2019: The End of a Decade – Fearless and Fulfilled

I always love this time of the year when I get to create some time and space to reflect on my past year. The things I am grateful for, the moments that were most challenging, and the new memories created. Sometimes life is happening so fast, you don’t even realize how much has happened until …

Welcome Lucia!

My lovely friend’s Alicia and Derek…made a lovely beautiful girl. And she is precious. I can’t wait to watch her grow up in the world. Like me!

Alicia and Derek’s Wedding

I met Alicia during my days at WSDOT, and when times got tough, I just walked across the floor and found her mischievous eyes peeking out from a cubicle wall. As I got closer, her beaming smile always made my day. We became fast friends outside of work and I looked up to Alicia. We’re …

Here Comes Lelea! – Cailey and Andrew Maternity Shoot

Time flies. Like crazy. When you’re having fun or when you’re getting old. Or both. Or you may suddenly you realize how old you are when you’re elementary school friend calls you up and asks if you can do a maternity shoot for her and her upcoming arrival. One week before her due date, Cailey …

Italian Easter = American Thanksgiving

I’ve never really celebrated Easter aside from Easter egg hunting as a kid. My parents are buddhist so it wasn’t really a thing for us. Easter is however a big deal in Italy (big surprise). I wasn’t sure what to expect, other than lots of food (GIovanni tells me it’s the time of year when …

Life in Pai

Pai has been a magical place for me. Everyone says you have to go to Pai, and even though what was once a small dirt road mountainside town 20 years ago has now turned into a nicely paved tourist destination, there is something in the air that still gives this place a laid back feel …