2011 – a year in review

We need to love.
And to believe.
Faith is knowledge with the help of love. –Tarkovsky Polaroids, Thames & Hudson

In a year’s time I’ve been engaged, to South Korea, able to assist an AMAZING photographer, not engaged, reunited with the best friends a girl could ever ask for, sad, happy, and basically every other emotion under the sun.  I wrote to my friend and told him my life is not at all like I expected it would be… but if it were just as I imagine it should be I’d be terribly terribly bored.  Life is unexpected 99% of the time… and when that 1% of the time rolls around where things fall perfectly into place it is the BEST feeling.  Maybe 2012 will have a few more of those 1% moments… if not it will still be full of a million wonderfully unexpected moments that keep me guessing :)


This was one of my favorite nights of 2011... thanks Courtney for taking so many photos!

This year I am most thankful for:

This year I am most thankful for:

A drive that keeps me reaching for Ohio.
Sunshine and rain and Rainn Wilson.
Knowledge that heartache does not last forever.
A little voice on the other end of the phone, who, when I say, “Hi Cooper!” responds, “Me-maw it’s Nent Nell!”
The fact that even when it feels like there is no possible way there could be a tomorrow, tomorrow comes.
Hope in the many possibilities that will create the next year of my life :)

Pizza on Thanksgiving!

Miss Dianna allowed us to have pizza on Thanksgiving Day because we were going to have a big family dinner the day after :)

It is hard to be a Grinch…

I hate the cold.
I am really not looking forward to winter.
In my book… snow is a four letter word.
But today… today it is snowing like mad… and I cannot get the smile off my face.
The radio is playing fabulous music.
My work seems to be doing itself.
And… I get to wear blue barn boots with a polka-doted skirt.

It has officially snowed in Muncie...Oh yes… and I looked like a snowman when I got to work today… perfect!

May your inner Grinch remain burried on such a perfect day :)


A guessing game!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of year :)

You get to dress up…
be creative…
and pretend to be someone/thing else!

Can you guess what I’m going to be this year?

Any clue what this is going to be?