Wednesday, March 31, 2010

come rain or come shine

{I'm gonna love you like nobody's loved you}
J and I are taking a long weekend.
We have some special dates planned.
Not even the NY weather could ruin my bliss but its supposed to be sunny
{knock on wood}
& am ready for the rays!
{pun intended, hehe}

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

i killed the pasta

I'm a wretched cook. I try and try but its not in my nature. I'd love to say I'm one of those breezy wives who can whip up a souffle while doing yogalates, but I'm more the type who order's Patsy's ten minutes before my husband comes home because I'm busy watching modern family. {cest la vie} I've made noble attempts abd I haven't given up yet, but I have come to peace with my lack thereof.

here is the jist of the conversation J and I had last night:

J: "Honey, if I cook then you have to do the dishes"
K: "I'm so sick of doing all the housework myself though (whine whine) You always tell me if something is bugging you then do it yourself, so if it bugs you to cook with dishes in the sink then do them before you start. Besides I don't know why you need an empty sink its not like you ever put the dishes you cook with in the sink when you are done, or close the cabinets/put anything back in the fridge for that matter"
J: "Uh...regardless... whoever cooks shouldn't have to do the dishes"
K: "Fair enough, but I just did all the dishes so I felt like it was turn and you don't have to cook, when you come early I can cook"
J: "Right, you could cook... if the food tasted good..."
K: "RUDE! I make good stuff"
J: "Yeah I mean it's not all bad, some of its good, but we just have ... um different tastes..."

Hahaha normally I would not take this laying down, but after having dropped the entire plate of pasta the other night and burnt myself with corn on cob I have no choice but to admit my faults. I can't cook like J can.

It's things like Jordan's lime chicken tacos that keep our family together
well keeps our tummies full at least. 

{just one of those days I'm grateful to have found a man who can pick up where I lack}

Monday, March 29, 2010


Friday, March 26, 2010

hey bebe

my beautiful baby niece
taken last week
in denver.

miss her (& all the jensens) already

i love her
so much
i could

W 73 ST

Ob-sessed! As soon as I pick a favorite from here I'm buying!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

new years check up


channel di bergquist- I've been good about the skin care, but I'm not gonna lie... I'm so white this winter I won't be putting on the SPF for a little while when the sun finally comes out.

channel jane fonda- Well I had some good weeks and some bad weeks. I'm just starting to see and feel results as I'm beginning to master consistency. one giant helper is (best app ever)

channel betty crocker- well I pack lunches for myself most of the time Jordan is on a 5 dollar foot long kick. what it is yo.

channel heather warren- right now I'm reading Little Women and loving every second of it. Up next is Gone With The Wind

channel Amelia Lyon- I just finished a book and my first semester of class starts March 15th. Then NYU in the spring! JOY.

channel audrey hepburn- it's a work in progress.

channel gratitude- this is something I work on everyday. I have been keeping a grateful for list in my journal which I add to a lot and that has helped me stay focused.

channel by best self- idk, you tell me!

heart beat

I'm so blue today. 
blue blue blue.

I first opened up my blog to complain in great detail about all the things that are bumming me out. Which I do think sometimes can be good.
But today I think what I need is to just make a list of the things that make my heart flutter.

The good stuff.

{my blessings}

a kiss every morning
sunlight throw the window
my bright red rain boots
going to my salon at the plaza
the wind in my hair
coral nail polish
tea cups
our new blue couch
paint samples
a place to call home
my little women paperback book
girls trips
new perfume
nutella & apples

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

to you

today I feel grateful. grateful for those who serve others.

in all their forms.

thank you.

Friday, March 19, 2010

one grey day

Well it's mid 70's in NYC and here in Denver is fully snowing. Today my thoughts are covered in grey.

Thanks Denver.

I'll rememeber this!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

love actually.

Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often, it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know, none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaking suspicion... love actually is all around.

my kind of joe.

an amazing photographer with wise words.

Monday, March 15, 2010

dear meg

please don't be such a rockin/successful blogger. 

it makes me feel like a loser.

heart you though.

love, kaitlyn


{my niece bryn}

“We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.”
-Frederick Keonig

I work with the four year olds at church now and I've got to say, I think I'm learning more from them than they are from me. They are always reminding me of simple principals that in my busy life I tend to forget. They get excited about the littlest things {getting the dark blue crayon} and it reminds me how important it is to have gratitude for all my blessings, but especially the little things that bring me joy. There are so many small things that make me smile & I'm glad God gave them to me. I know he knows my heart and all the things I love.
I feel his love every time I enjoy a simple joy {toasted marshmallow shake}

thank you little ones.

for your little reminders.

and the winner is...

