we're moving to portland!

Well, it's official, so it's probably time to update the blog.

After months of deliberation and life plans coming together, then falling apart, then coming back together again, it's true: Nick and I are moving to Portland!

In a stunning series of events we could not have foreseen (thanks God), we both landed some pretty incredible jobs at the same time in the amazingly weird world of Portlandia. Nick was just named Head Snowboard Coach at Mt. Hood's premiere action sports camp, Windells (the "funnest" place on Earth). So he's going to be hanging out on a volcano all summer... and the rest of us are immediately jealous.

On a different but equally awesome note, I am now the Creative Writer & Editor at Design Aglow, a prestigious online resource for the success of professional portrait and wedding photographers. It's an incredible opportunity, and I'm honored to be working alongside fellow creatives I very much respect and admire. If you live in Portland come to our Open House on May 19!

In true grownup fashion, Nick and I have been trying to buy a house in PDX ever since mid-February, frustratingly to no avail. Our requirements are simple: not too many dead bodies, has to have some charm, in our budget (obvi), and near public transit so I can get around town easily. Buying a house with that seemingly short list of requirements has been an incredible challenge as the market is swamped with a zillion other fresh faced newly married couples also trying to move there.

(Pssst... hey Portland women who are rad! Hit me up! I need friends!)

At this point in time, I am crashing with a good friend in Portland so I can be close to my new job, while Nick wraps things up in Seattle and gets our condo ready to rent out (let me know if you're looking to move to Ballard!). All the while, we continue to pray that the perfect house comes on the market.

I'm loving my new job and enjoying my new city (and it's food!). There is so much more to update on, but for now, a few photos should tell the story nicely.

 Food trucks!

Food trucks!

 What lunch breaks look like now.

What lunch breaks look like now.

 My temporary home right now. Lovely, don't you think?

My temporary home right now. Lovely, don't you think?

 My roommate Sam Yapp, one of my very best friends.

My roommate Sam Yapp, one of my very best friends.

 Blue Star Donuts. Yes.

Blue Star Donuts. Yes.

 New job vibes!

New job vibes!

 More food.

More food.

 Spring is blooming here. I have the most scenic bike commute ever!

Spring is blooming here. I have the most scenic bike commute ever!


On a business note, you've probably noticed how very neglected my poor blog has been as of late. I have temporarily closed my Shop until life settles down, but will have it reopened with new artwork available very soon! Thanks for sticking with me.