Sunday, September 26, 2010

Our Summer Adventures (and a surprise)

Summer Adventures from Aura on Vimeo.



Summer 2010 was full of new adventures. Cliff diving in Austin, surfing & kayaking in Florida, backpacking Colorado, and hiking to the summit of the 2nd tallest mountain in the states.
And at the end of our sweet Summer, we discovered we were about to go on our biggest adventure, yet.

:)

Here is a little video of Summer 2010.





*song is "Saw You First" by the Givers

158 comments:

Jgee said...

Oh what a lovely video, with a goosebump inducing ending. Congratulations, that's lovely news. Being a Mama is amazing. I look forward to following you on your journey.

nueve said...
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The Panic Room said...

Cole & I just watched this together and both got so excited at the end for you guys. What a great way to tell people. So awesome. LOVED it! Holy cow. :)

Sarah Katie said...

Wow! Congratulations. It is quite the adventure. Not that I know what I'm talking about. But, I think my parents are feeling the close of their adventure. I'm the last kid at home, and I'm all grown up too. :(

Lindsay Road said...

That was amazing! Seriously, I don't quite know what to make of it! It was also inspiring. Gorgeous pictures - good luck on your big adventure...

Allison

Plantgeek said...

SO awesome, and such a cute way to share such exciting news. Congratulations!
Tab

Kustom Kissers said...

Simply stunning! Congratulations!

Jaimie said...

this video is awesome and congrats! you're gonna be a great mom!

mrs boo radley said...

A M A Z I N G video and...
C O N G R A T S ! !

Jamie Lane said...

Wow that was amazing how you did that! AND CONGRATS TO YOU BOTH!!!!!Whoo hoo!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

hooray congrats!! just loved the video!

Miss Wisabus said...

Ahhhhhh! I had a feeling. Congratulations to you, Aura. Enjoy every moment.

Natosha said...

Oh how exciting!!! Your trip looked amazing. Did I see the Great Sand Dunes in there? If so, you were in my neck of the woods (well I live in Denver, technically but my grandma lives 20 minutes from the Dunes!)

Based on the u/s I'd guess that was at what? 9-10 weeks? maybe 12? Congrats hun! I've got 9 weeks left in my pregnancy and its been the best thing to ever happen to us!

Anonymous said...

Congrats! :D

Annie Kennedy said...

As soon as I saw the post title I knew it!!! :) :) :) Congratulations!!!

And, I know I've said this before, but I do simply adore your photography. You take some of the most beautiful, unique shots I've ever seen, and definitely inspire me in my photography career. :)

Blackbird Fly said...

what a beautiful way to put memories and images together. What do you use to capture these moments? Is it a video or continuously shot photos?

Anyways, seriously seriously congratulations! I got such goosebumps. i cannot wait to watch this little miracle progress.

Keep us updated!

XXXX
-Morgan (Blackbird Fly)
Blackbird Fly

Sue said...

OH....beautiful. Congratulations!!! Can't wait to follow your nesting period..and then baby :-)

Paige said...

what a beautiful video to show your little one someday!! it really does capture the adventure that life is... and your newest adventure is going to be amazing! so excited for you :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a great video! Loved it, especially the surprise ending! Congratulations!

-MNMeghan

Aura said...

Thank you, everyone!! We are so very excited. We announce the news today, and it feels like the moment we found out all over again.


Natosha- Yes we spent a day at the sand dunes this Summer! They were amazingggg. The ultrasound was at 9w4d, and I'm 12 weeks pregnant now. :) We've been sneaky and hiding it.


Morgan- It's a stop motion film, which is just a series of photos put together. This video was about 1,500 pictures. Isn't that crazy? I started doing these in the Spring, with no purpose in mind. When we found out we were pregnant in July, we thought it would be cute to put together a film of our baby-making Summer. :)

Victoria said...

I knew what your surprise was as soon as I read that there was one! I had read one of your comments on another blog and your name and comment brought me to your blog..
Congrats.. being a Mama is great, my son is 5 and we're expecting another sweet blessing in April :)

Don't Blink said...

I have followed your blog for a long time and have never commented...you are amazingly talented and inspirational...thank you! Congrats on the little one...it truly will be your greatest adventure.

MrsKBJ said...

