[Preview] A wedding weekend

More of Kelsey + Alex’s gorgeous, goofy wedding to come!

Today, happiness is:

1.) These three photos

2.) This song

3.) The Temper Trap with Amirah TONIGHT

4.) Abby’s photos from the weekend

5.) Breakfast with Meg (and a free pancake)

6.) The sun illuminating patches of grass on the quad

7.) Snuggles

8.) Not sleeping much and feeling perfectly good and awake

9.) Dreaming of new states to visit in the future. . . or this week . . .

10.) Long talks

[Photos: October 13th, 2012//Grace Farson]

Going places

I’ve been looking forward to this weekend for ages now. I’m just so thrilled it’s finally here!

Later this afternoon, I’m off to the mountains of Virginia for Kelsey’s bachelorette weekend. I’m beyond excited to have a long weekend AND celebrate K AND her upcoming wedding!

“Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” – The Dalai Lama XIV

If only!

[Photo: Somewhere in NZ, 2011 // Grace Farson]

happy birthday

. . .

“the sisters and brothers that you meet give you the materials which your character uses to build itself. it is said that some people are born great, others achieve it, some have it thrust upon them. in truth, the ways in which your character is built have to do with all three of those. those around you, those you choose, and those who choose you.”

– maya angelou

. . .

dear kelsey,

happy 22nd birthday!

what would i do without you?

thank you for being one of the most consistent sources of inspiration in my life! you mean the world to me and i know i would be a very different person if you weren’t in my life.

thanks for always encouraging me to dream big and try new things. thank you for being competitive and for fighting back. thank you for being truly compassionate, generous, and thoughtful everyday of your life.

i admire your ability to stay calm and collected in the midst of so much. everyone who has ever met you falls in love with you.

little-bends- a-lot, you’ve grown up to be one remarkable woman! i am so glad we are so close and that i can call you family.

you make me so proud.

party hard tonight – you deserve to!

i love you like mad –

your little sis,


{photo of the two of us in paris in the summer of 2010. we’ve always been close but that trip through europe brought us closer than ever! so so so many good memories. i just really hope to travel with her again one day}

charlottesville in photos

me & kels play with gifts from nepal

dinner with the ladies

what we made

guion's hops, growing in the backyard

abby's basil

farmers market flowers


our delicious {shared} lunch at eppies

guion in the house

abby will make a good mamma one of these days

laughs with abs & charlie


tea time

tea with the ladies

beautiful shades of blue

saying goodbye to abby & guion

driving back down to nc

drawing of my loafers

we listened to my favorite book - half the sky - on tape

beautiful virginia landscape

reading the beach on the drive

rain, rain, rain