October, 2007 Archives


October 31st, 2007

Six years ago, we were huddled in a playground tunnel, trying to escape the wind. It felt more like a Connecticut Halloween than an Abilene one, but there it was, freezing, windy, miserably cold.

No, we weren’t homeless, or locked out of the car.

He asked me to marry him, and I said yes. It was supposed to happen in the tree we had our first kiss in, but I refused to climb it on the basis of it was absolutely freezing.

If I had known, I might have climbed it.

Two years had passed since our first “date,” which wasn’t much of a date, really. We met up at Sunday Night Devo and afterwards tried to find a coffee shop to hang out in. Unfortunately, all coffee shops were closed after 10:00 on Sundays in Abilene, so we just drove around. But I guess it went well, because 2 years later, we were committing our lives to each other.

Then we went to the Paramount to watch The Changeling. And 6 years later – or 8 years later, depending on how you look at it – we’ll be watching it again. To celebrate the best decision we ever made.

No Alternatives

October 28th, 2007

Yep that’s the ceremony going on in the background:


October 26th, 2007

Today is one of those days where I’ll spend no more than 5 minutes at home.

I borrowed Darek’s car for the occasion, because I don’t want to take mine any farther into Dallas than my workplace, which is on the edge of Richardson. My camera bag is locked up in a rickety cabinet; both of the keys are in my pocket. I’m going to a rehearsal directly after work.

Tomorrow is Saturday, and I’ll wake up early to get ready forĀ a wedding, after most likely going to bed late tonight. It takes a while to prep for a wedding: clear the cards, clean the lenses, charge the batteries, print out directions, review consultation sheets, memorize names, get equipment packed up.

I also need to finish a wedding from 3 weeks ago that’s due to be uploaded tomorrow. I guess I’ll do that after tomorrow’s wedding.

It’s busy, it’s stressful, it’s a little bit hard.

But I know I’ll be sad when it’s over, and Monday morning comes.

And I see a light, at the end of the two-job tunnel, that makes it all okay.

meet jaime:

she picks the music:

this bag is AWESOME. holds lots of groceries, doesn’t break, and saves the planet. yeppers.

me and my old house:

we went to Modern Apizza and it was AMAZING:

jaime was very excited:

so am I (on the inside):


October 22nd, 2007