Friday, September 19, 2014

baby love

september 19th, welcome. today it was *not* at least 30 outside, which in fahrenheit is 86. so i guess it's fall? i've stopped wearing my crocheted tops and i even got a PSL the other day... but kudos to the girls in jackets. as much as i want it to feel more like autumn, my longings can't will me to overheat myself.

not all of california is quite this behind however. last weekend we spent some wonderful time in santa cruz (and santa clara), where the sea breeze made sweaters possible. 

i'm an extrovert for the most part, and i love discovering a special connection with those i come across, which can still be rare, being a stranger more than not. 
bradley, taylor, and parker have been one of those awesome connections. we had such a great time chilling this weekend and discovering all of our goofy similarities. even better yet, we're related! well at least blaze and brad are... second cousins :) needless to say the weekend was a treat, AND as an added bonus i got to see two dear friends from highschool that got married and work for apple now. 

picture warning: parker is one of the cutest babies i have ever come across. so there's a bit of a baby overload on here... 

BUT how could anyone resist that little face??

there's more to come... ;)

taylor and brad also have the cutest beach house ever

cutest family.

prettiest mama!

we took a little drive to big basin redwoods state park the one day. the trees were so majestic. nature like this puts things in perspective.

they have the same love languages... burping and bad skating

practice ;) / hollow trees

my FAVE of parker. lookin' at mama.

it's safe to say we're close friends with parker now. look at that smile! 

and i leave you with the most epic photo of the weekend. you have to be emotionless to not die over this picture.

just looking through these pix makes me miss that breeze and those folks!
i encourage you all to go out of your way this weekend for someone you want to get to know better. life is full of friends that we may miss out on if we don't try...


Thursday, September 4, 2014

food for thought

with the california drought still going strong, let's remember why we should be putting mother earth before what we believe we are entitled too. make yourself uncomfortable so that the world is not unbearable for our future.
(a lovely taste of what i got to look at everyday while in yosemite park)

we don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.
david brower

when all the trees have been cut down,
when all the animals have been hunted,
when all the waters are polluted,
when all the air is unsafe to breathe,
only then will you discover you cannot eat money.
^^this cree prophecy was hung in a room where i spent many summers. i'm not gonna lie, it took awhile to process, but eventually it contributed to my beliefs today.