Beautiful movie! Looks like a wonderful summer and a perfect end to it. Congrats to you and your husband!! Very exciting! Have a happy and eatly rest of your pregancy. You are going to be a beautiful pregnant mama!
xo,
Kelly

Nick, April and Aidan said...

I have been waiting for you to announce this. For some reason I just knew it would be soon and you would do it creatively. I can't wait to see your sweet baby, I am sure he or she will be beautiful!

Jacki said...

That is such a wonderful video! very artistic! Congratulations too on a baby on the way :)

Steph said...

I had a feeling this was coming! Your little Adventure Baby, I can't wait to hear more about A.B. coming into the world. Much love to you two!

Anonymous said...

Congrats, Congrats, Congrats!!! You are gonna be an awesome mom!

That was a great video, it must have been a TON of work! Thanks for sharing :)

(Sorry I don't have a blog so this is anonymous)
-Karen

And Kathleen said...

Yay! What a sweet video and congrats on the baby!

Hannah said...

Oh, congratulations! I had a hunch that the surprise was a baby :) I am so excited for you. It's funny, because you don't know me, and I only know you through your blog. But I love your spirit and your words and pictures here. I am so happy for you two. And wow- what a truly amazing summer!

Lilium said...

From one mother to another - congratulations on the best news of your life! Such a gorgeous video, such gorgeous news!

Best wishes, Monica xo

vintage girl at heart said...

so happy for you and hubby!!
you two will be such great parents..love your stop motion video..so wonderful!!!
my 11 year old makes these and they are so time consuming and interesting!!!
hope you are feeling well!!
blessings~

Monique said...

Such a fun video of your summer travels. Congratulations on your wee little one. Sending so much joy and happiness your way. What a lucky baby!

Celina said...

Aura Congratulatons!!

The video was beautiful and I wish you all the best with baby on the way!

Melissa said...

oh my goodness!! I got cold chills!! Congratulations!! You will be such fun parents!! =)

Hollie said...

hi there little adventure baby! how exciting!! I'm not sure why, because I don't even know you, but I just want to cry! I'm looking forward to reading about this new chapter of your life. You guys are going to be such great parents.

MelissaOK said...

Wow!!! Congrats!!! That's so exciting.
Matt and I watched your video and he kept saying "that's so cool!" He was super impressed with your skills... :)

Kristal said...

YAY!! What a fun ending to your summer. :) And I love the video. Very cool.

megan said...

sweetest, neatest, prettiest video EVER.

Amber said...

Wow!! Such a beautiful moving little video you made! Congratulations on becoming parents. I can't wait to follow along on your journey!
Thank you for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! :)

Christine--RHP said...

love that little hiccup!!! congratulations!

Taysa said...

Loved, loved, loved this. I have been reading your blogs since before you met Michael and I am so happy for you! Thank you for sharing your adventures with us, including this newest and greatest one yet!

white collar | green soul said...

you are a talented, talented lady. very inspirational video - reminds me I keep wanting to make these little bursts of memory.

congratulations on the baby news!

k. davis said...

congratulations!!! ahhhh what a blessing!

kati said...

congratulations! i had a feeling, too. you were giving out some major mama vibes :) or your blog was glowing or something :)

how wonderful! best wishes!!

Heather said...

I've been a silent follower of your blog for some time now and am so excited to hear about this new chapter in your lives. Especially since I found out I was pregnant a few weeks ago too! Congrats you guys!!!

Christine said...

Aura, I almost cried. I am SO excited for you, Michael, your parents, Auva, your grandparents, freaking Holly, and I don't even know you or them. Reading about your life since you were a teenager until now... I just feel like I DO know you and them. I've read about all your relationships, college, becoming a hair stylist, your old California dreams, your pets, your marriage and now...your first child. It's just been an amazing journey for me to follow and learn from and be inspired by. You've always been the most beautiful person on the outside to me but really, you've grown through your photos and writing and maturing to just be a beautiful person inside&out. I tell you this from time to time, but thank you for letting me follow along and peek into your life for 10+ years...I truly feel it's a special thing to watch. I may never have a life like yours or look like you or be talented like you but I can burst with happiness through your stories and photographs along the way. I will be sending good thoughts and prayers for you to have a healthy, safe pregnancy. Congratulations.

Rachelle said...

I knew it too! :) I'm so excited for you Aura, you guys are so freakin' cute.

Love that song too!

xo
Rachelle

Caleb Gardner said...

Congratulations! Can't recommend being a parent enough. It's such a joy.

Rayana said...

awww, I'm so excited! I think I've been following your blog for like.. 6 years.

Congrats :)

Rayana

Lucille said...

I KNEW IT!!!!

Congratulations....and best wishes!

Genevieve said...

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful video. I wish you all you all the best!

Becky said...

I just knew it! I was going to be seriously bummed if that wasn't the surprise. Congratulations and welcome to motherhood! (And at the risk of being completely obnoxious, here's a shameless plug for my blog in which I am actually writing a pregnancy series :D) Oh, and that was an awesome video. Babies are awesome, you're going to have so much fun!

Sini said...

Oh my god Aura, congratulations to you and Michael! I got cold chills when the video ended, i got tears in my eyes. I'm so excited for you two, even I dont know you really. I'm thinking of what a joy it is for your parents and grandparents too,amazing.. and the video is amazing too.

Vihra said...

So so perfect! Love it! Congratulations to you both on your future explorer!

angie on maui said...

Oh, Aura. :) Congratulations to you both - what wonderful and exciting news! You two will make amazing parents! I hope you're feeling well...be sure to get some rest!

xo,
Angie

Amanda said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

I teared up a little. I have seriously been waiting with baited breath for one of your posts to be you announcing that you're pregnant. I just had a feeling it would happen this summer, which is absolutely insane because I don't even know you.

I'm so excited for you both!

Signe said...

Oh my god, that made me smile :)
Biiig grats!!!

debby emadian said...

This is beautiful...it almost made me cry! congratulations........

Rachel said...

Congratulations! What a perfect end to your Summer! You'll make a beautiful baby!

My Thoughts...My Views said...

Beautiful Video and congrats!!

felish said...

What a beautiful summer and beautiful news!

Congrats!

Mary said...

Yay, that's wonderful news! Congratulations to you and yours!Best of luck.

nmhdias said...

Congratulations :D

Lauren said...

Congratulations! What a great way to announce it. Welcome to the journey :)

The Beehive said...

Oh, massive congratulations, as someone else said, being a mama is the most awesome adventure yet. xxx

mim said...

:D What a lovely video anda a lovely susprise! Congratulations! :)
Kisses from Portugal.
Lia.

Karen said...

Aura, after 10 years reading your blog, how can I not comment on this post? SO HAPPY for you! can not wait to read all about it :)

Kim said...

congratulations! here's to the future. :)

Jon and Steph said...

Congratulations Aura! That is such exciting news! I absolutely loved the video!! You guys are going to make BEAUTIFUL babies ;)

Anonymous said...

Aura, I'm so happy for you. I'm an lj reader from forever ago (from the hellovegas days!) and it's so amazing to have been reading your journey up until this point. I remember a long time ago you posted an entry about how you were worried that your grandparents wouldn't get to see you have babies. For some reason that always stuck with me, maybe because my grandparents won't get to see my kids since they have all passed. I'm thrilled that your grandparents will get to meet your children and I am genuinely happy that you are doing so well. I wish you all the best.

julie said...

I can't wait to watch this!! I am at work right now and videos are not allowed.. This will be the first thing to do when I get home!
Congrats on the baby!

Our Green Nest said...

Beautiful!!! And congratulations!!!

Lav. said...

I've been silently reading yor blog for a good while these last months and this is the first time I feel like leaving a comment.
It is strange to feel happy for someone I don't even know but I am.

Enjoy these months and keep blogging.
Lavinia

Ps: whom is this great song by?

amy D said...

EEK!!! I have been waiting for this post ever since I saw you on the bump...i saw the pic in your siggie and thought, golly, that looks an awful lot like aura, then went to your blog and saw the same pic! i am so excited for you guys :) :) congratulations :)

Beth said...

What a wonderful video! The song went perfectly with all the gorgeous footage. Congratulations on the exciting news. Can't wait to read more about your baby adventures! :)

jeana said...

I knew it! Yay! Love your adventures and am so excited for this new one you're on, congratulations!

April said...

beautiful vid...even more beautiful is the news that you decided to share with all of us! thanks and I too am excited to see you on your new journey!!!

April said...

ps: did you use Imovie to make this? I am looking to make a video of all of my adventures with hubss but dont have a good editor...any help?

