Israel 2019

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Photos from our trip to Israel, April 2019

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. May peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brothers and my friends, I will now say, “May peace be within you.” For the sake of the house of the Lord our God, I will seek your good. [Psalm 122] 

C.A. & K. 2019

“Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”

—Nicole Krauss, The History of Love 

“Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life.”

— Thomas Merton

Congratulations to Carol Anne & Kendall…  May your journey be filled with many magical days.

Wedding Photos by the incomparable Kristin Faye.

Listening

Listening lately: LOVE this song in general, and this Postmodern Jukebox “Mr. Postman” remix in particular.

“I’m a rebel just for kicks, now
Let me kick it like it’s 1986, now
Might be over now, but I feel it still
Might’ve had your fill, but you feel it still…”    – Portugal The Man

Gratitude Lately

Lately I’ve been grateful for encouraging notes.

And for scarf weather.

I’ve been grateful for macarons.

And for brunch dates.

For appropriate headwear.

Of all kinds.

I’ve been grateful for cookies.

And for beloved friends with babes on the way.

I’ve been grateful for kitty snuggles.

And family gatherings (with photos that capture our spirit nicely).

What are you grateful for in this wonderful month of November?

Gratitude Lately

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Lately I’ve been grateful for bellinis…

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And sweet visitors to share brunch with.

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I’ve been grateful for sukkahs.

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And times of rest.

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I’m grateful for birthday cakes with purple inscriptions.

For Mary Poppins-inspired umbrellas (and for Mary Poppins in general!)

And for squirmy calico kitties.

I’m grateful for the refreshment of cold kombucha.

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But most of all, I’m grateful that I met this guy right around 10 years ago. Cheers to the next 10 years of flirting with you, Handsome.

(bee) Showered

bee bridal shower

bee theme bridal shower

In September 2018, Dana and I teamed up to throw this shower for ‘Bride-to-Bee’ Carol Anne.  The wedding countdown is on!

“If I was a flower growing wild and free
All I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves
All I want is you, will you be my bride?
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea…”
– lyrics by Barry Louis Polisar