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Personal: The Netherlands and England

Travel is a strange thing. The way I do it, it’s work. You get up early, go hard, eat exotic foods because they are exotic, stay up late and sleep in less-than-desirable conditions. And you drag your husband around on your agenda because you are the planner. It’s rewarding in quite indescribable ways. I’m a different person than I was a few years back before we started traveling constantly. Seeing the world gives you new perspectives, new ideas. It’s enlightening. And exhausting. And sometimes delightful. But also sometimes miserable. It’s a big world. I’m very lucky to have the opportunity to see some of it.


Every year for the last three, George has gone to Oxford to work with his colleagues there. I went two years ago and we also hit Belgium. We fell quite in love with Flanders, so we decided to try just a tad north and this year went to The Netherlands before settling George in the old university for several weeks.

ayeshaAugust 30, 2014 - 8:31 pm

hahhahaha i love you guys! you got any of that cheese left? coz i can totally come down and help you figure out what to do with it…

your bike excursions make me totally jealous! glad you guys had an awesome time :)

Personal: Madrid and what else I’ve been up to lately

Friends, it’s been a busy last few months.


I’ve always been interested in travel, leaving home behind, seeing the world, but George and I crammed so many trips into this year, I think we may have hit a serious max. We started the year in Greece (seriously, I just went back through my blog to add all this up and I went “wow, Greece was this year?”. That’s kind of what I’m trying to say.) After that, I spent some time in New Orleans, then a few days in Grand Cayman. After that, San Antonio, Houston and Austin. And that is just taking us up to June, where this post starts! I don’t know that I’ve ever been so excited not to have travel on the agenda. From here, it’s just a trip through Amish country tacked onto an upstate New York wedding and back to New Orleans for Halloween. Probably by then I’ll be itching to leave home again anyway.

Photobooth Fun 2014 Version

My photobooth has been a big hit this year. I upgraded some things from last year, worked out the kinks and even got some new backdrops (gold sparkle!) Info about adding on a booth to your own wedding at the end of the post. Also, forgive me the watermark. Making them pretty for the website is a lot more work than I’m willing to put into this everybody-buy-a-photobooth post. Whacky photobooth pictures:


Gold sparkle is new as of July. I now have THREE beautiful backdrop options: gray damask (shown above), gold sparkle (shown below) and brown damask.


So, obviously you want one at your wedding now, right? Here’s the infos:

  • I don’t have the ability to print on-site, which is a bummer. But! A few days after the wedding (same week), I’ll get the images processed and up in a gallery where guests can download high-res versions for free. They can do whatever they want with them – post on the Facebooks and print and things like that.