|Lately there's been this common theme, that when people see us they ask us how we're doing. No, no like really. HOW are you doing??
They furrow their brows and genuine concern fills their eyes. They offer us a drink or a chair to sit down in. And for one split hair of a second, I could swear I see them seriously consider the idea of wrapping an afghan around our shoulders. And putting us down for our 2pm nap.
Yea, we've been busy.
On Sunday, after shooting a two-day Indian wedding in Philly, we woke back up at 4am and hit the road for Nantucket where we are shooting a private event with the ever-amazing Dawn Kelly of Soiree Events over the next few days. On the trip up, we stopped in at home for exactly 34 minutes, where we swapped those suitcases for two more pre-packed ones (containing less all-black and more seersucker) and we were on our way again by 8am.
Yea, like I said....busy.
On the drive up, I started doing some calculating. And I realized that things are about to kick into super warp speed overdrive for us. B-A-N-A-N-A-S style. I started listing our trips out one by one to Justin, and we realized that over the next six weeks this is what our travel schedule will look like: Philly, Nantucket, Catalina, LA, Miami, Charlotte, Richmond, Cape Cod, Boston, both Portlands (Maine AND Oregon), NY, Miami, Tampa, and finally Atlanta. Where we will buy a piece of land... and a cow. And start a new life. Because I'm sure at that point we will never want to travel again.
Yea....BUSY. So I guess all the furrowed brows and afghan knitting make sense. :)
But here's the thing. Right now, in this season of our lives....I wouldn't have it any other way. Because the fact is, we are out there getting to do the very things we only ever dreamed of doing but never thought possible. And I don't want to spend a second of that wishing it away. I want to soak in every crazy second of it. And hold on as tight as I can. So on our first day here as Justin & I walked along cobblestone streets, sidestepping bicycles and taking in our surroundings, I asked him to do me a favor. I said, if at any point over the next few weeks I forget it....
Will you just remind me that I'm living the dream?
***And in other living the dream & crazy schedule news, a couple weeks back we squeezed in a project with the incredible ladies of Style Me Pretty, right between Sandra & Sam's wedding in Boston and leaving for Jayme & Brandon's wedding in WV. After shooting twelve hours the day before, we were pretty beat. But Abby & the girls plied us with copious amounts of coffee and thai food. So all was right in the world again. And yesterday, we got to see that project and hard work come to fruition as we were included among the contributors in SMP's first ever Fashion & Beauty Issue. You can see some of our spreads below, but to check out the full magazine (which we fully recommend you do....it's BEAUTIFUL), just click HERE.