a lovely rainy weekend {wonderful to be out and be healthy}

adventures, answering questions {videos}, family By February 22, 2011 34 Comments

steve was out of town so i took the boys to santa barbara to meet two of my sisters. they are so fun, laid back and a huge help. it was great to get away and be with aunties!

it’s been raining raining raining but sunday cleared up and was gorgeous. the sky was so blue and everything felt fresh. we walked around town a little and browsed anthropologie. fresh air and anthropologie–food for my soul ha!

i had been feeling discouraged with the constant sicknesses we’ve had this winter {both boys has strep last week} and it was wonderful to be out and be healthy.

aren’t my sisters amazing? they are two years younger and fraternal twins. i’m an identical twin. yep, my mom had two sets of twins and then my parents adopted a third set. and i have an older brother who’s not a twin, but don’t worry, he had twin daughters!

i am so blessed to have so many sisters and brothers {who are incredible aunties and uncles}. matthias and david have it pretty darn good.

susan and ellen it was so fun to hang out this weekend. you are the best!

are you close to your silbings?

here’s a little video of a rainy evening at the beach. music is NEW and so beautiful. it’s ‘out to sea’ by history of painters. take a listen {you’ll love it}.


celebrating adoption {the talleys}

answering questions {videos}, thoughts By February 15, 2011 33 Comments

our sweet friends the talleys adopted their son daniel from ethiopia a couple years ago. he joined their two girls and brings a lot of happy energy and BOY to their family. i made a little video of their family in celebration of our new chosen {adoption} necklace. scroll down to see pics of the new necklace. i love the idea of choosing to be together. and i love this sweet little family.

do you know anyone who has adopted internationally?


blissdom {2011}

answering questions {videos}, blog friends By February 1, 2011 50 Comments

blissdom was a whirlwind of being with friends, meeting new people, learning and getting inspired. the above photo is scott stratten from unmarketing.

opryland is a like a small city and i won’t tell you how many times i got lost! it’s beautiful, though!

so many sweet friends! i’m thankful to be able to join these events and know these amazing ladies! below is a little video i put together. this week’s question, ‘how was blissdom?’ other questions, ‘is it okay for 8 people to jump in an elevator?’ and ‘how was the mango torte?’

have you ever been to a blog conference?


just to let you know me better! {answering questions}

answering questions {videos} By January 11, 2011 83 Comments

i’m starting a new weekly series, where i answer one question via video. it’s just for fun and just to let you guys get to know me better!

below is my first video where i answer a question on a very serious topic, that’s close to my heart. ha!

if you have a question for me, leave it in the comments below and i’ll try to answer it in an upcoming video!

question one from lisa leonard on Vimeo.