Category Archives: Personal
It is coming to a point in our lives that Jordin and I are looking to buy a home, and I have to tell you… I do not want a house. I am being dragged like a kid kicking and screaming, but we can feel God leading us to get a house, or at least, to move. The houses that I see in this state feel so opposite of who we are, that I cannot imagine being excited about this.
Tonight coming home from the grocery store, I was reminded that no matter where we live, it will always feel like “us” because of the girl who makes everything beautiful. “Whoa, look at all the hydrangeas!” she said. Snip, snip, tada!
I just enjoyed re-reading a post from Jordin from a while back about her love of plants. It’s here.
Loves of my life.
Notes for film enthusiasts: all photos shot with a Contax 645 using Kodak Portra 400.
Damon and I were walking down a sidewalk to dinner, both pushing a stroller. He didn’t have to say much, only “whoa”. I suddenly saw us from the perspective he had, from the outside, watching us. Dads.
So this is where we are. Damon married my sister four years ago, the same summer I married Jordin. I look at Kinsey, their 10 month old, and I look at the little boy sleeping in my lap right now with no words. I only wonder how the two of them will interact. I loved growing up with my cousins, riding the tractor at their cottage and performing entire Disney movie musicals on the kitchen counter, next to a board of Chinese checkers. The counter was our stage. Rachel was always the director. Jordin and I will be shooting her wedding next month.
There isn’t a specific word I have found to identify this strange feeling of reverse nostalgia. Longing, blissful thoughts not of the past, but of now and the future. We are now the parents in our own childhood memories. I am the uncle. There is a new story beginning, and we have all switched parts.
I am so thankful.
Some more of Casen and his mommy, from the last few weeks of his existence.
If you haven’t met Casen in person or on facebook yet, here are a couple pictures from today. He is the absolute light of our life. Casen Micah Wiklund, your mommy and daddy love you more than they ever thought would be possible.
I shoot a lot of home videos. When Jordin and I go to her parents’ house, I always bring my camera, because our baby siblings are the most entertaining little munchkins in the world. A while back, Jordin’s dad was speaking about adoption and foster-care at a men’s retreat and asked if I have any footage of Michael and Jayden. Yeah, probably over 100 hours of it. These are the clips I put together. I love them!
We had a friend recently try to pin one of our pictures from Facebook, but couldn’t because Facebook doesn’t allow Pinterest pinning. So I’m posting some of our recent Facebook pictures here on the blog. Pinterest is awesome for gathering ideas and inspiration, and if something we post somewhere sparks an idea for you, you are welcome to pin it!
EDIT – I’ll just keep updating this post. Check back if you see something on Facebook you want to pin, it might be here too. :)
Here’s a little peek back at some of our personal pictures in 2012. I grabbed some pictures from California, some from New York, our new niece being born, and just home stuff with our families. Thanks Jordie for being my best friend. Can’t wait to become mommy and daddy with you this year.
Jordin and I went to California in May for our three year anniversary, and we’re already brainstorming about when we can go back. We were MADE for the coast. It’s so beautiful and makes me feel so small. When I look out at the ocean, everything I’m stressed about suddenly feels very small and I can breath again. We’re going to take our little man there as soon as we can. I want to take him on a road trip up the coast in the Fall, just starting in LA and going up to wine country, stopping at every view and taking a picture of him against every California coast backdrop there is.
Here is a peek of Spring and Summer 2012:
This is our gallery leading down to our office. Filling this wall with our families is a very sweet reminder every day of how blessed we are.