golden years

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

'tis the season


the pools are open, the sun is out, and it's officially the time of year when it's acceptable to live in swimsuits and comfy cover ups. a.k.a. my favorite time of year :)

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

mixtape | may



arcade fire | everything now
allah-las | could be you
dr. dog | jim song
dr. dog | ladada
elliott smith | baby britain
mac demarco | baby you're out
homeshake | give it to me
mild high club | skiptracing
alex calder | light leave your eyes
boogarins | doce
hippo campus | way it goes
rainbow kitten surprise | devil like me
bon iver | 33 God
beach house | space song
boogarins | lucifernandis
sparklhorse | gold day
logan hyde | taking it slow


Monday, May 29, 2017

monthly portrait | may

a portrait of my family once a month in 2017.
nicolaus: went on a business trip to seattle, and on his night off he saw father john misty (which i'm very jealous i wasn't there for). still the handiest human i know, and managed to swap out a light fixture for me, without any instructions. sacrificed just about every saturday this month, to watch nielsy, so i could take family photos, graduation photos, and prom photos. on our one free saturday, his activity of choice was to go to the sand dunes for the @supertunerusa launch party.
niels: is turning into a little parrot. he's repeating all sorts of words and sounds, and it's adorable. except for when he yells "MIIIINE". ha, i'm not thrilled about that one. he loves doing the 'wind the bobbin up' dance. all treats are called "cooks" (for cookies). gets really excited whenever he sees a bike, and could be pushed around on a tricycle all day. he's getting really good at walking down steps. will wave and yell "HIIII" at strangers, until they wave back. he loooved camping in moab (ha, well i don't know if it counts as camping, since we slept in a van), and he was the only kid of all of our friends that were down there, so he loved all of the attention, and charming all of the adults.
me: spent a weekend with the family at the @aframehaus in heber. helped out at the madewell pop up shop for @mywildbird. house/dog sat in park city. i turned 26! i was spoiled with sleeping in, birthday shopping, family dinner, and gelato. then nick jetted off to seattle, and i drove down to moab with some friends for a wedding. i hate heights, and won't even let nicolaus do donuts when i'm in the car with him, but i faced my fears (aka somehow managed to get peer pressured into it), and drove around the sand dunes in a sand rail car. it was terrifying and thrilling and i loved it. haha, but will also probably never do it again, because my nerves can only take so much.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

dining area facelift feat. article


nicolaus and i have had the junkiest, old, secondhand table and chairs since we've been married, so when this set of chairs and table arrived from article, i felt like i had truly arrived as an adult. you may think it would have been getting married, or graduating from college, or having a "real" salary-based job, or having a baby would've done it for me, but no. it was owning these beautiful, functional, high quality pieces of furniture that really did it for me.
haha, but in all honesty, i could go on for days (or i guess, paragraphs) about how in love i am with our new table and chairs from article. but i'll spare you, and only ramble for a minute longer. we've had them for a few weeks, and my heart still pitter patters a little every time i see them in our dining area. i love that getting this new set has motivated us to throw more dinner parties, and i love the memories we've already made around it. :)

Friday, May 5, 2017

family on film


i was so excited for hunter to come over to our home, and shoot a roll or two of film of casual, every day shots of our family (ha, besides the fact that we were all actually dressed and i had my makeup/hair done). but, of cooourse, the morning she came over (after we had already had to reschedule twice), it was overcast outside, so the light in our home was terrible. and of coooourse, nielsy, who loves to ham it up for the camera 90% of the time, was in the crankiest, least cooperative mood. even the usual bribes that are usually a surefire way to get him to cooperate, were useless. 
sooo, we had to move the shoot outside, and basically just let niels run wild, to keep him from throwing a fit. ha, and i'm still trying to figure out how hunter managed to get any decent shots of us while shooting film! but, she did, and i love these photos of us hanging out with our wild, grumpy one year old. haha, who, by the way, wanted nothing to do with me during the shoot, and was literally smothering me in kisses an hour after hunter left...

Thursday, April 27, 2017

mixtape | april

future islands | aladdin
future islands | through the roses
future islands + debbie harry | shadows
future islands | candles
the growlers | black memories
jacco gardner | find yourself
mild high club | windowpane
morgan delt | some sunsick day
froth | lost my mind
the drums | blood under my belt
the holydrug couple | if i could find you (eternity)
unknown mortal orchestra | so good at being in trouble
wilco | you are my face
magnolia electric co. | whip-poor-will
the mccoy tyler band | flathead lake

monthly portrait | april


a portrait of my family once a month in 2017.
nicolaus: went on a surf/camp trip to jalama bay. the surf was terrible, but the company was good, so he said it was worth it. he surprised me and niels by building the most amazing little sandbox in our backyard (and by yard i mean patio). he also fixed up a broken grill that my dad gave us, so we've been enjoying all sorts of delicious grilled meat and veggies. he's been taking niels on lots of walks to the horses that live down the street from us, and one day the owner was there, so they got to see a brand new pony. 
niels: (yes, he's only sitting still in this photo because he's watching the aristocats.) ha, he's learned how to put together those wooden kid puzzles. and how to play letter puzzle games on my phone. hes' obsessed with horses and bubbles. he loved visiting his cousins in california, and running around outside all day. his knees and elbows were constantly scraped up. he is very strong willed and has learned how to throw a full blown toddler tantrum. but also has the sweetest side, and most mornings, he just smothers me and nicolaus in hugs and kisses. i've had to apologize to a lot of parents for niels either kiss attacking their child, or hitting them...ha, there's no in between (and if anyone has tips on how to get him to quit hitting, they would be much appreciated). 
me: went on a california road trip with my parents to visit my sister's family, and was able to bum rides up north and back again, to go to a family friend's surprise 60th birthday party, and meet nick for a day and a half at the end of his surf trip. caught a cold right at the end of my trip, and lost my voice for the first time in years. i fully sounded like a 13 year old boy who just hit puberty, which was both funny and embarrassing.
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