Ta Dah!!!

Ok, so here it is!  drum roll please……..our first post!

I feel a bit of pressure.  Like this should be the greatest post ever or else no one will ever come back to the blog!  So I’m just gonna tell you up front…this probably won’t be the greatest post ever, however there are many many posts to come with many great stories of life, adventure, and love, all to be accompanied by pictures.

How can I guarantee that?  Well, we live in Costa Rica… yeah, I know.  Awesome, right?  Well…awesome and adventurous.  Most every day something out of the {American} norm happens in our life making for a GREAT story that’s just too good not to share.  Like how the whole first month we lived here (aka this past month) I did our laundry with fabric softenerfabric softener (looks like detergent, right?)pin thisthinking it was detergent.  or figuring out how to cook new vegetables like yuca or chayote, to mention a few. (do you peel it before or after boiling?  can you maked mashed yuca, like potatoes?)  or how the first day we had our car I had to drive back from the airport, having never before driven in Costa Rica.  If you think “drive back from the airport?  so what! big deal!”  think again.  Imagine 4 lanes of highway.  At ANY given moment one or two might end abruptly.  Or some crazed individual (actually just the common Tico) will make a mad dash across the highway (yes, remember 4 lanes of insanity) to get to the bus stop a bit faster.  Cars swerve between lanes, buses pull in and out of traffic with no concern for other, more humbly sized vehicles, and lanes just end (or narrow from 4 to 2 for the sake of a bridge).  Oh THEN there’s the most frightening roundabout you’ve EVER seen.  4 lanes around.  (FOUR STINKING LANES) on a roundabout!  And no one really seems to know what to do about it!  So everyone goes at the same time and hopes to make it out alive.  Oh my, the insanity.  I’m not sure I’ve ever prayed so hard (it was definitely without ceasing)…except maybe the time I fled Bolivia in the middle of the night during political unrest…

Sorry, I got a bit carried away there.  Anyway, yes, life is an adventure.  And on top of the excitement that living here adds to our life, we have a photography business!  Learning the market here, meeting {fantastic} new clients and wedding vendors, and traveling long distances (ok maybe not that long…4-5 hours) to visit popular wedding destination resorts adds its on bit of fun and excitement!

So here’s to a new beginning that we look forward to sharing with you!  (via this blog, obviously)!  If you are family or friend, thanks for visiting…please keep in touch!  If we don’t yet know you we’d love to meet you!  Whether you’re interested in having some pictures taken or just want to meet and grab a cup of coffee…whatever the occasion may be, please drop us an email, or a leave a comment!

oooh and a big P.S.:  I’ve been avoiding the publishing the blog with the fear that it didn’t have sufficient content.  You see, I don’t have my whole portfolio of pictures on here, neatly categorized into “weddings, engagements, portraits…” nor a multitude of witty posts with pictures.  But then it came to me!  …isn’t that the exact nature of a blog?  it begins as a blank slate, and with time fills up with color and stories and personality, just like a much loved journal.  Yes, I believe that’s the case.  So here it is.  Post 1…of many!

P.S.S.  I took some self-portraits this week for the website…they didn’t work out so well and I got bored…this is the result:yes, i do better behind the camera :)pin thismaybe the best of the batch?pin this

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