Friday, December 31, 2010

A Guest Post from Jessie @ Life.

Hello there!  I'm Jessie from Life., here to guest post while my Mickey is on the road and Texas-bound with her dear husband.   If you don't know me, I'll fill you in with the short version:  I met our wonderful Micaela (and her Twinkie!) in our college Spanish class, and we all three majored in Mass Communications together.   I have so many fond memories of the Lechuga girls over the span of our college years spent together, and could tell you some pretty funny stories... but that is an entirely different post in itself. ;)
I am extremely lucky to call Micaela a very close 'real-life' friend- and I can personally assure you all that she is every bit as sweet, beautiful and fabulous as you can possibly imagine.  I'm blessed to have her friendship, and am SO excited that her and Chip are moving back to her beloved Texas.  I was also completely honored when Micaela asked me to guest post for her today. 
 Micaela's instructions:
"With as much creativity as you can muster, show your heart in: a picture, a poem, a song (or piece of music), a quote, an item of clothing, and a place."

Without further adieu, I give you my heart:

A Picture:

My Love snapped this picture of us one evening, not even a year into our relationship.  We had been out, I was a little tipsy and was making him laugh.  Reaching for the camera (and then SMILING) is extremely out of character for my boyfriend- and something about this random moment he captured while I wasn't even paying attention always gives me butterflies.  HE is my heart.

A Poem:

"She staked her Feathers- Gained an Arc-
Debated- Rose again-
This time- beyond the estimate
Of Envy, or of Men-

And now, among Circumference-
Her steady Boat be seen-
At home- among the Billows- As
The Bough where she was born-"
~Emily Dickinson

A Song:

A Quote:

"There is no remedy for death- or birth- except to hug the spaces in between.  Live loud, live wide, live tall."
~Jim Crace

An Item of Clothing:

My vintage Cole Haan cowboy boots... because they're a little bit "country" and a little bit "rock-n-roll", like me. ;)

A Place:

There are a couple of different things going on in this picture.  Let me explain:
This was taken at The Iron Horse Pub, one of my favorite pubs/live music venues on the face of this Earth.  And I attended this particular concert (Dan Dyer) with the Lechuga girls- Marianne and Micaela. 
My heart can be found in several places.  Live music venues?  My heart is there.  The Iron Horse Pub?  It may sound silly, but my heart is there.   It's where I spent a majority of my college years.  It's where I met Love.  When I needed a job, it's where I found work.  It's my 'place.' 
And any place that I get to be with great friends- like these girls- well, my heart is there, too.
Side Note:  This picture was taken the night I met Chip.  And a year-and-a-half later, I was able to see Micaela become his wife. <3

  I'm truly, truly blessed with some great people in my life.  And THAT makes my heart happy.
Thanks so much for having me, Micaela!  I love you so very much and cannot wait to see what adventures El Paso brings the Maxham's!


Claudia said...

Lovely heart Jessie! Love that picute of you and the Lechuga girls!
Happy New Year!

Karina said...

Those cowboy boots very cool :)

Very sweet post and a great picture with the sweetest girls ever :)
Happy New Year Jessie!

Faiza said...

so fun to meet you jessie. your heart is beautiful!

Claire Kiefer said...

Awwww I love this post. :) Especially that last picture! I want to go to the Iron Horse Pub with you one day!

And even though I can only see less than half your face in the picture at the top, I can tell that you look so happy. :)

The poem part is gonna be hard for me . . . how do I pick one???

carmar76 said...

i adore this post, and that top picture is the best. i love from the heart photos! : )

Marisa said...

That picture at the top is just PERFECT. I can feel the moment... wonderful. I m with Claire, I wanna go to that pub. As you know I have always wanted to own a place with that vibe. xoxo

Micaela said...

jessie, i can't even begin to express how blessed i am to know you -- how happy i am that we've kept in touch through the ups and downs of college and relationships and how i can say, look at how happy we are now FINALLY. lol we may have "meredith" in our genes, but i think we've finally have found our happiness in our real life McDreamy's ;)

i have ALWAYS loved that pic of you and andrew! beautiful.

i can't wait to get settled into our new city so that i can plan a trip home SOON! better yet-- our girls trip 2011! can't wait ;)

those boots and poem? perfectly you! i love it!


THANK YOU for bringing your beauty to my dolce vita.

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