Eight Months Behind

Yep.. I just realized I haven't updated the blog in eight months. So in February, Josh and I got engaged! We spent the following six months frantically trying to pull together a cute southernish vintagey (legit adjectives btw) wedding with killer-awesome food (priorities). And now that we are actually married, and back from our amazing honeymoon adventure in Seattle, I guess now you could say that I have time to dabble more in the internets. So I'm going to take a second and brag on OUR photographer, Skip Hopkins. We were SO happy with the photos!! To see more, check out his blog.

And now a few from Seattle...

We stayed first at this cute hotel called the Moore Hotel, on 2nd Ave. It used to be super swank in the 30's or 40's- so lovely! If you ever go to Seattle, look them up. It's definitely cheaper than chain hotels in downtown Seattle. Plus, great view.

After a day or two in Seattle, we took a ferry to Bremerton where friends of Josh met us, and let us stay at a cabin on their property in the woods! They have a whole farm that is almost completely self-sustaining. So inspiring. They gave us a sprouting kit for a wedding present also which we have taken full advantage of!!

Ah we had so much fun the whole trip. The weather was perfect and there are NO mosquitoes in all of Washington. Also, blackberries grow wild everywhere there, and they were in season. OOh! And Cherries are only 2 bucks a pound! (As opposed to $8 here in Nashy).
It's good to be back home though. And marriage is so fun so far. Just a relief to live every day with the best friend of your life. :)




This morning I woke up at 6:30 as I have been for the past few days, despite crawling into bed around 12 or 1 each night. Each night I've been desperately tired, begging my body to just sleep like it's supposed to and that I'll wake up around 8 or 8:30, well rested. So this morning, I just laid there for like three hours, getting more and more bitter at the world, because obviously how could this be my own fault? I finally decided to get up and shuffle into the kitchen to find something to eat, and as I walked through the curtains, when I saw... SNOW! Snow! Snow... in my backyard! (It rarely snows in Nashville..) So I took advantage of this lovely peaceful morning (trying not to think about having to work tonight) and made cinnamon rolls and a pot of coffee, and cleaned the kitchen. Good morning.

So... new blog banner for a new year. I took this photo this morning because lately I've been thinking alot about life, I suppose about just life in general. This tends to happen after I watch Elizabethtown (or most any Cameron Crowe film.. the man is genius). I have a bad habit of questioning everything. Why can't I just have faith, or take things for what they are? Why is this so hard for me, normal people can go through life without doubting or questioning, why can't I be one of those people? I'm even questioning why I can't be one of those people who doesn't question. But when I start doubting I feel like everything, every relationship and purpose to job, to future, to life, everything is ripped from its ground and shaken violently, and then eventually put back where it belongs. And by the time the dust settles, it's time to do it all over again. I suppose you could call it a kind of restlessness, or a horrible trend of discontent. I wonder sometimes if I'll ever settle down in one place, or keep just one job for years, or if I'll ever be given a "calling" as so many other Christians get but maybe I just don't. I feel alone a lot lately. I don't even want to do photography right now. I don't know what I want to do. Maybe I won't know until it's there. Maybe something will click in my life some day.


I've moved around several times since graduating high school, and attended four different colleges in four different states before finally attaining an associates degree in photography. And now I live in Nashville and work at a coffee shop doing nothing I ever studied in all of my four colleges and six years of education. A year or two ago as I was leaving Little Rock, one of my good friends, Lakey, gave me a treasure- a mermaid drawing by her 8 year old daughter Mia, which she put on wood. She gave this to me and said that every new place I moved to, I could hang it on my wall and it would be my home. And I have hung it or put it somewhere visible, in every place I've lived since. I love it. It marks where my home is. And for now, Nashville is my home, our Forrest Avenue House is my home, the Frothy Monkey is my home, the Anchor is my home. I have questions but I think if I didn't have questions, how else would the Lord teach me faith? or Patience? or Trust?

Keep me in your prayers if you think of me. It's just a difficult season but spring is close.


Happppppppy New Year!

Happy New Yearssss!!!

Fly Golden Eagle


After The Party

Hope everyone had a fantastic New Years Eve!! These photos are from a house show at the community house... starring Mankind and Fly Golden Eagle..... listen to them!! and have a lovely first month in 2009!


Doll Faces

this is nashville

It's been awhile since I've gotten to play with lights- I don't have any but my good friend Zachary Paul loaned me some for a day of pretty picture takin'.

First of all we have Sara B, these were some promo shoots for her growing styling business. She's a doll face.


Next we have another doll face, Denitia Odigie, a completely gifted singer and songwriter with a voice to die for. Plus she's got a legendary laugh. I'm still working on these so I'll have more up later, but for now...

Denitia Odigie

If you're in the Nashville area, make sure to come by our house every Friday until Christmas at 8pm for dinner and a Christmas movie!! This Friday we're eating spaghetti (meat and non meat varieties) and watching ELF! Be there or be scrooge!
1617 Forrest Ave. in East Nash.

Hope everyone's enjoying the fall! Christmas is closer than you think...


Welcome Autumn

i love acorns

Autumn is my favorite time of year! I love that the air is cool at night and even if I'm wearing a thermal shirt, a bonfire still feels nice. I love that the coffee shops come alive with new drink options.. the pumpkin spice lattes, the apple ciders, sprinkling nutmeg over lattes.. I love the colors that appear on the mundane drive to work and that leaves dance in the road when cars drive by. Suddenly the rain seems more magical. I like starting to wear warm hats.. I like that the acorns even wear caps in the fall! Has anybody carved pumpkins yet? Just curious.

autumn is here!



This is our community life... meet the fam...

brandi jean and the polaroid

(2nd photo by Jesse Kevon)

And Then, Brandi made the best face of all time.

(this one's by Casey McBride)

Community Breakfast

community breakfast by neta



My Man Smokes A Pipe



And I like it.