monarch season is approaching

sneak a peek of...

Gina and Paul's engagement session + toddler pictures! snapped at Natural Bridges.

more to come...



my alarm didn't snooze this morning. I was pressing the button with my eyes still sealed shut thinking 'why is this not working. it always works. I don't want to have to open my eyes for this.' but the peaceful CHI GONG alarm sound continued to gooooooong

then Nick woke me up. because apparently me snoozing my alarm was just a dream. while it GOOOOOONGed away at me from my night stand.

what a great way to start a low brain power day. since that moment, I have proceeded to 1) fall hook, line, sinker, and 'batted' to death on deck for a joke; 2) spent 20 minutes shopping for a BOGO 50% off that didn't even apply to what I was debating purchasing (immediately emptied my online BAG once I realized that); and 3) thought my friends and I were gossiping about someone else than who they were really gossiping about.

it is days like these that make me feel my age. I should buy beer later in hopes that I get carded.

speaking of my AGE, I took a trip to Target today during lunch. started in the teen (mossimo) section.. slowly migrating to the middle age (mossimo and merona) section.. then to mature(merona). all of a sudden, 3 young teenage girls run in front of me gossiping loudly until one interrupts proclaiming "GUYS! this is NOT the teen section!".

yes. that is correct. not the cool teen section any longer.

in other news...
...always check yourself out in the mirror before leaving home for work.
...tight white shirts are see-through even when dry.
...I wonder what it would be like to swim in a pool full of Diet Hansen's Tangerine and Lime soda. with ice.


baby smilies

baby pictures are complete. cross that off the list!

this girl makes me smile. I cannot help but to just fall back in my chair and make an AW sound every time I see a photo of her. which is probably why it took a while for me to finish the set.




on a very necessary personal basis (it is healthy to rant every now and again)…
I called a friendship off a while ago because, it appeared to be a relationship with fine print.
*until you need me for something

and now it has been more than a year.. the entire time me hoping she would contact me because she missed me. apologize. we become uber friends again. attend stellar concerts together. ride our bikes early in the morning when no one else is willing to wake up. and be - simply - incomprehensibly rad.
but apparently that hope is preposterously outrageous and idiotic.
shame on me for even going there.
in other news...
…2 more days to finish baby photos. time to stop procrastinating!
…7 more days to finish American Liver Foundation photos. time to procrastinate some more.
…NFL has begun. which means hiking has begun as well – want to hike on Sunday mornings? contact me.
…too much candy can make your hair and eyeballs hurt.


3.. 2.. 1.. zero patience

I was going to wait. but I couldn't. sleep was inevitable without working on just one of the snaps I did today. then one led to two. which led to three. which led to this post.

too adorable for patience.