y’all, how my heart has missed this! i realized quickly once i had to step away from blogging that i am actually quite passionate about blogging. i love writing. i love beautiful images. i love recording life’s little nuances and happenings. i love the blogging community. i am inspired here.
so. goodness. lots to catch you up on!
1. ArtQuiver closed. sad day.
2. received beautiful painting from ArtQuiver closing. happy day.
3. got a new job at an events planning firm. woo woo!
4. became briefly overwhelmed by new job, new schedule, and soon-to-be new life. boo hoo!
5. got back on the horse and decided to woman-up to the big bad world.
6. our venue accidentally double booked our wedding. (yes, yes less than a month before the big day)
7. crisis ensued. flexed my muscles, waited patiently (sorta) and…
8. got the venue! wedding back on!
9. …. oops forgot i was supposed to be training for a half marathon.
10. had bachelorette party and had way too much fun. perhaps some photos will make it to this here blog.
11. ran ten miles (i’m still alive!). threw up in front lawn… (i’m still alive!)
so i’m headed to philly this weekend with my two best friends to run the half marathon (they’re hoping to make great times. i’m hoping to finish! but hey, i’ll be proud of that accomplishment). anyone have any rockin’ things to do while we’re there?
next up, wedding details to fill you in on! so close, loves!
my sister, m, and i saw sanders in concert a couple of months ago. i love this song. if you have the chance to see him live ever, i highly recommend it. it wasn’t just music; it was an experience.
are you a fan of The Civil Wars yet? i started listening to this duo last year, and i am still wholly obsessed. their new album, Barton Hallow, came out this week and was #1 on iTunes (if my opinion alone couldn’t convince you they’re worth a listen). i love the new tunes, but my favorite song continues to be Poison & Wine (see video above). this song causes me to stop. literally. stop what i’m doing. and just listen. it moves me. rich, soul-quenching melodies. the combination of Joy Williams’ (previously of CCM fame) haunting birdsong with John Paul White’s folksy vocals is intoxicating.
in a recent article, Joy says of her music: “Beauty can be bittersweet and truth can be hard to swallow, and I think we inadvertently write within that tension with what we do—though it’s never actually discussed. It is different, but it seems like such a good space to be in.” as if i needed another reason to believe, the girl expresses what i hope all art might: that tension.
and, joy upon joys – m surprised me (or, he tried to surprise me… i guess i am more difficult to surprise than i had thought) with tickets to see them this Friday in cville. this may be my favorite Valentine’s Day of all time.
are any of you fans? have you seen them live? i’ve heard they are even more incredible on stage than on my iPod.
i can’t get over these photos taken of me and m at a friend’s wedding. can you tell how much we like to dance? truth be told, one of the things that most attracted me to him was his ability to bust a move on the dancefloor (one of our first dates ever was a salsa lesson – so fun!).
and though we often have very different music taste (me: indie and sometimes girly; him: rap, country, and beach music), we’ll dance to just about anything. and we do so (obviously) with quite a bit of abandon. m grew up shagging (a Carolina dance set to beach music), and his parents actually fell in love while on the dancefloor (i know, cute). it’s in his blood, and i’m so thankful. dancing always makes life a bit more fun, wouldn’t you say?
when we sat down to plan our wedding, m and i discussed what mattered most to us. and both of us agreed that dancing was one of the top priorities. come june, my dancin’ shoes are on!
if any of you are planning a wedding, i’d love to hear what you decided would be your priority! flowers? food? do tell.
my sister, audrey, and i love adele. her voice has this beautifully deep feminine quality to it. her new album comes out in february and i can’t wait. this new song is killer.