20 February 2012

we've been through that before.

my name's jess.

but I'm pretty sure we've been through that before.

my brother just turned 21. and I know we've been through that before.
but I didn't tell you how chuffed embarrassed happy he was to receive all those happy birthdays from you all. he felt vewy spwecial. yes, I'm pretty sure he blushed.

I'm not too sure how I should react when I see a raccoon in the park. with a pink collar. on a lead.
I get that strange what-are-you-doing-here-I'm-in-england-you're-an-amercian-animal-why-are-you-on-a-lead-wait,-where-am-I? feeling.

quote of the week:
some people just need a high five.
in the face.
with a chair.


it went like this -
me: yes, damien, I'm bringing my camera. what's the time? ah...the golden hour.
damien: not the golden hour jess, the happy hour! it sounds better.
me: damien. the golden hour. not the happy hour. happy hour is what we get in pubs.
damien: oh. cool.

my bro? he's sweeter than apple pie.

oh light leak. we are very good friends. you and I? wow. we're close. yay for me pulling a weird face. heaven help me. I am so strange.

today's happinesses-
eating strawberries and making pasta salad. visual journalling and new notebooks. knowing that some of the big decisions that are staring me in the face right now are up to God and not me.

ok. I'm done.

love you all.
be good, find the golden hour not the happy hour, and steal someone's pet raccoon.

xox jess


  1. oh look. more snow. jealousjealousjealous. great post ;)
    -jocee <3

  2. lol. i love your blog.
    and you and your brother remind me of me and mine. mine are twins, though... double the awesomeness. have a great day ;)

    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  3. that raccoon... what? you get the award for weirdest photo of the day :)
    lookie look, snow! it snowed here yesterday. so much happiness.

  4. Woah! Those golden/happy hour photos look pretty awesome.

  5. Why is there a raccoon on a leash? Pretty sure that doesn't happen in America either! ;)

  6. chuffed! ahh, I honestly just learned what that word meant. (: yes, I do look up specifically British words and try to use them here in America in actual conversation. too bad no one else knows what I mean...
    that quote makes my day.
    and the pictures of your brother with the back-lighting are amazing.


    Okay, I do. You put a smile on my face and spark of happiness in my day.

    That's all. :)

  8. ps raccoon on a leash? am i dreaming? i saw the tail and went 'ummm... that just couldn't be a raccoon.'

  9. Replies
    1. no, I'm a new zealander, but I live in england now and my parents are british. well, I was born in england, but I lived all my life in NZ! so I'm a true-blue kiwi.

  10. OHMYWORD the racoon. seriously, that is too funny.

  11. A raccoon on a leash? rrrrriiiiiiiiiggggggggghhhhhhhttttttt! Happy-belated-birthday-Jess's-big-brother!

  12. I died at the raccoon part. Who brings a raccoon to the park and puts them on a leash? WHO has a pet raccoon? Seriously. ;)

    1. I know. I have no idea how they got it in this country either!

  13. you are so funny Jess. I seriously love your posts. I'll be off to find a raccoon I can steal now...