One Pic : Tori

Dear friend,

I'm going to your celebration of life.  I did not imagine this is somewhere I'd go.

I know we haven't seen each other as often since the kiddos but I thought like all our friends with kids we would lose you for awhile and eventually find our way back.  Mike and I have struggled for so long to get pregnant.  I loved how easy it was for you and Austin.  I looked up to you and how you were able to spend so much time with the babes, travel, design, and create a life that you loved with Austin.  These are my dreams for mike and I.  I want them so badly for you.  For Austin. For your sister.  For your mom and dad.  For all of your fun friends.  For Lucca and Golden.

We will remember you.  We will keep your name on our lips.  We will make sure Golden and Lucca know their mom was a visionary, fun, and wildly compassionate.

Thank you for being my friend.  Thank you for sharing your life with us.  I so wished we pestered you a little more and didn't wait patiently for the kids to get a little older.

I'm so glad you took the world by storm.  I'm so glad you shine so bright.

We love you and your family Tori.  You are in our hearts.


4 Things // Loss & Life

This week, I lost a friend. It's so hard to comprehend the loss of such a beautiful life. Despite the sadness, there were many moments of happy joy including Mike and I celebrating our anniversary together. It was a week of celebrating life. 

Playing: Constellations at the Old Globe. It was interesting although if I never saw another play that has cancer as their central theme, that would be great. We then went to AIDS night out at Barrio Star

Watching: Game of Thrones premiere YAY!

Travel: Mike got home from Indiana! It was our anniversary and so nice to celebrate together.

Photographing: Amazing wedding for Sarah and Anson with Coastyle Events and Annette Gomez at the Inn at Rancho Santa Fe. It was a great team and a beautiful couple. Heart dropping inspiration really helped me get through this week.