Archive for the ‘Travel’ Category

More Photos! (part 2)

February 21, 2012

From Texas to Portland to Seattle…
Photos galore.

{the falls with Cubby}

{Molly Moon’s glorious ice cream}

{Seattle, WA from the ferry}

{coffee + cocoa}

{two of my favorite ladies in Seattle}

{IG friends hanging out in real life}

{super cuteness}

{Cubby took this one! So pretty!}

{Bainbridge Island}

{selfie}

{black + white party}

{VooDoo Doughnuts}

{Snoqualmie Falls}

{more of the pretty pretty falls}

{pretty coffee/ before I gave it up}

This was such a fun trip! And yes, all photos were taken with my iPhone. I sure love that thing.

It’s About To Get Photo Heavy! (part 1)

February 20, 2012

So…on this day off I’ve been running around like crazy & then remembered there are a few billion photos from my January journeys that I haven’t posted yet. Somebody named Laura Elizabeth is dropping the blog ball…hard. Await no more! The time has come!

Here are some pretty photos from Seattle & Portland. Man, I have some great friends. I love you people. Like I’d take a bullet for you kind of love. Like I’d jump head-first into a swimming pool of molten lava type of love. That’s some deep schtuff.

Enjoy…the madness begins now.

{the ACE hotel}

{Bianca & Shawna being hawt}

{window with a view at the ACE}

{mad street style}

{Portland be crazy…crazy awesome}

{Powell’s books + new friends}  {family portrait}

{coffee + pie for breakfast}

{Parker Fitzgerald + one of his many loves}

{kitty Fitzgerald}

{waffle window}

{muh cheetah oxfords}

{dream house}

{coffee + Bible time}

{why yes…the sun does shine in PDX}

{the love of my life…Portland, OR}

{i cried when i took this. i love this city}

{i love you too}

{on a walk with Fairlight}

{endorphin rush}

{selfie}

{the (freezing) Washington falls}

{some people I like a great deal}

That’s enough for now. I’ll post part two tomorrow. Farewell!

More Ace Hotel Mischief

January 27, 2012

More photos from my couch surfing adventures…

I’ll be surprised if the Ace Hotel ever lets me stay there another night.
Totally worth it.
This is probably a good time to mention once again how fun my friends are.

Photos below taken by the extremely talented (& beautiful) Andria Lindquist. 

So good.
So fun.
The best part? This was the first time I had ever met most of the people in these photos! Make new friends.  It’s worth it.

New Year’s Eve

January 25, 2012

I spent a week in Austin for New Year’s Eve!  I believe we ended up at four different parties in one evening.  We started here with a brief photo session and nearly blowing up the place:

And then we almost burned the place to the ground via sparklers.  Don’t try this at home. Seriously. Don’t.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Only a month late…

All photos taken by my friend Daniel Davis. Check out his work! He’s a talented fella. 

Where I’ve Been…

January 24, 2012

{taken on the ferry in Seattle, WA}

More like where haven’t I been?! This past month has been an absolute whirlwind!
Here it is in a nutshell-

-I got offered a job to do Girl’s Ministry at a church in Broken Arrow, OK and I jumped on it.  (More on that later.  There is a lot to share!)
-After five great years, I quit my job at Women of Faith a week before Christmas. 
-I spent the past month couch surfing across the country to some of my favorite places.
-I had a great deal of adventures that I’ll share in the next few days.
-I packed up and said goodbye to the life I’ve had in Texas for 30 years. 
-My wonderful family moved me to Oklahoma last weekend.
-I’ve been blown away with the kindness of the people here in my new town and I am beyond thrilled about it.  
-I start my new job on Sunday!!

So, I apologize for my disappearance but I blame it on being without internet for part of the time, packing and unpacking part of the time and having one of the best months of my entire life for the remainder of it.  The Lord has been gracious.  2012 has already proven to be fantastic.  Can’t wait to share it with you.

Even More San Francisco!

December 15, 2011

We packed some major goodness into a short 60 hour period.
So it continues…

{street art outside of Buffalo Exchange}

{sunset on the pier}

{pirate ship…aaaarrrrr!}

{markets on every corner}

{smitten kitten}

{chowder & pizza…slurp}

{can’t get enough}

{here we go again…i couldn’t stop}

{Union Square Christmas!!}

{hot cocoa & ice skating!}

{kyle planned ice skating & it was soooo much fun!}

{i didn’t fall one single time! be amazed.}

{more ice skaaaaaaaaaating!}

{there was a lot of Christmas spirit in the air}

{no, seriously.}
and i didn’t even get one photo of the hundreds of people we saw
dressed like santas, roaming the streets of san fran for santacon!
google it.  it’s hilarious.

{real life willy wonka factory – ghirardelli}

{you want to see more, you say?}

{straight from ghiradelli square}

probably one of my favorite photos because every.single.time we tried to leave
WE COULDN’T GET THE DOOR TO LOCK!
seriously,
we spent 45 minutes on day one trying to figure it out.
that will steal your pride away real fast.
crazy doors with crazy locks.

All of that to say-
I’m beyond thankful for the journeys I’m able to take and hope for many, many more.  Thanks for reading along!

San Francisco Weekend

December 14, 2011

Who needs words when you have pretty photos?  I’ll just throw in a couple of letters here and there when needed.

{such a pretty bridge…}
Smiling because moments before this photo was taken, we were
almost taken out by a rogue army of segway scooters!!

{pier 23}

{my cheetah oxfords…meow}

{most epic Mumford & Sons show with 14,000 others!!!}

{because who doesn’t love a good bicycle photo? exactly.}

{i knew they were real…}

{exploring around the mission}

{life motto}

{pie for breakfast makes laura a happy girl}

{told ya…hooray for mission pie}

{this is kyle – trip planner, tour guide, travel buddy, bag carrier,
direction giver, picture taker, door opener, great guy…}

{so cold but so beautiful}

{favorite}

{the famous pier 39 & some extremely vocal sea lions}

{Merry Christmas time!!}

{best news ever}

We ate a lot of great food
Listened to a lot of pretty music.
Saw a lot of really strange (but awesome) people.
Took a whole lot of photos.
More photos that I’ll be sure to post tomorrow.

San Francisco Preview

December 13, 2011

I’m in the process of sorting through a few hundred San Francisco pictures from this past weekend. My expectations were met and exceeded a trillion times. Such a perfect weekend getaway. Much more to come! I’ll post many more photos all week long, starting with this one…seafoam trolley!!

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San Franciscoooooooo!

December 8, 2011

{We Heart It}

This has been the year of travel dreams coming true!  I’ll be headed to San Francisco early tomorrow morning to see Mumford & Sons (twice in one year!!) and Florence & The Machine in concert!  My friend Kyle is taking me to Not So Silent Night and then I’ll have all weekend to play in the city.  So beyond excited.  Know what I’m not excited about?  Getting to the airport at 5 am tomorrow for my flight.  Noooooooooooo!!!!

Have a great weekend!

Lately via Instagram

November 23, 2011

I’m still loving my Instagram app!  Although I’m rockin’ an iPhone 3GS, I can still get fun photos along the way!  Here are a few of my latest pics:

{up in the air}

{fall in the city}

{good coffee/better convo}

{my dear friend, Carli}

{pretty fall colors}

{nostalgia}

{fun wigs}

Feel free to find me on Instagram (laura_elizabeth) and join the madness.  Crazily, I just hit 52,000 followers on IG.  Yea, that many people can get a tiny bit overwhelming but I’m just thankful for the support and great community found through that sweet little photo app.  Happiness can be found anywhere…even in an old iPhone.