We escaped to Whistler BC over the weekend to celebrate our 7th wedding anniversary (which is TODAY!!), and it was AMAZING!! The trip started off rocky… We had originally planned to leave first thing Friday morning. The night before, as I was packing, I got out my passport. EXPIRED!! UM…. Long story short. Lots of frustrated tears on my part. I felt so stupid for letting it expire, and not checking sooner. I was SO bummed that we wouldn’t be able to get away, because a) Anniversary b) the Huz has been working 70+ hour work weeks, and I’ve been working a lot too. c) Maya was so excited to go back up! Through all my crying and being upset, Maya was a total positive rock!
“Mommy, come here and give me a hug. I will make you happy again!!”
Not once did she get upset that the trip was cancelled (or so we thought). I ended up calling the 24 hour passport hotline, and got myself an apt at the Seattle Passport Agency the next morning. I drove to our local drugstore and got my new passport photo taken at 9:30 at night (all red puffy eyes and all-sweet….). I drove down a few hours early of my apt and got there right when they opened. They took me early, and I was in and out in 30 minutes. I was told to come back at 2pm and pick up my new passport! Well…I ended up having to wait an hour and a half, BUT…a new passport in 7 hours??!!! I was BEYOND THANKFUL! We ended up getting into Whistler around 9, but had the best day and a half after that!! Maya didn’t want to leave 🙂
ALL THAT ASIDE…here are some pictures I took the week before we left…
If there is one combo that stands the test of time, it’s a white top with denim.
You can dress it up, you can dress it down, it looked good in the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s (ok, you get my drift) It still looks good now, and it’s a constant fall back for me when I don’t want to think about what I’m wearing. My creative energy was renewed after our last outing during the golden hour a few days earlier.
I’d been so busy with work, camps, lessons, and life that we hadn’t done many outings, and I was shocked at how much my mood improved just by getting out with Maya and taking personal pics again.
Needless to say, I was in a great mood after this night too!! And it just makes me SO happy to see her playing and running around having fun!!!Ok, a little photography talk here. I absolutely love that you can manipulate an image just by where you stand in relation to the sun.
In the above image, I was in the sun and Maya was in the shade. Hence the hazy sun flare.
The below image, Maya is just over a few feet, but I stepped into the shade too. On me…
Top- Marc Jacobs (eBay, similar here)
Jeans- Current Elliott “The String Bean” (thrifted-sold out, similar here)
Keeping it Real…
I gave the remote to Maya in the beginning, so she’s to thank for the first shot. AND….about 45 shots in the minute after that haha.
And…tossed her right out of the frame-dang it!
Her growling face, which is her new thing…
(all pictures taken with ashutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya :))