4 Things // Happy Days & Desert Escapes

Hey Wanderers,
Happy days in the Ofeldt household. We were so happy that my brother proposed to his girlfriend this week. So much to look forward to in every part of life.

Photographing :: My brother's surprise proposal to his girlfriend.  Mike and I snuck behind them as they walked down the pier and we captured some of the joy.  My family is swimming in happiness right now. 

Dreaming of :: There's so much on the horizon in April.  I'm really trying to make space for everything.  So much to come.

Reading :: We are reading Me Before You by JoJo Moyes for book club this month.  It was a little unexpected for me.  The story takes some big turns.  I loved the little daring and unexpected moments of joy and laughter.  This book left my mind spinning about the idea of unexpectedness and what my comfort level is.

Traveling :: This week, my mom, Gaidin, Jen Boyd and I decided that we needed a few days in the dessert, so we headed to Joshua Tree.  The artists and transplants that live in the desert always fascinate me as much as the national parks do.  We were so lucky to have caught the desert in bloom.  Everything was alive and beautiful.


Joshua Tree, CA


Everything is busy but everything is so good. I feel energized by the people who are constantly in my life and those who I get to see only once in a special while. Slow down life, you're moving too fast.

Dreaming of: Is it strange that I'm already dreaming of Christmas. I don't want the summer to end and I definitely don't want daylight savings to start, so my mind immediately looks for a silver lining...Christmas. My first Christmas with everyone in San Diego. Mike will make me gingerbread cookies in the shape of donuts and I will attempt to decorate. Take that daylight savings.

Photographing: I had an art date with Kate and Audra. Lately I am drawn to shooting indoors. I have visions of light streaming in through the windows. It's moodier than I'm used to. It feels good. Today we will shoot Sarah and Tim's wedding at Casa Romantica with Donna Urban.

Reading: This week is the week that I went to book club without having even downloaded the book. Whoops. Too much pool time with Gaiden I guess.

Creating: I have been water coloring a lot this week. The house is messy and I am happy. Sometimes life just stops for me. And I paint. And nothing else hits my radar except the beauty of moving colors around and trying to coax my vision onto paper.

xoxo, Suzanne