we're in Kauai right now for my mother-in-law's 70th birthday (okay, 71st… COVID mulligan) and it's magical. the whole family went to Tunnel Beach today to snorkel and hang. when we finally all got settled, I saw an opportunity to go snorkeling with my beloved sister-in-law, Liv. (wait… she's my husband's brother's wife… still sister-in-law, right?… Continue reading hold.
When Evan finished his first semester of—official—nursing school, I did a little celebratory dance for the occasion. And—of course—I watched the video over and over, because I'm addicted to that laugh. The beginning of this journey feels like so. long. ago. Because it's been a really long journey—this whole Evan-in-Nursing-School thing. He has worked nights… Continue reading my favorite laugh.
One Year. 366 Days. One year ago from Sunday, Evan and I set out on a great adventure—marriage. But we decided to make the actual day an adventure, as well, so we set out on bikes from Jackson, Wyoming to String Lake in Grand Teton National Park [28 miles], waited out the rain, vowed to… Continue reading a nearly grand anniversary.
During a welcome beat of my new-found stride, I went on a hike with some badass ladies tonight. We hike fast up the "M" in Bozeman. It's like the "M" in Missoula… same same, but different. Montanans love putting letters on mountains. Afterwards, we hung out on a bench and talked and watched in horror… Continue reading I accept.
Man. It's 1:30 in the morning and here I am blahgging. After a semester of going crazy and going places and going far, I have to look back and evaluate. But I can't. I know I want more of that. More making films. More clicking with crews. More winning. More bike rides with besties. More… Continue reading only now.
This is what Missoula looks like today from my view: The story I'm about to tell did not have the same snowy setting, but it was colder... about 20 degrees. This is what the door to our apartment looks like: Evan and I live nextdoor to this lovely woman named Suzie... who I hardly ever… Continue reading van me twice.
After getting back from a [wonderful, wonderful] trip to Texas, I came home to Evan's lovely family visiting us. They left the next day and Evan and I both would've guessed that we would just end up sleeping for the following 24 hours. Instead, we went on a little road trip. It was ah-mazing. Just… Continue reading VAN ROADTRIP // november twenty-twelve.
In the playroom of the home I grew up in [until ryland came along and it was bedroom number three], we collected felt flags. Everywhere we went: baseball games, amusement parks, national parks, etc., we got a flag. To hang up in the playroom. So when I saw this... I was immediately brought back. I… Continue reading that’s a cold-ass honkey.
Welp, I'm in full-blown grad school now. I mean, I'm going to school part time and working full time. Which means this might not happen very often anymore... this here blahgging. Or maybe it will. Maybe I'll be procrastination [like right now] and blahgging instead of reading, designing, animating, recording, etc. This has already been… Continue reading it’s a beautiful junkshow.
A couple weeks ago, I entered a contest on Facebook to win a pair of sunglasses. I can't tell you just why I entered, or how I even found out about it, but I'm glad that I did... because I won! The sunglasses are made by Bodega + Shwood out of whiskey barrels from Bushmills… Continue reading may all your glasses be clean.
Things have been up and down and beautiful and sleepy and tough and smiley. ——— Wondering about blahgging: “It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.” - Mark Twain. Should I be keeping my mouth shut more? Ah, well. ——— Favorite song right now...… Continue reading triannual torrential.
The other day, I had to drive to an appointment across town after work. Traffic in Missoula can be surprisingly frustrating when not traveling by bike. The lights are longer. Which is completely frustrating. Most days. The other day, I was sitting at a light for the third time in a row... I was now… Continue reading like she was. like it was.
Hay! Hay, you! ...wull hay. I wanna talk to you. It's been a while... and there's so much I've wanted to talk about. But then... everything, all this, floors you. me. We decided to go out for drinks. A lot of us. At work. Work has been hard lately... for everyone. Work has been hard… Continue reading you would go to a writing class tonight?
Oh, I forgot to tell you, I'm famous... again... http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/north-america/united-states/wyoming/jackson/Best-New-Lift.html Remember this picture? https://rachellaurenmarie.wordpress.com/2010/04/07/nothin-real-exciting-in-the-paper-this-week/ Well, that photo [me dancing in a green wig] has made an appearance in Outside Magazine this month. So, go pick yourself up a December 2011 issue and check it! I'm the center-fold... a dream come true... my mom would be… Continue reading nothin’ real exciting in Outside Magazine this month…
This past weekend the ladies [allison and julia] came for a visit. It was ah-mazing. [do i say that too much? whatevs. it WAS.] And, of course, Saturday night we ended up in everything from my costume box and had a late-night dance party. O-M-G. So much fun. Unnnnntiiiiiillll... It was around 4am... yep... 4am. … Continue reading tunes to take down a village.
There have been two times in my life when I have been completely affected by a reaction to my work. The first was when I was interning at a magazine in Jackson, trying to start my working life, secretly wanting to be a graphic designer. I was told I was in charge of heading up… Continue reading you did this?
I am a sucker for free things. I'll take it! I'll do that! Sure, I'll eat that! So, I won a two week pass to The Womens Club from a raffle from a 5k Momma and I did whilst she was in town. I answered the phone call and when they told me I had… Continue reading where wine comes from!
The title is in capitals... that's how you know this is serious... Demoralizer #1: Baking. I love ginger cookies... like, a lot. And Char Davis [no blahg link... she's cooler than the internet] makes the best chewy ginger cookie I've ever had. So, in a fit of self-betterment, I decided I wanted to be more… Continue reading The Demoralizers.