Archive for June, 2012

sweet day

Thursday June 28, 2012

We had the best day celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary! Look at that photo of us – damn, we looked good!

Jake and I were able to spend the entire day together and just relax!

We had an amazing lunch at The Birchwood Cafe and indulged in a rootbeer float to stay cool in the heat. Everything was delicious and we forgot how much we love The Birchwood!

Hanging out in the yard picking raspberries with the neighbor kids – followed by a late evening walk with the Jude. A great day full of sweet wedding day reminiscing. It was wonderful.

we made this video!

Friday June 15, 2012

I think I’ve watched this video a thousand times and I am starting to hear this song in my sleep. Piecing the shots together one millisecond at a time was a labor of love.

When our friend Shaina asked if we would shoot her cookbook promo trailer, Jake and I were both nervous and excited. We’ve never done a video like this before and of course, we wanted to do a good job.

We learned so much during this project, and are anxious to do something like this again.

Shaina’s popular blog chronicles how she feeds her family of six. Desserts in Jars is her first cookbook full of super fun, easy, and most importantly delicious recipes!

What do you think? Does it make you want to run out, buy her book, and try out some these recipes?!! We hope so!

Desserts in Jars: 50 Sweet Treats that Shine is available June 26, 2012.

me and my new friend andy cohen

Tuesday June 12, 2012

I met Andy Cohen last night.

Just let that sink in for a moment.

It was a pretty big deal.

I religiously watch all the Bravo shows. Real Houswives, It’s a Brad Brad World, Top Chef, Bethenny, Rachel Zoe, Flipping Out, etc etc. I enjoy them all. Watch What Happens Live is one of my favorites because after all the (amazing) Real Housewives drama, Andy is always hilarious and real.

When I heard he was coming to the Mall of America for a book signing I totally freaked out!

I knew I had to be there and be there early.

Andy’s book is so good. I seriously laughed so hard I cried. I had to read parts out loud for Jake because they were just too funny not to be shared.

Last night meeting Andy Cohen felt like I was on TV.

And nothing makes me happier.

I videotapped the entire meeting. I was beyyyyyoooonnnnddd nervous and had no idea what I said until I watched the video after.

And I was even on Fox 9 News that night! Sure it was only for .5 second, in the background, behind that woman the entire time – it was still amazing. I mean, could this meeting have been more well documented?!!

I love it, and I love Andy Cohen.

Sent him this tweet — just waiting to hear back :)

tulum, mexico

Wednesday June 6, 2012

I feel like I never really gave our Tulum, Mexico trip any photo recognition. Procrastination? Winter hibernation? Yes, both of those are to blame. But today I finally got it together an amended an old April post from Ingman Photo — so, please head on over there and check it out. I promise it will be worth it.

Below are from the roll of 35mm I shot with my old Pentax SuperProgram. Unfortunately, the first roll I took in Tulum wasn’t properly loaded and I didn’t realize this until our last day – which was very disappointing!

Please enjoy these many photos of Jake without his shirt on.