my favorite laugh.

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.

a nearly grand anniversary.

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.

I accept.

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.

VAN ROADTRIP // november twenty-twelve.

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.

it’s a beautiful junkshow.

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.

may all your glasses be clean.

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.

triannual torrential.

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.

you would go to a writing class tonight?

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?

nothin’ real exciting in Outside Magazine this month…

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…

tunes to take down a village.

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.

where wine comes from!

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!