We’re getting so close to being half-way through the project! A little over 10 posts/days to go…
Wednesday was a catch-up day for me, more or less. With Sofie still at my parents, and the wrap party to go to that evening, I tried to make the most of my day, although I unintentionally slept in a little longer than I had wanted…
I did some laundry, tidied, and organized my house, and also worked on catching up on my “365” posts too…
All in all a good day, and the wrap party was a lot of fun too. Karaoke, good food, and good company. What more could I ask for?
Tuesday was our very last day of filming for the feature I was doing hair and makeup on, so bitter sweet, but it was a great end to a great project.
My parents were coming into Seattle for an appointment that morning and we had a later call time to set, so I met up with them for an early lunch up on Capitol Hill before leaving Sofie with them.
It was a nice day, long, but eventful. Jason even came to hang out while we got our last few shots for the evening. After we wrapped we cleaned up, then hung out a bit for a bonfire, but I was so pooped by the end of it all we didn’t hang out very long, I just wanted to go home and sleep.
Here’s a photo I took of Sofie before leaving to meet my parents in the morning, I think she looked adorable!
Monday began one of my last couple of days on set. Sofia went over to her grandma’s house for the day, and I went to work.
She was later picked up by her dad and I came home later that day. Luckily we had early starts, so I was still able to get home at a decent hour.
I was so glad to have her home though, even if I was still working. Just knowing that she’d be sleeping in her own bed after basically 2 weeks gone, I was really happy.
Snapped this photo before leaving in the morning, she was still a bit groggy, I think.
Last Saturday, our first (and last) full day on Orcas Island was also quite eventful. I had to get up bright and early for my wedding gig, but of course ended up sleeping in a little longer than I intended; luckily I still ended up being on time and everything went smoothly. The bride was happy, and everybody looked great, my two most important things when it comes to doing weddings.
Sofia spent the morning with Jason, there was a farmer’s market happening as well as a handful of other weddings sprinkled throughout the island. It really WAS wedding central there; we were so in love with the island and it’s secluded awesomeness it was just another temptation to move there knowing there could be good business… But one can only dream, I am, alas, a city girl at heart, and I’d probably end up going stir crazy.
After I was done with my wedding, Jason came to pick me back up after checking out of the inn and we spent the rest of the afternoon driving around and exploring the island. Sofia was asleep for the majority of the driving, but that gave way to a peaceful drive. We ended up driving to the top of Mt. Constitution, then coasting back down again. It was the perfect day to be up there, and the view was incredible! (I’ve included a photo down below)
After driving back down, we hit a local restaurant before heading back to the ferry (this time we didn’t miss it!). It was a late night drive home, but all the worth it to be able to pass out in our own bed. Though it was a short trip this time, it was still fun, and I know we’ll be back there again soon.
It was another day where Sofie’s “official” photo got lost in the mix, but we still managed to get a decent (outdoor) one, courtesy of Jason. Enjoy the extra pics also!
Alrighty! Round two of photo catch-up coming right up!
Last Friday was a very long, busy day and the start of my “work-cation” adventure with Sofia and Jason. Although I knew I was going to be working for a good portion of the trip, I was still excited to be taking a first official “vacation” as a family.
The morning started off early with a drive around the sound to pick up Sofie from where she had been staying at my parent’s house. After picking her up we hit the road to Port Townsend where we were catching a ferry out to Anacortes before our final leg of the trip which was another ferry out to Orcas Island.
It was a great day out, sunny, warm and just darn beautiful. By the time we arrived at the Port Townsend ferry Sofie was zonked out asleep already. She woke up once we got on the ferry so we got a chance to check out the views, I’ve posted a few photos from our first day down below.
Once we got to Anacortes though we had a bit of a wait; it was about an hour drive from the first terminal to the one that would take us to Orcas. Once we arrived there we found out that we wouldn’t be making the ferry we were hoping to catch, so the 4 hour wait until the next one commenced.
