October 15, 2008

on who I am (at the moment)...


I am...

...filled with hope and excitement about the future, and all it holds for my husband and I.

...looking forward to two days off, and thankful they started early this week.

...in love with the movie Marie Antoinette, and want to dress up fancy (this may or may not include petticoats and tiny pink shoes) and eat tea cakes while watching it.

...so incredibly excited to see my sister and her husband next week.

...hovering somewhere between loving myself completely and being entirely too critical.

...okay with not having babies in our immediate future - for today, at least.

...discovering that anything tastes better when drinking it out of a festive coffee mug.

...the girl who will laugh at anything, even if nobody else is laughing along.

...so blessed by friends near, far, and even those I haven't met face-to-face.

...adoring the music of Jack Johnson, Ben Harper and Joshua Radin - somehow, it fits the season and my mood.

...ready to take a million photos with my new camera lens.

...learning to accept fair skin, tummy pooches and the fact that I'll always be a little too sensitive.

...slightly overdue for a good run, and will hopefully remedy that this evening.

...looking forward to holiday decorating - but mostly Christmas lights, because they make anything more beautiful.


  1. You are..so incredibly, refreshingly...human.

    Peace - Rene

  2. Beautiful picture! What kind of lens did you get??

  3. could you be anymore BEAUTIFUL?! girl, i'm not even kidding a little bit.

    i am... starting to trust myself and the decisions i make a little more.


  4. Gorgeous pic! Also, you've inspired me to finally get around to seeing Marie Antoinette.

  5. I've been "lurking" on your blog for awhile, but I had to comment on that photo...gorgeous picture! And I love how REAL you are. So refreshing.

  6. Beautiful picture! If you like Ben Harper, Jack Johnson and Joshua Radin, then a) we both have good taste in music and b) try to download "Come On Get Higher" by Matt Nathanson. I just discovered it. :)

  7. love all of that same music!

  8. ok, really? you need to teach me your expertise in photography.

  9. Awes, we love you! :) And liking who you are the moment!

  10. most beautiful photo of you EVAH.

    can we have a marie antoinette party? i've never seen it, but petticoats, tiny pink shoes and tea cakes sounds like WAY TOO MUCH FUN for me.

  11. needs to also say "I am... CUTER THAN A BUTTON."

    because you are. at the moment and every moment. heart you a bunch.


  12. Incredible! I like who you are and your outlook on life.

    Marie Antoinette was the most visually stunning movie I have ever seen! I watch it just for the visual eye candy.

    And that photo is gorgeous! How real and natural and lovely you look!

  13. This is such a great post! And a lovely photo too.

  14. I really enjoy this Wish, very honest and you.

    And I gave you some blog love today!

  15. couldn't agree with you more on the christmas lights - always always look forward to them.

    tummy pooches - i either need to accept mine or work on getting rid of it. unfortunately, i haven't gotten very far on either.

    great post! and beautiful picture. you're just lovely, lovely i say!

  16. We can't wait to see you either! We're sooo looking forward to the break and to Disneyland:) I don't know that you'll even recognize me...it's crazy.

    love you!

  17. Hi...love this post. You're such a beautiful person, inside and out. I'm so glad to have "met" you and am thankful for all the techy help you've given me! :) I sorta wish we could've hung out when I lived much closer to you...although you may only be pretending to be nice online and could be a serial killer in real life. You never know... kidding! xoxo

  18. I've lurked for a little while but never left a comment..(Nathan Clouse's wife :) ) what new lens did you get for your camera? I'm ready to buy a new one (camera) and think I'm getting the Rebel XSi. *drool*... :) Love your blog!

  19. You're adorable. I kind of wish you could come to Chicago and teach me all about craftiness and photography. Please?

  20. Love your latest self portrait! Soo gorgeous! Yay for laughter! And good music! And for sure you should embrace your pale skin & tummy pooch (which I'm sure is non existent) if only for the fact that (I think) I'm paler than you and I know for sure my tummy is waaaaaaaayyy poochier X a million!

  21. Great picture! Is that your new lens!?

    So exciting!:)

    Also - I've seen your tummy (Okay, not really - but online.) and you have NO really pooch. At all.

  22. what a beautiful shot of you! you have very lovely skin, which is something I notice a lot on other people right now since my own skin is breaking out like nobody's business (thanks, hormones :))

    I always love reading your little lists... and I always relate so well.

  23. Hope is amazing, as is that picture!

    I love your list, those are a lot of fabulous things to be.

  24. oh yes I LOVE Marie Antoinette. maybe I will watch it tonight now that you reminded me of it.

    and I'm glad the baby fever is subsiding. mine is too actually which is surprising after Morgan's baby shower. I've even thought about pushing back our "must-start-trying" date.. but who knows how I will feel when that day comes.

  25. TAG, YOU'RE IT!

    You've been tagged to share 7 random facts about yourself! See my Blog for the details/rules. :)


  26. I think you're great, nay, fantastic.

    You're blog really is one of the most refreshing reads, I love how candid you are. :)

  27. I have to admit that I'm kinda jealous of your ability to take such awesome self portraits, but you are freaking adorable. I love to read your "who i am" posts.

  28. Your eyelashes look amazing! I'm going to have to turn on Jack Johnson tomorrow.

  29. How in the world do your pics always come out so great?

    Mine never look very good, I'm using the Powershot... Is that my problem? Do you have some kind of high techy thing-a-ma-gic?


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