Wednesday, March 12, 2014


...what I want my life to look like. I wanted this move to give me the space to dream and I have it. I feel as though Nashville is the land of opportunity, where are your wildest dreams can come true. All around me I see happy people who are doing what they love - and most of them are broke. I do not have aspirations to be rich; I just want to be happy. I want to start my business wholeheartedly. I want to spend quality time with Liam. I want to have the freedom to go to one of Dan's shows - which is a very real possibility now that we're only 3 - 8 hours from almost every major city in the United States. Not exaggerating. Google it.

...a way to upload my 100s of photos from the past three weeks. Being that I'm a photographer I need photos to go with my blog posts, right? I dont think I've ever posted anything without a photo. But, we're still unpacking and I cannot find my card reader or wire to upload my photos and I have some wonderful photos of our family (Gibson included) at a nearby park.

...Gibson snore constantly. Even when he's awake. I've also been listening to Louis Armstrong radio on Pandora and it's so fun. My life feels like an adorable indie film. I haven't had the chance to get out to see any live music yet but I will on Sunday and I am incredibly excited. 

...dates filled with almond butter. Just try it.

...not much of anything. I've never given up anything for Lent and I thought...new city, new life, time to try something new! I am fasting from alcohol for Lent. So, no wine ... and also not enough coffee! I am missing coffee shops. We are 6 miles from a good coffee shop. 6 MILES! Nashville has good coffee but the shops are few and far between and I dont have the energy or the gas money to treck into downtown or East Nashville and buy a $4 cappuccino. Side note: I need to start planning meetings at coffee shops. So, my French press and my tap water is about all I've been drinking.

...about what to do with Gibson. I had a horrible fight with Gibson a week ago that led me to find a family that really wants him. Since our incident he's been very good. I think I scared him just as much as he scared me but I still haven't decided if we should keep him or give him to this other family. Liam is scared of him and our home isn't peaceful. I feel like Gibson is stifling me in a new city where I really shouldn't feel stifled. 

...spring! We've had a few days in the 70s and it feels like a Seattle summer. It's a dream. We're going to get our Vespa up and running and I can't wait to cruise around Nashville on that thing!

That's supposed to be my tough Vespa-riding face.

Popcorn hoarder
New (to me) jogging stroller at Shelby Bottoms Park

At Rose Pepper celebrating Dan's birthday a few days early.

Our living room on a sunny day.


  1. Regarding Gibson, you guys have given him some time and that is what your supposed to do with new furry family members but you dont want Liam to have a fear of dogs :(

  2. If you're nervous about having GIbson in your house, especially with a young son, I think it's time to let him go, someone else will surely love him. You've done your best, but Liam (and you too!) need to come first. Sorry it's turning out this way :-(

    1. Thanks, Charlotte! I think you're right. I really like him but he's stressing me out. I found a family that wants him (and is up for the challenge!)


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