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camera always in hand. sometimes for profit, sometimes not. torn between city life and country life. documents everything.

this past weekend was good. the kind of good you want to eat, slowly, with a spoon. the life of a wedding photographer, while i love it, can be really draining in the family-time category. but this past saturday left me entirely free (which almost NEVER happens) and we filled it with lots of good things. 

- josh and i escaped to newburgh for a great dinner al fresco and followed it up with a stop at sephora (josh thought i was insane for spending 30* minutes in there….if he only knew how many hours i’d burn in there pre-kid and pre-josh). 

- saturday the 3 of us worked our town’s farmers market selling coffee. 

- while hazel napped and played with the grandparents, josh and i ran up the road to french lick where the pga senior women’s championship was taking place at the pete dye course. it is such a beautiful place. truly. 

- sunday i had my dad, stepmom and brothers over for a going-away brunch for luke, my oldest younger brother. he leaves for college tomorrow!

- BONUS: do you see that side eye i captured. oh man i hate to admit she obviously learned that from me. 

usually saturdays are hazel/josh days (which i’m so glad they get to have together) and i was SO thankful they let me crash. that photo of them? seriously? they slay me with cuteness. i love this little family!

*it was really 15 minutes

Every day is a beautiful day at the Pete Dye.  (at The Pete Dye Course) View high resolution

Every day is a beautiful day at the Pete Dye. (at The Pete Dye Course)

jesus lord i wish hazel needed a backpack

jesus lord i wish hazel needed a backpack

Happy ribbon-cutting day, @smalleycoffee and @joshpremuda!! Hazel was more concerned with the status of her latte. #hjpmuda #6months View high resolution

Happy ribbon-cutting day, @smalleycoffee and @joshpremuda!! Hazel was more concerned with the status of her latte. #hjpmuda #6months

Dear teething,

Screw you for stealing my happy girl. 

Not sincerely, 

Me View high resolution

Dear teething,

Screw you for stealing my happy girl.

Not sincerely,

Me

updated family photo! hazel is 6 months old!
we baptized her yesterday in the presence of lots of family. which means 2 things: our hearts were very full and we were very stressed out. :) View high resolution

updated family photo! hazel is 6 months old!

we baptized her yesterday in the presence of lots of family. which means 2 things: our hearts were very full and we were very stressed out. :)

In French, you don’t say “I miss you.” You say “tu me manques,” which is closer to “you are missing from me.” I love that. “You are missing from me.” You are a part of me, you are essential to my being. You are like a limb, or an organ, or blood. I cannot function without you.
— Unknown (via theantiquated)

Feeling this. Feeling the distance.

(via girlandpup)

(Source: thesoutherly, via girlandpup)

She thinks he’s HIGHlarious. He finds her OMGsoannoying.

wetheurban:

SPOTLIGHT: Stunning Geometric Tape Floor Installations by Jim Lambie

With regular vinyl tape, Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie transforms any given space into a colorful, mesmerizing landscape that often create optical illusions.

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I will never forget his installation in the hirshorn gallery while living in dc. So freaking cool.

(via npr)

on being kid friendly

there are lots of things…issues…that you don’t worry yourself with until you’re forced to think about them all the time. there have been many things that came with parenthood that i never thought i’d have to ponder. 

while in charleston a couple weeks ago on a family vacation, i was slapped in the face with a couple of things that reside at the top of my ponder/worry/get mad at-list. a constant struggle for me is feeding hazel. even within my own family, i was/am amazed at how uncomfortable it makes people. i wish i could say i don’t care and i try to not let it bother me, but it does. i’m feeding my child. plain and simple. if it bothers you, look away.

i had a couple people ask (from a kind place) why i don’t just use a cover. a couple reasons, just to name a few: you don’t wear a bag over your head when you eat, so why should hazel? i find them impossible to use. seriously, impossible. they’re hot; for me and hazel. i could go on….

to try to fend off this feeling of awkwardness, i often pump before we go out to dinner, in case she needs to eat. however, while we were on vacation hazel decided to be a horrible eater. like the worst. so on a certain night at a nice restaurant, after refusing her bottle, i had to feed her. the restaurant had tight quarters and our car was parked on king street (read: no privacy) (which, can we just pause for a second and marvel at the fact that feeding my child in the car even crossed my mind?!) so? to the bathroom i went. 

i wish this was the first time i’ve had to do this. 

i get to the bathroom and find that they don’t have a chair to sit on. super. so i nursed my child on the floor of a public restroom. 

if that wasn’t rock bottom enough, 15 minutes later hazel needed a diaper change. guess what? no fucking fold down changing table, either. 

rock. bottom. i actually cried a few tears because of how terrible i felt for hazel, how grossed out i was, how helpless i felt. 

being a mom has opened my eyes to so much. i never knew how un-kid friendly this world is. it’s so sad. i hope hazel never has to be ashamed of feeding her child in public or has to lay her baby on the floor of a dirty bathroom to change a diaper. 

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