June 2011

My Current Obsessions

June 29, 2011

My current obsession: True Blood. Ok, it’s been my obsession for the past 4 years. I might have read the entire series of books hiding under my blanket with a flashlight on a nightly basis for months as well. I eagerly watched the first episode on Sunday and suddenly got very sad. An opening with fairies shooting 1980’s laser beams at each other? This is not what I fell in love with. In fact, it was terrible. Midway through the episode, I thought about moving on with my life and on to something much more mature and mentally stimulating. Something like The Voice or Toddlers and Tiaras.

HBO redeemed themselves by putting the second episode online to watch the same night. Much better! I won’t spoil anything but I have been waiting for this Eric storyline to pop up for a long time…since I’m the loser who read the books. I am now excited for the show again and Pat will have to endure walking into our living room at the worst moments and wonder what is wrong with both this show and especially me. Everything is what I usually tell him.

My other obsession: The Beach. I think about it all the time, I just haven’t gotten there yet and summer has officially begun. Luckily, I have a couple short trips in July and plan on baking in the sun, reading a book and drinking a Mai Tai…or two.

We usually take one big trip every summer but we are stashing all of our money away for our wedding and honeymoon at the moment. Our far away travels will have to wait until next year. We definitely plan on making it a good one though!

What are your summer plans? I hope it includes corn on the cob, sprinklers and skinny dipping…at night, please god only at night.

My Current Obsessions personal

My Current Obsessions personal

As we all waited for Anna to come down the walkway, Adam paced the area, waiting for his soon to be bride. After years together and three beautiful daughters, they were finally making it official. Their guests joked that they were just getting around to straightening out their paperwork. The look on Adam’s face told another story; a story that no one could possibly fully understand but the two of them.

It was a small ceremony with only their closest friends and family in attendance. Their daughters were a huge part of their day and absolutely adorable in their white dresses and butterfly wings; pretty much a photographers dream. As Anna came down the walkway, she was glowing and smiling from ear to ear. She looked gorgeous. Really, she did.

Their day unfolded so naturally that it honestly didn’t feel like Pat and I were working. It felt like we were with friends and just happened to have cameras in our hands. They were a dream couple to work with; happy, easy going and naturals in front of our cameras. Anna was effortlessly beautiful and fell into her new husband as if that’s where she belonged. I could photograph a wedding everyday if it were always this easy.

Congratulations Anna and Adam! You guys were the absolute best. I hope you have many years of happiness to come!

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Anna and Adam   A Stanley Park Wedding weddings

Here’s a slideshow of their day:

I can’t take it. I can’t take the cuteness, the dorkiness and the hilariousness. I was perusing through some pictures yesterday and came across this gem of Pat as a wee little lad.

Time Warp – Furry Mouse Style personal

Time Warp – Furry Mouse Style personal

 

First of all…I can’t even come up with a first of all right now. Ok, where do I really start? The green mouse bracelet?  Oh, you mean the one that just happens to match his full green sweat suit? Yeah, that’s a good start. Apparently you lifted up the head and it was a watch. I’m so jealous I didn’t have this in hot pink when I was a kid. It would’ve gone great with my gaggle of pound puppies in my arms.

Also, how about the fact that there is a statue of liberty backdrop behind him?? I’m not really sure what the purpose of this is but it’s nothing short of amazing. Oh, 80’s culture, I miss you. Come swooping back into my life with Velcro shoes, mischievous looks on children’s faces, the beginning of a bowl cut and watches that double as a mouse trap.

I make fun but I really find it adorable. This picture was worth every penny his mom paid for it. I think we need to find a man sized version of this and make a recreation as long as I get a matching outfit in pink…or even rainbow, I’ll take rainbow.

Yesterday’s Tornado

June 2, 2011

So, I had a really funny post written out for today but I don’t think it would’ve been appropriate seeing as though my city is ripped to shreds at the moment. We had a tornado warning here, which we’ve had in the past and nothing has ever happened, so I shrugged it off and kept working.

Later that afternoon, some co-workers of mine were on a conference call and said they were getting off of it because they saw a tornado coming towards our building. I looked up and everyone was staring out the windows. We work in a high rise building in downtown Springfield.

This is what we saw.

It was a 10 mile high tornado running along the river right outside the office. I sat there dumbfounded and right near a window. Smart. I know this is common for people out west but we haven’t had anything like this happen here…well, ever since I’ve been alive. It was one after another and hit different parts of the city and different parts of Massachusetts.  Looks like there’s been a lot of damage and 4 deaths so far. I’ve never seen so many fire trucks, ambulances and police cars in my entire life. So many homes were destroyed and a lot more injuries. Luckily, all of my friends and family are okay. Love you guys!