It was hot, and a little cramped in the car, but not too bad. Sofia and I walked around every once in a while and even went down to the beach near by. It was probably only the 2nd or 3rd time she’d seen the ocean up close before, kind of cool, I think.
By the time the ferry came around we had had dinner and Sofie was starting to get pretty tired. She spent the last of her energy running around the ferry, she had a blast with the wind blowing in her face. The views were amazing too, the sun was just setting and the skyline was awesome. Once we got off the ferry and took the short drive to the inn, Sofia was out like a light.
I had completely forgotten to take her photo of the day, so I apologize for her sleeping position. However, I hope these other photos make up for it!
Sunday was certainly less hectic than the day before, but definitely no less hot! I was great that I got a chance to do a wedding over on my parent’s side at least once for this season. The weather was beautiful, albeit hot, and I got to help another bride get all beautiful and ready to go for her special day.
There’s definitely something to be said about my line of work, you get to be a part of some of the most intimate moments of a person’s life. It’s kind of a strange perspective, especially seeing so many different brides and how they handle their own day differently. It’s pretty interesting, and I’m thankful and lucky to be a part of these moments.
After I finished my job, I ran a few errands then came home for an early dinner. Veggie dogs and baked beans, not bad at all.
Poor Sofie was so tired because she hadn’t napped all day, she fell asleep at the table! After dinner, I got everything packed and ready to go and whisked Sofia away back home to our apartment and daddy.
We took this picture earlier in the day before we left, Sofie was playing in the pool while I was working and got changed once I got home. She insisted on holding the dog’s collars and clothes for the photo.
I had to get up early to drive to a wedding which was about an hour and a half away; even at 6 am it was still about 70 degrees. No joke.
I hardly realized the temperature change because I had been working inside with my bride and her bridesmaids all morning, but the instant I stepped outside of that air conditioned building the humidity and heat hit me like a brick wall. It was sweltering, all I could think about was hope that the bride wouldn’t melt in her dress! She did look absolutely fabulous though, if I say so myself!
Once I got back from my wedding I had to head straight to my studio to meet another bride for a trial session. I think I did pretty great with her as well.
Sofie kept cool in her pool at my parent’s house all day. Lucky her, wish I could have hopped in a pool!
Anyways, after that long, long day I still had to prepare to take a ferry over to my parent’s house for my wedding on Sunday because it was in Poulsbo.
You’d think that after I finished my trial session I would have been home free, but no, I somehow had managed to “lose” my car keys so I was stuck. After about an hour of freaking out, being hungry, thinking I had locked my keys in my trunk and calling Jason and having him bring out his spare keys to me, I still didn’t find my keys. They weren’t in my trunk, not in my car, not anywhere between where I had parked and my studio, which wasn’t very far at all… After some exasperation I checked inside my purse again.
(This is the part where I hit myself in the head, hard)
The keys had slipped into a pocket I didn’t even know had existed until that point, hence the whole not being able to find it part. I felt like an idiot, but all I really wanted to do was get to my parents home and sleep.
I caught the next ferry back over and finally got home around 10pm, from waking up at 5:30 am to going to bed around 11, I pulled a pretty long and eventful day.
I’m just at least glad that I could snuggle up next to Sofie at the end of it all.
Today was my first day on set doing makeup for a short film, titled “Tragically Oliver”, directed by my good friend Autumn Perrotta. Since we have such early call times, Sofia is staying at my mother’s through Saturday. I certainly miss her, but that’s what Skype is for! It’s so nice to still be able to see her smiling face, even if I can’t hug her.
In the mean time, I’m trying to get as much work done as possible, while I can!
I took this picture right before we were about to leave to meet my mom for lunch at Pike Place yesterday, after that, Sofia and I parted ways while I drove back to Renton, and she hopped on a ferry with my mom to Poulsbo. She is growing up so fast!