i’ve heard a good amount of women say that eggs are one of the foods that makes them cringe during those early pregnancy days. however, for me, they were one of the only foods i could stomach. i had a stretch of two or three weeks where ramen noodles were like crack, couldn’t get enough of them. now, offer me ramen noodles and i might throw up on the spot. but i still love eggs, thankfully. so many ways to eat them and lots of varieties of vegetables and cheeses to add to them. which is nice when i feel bored food wise. lately this has been my favorite way to eat eggs: scrambled, with fresh spinach, feta cheese, tomato grapes cut in half and salt&pepper. i add those ingredients in the bowl with the eggs when they are still uncooked. while that’s on the stove, i’ll pop a piece of brown toast in the toaster. add a bit of butter and a sprinkling of raw brown sugar (i love the sweet and salty mix), top it with a few slices of avocado, and then smother it with the eggs when they are done. and that’s it! super easy, pretty healthy (depending on who you talk to, i guess. i think so) and really, really good:)
i first met with rena because i needed a babysitter. the plan was for her to come over, meet the kids, feel each other out, and that was it. she ended up staying for 3 hours. that was a february morning last year. that afternoon, ironically enough, she was off to meet with lucas, the guy she’d been on again, off again with and was pretty sure this coffee date was going to end their relationship. next time we talked though, she had different news for me. happy news. news that led to july 27, 2013.
i was so happy to be at rena and lucas’ wedding just a year and a half after she thought it was over. you can’t help but love them. they’re like jenny and forest, peas and carrots. they just belong together. one of the best things vancouver has given me are my friends rena and lucas.
i came as a guest but just helped fill in some of the gaps photo wise–mainly groomsmen and detail shots. but please do yourself a favor and head over to their photographer’s blog post to see the whole wedding. laura ellen did such a stunning job, so many really gorgeous shots. the portraits are so, so good.
i’m obsessed with this multi colored fabric diy project that rena’s wedding planner, tami knepper, made. isn’t it awesome?!
it’s clear here in vancouver that summer is over. the light is fading quicker and the rain boots and umbrellas are appearing more often. school is in full swing and thanksgiving is one week from yesterday (for the canadians anyways). it’s bittersweet. i really enjoy summer, but autumn is, no question, my favorite. and october is definitely my favorite month. it doesn’t hold my birthday or any big milestone or even my favorite holiday, thanksgiving (american thanksgiving, anyways). but it does embody autumn to me. october has a smell, and it’s crisp. the air literally smells crisp to me. summer is salty, spring is mulchy, winter is lifeless…but crisp is my cup of tea.
it’s the calm before the storm of the craziness of the holidays. the pumpkin patches and apple picking. the chilly air. afternoons at the park with a hot drink in hand, preferably a pumpkin spiced latte. sweaters and boots and hats and skinny jeans. i can’t say i’m all that original in my love affair with fall, but it’s no surprise everyone loves it. it’s just the best. it also somehow brings me a renewed sense of motivation and inspiration, almost like i have a clean slate ahead of me in terms of goals and dreams. maybe that’s because this time of year is associated in my mind with the start of a new school. blank paper and organized binders give me a real odd sense of satisfaction and possibilities. and, the walking dead anyone?! i’ve missed rick grimes and co. that should get me over my sadness that breaking bad is over. the story is so good, the characters so multifaceted. it’s so universal and human. which is the mark of good writing. to be able to take a story about a high school teaching turned meth dealer and make it relatable and believable is no small feat. it’s inspirational to me.
anyhow. goodbye summer. hello october. it’s so good to see you again.
memories from one of our last mornings at beach. the air was still salty.