May 31, 2017

​Want to know the best way to celebrate your birthday? Surround yourself with a huge group of people who love you. Even better? Have a group photo shoot after the party in the park to document it. :) 

My dear friend Cassandra gathered her son, Jace's, entire extended family together to document the celebration of his 8th birthday. I was really looking forward to it, especially aft...

April 15, 2017

I love living somewhere with four seasons. While it's true that the Seattle area experiences gray skies and rainy days roughly half the year, it's worth it. The rainfall produces the most glorious trees, plants and flowers, and it likes to show off in the springtime. 

​When the cherry blossoms bloom, spring has truly arrived. Treetops explode with color and the ground is coated wi...

October 21, 2016

I first met Emily in Music City where she and Matthew were classmates at Vanderbilt, both pursuing an MBA. It wasn't until fate brought us all to Seattle after graduation that Emily and I became the close friends we are today. 

Emily is a joy to be around: so smart, sweet and funny. She's also incredibly beautiful.

We had a great time exploring her Queen Anne neighborhood. You just...

August 12, 2016

Kirkland in the summer is a little slice of heaven on earth. Marina Park’s waterfront is a gathering ground for all kinds of community members. Whether enjoying the live music and beer garden or frolicking on the sand or in the water, there’s a little something for everyone. This is especially true during community events, usually hosted by the Kirkland Downtown Association

When...

June 24, 2016

I remember the first time I saw my friend Cassandra in “mom mode.” We were on a Google hangout conference call for our small peer mentoring group (founded by C) and her son Jace came in the room to ask her question. He was as cute as could be, leaning over to whisper in her ear and glancing back shyly at the webcam from time to time. It was such a sweet sneak peek into their dail...

September 12, 2015

Being the new kid on the block isn’t always easy. As we planned our big move to the PNW, friends in Texas and Tennessee shared their confidence in my ability to make friends. “You’re so personable!” “You always volunteer and find ways to meet people easily.” “You’re so nice, everyone will love you. You’ll make friends immediately, I know it!”

I appreciated these kind statements be...

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