Monday, August 27, 2012

15th Anniversary Photobooth Shenanigans


Best friends and family ever and no you can't have them they're MINE.

I Made This

In case you somehow missed this all the other places I posted it:

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey

This week has been a bit strange. Not only are Juli and Ava out of town for their yearly summer camp with the cousins in Illinois, but I've also been spending a lot of time digging through old photographs and keepsakes for a video I'm making for our 15th wedding anniversary this month. I'd be lying if I didn't say I feel a bit like I've been thrown down a wormhole of some sort.  Getting sucked into old memories for hours is kind of disorienting- especially without the the girls to yank me back to reality.  In addition to scanning stacks of photographs from the nineties, Jason and I also spent Sunday evening pouring over old issues of our high school newspaper. And drinking cocktails. (Wouldn't you know it, every time a headline jumped out at me as something funny and/or interesting I then saw "by Jason Gessner" printed beneath it.)

Don't even get me started on the baby pictures.

Looking through all this stuff makes me so happy but at the same time I've also been walking around feeling like I could almost burst into tears. I don't know why I'm acting like such a fragile little flower but it is what it is. Some of these photos seem like a lifetime ago and others I can describe to you exactly what I was thinking and feeling right then like it happened just last week. I guess what I'm trying to say is, "Is this real life?"

I'm planning on showing my completed video at our anniversary party. I'll be the one in the back with the cryface.

Monday, August 6, 2012

I saw London, I saw France

I finally posted my gallery of vacation photos on Flickr. Most of these were taken on my phone so they're not the greatest quality but I'm happy with how a lot of them turned out. Besides, I leave the "real" photo taking to Jason. He's got a bazillion more shots on his camera but I'm not even going to wait for him to sort through all that.

Here'a few of my favorites from the trip:

Olympic rings! So exciting when those showed up.

Buckingham Palace, the girls at Hyde Park, and Juli wandering the streets with Jason.

Highgate Cemetery. I read this book so I wanted to go to there.

English History nerd alert! At the Tower of London.

Finishing my 15 mile trail race in Wadhurst! So happy.

First full day in Paris. Montmartre is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous.

The neighborhood we stayed in. Basilica Sacre Coeur was just a few blocks away.

Tour Eiffel!

The park I ran in. Butte Chaumont. Butte means hill. Ouch.

Rest in Peace, Jim Morrison. Love, 15-year-old me.

Juliana took this photo of Jason and me at The Louvre. It's one of my favorite shots of us.

Phew! Now I only have to catch up on what's been happening the month since we've got back. Epic Summer 2012 continues!

(The rest of my photos are all up here.)