New York City: An Elopement!!

a little ceremony along the Hudson River Esplanade. Chipotle. Governor's Island. Sunshine. Friends. Love.

a huge thank you to John Biscuti for spending his Saturday afternoon with us. to Amanda and Dilpreet for covering my shifts so that I could make this happen. to Anisha for stopping by with a bouquet full of beautiful flowers. to Reverend Kim Lesley for being willing to do this so last minute! my wenchie of honor  - i love you dearly. and all the sweet well wishes of all our loved ones and friends. thank you with all our hearts!

Happy 4 Year Anniversary!!

11 hours <3

I found him whom my soul loveth: I held him, and would not let him go.
— Song of Solomon 3:4

I love you, Mark

I am so excited to start a brand new day with you - a fresh start - a whole life! Let's chose joy. Let's work hard. Let's spill less. Let's laugh ourselves to tears. Let's never lose this feeling. Let's keep caring. Let's cuddle and snuggle and giggle and wiggle. Forever is ours, let's make it beautiful together. Let's do this! <3

"The air smells good - like goose poop and barbeque:" A Weekend

That quote is the astute observation of my man, as we walked along the beach and through the surrounding park. 

Cafés, sushi, Beatles cover band, sand, trees, Sunday driving on a Saturday afternoon.

Also, must mention, he carried the watermelon (an office chair, on his head, down the street) just for me. 

Then I got bit by a spider. All good times must come to an end (cue workweek). Thankfully this smile, this love will live on forever.


A Smile On His Face...

There was a time in my life, before we started dating, when I felt down and beaten and I remember seeing you in Soho bouncing around the street and in the office always with a beautiful smile and a twinkle in your eye. It would always cheer me up and bring a smile to my face. Your laughter is contagious and your voice as sweet as an angel. I remember thinking to myself, that this is a girl I want to be around as much as possible.

And from there a miracle happened, and we are now on a path to share forever together.  

To this day, and for all the rest of my days, I will forever have a smile on my face, thanks you to Kathleen :D

you're your cutie face!

It's hard to believe that in 10 days, I will have spent four years with my sweet man. His cute little hobbit toes. His beautiful sunflower eyes. The warmth of his laughter and his arms around me.

In four years, despite sharing five different places, anywhere I've been with him has been home. Moving has always been difficult but one of us always steps up to put our lives back together. We've been impulsive, we've been practical, we've taken huge leaps of faith, sometimes we fall on our faces, but we always have each other.

How far we've come, how much we've grown. How much I admire your patience, your kindness, your good naturedness, your faithfulness. How much I love you and am so thankful for you - you are a blessing.

And I am so excited to spend the rest of my life with you, Mark.

You're my whole heart. 

June // July 2013

"drop drop" 
– Kathleen's typo for drop-down menu

"Thank you for your patiences!"
– Kathleen

"You're in the process of writing and thinking, and clearly you can't do both at the same time!"
– Mark, half asleep, responding to my tales of late night working

he proposed.. she said yes!!


so.. i knew too much.. and spoiled all his plans.. but my mister totally surprised me with this delicious box of Ladurée macarons and this gorgeous ring! he's so amazing and sweet!! I love you so much Mark, thank you ♥ you make my heart melt. and feed me lots of nice cookies, you're cool :)

gorgeous 1 carat-recycled gold ring made by ♥ ♥ ♥

so perfect! she did a beautiful job! ♥ ♥ ♥

read my post about how wonderful tula is!

Feb 28, 2013

"is my lungs moving?
- me to my man about how it's hard to breathe

Jan 4, 2013 - Happy Birthday Mister <3



through laughter and tears
our hasty and our over-thinking
our singer-songwriting and silly dancing
forever wowdykinses and wasabis
in good times and the not-so-good times
the way you sleep with your feets touching mine
you always hold me tight and make things all right
happy birthday today and more happy everyday
i'll kick off my boots and say "there's *love* everywheeeeeerrrrreeeeee!!!!!!"
because you're the one who stays by my side in troubles and crazy,
in fun and hahas you're the best man, a wonderful man
and i look forward to many many many more years

i love you mister


Mark's favorite photo I've taken so far.

Mark's favorite photo I've taken so far.


why am i so wretchedly curious?!
— me, after asking my man my millionth question about random things that i expect him to know the answer to, but why would he? it's all someone else's something-nothings. bwahahahaha.


“ all i want, is what i’m looking for. but it doesn’t exist.
— me on my life. and search of _____ everything.


shhh, we need to listen to him being naked.
— my man about jacob in new moon ^_^

cold weather, bah humbag

  • me: i want clothes made of warm.
  • me: i want to go somewhere not stupid.

my man loves meeee ^_^