Time to Catch Up

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So much has happened since Ben and I got married (the last post), yet not much has happened at all.

  • We moved into a much bigger two story condo. It’s not huge, by any means, but our previous place was 560 square feet, so it didn’t take that much extra space to feel bigger. We have an attached garage, which is the best thing to have! And Bunny’s back to having his own room so I think he’s happy not having Hank harass him on the regular.
  • I deleted my Facebook. A complete non-event in my life, but I was reminded about it when my cousin texted me this morning asking me where my page went. It went bye-bye about 5 months ago and I haven’t missed it for even a moment. What a timesuck Facebook is. Now I pour my wasted time into Instagram. Hah!
  • We went to Maui for our Honeymoon! Actually we just got back a week ago and I’m so glad we did it. As we approached the move, we contemplated canceling the whole Honeymoon idea all together, just because our new place costs a bunch. But it was totally worth it. So much fun and so many new experiences together – snorkeling with the Pride of Maui, milking goats at the Surfing Goat Dairy, hiking in a storm along the Road to Hana! We also celebrated Ben’s 35th Birthday on the island at Mama’s Fish House which had some of the best food we’ve ever had! Pictures here.
  • Work is going really well. Water For People is an amazing organization and I’m proud to be a part of the amazing work we do. I’m still really busy with travel which has it’s ups and downs – way more ups. And overall, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been in my work life/career – it just took me a little while to find my stride.

So that’s it. Life is great – just enjoying each day and looking for the next round of trips: Denver, LA, Missouri, Kentucky, Uganda & Amsterdam, Arizona, Anaheim!

Busy Times = Quick Post

I’ve been busy and not just normal, heavy to-do lists kinda busy. But like, really busy. Between last minute wedding planning (the big day is 5 days away!) and a work trip to Denver, followed by one to LA, and then being in PERU last week for work…well, I’ve been swamped. But here a few of my favorite shots from Peru:

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Love you always

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From my Facebook:

I woke up uneasy this morning, realizing that the anniversary of Pooter’s death fell on the same day Robin Williams died. I’ve been overwhelmed with emotions over the past couple of days but needed to take a moment to remember Poots. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think of you. On a daily basis I find myself deleting pictures off my phone to save space, but I’ve yet to delete any of yours. I carry you with me in so many ways – on my keychain, pictures throughout our home, a tattoo on my back. You are missed constantly, and I know that wherever you are…you are acting like the little stinker you always were and frustrating the hell out of everyone around you. And honestly, I’d give anything for just a moment of that back.

You definitely wore it better.

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The past two days have been bizarrely difficult. I’m generally not someone who mourns celebrities to any length. But Robin Williams’ death really knocked me on my ass. I don’t know why. While my sister used to work at his annual Thanksgiving celebration, I really have no connection to Robin Williams outside of being a fan of his film, tv & stand-up comedy work.

I remember being a fan from a really young age. My family watched Mork & Mindy when I was young. And I remember watching Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s SocietyHook, Jack & Father’s Day often throughout my youth. We didn’t have cable and those movies aired regularly on basic channels. I guess when I was younger, I was almost a forced fan because of the lack of options. As I got older, I realized that wasn’t the case. I really love Robin Williams’ films. They make me happy, sad and maybe even a little scared at times. But he was so phenomenal and I truly believe that we lost one of the greatest talents that we’ve ever known. His acting range was pretty ridiculous – which I mean in the best and most respectful way. I hope he’s found peace and is somewhere filled with an overwhelming amount of happiness. RIP, Captain