Airport goodbyes.

April 30, 2012
Have I ever mentioned how much I dislike airport goodbyes? Mike just left for another trip this afternoon. For almost 8 years I've been dropping him off at the airport and having to say goodbye to him, for a week, sometimes weeks, at a time. You would think after so many years of doing it, that it would somehow get easier to deal with, but it doesn't. In the last 3 years that we've been dating, I've dropped him off at the airport for every single trip- I make it a point to be the one that drops him off. In these 3 years, there hasn't been a time where I haven't gotten a little teary-eyed during/after our goodbyes. I don't necessarily break down crying, but I do always get a little misty. I am such an emotional person and having to say goodbye just isn't easy for me. We both enjoy each others company so much, we're with each other almost all of the time, so being without him (even for a week or two) is a hard adjustment to make. Unfortunately because of Mike's crazy travel schedule for work, he travels constantly, so once I finally do get used to his being away, it's time for him to come home again. Then he's home for a little while and then has to leave again and we start the whole cycle all over again.

Mike being away always gets me thinking about how other people do this and how other people get through times like this. Like my friend Dawn for instance- she's a military wife, so being away from your spouse comes with the territory. In the years that we've been friends, I think that her husband has been deployed for longer than he's been home. She's had to deal with countless deployments and I can't even begin to imagine how hard that must be on the two of them. She's a really great wife and deals with it so smoothly (from what I can tell). I definitely admire her strength and patience.

How do you handle being away from your loved ones??

(via joshokie)

47/365 - Goodbye
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AIRPORT "Leaving to take off"

The artwork of Liz Clements.

I recently discovered the Tumblr of this really great illustrator and I just had to share her work with you all. I absolutely love what she does- she has a great style. If I knew my boss wouldn't hate it, I would love to cover my office walls in her prints!

Please check out Liz Clements: Tumblr - Facebook - Etsy shop

Love this!

April 27, 2012

Happy Friday! I'm looking forward to this weekend very much. Mike and I are going down to the Keys for an impromptu trip, to celebrate an early Mother's Day, as Mike will be out of town during the real Mother's Day. I'm definitely looking forward to the drive (so pretty) and to being around his family. What are you all up to this weekend? As always, here are some of my favorite finds this week:

This photograph of Frida Khalo, part of a new exhibition of previously unseen photos of her, from her personal collection. I love this shot because it's so unlike her usual 'look'- with her braids and flowers in her hair. (via NPR)

This amazing set of wedding photos- Kendra from The Ruffle House blog's wedding, to be exact. Who knew that a simple white parachute as a prop would make for such amazing photos?!

This sign/graffiti (via WordsOverPixels)

This cute way that Jenny and her husband announced to her blog readers that she was pregnant- so cute! (via Chandelier Jenny)

This quote (found via Tumblr)

This funny list of dog names for graphic designers (via Dog Milk)

This cute sandy-nosed Vizsla named Captain (via It's A Vizsla Thing)

These photographs of Audrey Kawasaki at work (via Audrey Kawasaki)

This illustration of Frida Kahlo by Tara Jacoby

This statement (found via Tumblr)

This really awesome cat tattoo (found via Tumblr)

Wordless Wednesday.

April 25, 2012
Wordless Wednesday this week is brought to you by a rainy Miami weekend, yet ANOTHER new braid toy that I made for Riley (she loves them and plays with them so much that they get destroyed, so I guess that's a good thing!), and the growing mangoes in our tree- I can't wait to eat some!

(look at how high she jumps!)

SERIOUSLY?! I die over her silly cuteness!

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