our people on their days

going through the photos from my sister’s bestfriend’s wedding has been a slow process. mostly due to vacations and little free time.. but partly due to the feelings that come with it. this shit is making me feel old. O.A.F.

remembering summers spent at their dad’s, living in the pool, and countless movie nights in their mother’s basement…. and now we’re getting married. so glad we found these good people so long ago.

winston

we had a lovely surprise today at the cabin when one of J’s nurses brought little 5-week-old Winston by. she joked about leaving a baby in the car.. and when we figured out what kind, i bolted outside.

apparently Winston was being bullied by some larger pigs, so she’s fostering him until he can stand up for himself. in the meantime, like she does with all of her other piglet fosters, she plans to leash-train him and teach him tricks (“play dead” is a favorite, rather appropriately..)–  … and then she probably eats them.

she told a story about a particularly mean piglet that was rather nippy.. they decided to take a marker to him and draw the different  cuts of meat so they could taunt him about how big and tasty his hams were getting. genius.

a solo morning walk

my birthday is a week from today. i’ll be spending it cooking for the people i love most — because it also happens to be Mother’s Day.. and right now i live with two very awesome mothers..

two weeks later i hope to properly celebrate by giving myself this gift, again:

what a day

We’ve waited three long, trying, terrible months for this.

We’re not exactly sleeping soundly tonight, but we’re all under the same roof.. and right now, I can’t ask for more.

John’s friends, neighbors and employees have been nothing short of amazing. For the last week while we impatiently watched his discharge date get pushed further and further back.. these people were ready and waiting to drop everything and come over with their signs and songs (yes, songs). The enthusiasm that they show for him is just a reflection of the light he shines on all of us. We’re so glad he’s home.

a great weekend///i’m the luckiest


i set out on a trip this weekend


bestfriends-bound


i woke up friday morning in this adorable and cozy abode


& had a solo brunch at a delicious little spot around the block


i wandered


& wondered


and then i found myself in heaven


yeah


we treated ourselves to terrible chick flicks and magnums of mediocre wine


& played tourist


i gave in and drank terrible bloody marys… [Portland, you’ve spoiled me]


pre-sunburn


post-sunburn


on the long way home today, i met the sweetest friend


& found the prettiest blue bird sacrifice


[they were fresh out]


we walked across creeks and battlefields


& i was impressed by the fortitude of wood

i am feeling beyond fortunate tonight.

photos via Instagram

real photos later this week…

the sky tonight

we are very lucky to be snuggly situated between two beautiful lakes here at the cabin. the sun rises up over strawberry lake and sets over bass lake .. some nights are slightly less spectacular, but tonight was full of purples and oranges. this photo was taken well after sunset, but you get the gist:

i think that’s venus still sittin’ pretty in the trees.. a super-thin waxing crescent moon is in there somewhere too..