Now. Go now. No excuses. 
LIVE. While you can. 



He didn't say that my music was still too loud, even though I had already turned it down for him. He didn't say the clicks of my mouse were keeping him up, even though I knew they were. I didnt keep working and instead climbed into bed to ease his tossing, even though I wasn't tired. And I didn't move an inch even though his scruff was digging into my shoulder after he curled so gently around me. And as I laid there, next to him, feeling his breath rise and fall behind me, I thought, sometimes there is so much more said when words are unspoken and moves are not made.


 Hunter at the Hood River skate park.
 Summer means 3 for nap time!
 Ukelele wall!
 Jessie's birthday scavenger hunt!
 Cool Hunter
 The littles
 Me and the sidekick
 Scavenger hunt war paint!
 Happy tired dirty dawg
 a creative coffee cup
 Dexter's new woman, Daisy
Opposite day!
 Andrea flies!
 So tired!
 hump day hunter
 mirror lacey
 ops last day of music class
 a not lacey friendly establishment 
 friend games
 the real brave
Me and Kitten. How I love her.

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love. love. love.


If you haven't seen the wedding video of the lovely Aubrey & James you must! I have never been so inspired both creatively and by the visible presence of love between not just these two, but their whole family. Please watch and go ahead, TRY not to cry, I dare you.







Happy friday everyone. Im looking forward to a relaxing weekend! So far it looks like I am taking a day trip with some friends tomorrow and spending Sunday editing and reading books! Doesnt get much better than that. Im so good at weekending.
What adventures do you have planned this weekend?




I have decided to start sharing some highlights from my instagram reel. I have been wanting to share some more of my real life photos and I thought this would be a good place to start. You may follow me here hellolately or search for me through your app if you like what you see. If you do, you will find snapshots of me, lots of my pup, cute kids I hang with, my beautiful friends and all the fun I have on a daily basis. Here are some highlights from the past. WARNING: lots of images, im having an indecisive day. In no particular order...
 Me and Scout. A dog I plan to steal.
 Op on her 3rd bday.
 Pretty Portland.
 Driving to the beach.
 D asleep on my legs.
 My bests.
 me and a braid.
 Gaston in 3D
 My fave sign
 She's always dressed better than me.
 Sparkle prom.
 Colorful home.
 View from the top.
 fat lip
 Dex wants on the roof.
 lazy bums
 on the way to camping
 my new packpack
 Shwoods + Sun
 Beer butt chicken!?!?!
 Drivin to work
 Rachelle and Kev at Sasquatch
 90s night
 take your pup to work day
 gloomy pdx
 crazy face!
 my other dawg, kilo!
 The honey badger
 Kids in bamboo
 I fell asleep in this box later.
 my personal shopper
 brother + bestie
 out my window
 happy dawg
 go by train
 duck game friends.
 this is oregon
 moving day!
 man dress
 my favorite ladies
 tims spunky!
 my favorite record to spin!
 love her
 me. pup. pdx.
 samson. shadows.
 stripes and shades
 through my door
 dinner date
 sup pup
 hayden is a killer dance partner
 kaylee and juje
 baby dex. grown up dex.
 say wuh?
 manface tree.
 red, white and red.
 i climb trees.
 snuggle puppy
 she has my heart.
 my wall:)
 photos by samson.
 Ive got a thing for them.
 we danced. he slept.
 closing her birthday tab. milkshake wasted!
locked up.
 someone loves froyo!
 he's helping.
pacman. my jam!


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a folding, umbrellalike, fabric device for allowing a person, to float down safely through the air from a great height.

“But it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once and it’s too much. My heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst. And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can’t feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life.” — American Beauty