Monthly Archives: May 2014

Con Amore


It’s time to tell the tale of Sicily.

But as I’ve been preparing the photos of our trip over the course of the past week, I’ve realized it’s so hard to put it all into words.

Sicily is, simply, the MOST beautiful place on earth. Full of the MOST beautiful people, who eat the MOST delicious food. And bask in the MOST glorious weather. They’ve been doing everything longer and better than you have – proudly tracing their origins to the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Ottomans. Standing apart from the rest of the world while they do it, on a gleaming hunk of rock teaming with olives, almonds, and citrus in the sparkling Mediterranean. Continue reading

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Still working on those Sicily photos (we’re down to 250, from 715!), but in the meantime…

We celebrated the wedding of two of our favorite people last night. My friend Zoe, who I’ve known for eight years now, is a magical person. Her super intelligent sense of humor and crazy energy are infectious; she’s one of few people I’ve met in life that I have a real need to be around. Once that energy rubs off on you, you get hooked. You gotta have more Zoe.

The man she married, Micah – with his “cowboy values” and “rock and roll style,” as she put it in her vows – is a salt-of-the-earth type who reminds me of the men I grew up with. All you need to know about that is – I really, really like him.

These two have one hell of a mesmerizing chemistry between them. It’s enchanting to watch; like you snuck into an art house film halfway through or something. They’ve already been having a fabulous romance; now they get to have a fabulous marriage. I hope Trent and I will get to share a lot of it with them.

I love this pic I snapped of them yesterday. It embodies what Mary, the maid of honor, described as the great benefit of being in Zoe’s company: she has an ability to first make you feel comfortable, and then she makes you brave.


That’s what I see here. A man and a woman completely comfortable, with nothing capable of standing in their way.

Congrats, ZB + MM! ❤

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Press Play

We’re back from Sicily!

Two glorious weeks on a ruggedly beautiful Mediterranean island treated us well. So well, that we’re drowning in photos and videos right now.

And by now it’s also obvious, I’m sure, that I’m really sort of roadblocked in terms of sharing too much until I have everything just so. I need all my photos collected, compiled, edited, and color-corrected (by the hubs, of course). I need them on Flickr first, sorted and tagged and disseminated to all the relevant (nagging) parties. And THEN I can think about sharing them here.

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Press Pause

It’s time to take a break, everyone…

A break from ongoing seismic retrofits…

We're alllmost ready for the big one. Just need them to come back ooonnneee more time...

We’re alllmost ready for the big one. Just need them to come back ooonnneee more time…

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