Sparrow in the Tree Top
Find your song and sing it
February 6, 2014


photo credit: Union Eleven

I got a really great phone call today so it made up for the horrible phone call yesterday (in which our lovely, amazing, super photographer we had booked for the wedding told us she was SURPRISE: pregnant! and as such she’d be unable to do our wedding.)

Since it took me forever to find a photographer like her who I adored with all my heart and soul, I was a bit crushed to hear the news. Photography has always been a really important element of the wedding for me. This sentiment was reinforced when Erin and Aaron got married over the Christmas break, and they had some brilliant photographers. They got this picture of Mike and I dancing ^^ and just some amazing shots of my favourite Erins (when two people you love are named Erin and they’re married, you defer to the female spelling of it in the plural. That’s just how it is, don’t ask questions). If I didn’t see it before, there’s just a crazy value in having pictures you really want to treasure for all time.

Luckily, things happen for a reason and we’re ->this close<- to having someone equally talented come and photograph our day because that awesome photographer we had booked put us in touch with her.  I mean babies aren’t just born every day. I mean they are – but each baby is special and who knows why, but it feels extra good to relinquish control a bit when you’re planning something stressful like a wedding. Even when you want to kick and scream and tell everyone you want it the way you thought it should be, because I’ve got a hunch that these things that disrupt your white fingered grip on the situation, always seem to work out for the best.

I watched the last episode in the series of The Office tonight and it made me cry. It seems weird to write about it, and I know the series ended like, a year ago, but that last episode – man. It hit a chord. I’d been putting the last season off because I didn’t know if I could handle the sunset of my favourite show of all time. I’m a devout consumer of The Office – as in I can relate most things that happen in life to a scenario in the series. So with the finale, I was scared a bit to feel the closure.  Thank-god I can just go back to Season 1 and hit “play” like no time has gone by and nothing has changed.  I mean life is real and cruel and some things should never change. For instance, I like my fictional characters just as I remember them.

And for dinner we made dates stuffed with goat cheese and wrapped in bacon and then we put some steamed broccoli on the side of the plate to balance it out because we’re trying to act like adults even though sometimes I have my doubts.

Last night I ordered our Save the Dates for the wedding (I made them on this site here) and I had a pinch me moment. I’m still not quite sure how it is that this is all happening. In case you were wondering, yes, it’s happening. And I feel like a broken record here, but I’m torn between wanting to fast-forward to August 16 and wanting to hit pause on life. So I can sit here just a little bit longer and relish in the winter nights in the basement on the couch with Cliff on the arm and Mike on the other side.

And today we missed that big snow storm. We just had an enchanted woods sprinkling. I’d have to say that my favourite part about winter is the flannel pyjamas.

  • Betsy Transatlantically

    August weddings are the best! something similar happened to us with our cake lady… and it all worked out for the best in the end for us so I have faith it will for you too :)

  • Rachel Sedaker

    I love that picture! How beautiful and perfect. The last episode of The Office got me too, but I’m a total sap. Sometimes I find myself crying over any given episode of Parenthood. And did you mention the wedding date before? That is my dearest late grandmother’s birthday, so I am sure it will be the most beautiful day for a wedding. :)

    • Emily Anne

      Seriously. Stop it. I read this comment on Saturday night and then within 5 minutes I had convinced the extended family to do a trip to Portland. Because really if you love Parenthood (and cry) then I have to meet you. It might seem inconsequential but I ACTUALLY rant about how people need to watch this show because it’s the best.
      Also I think we’d be grand old real life friends. I really do.

      So yea.. next Fall? We want to start in the North and then drive down the coast!

      • Rachel Sedaker

        Are you trying to make my face hurt? Cause you made me smile really hard with this one. I can tell you from experience, the drive down the coast is gorgeous, definitely one of those Top 10 travel must-do’s. Yes, if you come to Portland, we must meet, and I know just the perfect coffee/tea/dessert shop would could talk about Parenthood until we’re blue in the face. :)

  • Chelsea

    The last episode of the office was incredibly emotional. Totally wasn’t expecting it!

    • Emily Anne

      I know right? I’m like… WHY am I crying?! I think it had to do with the fact that did such a good job of showing you how fast your life can pass by

  • Alicia | Jaybird Blog

    Ooh, love this crisp and clean new design!
    Also, beautiful and radiant picture you lovely lady. Someone who can capture those happy moments on film is a worthwhile addition to your big celebration.

    • Emily Anne

      It’s nice eh? Excepted apparent not responsive? I was kinda bummed about that.
      Thanks for the love :)

  • Amanda

    That picture is stunning! I thought it was a stock image or something!

    • Emily Anne

      Ha ha. One time I ACTUALLY participated in a Stock photography photo shoot. Sometimes I wonder where those pictures will end up….

  • Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

    I too am a huge Office fan and have been rewatching it again this year but sometimes if I am honest skip the episodes with too much Jo as she is annoying.

    • Emily Anne

      Really I kinda love her!?

      • Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife

        Yeah she drives me crazy but I love Gabe so much!


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