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My body lay on partly damp, fully unfamiliar grass and I gazed up at shining stars. It was September with air perfectly cool in an Idaho town with a population of 3,000 people.

He laid on the same grass, about a mile from me. Ok, maybe not a mile. Maybe six feet.

When a shooting star passed, I demanded he make a wish. I’m demanding. He knew this right away, and rolled with it, although he can’t be manipulated. He admitted he didn’t know how to wish on a shooting star, and I teased him. He knew right away I was a ball buster, full of more joking insults than compliments for the male species. He knew I was a bit crazy, a bit emotionally unstable, a maker of some bad decisions. He knows this because I’m transparent.

He ended up liking me anyway.

We were just friends at the time. The circumstances would tell you otherwise: two heterosexual people of the opposite sex, same age, looking at the stars at 3 am. But we didn’t hug when we said goodbye. And I talked about another guy, and he listened and gave me advice. And he talked about some girls, though he didn’t like anyone in particular.

And I swear to God, because we were talking about relationships, and because I thought this guy next to me was particularly cool, I wished on that star that he would find the right person.

But I can’t deny that a small part of me when I got home that night thought how ironic and sweet it would be if that person was me.

And in the meantime, after getting out of a one year relationship that left me anxious, yet full of a hope like helium, I was praying that I would find the person that fit me like a puzzle piece. And please, God, let him have dark hair and blue eyes – a hope I’d had for a good six years. I was in an 18 year old body at the time, but the truth is I’m the woman version of Benjamin Button – born old, sans wrinkly skin, who never seems to get much younger.

……

“What time is it?”
“3 am.”
“You’re joking… You’re serious? I better go.”

……

Fast forward 4 years, and we no longer lie six feet apart, an inch, at most. I tease him still, although he teases me more, but I would be lying if I said I would want it another way. But when I wished on that star, that wish had already been granted, and when I prayed to meet the right one, I had already met him years ago.

And my favorite part?

When it’s 3am, I don’t go.

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  • September 15, 2014 - 3:22 am

    Alyssa LeBoutillier Rhinehart - Cute Cute! This was the same month that Zach and I started dating and I remember you and I working together at Christmas time that year and going on and on about our relationships while drinking wassail and listening to Christmas music! Ahh now you’re making ME reminisce! ;)
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If your heart is sad like my heart is sad, I curated and edited some images from a day trip I recently went on. Soak it in, turn on your favorite mellow tunes, and let it all out (may I suggest? this this or this song)

Consider this a hug from me to you.

Love you all.

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“And the human race is filled with passion. And medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for. To quote from Whitman, “O me! O life!… of the questions of these recurring; of the endless trains of the faithless… of cities filled with the foolish; what good amid these, O me, O life?” Answer. That you are here – that life exists, and identity; that the powerful play goes on and you may contribute a verse. That the powerful play *goes on* and you may contribute a verse. What will your verse be?” – Robin Williams, Dead Poets Society. RIP 

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Outdoor Wedding in Garden Valley Idaho

Gabby and Brandon are two very sweet souls. They had such a beautiful outdoor wedding in Garden Valley Idaho surrounded by close family and friends. I felt so honored to be a part of it. The trees, mountains, water, and flowers couldn’t have created a more beautiful landscape for their special day.

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Early Summer Maternity Photoshoot

If you want to see what young love looks like after almost 10 years of being together, this is it. I photographed their engagement shoot, their wedding, and, on their one-year wedding anniversary, we had fun with a maternity photoshoot at Military Reserve in Boise. Each time I love seeing how they look at each other and each photoshoot has been more special than the last.

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Their son was recently born, and he is so beautiful. Congratulations, Angel and Alicia. <3

  • July 17, 2014 - 9:01 pm

    Meredith Adams - Very sweet maternity session on the blog. :)ReplyCancel

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