This weekend we had the pleasure of attending the wedding of my elementary school best friend. She was a beautiful bride, and the intimate ceremony and low-key reception fit her personality perfectly. Even better – I adore her new husband – how he looks at her, treats her, and makes her laugh. It was great catching up with old friends, too.
This morning when I arrived at the office, my neighbor’s office, my absolute favorite co-worker’s office, was empty. This economy is affecting everyone, including the non-profit sector. It’s unfortunate when people who are doing everything they can to fight cancer are hit hard because fundraising is down, and they have to be let go. My friend is the most positive, faithful coworker anyone could ask for. She will be missed by everyone in the office – especially me. I think I was more sad to lose her than she was to lose her job, because she has faith that everything will work out for the best. And I believe that too. She’ll go on to do amazing things, and some day I’ll be asking for her autograph!
Yesterday I got together with a couple of friends at ingredient for lunch. $5 pizzas – can’t beat that! (Although I had my fair share of pizza in Italy so I got a salad this time.)
My friend Tekia has an incredible catering opportunity coming up. It’s called Breaking Bread: A Soul Food Communion, which is part of The Dining Room Project: Art, Food, & The Ritual of Eating. Breaking Bread will be a buffet style meal based on family recipes. The event will also feature works of art by John C. Sutton III and Beth Nybeck. Below is a photo of Tekia with her newly acquired piece of art depicting the soul food experience, by the very talented Sutton. I’m very excited to experience this event in a couple of weeks!
1/500 sec., f/8.0, ISO 100
18-200 mm lens (40 mm)
Jerod and I just returned from the airport to send off his friend Brad, who is in the Navy and currently stationed in Japan. Brad is one of those guys who always has exciting stories to tell, and they’re actually real. After all, he flies F18s off an aircraft carrier for a living. We didn’t have much time with him, so we just chatted for a few minutes and snapped a quick picture in an airport bar before he headed out.
This year I plan to do the 365 day photography project by taking at least one good photo each day (and attempting to post them on my blog daily, or at least almost daily). I celebrated New Year’s Eve with some of my closest friends, and I think this photo represents new beginnings for the new year just perfectly. Here is Mommy, Daddy, and baby “Blueberry,” due in April. I can’t wait to take more photos of the family!