Wednesday, October 23, 2013

three years.

Today marks three years of marriage to the man I love. When I've taken a still moment this week to reflect on these first few years of being married I've been filled with warmth, gratitude, and a safe sense of belonging. I feel proud of the person he is and how faithfully he's lived out his vows. I feel smiley at the hundreds of occasions that exist where he has made me laugh really freaking hard. I feel excitement for the chapters, homes, adventures, growth, and children (Lord willing) that await us in the years ahead.

I can never quite figure out how to do justice in writing to the swollen sense of happiness I have in our marriage. Simply said, I really love doing life with Finn. I'm deeply thankful for the friendship, trust, grace, and home we've built with each other in these first years. It just keeps getting better and better.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

for pedro.

Our dear friend Mckay* has been working on this project for the past year. 

They have raised nearly a third of the funding needed in just 24 hours; I have no doubt they'll exceed their financial goal. If you'd like to be a part of the giving, go here. Just $1.15 buys a chicken! I feel so excited for this man's life and how greatly it will be changed by the goodness and generosity of others. Get on board if you can!

*fun fact: Mckay played the guitar as I walked down the aisle! We love him dearly.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

summertime hello.

A few fun things from around the web!

1. What it costs to eat at every 3-star Michelin restaurant in the world.

2. Genius Picnic Bag on my wish list. 

3. Consider this yet another reason I dream of being gal pals with Kristen Wiig. 

4. Can't wait to visit the giants in Mariposa Grove with my parents this weekend!

5. Grown men reenact conversations with a toddler. 

6. Rent in SF is actually the worst

7. Lowland Hum plays at the Garage. Their album Native Air will be available two weeks from today. I already have it and man is it good.

8. I will be playing on this beach in Costa Rica with my handsome husband love in just 2 weeks! 

Hope everyone is having a full and happy summer : )

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

and the answer is....

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How exciting is that?! We are thrilled and can't wait to fly Saturday morning. Finn's co-founder and sales exec will be joining us Sunday and we'll all spend a week there. I can't believe it. Also, tomorrow is my birthday so this surprise adventure came at quite the opportune time. It's funny that the same thing kind of happened last year too. Thanks for the comments and sweet text messages - I'll be sure to share photos!

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

back with a surprise...

Hello wonderful people,

Mr. Finneran and I have some very exciting news (it's not a baby or a puppy so you can all exhale). Finn just found out he'll be traveling next week for work and (even more exciting) I'll be joining him. This coming Saturday, we will be leaving for a week long trip to one of the destinations below:

     1. Cape Town
     2. Dubai
     3. London
     4. Rio de Janeiro
     5. Oslo
     6. Hong Kong

Please place your votes for where you think we're headed. Then tomorrow, I'll reveal which one is real (because let's face it, building suspense is way more fun than just telling you). 

Whoever guesses correctly gets a postcard from the secret location while we're there! 

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

going to the chapel.

We are boarding a plane first thing tomorrow morning to head east for Jacob & Alison's wedding. I've been looking forward to this January weekend for months and am so excited it's finally here! Three days filled with celebration, dear friends, thankfulness, toasts, wild dancing, and seeing one of my favorite friends enter into a most beautiful blessing with her Jacob. It's going to be a wonderful weekend. Here we go!

(PS - remember when Alison asked me to be her bridesmaid?)

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Friday, January 18, 2013

i like adoption.

A joyful and moving 6 minutes...

If the embedded version is acting up, you can watch it here.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

lowland hum.

Remember Daniel and Lauren from this post back in June? 

Well, they are up to something new and wonderful:

Please consider gifting them a donation of any size to help with the costs of recording their first joint album. They are two of my dearest friends and I am truly very excited for their new music. I've heard sneak peeks and I'm telling you, it's wonderful. They are magnificent together in marriage and music. 

Visit their KickStarter Page to learn more or donate. 

(And have a look at the awesome/creative/hilarious rewards for their backers on the right side of the page.) 

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Monday, January 7, 2013

snow wall.

Lake Tahoe snow is no joke.

This is my middling attempt at a blog post for the week. Fifty words and a photo of me pointing at (an undeniably impressive) wall of snow. It can only get better from here folks. Thanks for hanging in there.

love, beth

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

jan 1.

After a 12 day whirlwind of travel, we are back home in our apartment for the first time tonight. We spent a happiest Christmas in North Carolina and New Year's on incredible Lake Tahoe. As 2013 begins, I'm acutely aware of how rich I am. I feel so much thankfulness for the extravagant goodness in my life.

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