i just re-found this photo from our wedding shoot.

and i never realized how much i loved it until now! i've never posted it anywhere before, so heck yes for first time posting photos!


my oldest best friend gives me goosebumps.

he is in a band called RAH RAH, hailing from Regina, Sask.
here is their new music video and a effing great, fantastic song!!

hip hop hooray for

by the way, dear readers, every band leif has ever been in becomes famous. great song, right?? so happpppyyy!!!
new photos!


my husband is really so cute and sweet and funny.

we sent my sister a care package and bak drew this comic for her:

[click on image to make larger & get all the cute hilarity]


a shout out to my beautiful movie star grandparents.

i went back to minneapolis/st. paul last weekend and always go and visit with my grandparents. my grandmother knows how much i love photos and she pulled these out of a drawer. i FREAKED OUT. they are so amazing and i am so lucky to have been able to scan these STUNNING photographs! so here they are, my grandfather Robert, and my grandmother Patricia:

| My Grandfather was in the Navy 1943-45 |

| My Grandmother looking cute as ever, always laughing |

| Here they are @ an Engineers Ball (My Grandpa worked as a Civil Engineer) |

| Grandpa was the captain of the basketball team in HS |

| I especially love this photograph - the look on Grandpa's face - he STILL makes that face. This is their engagement in 1947 |

i love them so very, very much. aren't families amazing? and isn't being able to capture a moment in time with photography the best EVER? yes indeedy. i am so lucky to have so much time with my grandparents.


| photograph found here via here |

there is something about the prairies that make me feel like i am by the sea. i know, i am known to be desperate for the sea, but there is a real similar quality. especially in the spring, and summer, when the warm breeze blows the tall golden prairie grass for miles and miles all you can see is waves...its really so beautiful. i intend on capturing that on film one of these days for sure.

when i found this photograph, it resonated with me b/c of my affinity to the ocean and boats. i spent a lot of my formative years on the pacific, standing on the bow, closing my eyes and letting the cold breeze and misting raindrops refresh my face as the waves are gracefully gliding underneath...i miss those times so deeply and the joy it brought my soul. but i think someone was looking out for me when i moved to the prairies. if i close my eyes when i am standing in the field, without a doubt, the wind will pick up just as soon as i close my eyes, and i'll be transported to the ocean, to the smell of the air to the unbearable lightness of being. i think home is really, truly a place that we always keep with us in our heart and soul. i haven't lived at home (alaska/ pac NW) for about 4 years now, but i still miss it like i left yesterday. i don't think i'll feel ever so COMPLETE & WHOLE until i move back and the pacific air and the deep green wet forests are able to open my heart again.

when i close my eyes in the fields here i hear laughter, i hear pain & tears, i hear peace and calm, i hear my soul opening up, i feel vibrations that travel throughout, i feel home. i feel nothing and everything that means anything.


um, have you seen this yet?? if not - please do so. you'll thank me later.


dear universe

please send me a person who will frame all my polaroids like this for free:

now, dear universe, that i put this out there, i depart with extreme confidence that my humble request will become an awesome reality.

|spotted on youaremyfave|



"This handful of days on earth will slip away like shadows and be over. Strive then that God may shed His grace upon you, that you may leave a favorable remembrance in the hearts and on the lips of those to come."

~ Bahá’u’lláh


"once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen."

-r.w. emerson

here's to that!