em attitude. On his first Sunday with NFL Sunday ticket in the basement, he spent it UPSTAIRS putting a new light in the kitchen. whataguy… : )

Got a text his morning “i like u at my house :)”
thanks me for dinner
picks the lock to bring me coffee
Only made one comment about “i wish Lowes sold diamonds!”
mmm I love it. Thank you Lord God for a giving loving boyfriend.

trips to look forward to!!!

wonderful nights concerts and trips to look forward to!!!!!!

snugs all night

Josh CUDDLED me last night. Oh man….. each evening I make lots of jokes about “lets just go cuddle” or “I cant wait to snuggle with you!” to which he typically responds “dis is da best” in his imitation-of-me-low-grumbly-smooshy-voice-and-face. Usually he’s too warm, can’t fall asleep, feels like he’ll fall into my 25-level side of the bed so we snuggle or spoon for a couple minutes and then roll to our sides and snooze on til a quick morning cuddle. WELL. Last night was different. —and awwwwesome. I woke up numerous times throughout the night and he was not only facing me but lower on the bed and in the middle. Our legs touched and he kept me warm…… I remember multiple times (one was at 4:40) waking up and thanking God for Josh’s warmth, presence and snugs. God has blessed me with a great great man. Joshers usually wakes up earlier than I do and sneaks into his bathroom so quietly. What a sweetheart. I love him so.