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Charles Island on Memorial Weekend. I don’t remember it ever feeling so green, I think I said that all weekend.

Hello. I have missed it here. My energy has been poured into the art of healing, less visual for this space but so inspiring. I think of ways to incorporate the two and perhaps soon I will have a solution. For now I wanted to share the last roll of film from NY. I actually prepared most of this post from the airport on my way to London, it feels so long ago now.

I found an apartment in Seattle, so after feeling a bit squirmy for the past month I have decided to stay here. I move myself in this weekend. All my things have been in storage since the end of September. I look forward to parting from a suitcase for a while.

I hope to be back soon.

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My final roll, probably taken during the last week or so in London. I had this roll developed here in Seattle and when I picked it up Dana, from Panda Lab, asked if the images brought back good memories. I smiled and then when I got home I smiled again. They definitely bring back good memories, but also I felt so thankful during my last week in London and these images bring back that feeling.

There may be a little pause here, but we are all used to that *smiling*. I have shot a little since being back, but I don’t have anything in the waiting line.

This book and I have been inseparable. It is absolutely a must read and will probably change your life, well it has changed mine anyway. I was recommended it by Jono, the ayurvedic doctor I saw in London. I wish I had read in 10 years ago, but then again maybe I would not have taken to it the same way. I have thought of so many loved ones while reading this book, so I thought it was worth a mention here.

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbH

When I was in London I had my film developed at a place called Metro, I would take the tube and walk the 10 minutes to the lab. The images above were taken on my route, and remind me of those days. There is something about “running errands” in a place that makes me feel a bit more at home. The boys, Easton and Quin, would often come with me. We would get Vietnamese noodles on the way at a place called Chao, we loved that place. Chao was down a street that housed a bunch of street food vendors during the week for all the business people who wanted to get out for lunch. We would be sitting in this tiny restaurant eating soup not so elegantly, surrounded by all these people dressed in work attire. Makes me smile to think about it.

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I am missing them.

Easton is the oldest, he is imaginative and loyal. He comes up with the most elaborate games for the other two to play with him. They get lost in that world that he creates. It is beautiful. His drawings almost always tell a story and he is happiest outside in nature. He also beats me at checkers 50% of the time.

Quin is wise and can also be quite stubborn and shy. He smiles with his eyes and holds my hand when we walk. Last Spring when we were in Australia I would make hearts, on paper, on the sidewalk, in the sand, and he would cross them out. We have a heart thing now. He draws them for me constantly and now when we see hearts out of the house he points at them with a shy, sweet smile that melts my heart.

Ivy is something else. She is so wonderfully curious and smart. She loves to sing and dress up. Her favorite movie is Frosty the Snowman, I think she wants to be friends with the little girl Karen. I am not sure how many times we watched that movie but I find the songs creep into my head far too often. The whole world around her fascinates her, she has a question for everything. We spent a lot of time in the kitchen making things, I think she helped for all the free tastes I gave her while baking.

Marlow is the baby and is not pictured above. She is sweet, smiley and perfect. I cannot wait to get to know her.

I took a lot of digital photos of the kiddos. A lot ended up on their blog. I think this one didn’t make it and it is one of my favorites. We made sugar cookies and also a huge mess.

I love you guys!