Friday, March 12, 2010

swinging through life

 “I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.”

“The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.”

“The door to wisdom swings on hinges of common sense and uncommon thoughts”

“On a bad day, I have mood swings - but on a good day, I have the whole mood playground”

“It Don't Mean a Thing If It Ain't Got That Swing
“First love, with its frantic haughty imagination, swings its object clear of the everyday, over the rut of living, making him all looks, silences, gestures, attitudes, a burning phrase with no context”
“The right to swing my fist ends where the other man's nose begins.”
“The most important thing in an argument, next to being right, is to leave an escape hatch for your opponent, so that he can gracefully swing over to your side without too much apparent loss of face.”     

“The world is a playground, and life is pushing my swing.”

quotes from 

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

our wedding day in motion

Wanted to share this little snippet from our day. We had a WONDERFUL videographer, Benny Ek. His work is amazing and he was so great day of. He was seamless working with our photographers. We are glad/grateful for his time and effort. Can't wait to see the rest...

J&K 08.14.09

Kaitlyn + Jordan , La Jolla from Benny Ek on Vimeo.

Check out his work here.


ok, voting is almost over because I really have to decide on a name asap, however some people have been asking for a little more information of the meanings behinds these names. being that I'm really not trying to pursue a career with my photography right now, just fulfill a passion, I wanted a name that reminds me of my joys in life. So the names below mean something special to me because I think they say something about me. it's a little bit personal but here goes:

two if by sea: ok so I like this one for a few reasons. the first being what it's famous for and that is Paul Revere's midnight ride. It was part of an alarm system to aid Americans in fighting the British before the Battles of Lexington and Concord during the Revolutionary War. being a patriot, I really appreciate what the phrase (one if by land, two if by sea) stands for. the second reason is that there is a restaurant in the city where Jordan took me the weekend we got engaged called one if by land. it was one of the most memorable nights of my life and so I think the phrase two if by sea is reflective of me. thirdly, I LOVE the sea/beach and so does my other half. the name reminds me of the two of us together and doing things we love.

through the looking glass: so obviously with this name there is the Alice in Wonderland connotation. becoming who you are and all that. Alice goes from girl to woman and there is something cool about that path to self-mastery and discovery that I find inspiring. the second thing I like about this name is purely that its a unique way to relate to a camera's lens. 

17 shutter street: this one is a little more subtle. besides the fact that I like the way it sounds the number 17 is the street address for the restaurant mentioned above. it was a pretty significant night for me and it makes me happy to remember that place. also 17 was a pretty important age for me. seems silly, but even though I had so much ahead of me at 17 it was then that I started to figure out where I was really going, or wanted to go that is. but most significantly, as my dad pointed out, Jordan and I met on 17th street in Huntington Beach and began the summer that changed my life!

Hope this gives everyone a little more insight. On Friday I'll announce the name. It's not going to be easy. Wish me luck!

Monday, March 8, 2010

I couldn't help but wonder...

why Carrie didn't end up with Aidan.

she was a crazy person if you ask me. I'm an Aidan girl through and through.

Friday, March 5, 2010

put on your thinking caps

Or your voting caps that is. Ok So I've forced myself to narrow it down to my top three, even though it was painful. Now I really need your help. But there are rules people. You can only pick one! you can't tell me you like all three, that doesn't help me. Just simply pick your favorite.

So here there are in no specific order:

two if by sea
17 shutter street
through the looking glass

would you rather...

Have permanent priority on public arm rests
Have the ability to actually make the elevator come faster the more times you push the button.

I'd say elevator speed, but that's just me.

good things that come from winter

- scaffolding: I used to complain how hideous it makes the city, but its safe and it's very handy in the rain, snow, or hot sun!

- winter wind: yes yes, I know what could be good about this. well nothing really, except rosy cheeks

-snow days

-catching up on lost

-3 day weekends

- trees covered in snow in central park

- dance workout dvds


“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

never underestimate the kindness of strangers

In the past 24 hours:

- two different men held the elevator on separate occasions for me even though there are ten in the lobby
- a woman looked me up on facebook to return the wallet I'd left on the bus
- the women at my lunch cafe gave me a discount for no reason

maybe it doesn't sound like much, but it meant he world to me. you can't always know when someone around you is having a bad day. its always good to hold the elevator just in case. and besides if you are having a bad day I have a sneaky feeling doing something nice will make your day a whole lot better.