it happens so fast.

…and all of a sudden, I’m an adult.

What? Wait…what?

A year ago, I was some girl with some job living in some city who liked some boy.

Now we are getting married. We have a bank account. Together. A GROWN-UP BANK ACCOUNT. I’m just saying. We are picking flowers and venues and music and colors and china patterns. Ok, not actually china patterns. Not yet anyway.

This past year has been full of beauty and growth. Beautiful growth. And sometimes hard and painful growth. I have learned how to let someone else help me, when I was trying so desperately to be the only one I needed. I have learned about the beauty and truth in a look or a moment or a tear in the eye of the one you love.

Friends, love is like the most beautiful thing I can think of or imagine. I think sunsets and kittens and babies are pretty good too, but love? It is like the sun shining in a dark night. A bright, bright star burning up all the darkness. …I’m waxing a bit poetic, but can you even wrap your head around love? I bet you can’t. Because it is too beautiful and good. So good, in fact, that it robs from me my ability to use a varied vocabulary.

Anyway, merry Christmas. I hope this season is full of awe and adoration for the love in your life and for our little baby savior, Jesus.

front desk

I love sitting at the front desk. Work is not a contact sport up here, as it sometimes is in the Box Office. I just get to sit up here, run reports, answer calls from people who aren’t yelling at me, and peruse Etsy to my heart’s content. It’s peaceful.

Peaceful is good, because it’s been a rough week or so. Elliot and I both got hella sick last week, lying on couches in his living room watching 30 Rock and snoozing the afternoons away. It was a horrible, bronchial, achey cold, and I am glad to say it’s mostly over. Elliot was diagnosed with bronchitis and has been on antibiotics since Saturday, and I am just dealing with leftover coughing, but as far as the doctor was concerned, am fine.

Being sick aside, most of our free time is spent planning the wedding or watching the West Wing, which is our newest television addiction. The writing is so brilliant!

It’s crazy to think that after all those years of dreaming about what it would be like, I am actually planning my wedding. After all those years of dreaming, it is really here, and we really have to find somewhere to hold all of our friends and family and I really have to decide on bridesmaids dresses and flowers and music and and and and…oy vey.

It’s good stress. And as soon as we get the church and reception hall nailed down, I think I will be a lot less nervous about the planning. I am so, so excited. I can’t wait til going home means going to where Elliot is.

In the meantime, check out our website!

we’re getting married!



That’s right! It’s official! Last Wednesday Elliot proposed to me, and I could not be happier! It was our first anniversary of being together, and he asked me, I said yes, and then there was a party waiting for us at my apartment!

It was like a dream. <3

Many, many thank yous to all the friends who were at our party, and even more thank yous to the friends who have already started giving us some ideas for the planning! It’s going to be a lot of work, but I am so excited!

(Also many thanks to Scott for some lovely shots from our engagement party!)