New Year Sunrise, 2013
Anniversary Road Trip - Part 2
SASQUATCH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Anniversary Road Trip - Part 1
For our 2 year anniversary we took an amazing road trip to the Northwest to see Portland, friends, the Oregon coast, and Sasquatch (the music festival). We finally got around to editing some pics and here is the first batch. Mt Tabor!Overlooking the city from Portland City GrillOur clown friend. “Keep Portland Weird”The beautiful drive through the Columbia River Gorge on our way to...
We just got some film processed and found these beauties from Brad and Jenna’s wedding. They got married in a barn on the most beautiful property and even though it poured during the ceremony, the wedding was stunning and the sun even came out after the “I DO’s.”
Backbay with the Chesnuts.
These are our friends the Chesnuts. This is our favorite walk.
1 Year Home. Remembering Uganda.
It’s crazy to think that one year ago today we had just returned from Uganda quite skinny, carrying amoebas and other sicknesses, and desperate to be home with family, friends and good food. As excited as we were to come home, we are extremely grateful for our time in Uganda and we hold close the memories and friendships made there. We grew into our marriage and learned a lot of things that...
Paso Robles, Us.
Adventuring in Portland, Tripcolor. →
Keep up with us on our anniversary trip to Portland and the Sasquatch music festival.
A few weekends ago, joined by the company of friends, we headed down South to enjoy the much talked about Avocado Festival in Fallbrook, CA. But after arriving and seeing at most 5 avocado stands, we realized it was nothing more than a little street fair and we were slightly annoyed (and so was this guy). But this looked fun. So after we walked up and down the entire venue, we decided we...
The Color Run!
Had a blast running this race and capturing it all on a disposable camera
Little by little we’ve been making additions and changes to our house and it’s finally starting to feel like a home. We painted the kitchen wall a lovely seafoam color, hung frames above our couch, splurged on lamps, and added a little coffee/ tea cart that is constantly being restocked by free take-homes from Peet’s (hooray for barista perks). These bright sunflowers add a...
Our Great Outdoors
Apparently March flew by us without us even realizing. Many birthdays were celebrated (including Ally’s), David attended SXSW in Austin, Texas, road trips were taken, and we slowly adjusted to the ever changing springtime weather. I can’t believe that we’re coming up on the middle of April but we are back to documenting the little events and moments that make up our lives. In...
Weekend in Big Bear
My generous Aunt and Uncle own an awesome cabin in Big Bear and we are so thankful when they let us stay in it. Two weekends ago, we went up with some friends and did nothing but eat, play games, read, relax, and watch the Superbowl. We did manage to get out of the house to walk around Big Bear Lake, but other than that we succeeded in being as lazy as possible. We are so grateful for our friends...
Baking scones reminds me of Uganda. Lazy Saturdays with no plans often drove me to baking and it was always warmly received by the 3 guys in our house. I love coming up with new flavor combos but I always had pretty limited options in Uganda. Now that I’m home I love having blueberries at my fingertips to bake with. This morning I made scones with Kristin and Dannae and we quickly devoured...
New Year Hike
My dream for New Years Day was to wake up to the sunrise in a completely new place as a fresh start to the new year, but because of David’s drum schedule it didn’t happen. Instead he surprised me by planning out an early morning drive to the Orange hills on the morning after. We got there with plenty of time to hike to the top of the hill before the sun came up and it was so cool to...
Extended Christmas, Shooting Guns.
Extended Christmas, Paso Robles.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-18) →
Broken Bells (11) The Black Keys (10) Fleet Foxes (6) The Middle East (5) Ida Maria (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-11) →
Dr. Dog (17) A.A. Bondy (12) The Black Keys (11) Switchfoot (8) Sondre Lerche (8) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Nate Westerfeld at The Copper Door
Nate is a good buddy of ours. I could say a lot about him but for now check out a few from his album release at the Copper Door in Santa Ana and listen to his EP on facebook.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-12-4) →
Fionn Regan (13) Junip (12) Boards of Canada (8) Midlake (7) John Maus (7) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-11-27) →
Feist (13) Alexi Murdoch (7) Atlas Sound (6) Fleet Foxes (5) Sigur Rós (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Thanksgiving. Part 2
Before chowing down on an amazing meal, our niece and nephew couldn’t help but jump around in this giant pile of leaves. But really, who can blame them. I’m so glad David captured these awesome moments of pure joy. I love that kids are never too busy to pass up the simple pleasures of life. Meet Braeden and Tally…
Thanksgiving. Part 1
This year we were extremely grateful to spend Thanksgiving with family. While it was definitely an adventure figuring out how to cook an amazing meal in Uganda last year, there’s just something about eating a traditional Thanksgiving meal and hanging out with relatives that really makes this holiday special. We spent the afternoon in Simi Valley at Aunt Kit’s house riding horses,...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-11-20) →
The Black Keys (20) Helios (19) S. Carey (9) Doug Paisley (6) Macklemore and Ryan Lewis (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Charleston, South Carolina.
Daniel Chesnut and I (David) are in South Carolina right now shooting video for a wedding. We got here with enough time to explore downtown Charleston so we took a mini photo adventure. At first we were frustrated that we ran out of sunlight but in the end it pushed us, to 1600 (iso.)
Anna Nelson at the Roxy
2 weeks ago Ally and I got to go see our friend Anna Nelson play at the Roxy. We had a blast hanging out with friends, listening to really good music, and Anna and her band sounded great. Only downside to the night is we got a parking ticket. Here are some photos from that night.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-11-6) →
Fruit Bats (23) Gungor (12) Future of Forestry (8) Tycho (7) The Deep Dark Woods (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Well, after a year and a half of being married, we finally have our own home! No roommates, no Uganda, just us. We can’t wait to decorate and make it feel homey, but for now we are just enjoying our space. Here are some pictures to give you an idea of how perfect our place is. It feels a little cabiny because of the wood and fireplace and slanted ceiling, definitely worth the wait. our...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-10-30) →
Coldplay (27) M83 (23) Ryan Adams (13) Vetiver (13) The Format (11) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-10-23) →
M83 (22) Tycho (18) Gregory Alan Isakov (14) Lights (9) Preacher’s Sons (8) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Our friend Ryan married our friend Rebecca
A few weeks ago our friends Ryan and Becky got married. They are such a sweet couple and it was an honor to be able to help out with their special day. Ryan takes awesome pictures and another one of our friends Christian Kaysen shot the rest of the wedding day. You can see more pictures of the groomsmen and Ryan getting ready here.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-10-16) →
Middle Brother (12) Ryan Adams (11) Delta Spirit (11) Youth Lagoon (10) Saves The Day (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Hiking to Hollywood
A few weeks ago I joined a mentorship/discipleship group at Rock Harbor called Circles as a way to get more involved and really sink into the idea of living and growing in community. I have already been so blessed by the group and I’m excited to be serving alongside them. Yesterday, a few of us from the group went on a hike to the Hollywood sign. We got up super early and finished the hike...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-10-9) →
Feist (27) Lady of the Sunshine (12) Vetiver (12) Alexi Murdoch (11) Ben Howard (10) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-10-2) →
Matt Pond PA (19) Miniature Tigers (19) Wilco (17) Release The Sunbird (13) Paul Simon (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz