adored + adoring massachusetts with a foreign accent thrift / make / hike / bake / Ⓥ scouting and selling at @olderghosts 💌
Photos from a different day, I can’t believe that the flowers are already all gone and soon I’ll be trudging through 10000 pounds of cold inconvenience powder again.
When you’re in a Big Selfie Mood but your husband just wants a coffee
Taking photos with your toddler, a reality. This time two years ago I was a giant pumpkin with legs and a week away from meeting my cheeky little Bean. Time is WILD.
It’s so funny how when time really passes you don’t even think about it. Three years ago I took this jetlagged photo on my second trip out here to see Jay who wasn’t back from tour yet. A year to the day before I wrote the words in the second picture on my blog. I’m still here on that accidental visit that never ended and all those old lives seem like they belonged to someone else. So happy anniversary to my new life, the only one I want to be living right here with @jay_maas and Bean and Smudge. The accidental American now three years deep, I found all the things I didn’t even know I was looking for and though the road has been hard and sometimes cut close to the cliffs I couldn’t be more grateful to be on it.
I think when Bean gets older, I’m just not going to give him any context for this photo.
Real Mom Life: today’s accessories are a headband, 5 hours of sleep, a passed out Bean and a huge yellow jaw bruise.
A rose and a rose between two more roses 🌹 🌹 🌹 🌹
Call it the culmination of recovering from my teeth stuff and being unable to do anything but work myself into the ground, but I’m sore and tired and emotional and I miss my beautiful best friend so much that my heart might just burst out of my chest and shatter into a million pieces on the ground right now.
We’ve taken tens of thousands of shots for the store at this point and although I don’t really love being a human coat hanger Jay does a really good job at getting what we need even if I blink every single time I hear the shutter. Having to cull photo after photo every single week has actually done a weird thing to my confidence where now I actually have some (in conjunction with other factors!). Seeing SO many photos of yourself reminds you everyone has their angles good and bad, I’m all about selfie culture. Take that damn photo of yourself. Take 100 more. Ask someone else to take one and see yourself through their eyes. Don’t be shy. Play with self portraits as a form of art, of expression, to capture a point in your life to look back on later. One of my 2016 New Years resolutions was to be in more photos because I always thought that it was more modest and humble not to be the center of attention or have such a vain request. But that was an old me and the new one has a lot more fun.
Here’s a daily reminder that life is tricky and flawed and messy and not instagram perfect but you can still have fun with it. RIP to my four jerk wisdom teeth and thank you to @jay_maas for taking the BEST care of me and @manicdemarco for beansitting.
Some old favorites by @lovliest.bones. It’s taken five months but I’m finally getting all four wisdom teeth out today after a couple of infections and a lot of pain and it’s all thanks to Jay. Navigating the healthcare system here has been so tricky and confusing and frustrating and as someone who has a lot of anxiety about using the phone Jay really came through for me. Marriage to me is about being partners and being on the same team and I think we both really step up in areas where the other isn’t as strong. This is a little sappy because I’ve been awake since 6am and I’m starving from not being allowed to eat but I’m still just always head over heels and grateful for this hot emo jock dad.
There’s nothing better than adventuring out with my boys. I’ll take any and all recommendations for toddler friendly fall activities and also for adult friendly fall activities for when we feel like cuttin’ loose.