8 states, 9 days, almost 4000 miles.
i planned a lot of details on this trip. i had places i wanted to eat, people i wanted to see, beautiful spots mapped out that i had never been to, tickets to see pretty lights at red rocks (totally one of my bucket list shows). i made 25 mix cds, we made the rental car reservation, packed up all our camping gear and hit the road. and our trip was everything i had hoped and expected it to be.
but the things that made it truly something i would never forget were wonderful things i had not planned for, and had never expected to happen so soon...
unbeknownst to me, the bf (karim) had planned to propose to me while we were camping in joshua tree.
the morning we left LA to drive to joshua tree, i found out i was pregnant.
and later that afternoon, after i had very tearfully accepted his surprising proposal, after an already very surprising day, karim told me he had gotten us another puppy and we would be picking it up as soon as we got back to portland.
mind = blown. life is definitely full of twists and turns.
needless to say things have been rather surreal since we returned home a little over 2 months ago. we eloped on sunday. our puppy is finally beginning to understand that our rugs are not potties. and our baby will be here in april!
in the meantime, i have many more weddings, couples, families and model tests to share with you all. and i'm looking forward already to next wedding season and to getting to know my couples more over the next year!
first images are from the bay area, where we stayed with a very dear friend. we walked around, went shopping, drank coffee, ate zachary's pizza in berkeley, amazing dim sum & delicious burritos in the mission, listened to music, and giggled incessantly. we left san francisco and went to the monterey bay aquarium on our way to los angeles.