Wednesday, April 28, 2010

pittsburgh schmitsburgh

growing up, i was a rather talkative, inquisitive child.

that's a polite way of saying i was a chatty pain in the rear. :) with a little grown-up perspective, i feel abit sorry for my parents and am also slightly frightened of what my own children could oneday be like, as i was always in the middle of EVERYTHING. mom, what are you doing, dad, where are you going. what's this what's that. etc.

ha. :) they couldn't really hide much from me! i asked too many questions. :) one of the ways of dealing with my inquisitiveness was to give me ridiculous answers. the funny thing is that when i'd be bothering them about where they were going and what they were doing, my dad would oftentimes look at me and say, "we're going to PITTSBURGH!" i'd die laughing, because to me that was the funniest sounding place i could ever think of.

little did i know that i'd end up going to school close to pittsburgh, and that one of my best friends and her family would settle there.

it was fate. :)

this past weekend, i went to pittsburgh! no lyin'! my friend and her husband had the sweetest little baby about four months ago, so i trekked cross-country to do a little work and also to meet jonah ryan. check out how smitten i found myself to be:

very. very very smitten.

lauren and john are amazing parents and as you can see, there's a lot of love in this family. check out these beautiful people:

i feel so thankful for airplanes. the past few months i've played ping-pong across the country, going from portland to mississippi to portland to new york back to portland to pittsburgh then home again. all these wonderful people i've been able to spend time with and love! modern technology is amazing and i do not take it for granted. besides spending time with these friends, i was also able to catch up with a few other treasured friends from college days, and see parts of the city i'd never explored before.

my life is crazy and busy and not at all what i'd expected, but i promise you, i love it.


Lauren said...

Oh, my sweet friend. You have yet again brought me to tears. We love you so very much and were so very blessed by your visit. I am more thankful for you than words can express (thus the frequent waterworks :) ). Thanks for the amazing person you are- for the way you know and still shockingly love me. Thanks for making my days brighter and my heart warmer. Love!!

thezsfamily said...

next airplane... Uganda! you definitely need to further your photography skills by trying your hand at a totally different setting/culture. :-)

p.s. i'm a bit jealous you got to see Lauren and babe.

//nancy said...

laur- i am SO thankful for you, too. such a great time this past weekend! love you and love your little family.

court- AGREED. wholeheartedly. let's work on a plan and make it happen!