Saturday, November 29, 2008

Lucky girl

So that is the super hot, rustic man I spent the weekend with. Enough said.

P.S. One more thing...this is the latest wedding we shot. I just really liked a lot of the pics. Go ahead, take a peek.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


And what will WE be doing for Thanksgiving this year??
Well, our one year anniversary is December 1st (wow, time flies) so we decided to celebrate over the holiday. Nothing quite like a night at the St Regis...

And I am excited!!!! (Even though I'm waddling around 7 months pregnant).

Friday, November 21, 2008


So when you're pregnant you have all these vivid dreams. It's so interesting to see what comes next. Two nights ago, yea, I dreamt about food. Hahaha. Go figure. I woke up starving and ate a bowl of cereal at like 6am.

Last night? Rachel McAdams was in my dream. For the record, I think she is completely adorable. Where has she been? Four years ago she was in a movie that made me cry my eyes out. Love her.

"I am no one special. Just a common man with common thoughts. I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but in one respect I've succeeded as gloriously as anyone who ever lived. I've loved another with all my heart and soul and for me that has always been enough." ~Noah~

Monday, November 17, 2008


The photog business. Well, after we almost died with six weddings in August we decided to scale down a little bit for our own sanity. We now try to average just two a month. It keeps it fun and interesting. And as always, I'm a vital part of the team...ahem.

Yes, that's me sitting on a bench with the reflector shading my head from the REALLY hot sun, while Kris was busting his butt taking pictures. I'm sure he appreciated the thumbs up. Incredibly helpful these days. It's true.

Kris, however, is better than ever. I can say in my VERY biased position as wife that he is the best wedding photographer I know. I can also say, in my unbiased position as "assistant" that he is the best wedding photographer that I know.

Ashes, ashes...

California is burning to the ground...again. And yet, I choose to live in a state that has mutliple fires a year, earthquakes, and flooding. Hmmm...
Huntington Beach is probably the last place on earth that would burn since there are only a scattering of palm trees and an ocean; however, we still feel the effects. I couldn't sleep two nights ago because of the smoke. I had to shut all the windows and turn on the fan. It feels strange to be amid the destruction yet not exactly a part of it. Makes me wonder about the last days.

Monday, November 10, 2008

And I cried...

I'm REALLY over talking about Prop 8 for a while but I just wanted to say thanks to everyone who donated and prayed and called and helped us win. It is so humbling.

I took the day off on election day to help run around and call and etc. That night I went home and Kris was out of town so I literally just sat in front of my computer all night as the numbers slowly started pouring in from each county. I was so anxious, literally pushing the "refresh" button on my computer every few minutes for HOURS to see where we stood.

Finally, at about 3AM when 80% of the votes were in and we were still ahead, my heart stopped pounding as hard, and I just leaned back and cried. It was an intense yet peaceful moment. A moral victory for California and a moment in history for me.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Prayers are Powerful

Please pray for our country today. And please pray for California - we need help to pass Proposition 8. Prayers are heard and answered.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Recent conversation with Kris.

me: i luv u
Kris: not as much as i love you!!!
me: no WAY!
Kris: yep
i love you so much...
i would pop my eyeballs out
if i had to
and drop earwigs in my ears
me: im totally laughing
Kris: i'd snort tabasco sauce
and chew on aluminum foil
me: LOL
i would eat poop
Kris: ewe

And that folks, that is where the converstaion died. Did I win?

P.S. For those of my friends who have in the past, referred to me as "classy" I apologize for letting you down :)

The end is drawing nye

And here we are, the eve of election day in California. The anxiety has been present for weeks and is building. My husband is on a business trip in the East Coast and I am by myself with my fetus (haha) to stress about it.

I just want to say I am so proud to be an American. I feel so blessed to live in this country. God help us continue to make righteous decisions. If not, good ole conservative Texas may have to be my final resting place :)

P.S. One thing that has kept a smile on my face the past few days is my husband. I've always thought of myself as majorly even-tempered and laid back but Kris blows me out of the water. Whether it's sports, politics, me being completely obnoxious, or any number of things, he never ceases to amaze me with his kind, gentle nature. I have NEVER seen him lose his cool. It is very humbling.

Hahaha. And this pic says it all, right? Very collected and easy going psycho farmer man, huh? Hahaha. But truthfully, he is. He really is.