Archive for the ‘365’ Category


221-232 /366, who said

August 31, 2012
Who was the genius that thought I could live without my camera for a week… or two… or more..?  Clearly they have no idea who they’re talking about. (oh wait, that was me)… I’m getting lazy. Photo wise.  Instagram has made me even lazier, because, not only do you take the photo with less effort than it takes to use a point and shoot, the app practically edits the photo for you.  Laziness +100. 


I think SLR’s are to point and shoots (or worse, iphone photo’s) as stick shift is to automatic (in cars, obviously).  Manual is much more complex, but much more fun… and the reward is so much better.  The reward being you feel like you’re that much cooler..?  So as I write (and kind of complain) I feel slightly sad that my photos are JUST instagram photos.  Sadness mingled with hope that for my birthday, when my parents come up, they’ll *hopefully* bring my camera / lenses/ charger/ everything.


So, George photos.  I did get to go home for a teeny bit last weekend.  I just spent the night at home, nothing more (sadly) but shortly after, we got to go to Hanna and Ava’s house for Ava’s eighth birthday. As it was Ava’s birthday, I remembered writing about it last year.  Thus, the benefits of blogging, you can essentially go back in time (last year).  I don’t know why I didn’t think to bring my camera, but that wasn’t on my mind as I rushed out the door with George to make the trip to Oakland with my family this year.


(Ava’s birthday cake // Ashby Theatre in downtown Oakland // Jake // retrospect)

And now I’m back… blogging from college.  My first *real* text post in a while.  I guess I’ve been busy.  I’m still hoping for the equestrian team.  Emailing them now, actually.  I really, really miss playing agility… and George… and my family… and everyone.
Class has been good, I’ve met a bunch of new friends already!  Life is good.  Change is… well… different.


212-220 /366, the places we will go

August 19, 2012
today is my first 365 post from my dorm.  Such a weird thought knowing my camera is at home, a few hours away, stowed and probably won’t be used for a while. I wish I had it with me, sometimes, most of the time.  But it’s safe at home.  But for now, because this is an *actual* post (because I feel like I need to explain what’s going on in life..) I will pause and let you enjoy the pictures.  With a little explanation.
(real camping pictures courtesy of Ciera Winters… this isn’t all of them, but some of them. Thank you!!)

my last week at home, I went camping with a bunch of friends. A trip I will never forget, one with crazy adventures, geocaching….. and just madness, bugbites, and some kind of happiness I don’t think anything else could achieve. These people are pretty cool kids. … okay maybe we’re a bit crazy 😉

geocaching- the last night there… Hayden and his Liger!

clearly, we are crazy adventurers/ geocachers..
also, a video by Ciera… perf.

“pretend that we like eachother”

I worked a bit on my wreck this journal, which came with me to college (so you’ll be seeing more updates on that! (… my iphone is going to be my camera until I decide I can’t live without my camera for much longer)

my dorm room… complete with photos of George, Kaiya :(, Rev, “Splash” and as many more pictures as I could possibly get on the wall.

me and my Mama.

last night I was hypnotized! I got to volunteer to make a fool of myself on stage infront of everyone who was in the theater. It was a neat experience and I got some of it on video (thanks to Rebecca!) So perhaps I’ll be posting that video (maybe) if I get around to making it.  I’m still behind on emails/ everything… my college email is checked much more often than my personal one but hopefully I’ll catch up…. I miss EVERYONE.

and I have to make a special Happy Birthday to Megan. Because she’s amazing and I miss her so very much. ahhhh. So many strange feelings.  I begin my actual classes on Tuesday.  This kind of feels like I’m dreaming.  Time to go get my ID card and be an actual student.


201-211 /366, happy birthday Harry.

July 31, 2012
So, it’s summer.  We decided to take a drive…
the benefits of living here means that the beach isn’t a long trip away.

Oh, and did I mention- today is Harry Potter’s Birthday?

a western side saddle

some, from instagram:

182-200 /366, slowly healing

July 21, 2012
some major catch-up, and trying to heal.
maybe one of these days I’ll write something good, let my heart spill onto the internet
you know, so you don’t have to put up with me being so vague anymore.
but for now, here’s an extra long, jumbled up post to make up for it.

177-182 /366, happy fourth of July!

July 5, 2012
these are in kind of a random order- but enjoy!

peach cobbler !

read the water mellon story here

and then I brought my brother, Matthew to see and play with some of the dogs I’m watching! (Joey & Sunshine pictures)


176 /366, an adventure, they said

June 29, 2012
today we went on an epic lake adventure… really made my whole entire day.

(out of focus but still pretty 🙂 🙂 🙂 )

“no stealing, these are both my balls… and I am serious”

that was my whole day. Needless to say, it was amazing.
Thanks Megan & Kai!!

and might I add, look how far he’s come in a year [here]


174-175 /366, pancakes

June 28, 2012
I wasn’t kidding.