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.

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.

A Love Letter. Re: 20/Nothing.

Dear All, I can't believe I haven't talked about 20/Nothing on this here blahg. The whole International Documentary Challenge was an insane, amazing experience. Through one of Missoula's craziest blizzards, Sarah Meismer, Caitlin Hofmeister, Josef "Tuna" Metesh, and myself spent five days making a film we love about a guy we love: Evan Smith. We… Continue reading A Love Letter. Re: 20/Nothing.

fox in the snow, diamond in the sky.

The death plague that I've contracted from Jackson has given me pause with opportunity to document how wonderful the trip was. I didn't get to spend time with all my favorite lovelies, but I did get to soak up some supreme mountain time. [no energy for captions or correct spacing. just good times galore.]   … Continue reading fox in the snow, diamond in the sky.

results are almost.

so many things are just so bright. [the excitement inside.] first off, get excited with me. listen to this song and dance through the rest of reading this... i am working on final projects for my first semester of grad school... eee! it feels so right. filled with creative energy, i want to create, collaborate… Continue reading results are almost.

wanting to go back to jackson, saturday, greece, italy and then wanting to go back to now.

It's a troubling time of wanting to go back. To anything, everything. Two of our dearest Missoula friends are in Jackson right now, at the Bike-In Movies: The poster was designed by moi... which makes it even harder not being there. Talking with Sarah on the phone, telling her where to go around town, I… Continue reading wanting to go back to jackson, saturday, greece, italy and then wanting to go back to now.

i’m SO glad.

Yesterday was my birthday.  There were so many highlights... here are some... • Riding on the back of a tandem bike to work... drinking a delivered latte. • Birthday pie. • A phone call from Italy that included three renditions of adorable little-girl Happy Birthday singing... in Italian, Spanish, and Chinese... ah-mazing. • Great news… Continue reading i’m SO glad.

move with eyes open.

Yesterday, while working at my desk, I had a little internal dialog with myself... Okay, tomorrow's my birthday... how old am I turning again? 27. Oh, 27? I'm just gettin' started! I loved this genuine interaction with myself. It does feel like I'm just getting started... just finally figuring out the beginning of figuring out… Continue reading move with eyes open.

la voglio.

This was my weekend... It was Evan and my anniversary yesterday.  We celebrated on Friday.  He gave me that card in the middle... complete with the awesome guitar player.  [when i first moved in with evan, i saw a guitar and was convinced he was borrowing it from someone because i was convinced he did… Continue reading la voglio.

rogue deer wandering.

Anna and I have been friends since the days of Alpinist magazine. We lived in the Swamp House together, with her gorgeous sisters, awesome boyfriend [dan], and random interns... We've been on many an adventure to Yosemite, danced on tables in Vegas, made tons of Valentines for loved ones together, ran together, skied together, laughed… Continue reading rogue deer wandering.