Sunday, February 28, 2010

love song

image via once wed

if i had you .cliff edwards
"I could show the world how to smile
I could be glad all of the while
I could turn the gray skies to blue
If I had you ..."
full lyrics 

Saturday, February 27, 2010

some days, i am so accomplished

yesterday was a very successful day for me. 

1. i woke up to find that i was accepted to go to BYU in the spring.  boo-ya!

2. this morning- at like one- i finished this assignment.

 it is based off of this painting by edward hopper. 

Friday, February 26, 2010

love of the week

FRENCH BRAIDS!  perhaps it's my odd love for german culture... hmm. (the first and second are my favorite images.)


photos via: here, here, here, here, here

Thursday, February 25, 2010



he spots the ice cream.


he moves in closer.


he moves even closer.

no, he didn't get it.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

love song

image from once wed

she's mine .brett dennen
"the music fills the space between
the deities and the prophecies
of our bodies pressed endlessly
silent in the sand
she looks at me so fearlessly
and i take it all too seriously
but it all becomes so clear to me
and makes me understand
that she's mine, she's mine, she's mine, all mine." 

full lyrics 

Monday, February 22, 2010

dreaming of summer

come on summer.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

shoe want

i can't get these shoes out of my mind.  i'm not normally a mocassin type girl- give me a ballet flat any day of the week.  but i am just loving these from jcrew:

cute, no? too bad they're $108.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

love song

image via once wed

 all of me .willie nelson

"All of me
Why not take all of me
Can't you see
That I'm no good without you
Take my arms
I want to loose them
Take my lips
I'll never use them
Your goodbye
Left me with eyes that cry
And I know that I
Am no good without you
You took the part
That once was my heart
So why not take all of me."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

love song

everyday . voxtrot

"... Life is changing so fast and there's nothing I can do to stop it
But when I crane my neck to kiss your head, I know
That there is something that I can rely on
And when I strain my thoughts to push this thread I sew
It's some kind of future that I can be sure of

Because I love you, because I love you
Because I love you, because I love you."

full lyrics 

image from once wed

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

Charlie's valentine's gift to Leslie copy

me and first valentine, probably around '95.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

wedding picks

a lovely, rainy day wedding. more found here.

this sweet wedding that makes me smile.

a happy couple and a lovely dress makes this wedding. 

another happy couple and more great photography for this one. (sorry, no preview pic)

an adorable couple, great decor and a lovely, lovely dress. here and here.

covered bridges, fall, new england, wellies come on! probably one of my favorite weddings ever, by the oh, so incredibly talented Susan Stripling.  more found here.

destination wedding.  yum.  more here.

happy valentine's day weekend people! spread the love.

Northern Sky


I never felt magic crazy as this
I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
But now you're here
Bright in my northern sky.

It's been a long time that I'm waiting
Been a long time that I'm blown
been a long time that I've wandered
Through the people I have known
Oh, if you would and you could
Straighten my new mind's eye.

Would you love me for my money
Would you love me for my head
Would you love me through the winter
Would you love me 'til I'm dead
Oh, if you would and you could
Come blow your horn on high.

I never felt magic crazy as this
I never saw moons knew the meaning of the sea
I never held emotion in the palm of my hand
Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree
But now you're here
Bright in my northern sky.

. nick drake "northern sky"

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

uh oh!

leslie's getting political.  (surprise, surprise)

i just started a political commentary blog.  check it out here.  from now on, my political and social rants will be located on that blog. 


Monday, February 8, 2010

Thirty Years.

Today, my parents celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary.

here they are the summer of 1979, the year before getting married:
David, Rachelle Balboa

here they are in good ol' 1983: (my favorite picture of them)

here they are now:
the other love birds

in 30 years they raised 8 children.  7 of the 8 have graduated high school.  3 of the 8 have graduated college.  3 of the 8 are currently in college.  1 of the 8 is studying to get her masters.  2 of the 8 are married.  1 of the 8 has children.  3 of the 8 live in Utah.  3 of the 8 live on the East Coast.  2 of the 8 live in London.  they have raised a hamster, a cat, about a dozen fish and two puppies.

in 30 years they have lived in 4 different states.  they have lived in two different countries.  

you might think that this is somehow impressive, but what you don't realize is that my parents are the most amazing people i know.  only truly amazing people would be able to raise 8 children and have them turn out half decent.

so, happy anniversary parents!  i'm glad you did it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

My Roots

while going through some of my older photographs, i came across these lovelies:

Rachelle, Ruth, David, Laura New House

our house in Lyme, NH

David, Ruth, Laura

my dad, ruth (in the bag) and laura

Katherine, Leslie in polka dots 1994 copy 1

katherine and me

John, Leslie tea party copy 1

john and i have always liked tea

1997 Leslie, John copy

john and me

Leslie 1st day of preschool 1994 copy

my first day of preschool pic


i actually don't know where this is, but it has a little antelope in it... so probably NOT new hampshire

Our backyard view on misty March morning in Lyme

this is our backyard in Lyme


dartmouth college in 1980

i'll probably upload some more pics as i go along.

Friday, February 5, 2010

the september issue


i just saw this movie today.   i loved it.  anna wintour's hair amazes me.  i want it when i'm as old as she.  i love grace and that '20s photo shoot she did.  i want her grace and creativity.

now i want to go shopping.  is that related?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

play day, again.

yesterday i saw not one, but TWO plays.  i don't think the second would count as a play, but i'm counting it.

the first was "cat on a hot tin roof" with james earl jones and phylicia rashad.  i loved the acting, staging, costumes, music, but i HATED the story.  i don't know how many of you know it, but it is just a hateful story.  there is not one redeeming character in the whole play.  the men use and then throw aside their women as soon as it becomes convenient.  i think tennesse williams (the author) tried to save the play with a plea from big mama at the end to "love each other and get along." but the last lines of the play were between the married couple, Maggie and Brick.

Maggie:  You know I love you.

Brick:  Wouldn't that be funny if it were true.

those lines kinda set the flavor of the play.

yuck.  it left me with a really bad taste in my mouth.  i don't know how such a hateful play is so well loved.

the second was cirque du soleil "varkai". man, do i love these performances!  they do the cool circus tricks, but with a dancing twist.  the costumes, music and story line make it more of a ballet than a circus.  i loved it.  plus there was a love story.  how perfect.

go here to look at photos, a trailer and to listen to the music.

so spectacular. 

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


It's a big thing on facebook right now to do the celeb- look a likes... i don't know why.  i'm ALWAYS out of the loop.  but i decided to join in.  hopefully by doing so, i did not sell my soul to the devil... (hopefully!)  - on a side note, i'm a little loopy, so forgive me.  kess woke me up this morning, because she had to go outside and throw up.-

anyways.  this is what my celeb "twin" is:

RITA HAYWORTH.  i don't really see it.  perhaps i'm too hard on myself.  who knows.  but hey, i'll take it! here are some more pics of the lovely leading lady: