Slowing it Down

Slowing it Down

You know what’s nice? Having my own laptop! Yes, I’m sadly glued to technology and when we’re not actually traveling, my husband and I are each looking at some sort of glowing screen.

When we started this year of travel, one of my goals was to pack light. As a result, we only took one laptop on the road with us, thinking that we would be able to share. Well, we weren’t. Whenever there was a moment of downtime, we would both need to be on the computer, and seeing that the laptop was really Edwin’s, he won. Once we got back to LA, I promptly bought my own laptop.

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San Francisco Engagement  :  MJ + Leon

San Francisco Engagement : MJ + Leon

“I bet you never thought I’d end up with someone like this,” MJ commented while giving Leon a playful shove. That’s how MJ is – she’s playful, energetic, and excited to try new things. It’s not that Leon is not any of those things, but he’s definitely more…east coast. More of a direct, no nonsense, cut and dry kind of guy. And that’s what makes them work so well as a couple – they push each other to do things outside of their comfort zones. Like how MJ makes Leon do things like pose in ridiculous positions. And how Leon makes MJ do things like be on time. She’s constantly trying to push the boundaries and go in different directions, and Leon helps her focus all that energy.

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Meet Alipio

Meet Alipio

He will do things like put his wife’s breast-feeding tank top on his head like a hat. Teach me words that I’ll later need to look up in urban dictionary and cringe at the meanings. “That’s what she said” is his favorite joke. No, he’s not the Dos Equis man. But he is now a father, which is a bit scary.

I’ve known Antonio since junior high and he’s met his match in his wife Heather, who will preemptively make his favorite joke for him and then roll her eyes. Thank goodness she’s around to balance him out as they bring new life into this world.

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Keeping up with the Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses

It was just this past January when I took some photos of Oliver and his family for his one year birthday. At that time, he was still a baby – just one little tooth had grown in, he was still crawling around, and he wasn’t able to do more than a little bit of babbling. But just half a year later, my has he grown into a little man. I really almost couldn’t keep up with him, running around all over the place – I definitely got more of a workout than I bargained for.

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“Cookies…hell yeah!”

“Cookies…hell yeah!”

I must admit, I’m not a huge cookie fan. I mean, put them in front of me and I’ll eat them, but not necessarily because I want them. But if they are cookies from Cookies, Hell Yeah!, then suuuuure…I’ll bite. My sister put it best when she said that these cookies have ruined her for all other cookies. And I agree.

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