Jen Vogt said...

Aura, I loved that video and am so incredibly happy for you! I'm wiping tears...what a beautiful announcement about your little one.

Congrats to you!!

Kate said...

CONGRATULATIONS! beautiful video.

Johanna said...

Holy congratulations! I'm so excited for you!!!!!!

Lesley said...

oh my goodness! congrats! what a special video to share with your baby someday!!!

Emily said...

Congratulations to both of you!! It's so funny to read your blog for so long and share in the joy of your new little one on the way. The end of the video gave me goosebumps! Only the best things to come :)

Amanda said...

Lovely video and huge congratulations! What a sweet way to announce it! I also got teary at the ending. Bless you and your family to-be!

Marz said...

Aura, this is fabulous news to go with a wonderful video! Congratulations to you and your hubby on the future adventurer!

Megan said...

Wonderful news Aura!!! You guys are gonna have the cutest baby!!! Congratulations!!!

Lexie & Jeff said...

Super huge congratulations to you both! Your little one is being brought into an amazing and loving family-how blessed will he/she be!

KT Mac said...

Congratulations! You and Michael will do a phenomenal job of making sure your baby has wonderful adventures and a loving childhood if this sweet blog of your is anything to go by!

Laura said...

Congratulations! The video was beautiful! I look forward to continuing on this journey with you guys. Having my kids were the best days of my life... and they continue to amaze me each and everyday. Good luck and I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy!!!

astr!d said...

the coolest video eva, i want one of my summer!!!!! and i've gotta say, your man is so super cute! congrats to you guys!!!

justme5686 said...

Congratulations Aura! I've officially read all of your blog and knew as soon as I read the words "and a surprise" that the big news was finally here!!! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to follow your future adventures through your blog :)

Courtney Williams said...

Such a beautiful video. Congrats!!!

Real Housewife of the Midwest said...

That video is AMAZING! I too got goosebumps with the ending...Congrats!!

Valerie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I have two children of my own and they are two of the best things that have ever happened to me and my husband. Babies are such a sweet blessing and I'm so excited and happy for you guys!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

I love your blog...reminds me of a time gone by in my life. My babies are grown and I'm in a new season now. I really enjoy reading about all the adventures...big and small.

Congratulations on your biggest adventure!! I look forward to following along here.

Oh, and you and your husband are adorable...I can only imagine how adorable your little baby will be. :)

Kristie @ Comfy Cozy said...

I love your blog...reminds me of a time gone by in my life. My babies are grown and I'm in a new season now. I really enjoy reading about all the adventures...big and small.

Congratulations on your biggest adventure!! I look forward to following along here.

Oh, and you and your husband are adorable...I can only imagine how adorable your little baby will be. :)

Christine S. said...

This is an one awesome video with one happy ending. Congratulations :) So happy for you!!!!

Leah B. said...

Amazing! How amazing is it that we all just KNEW what the news was?! You are such an inspiration to us all, and now you will be an inspiration to a teeny you.

Great work on the video. I got chills as well just watching the adventures.

All I can say is.... WOW.

Miss Hothouse Orchid said...

Beautiful video. You are so inspiring. And congratulations, yay!

Melissa Blake said...

AHHHH!!! CONGRATS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats!

whileshedreams said...

beautfiul video, thanks for sharing aura. i'm so happy for you both - you are going to be such a wonderful mama! congrats! xoxo

jdavissquared said...

awesome! congratulations to you guys! Can't wait to see your adventure unfold.

Veronica said...

aweee! Congratulations Aura! I loved the video :)

Silver Strands said...

Love this! Congratulations!!!

BethanySusan said...

i love this video, i want to learn how to make these. so fun and refreshing, and i LOVE the way you announced your surprise. congrats!!!

kayla. said...

oh, aura! what wonderful news, congratulations!!! i have been reading your blogs since you had a livejournal and i'm so happy to follow along still.

Queen of the Rant said...

that ending made me cry

Pam said...

oh my goodness!! i knew it! i have chills, congratulations hun! love you and i can't wait to watch your little family grow, thank you for sharing the beautiful journey with us <3

iwampum said...

Congratulations :) What a beautiful and inspiring life!

christi @ grey umbrella said...

lovely and congrats! you are going to be an incredible mama!

liz. said...

I am so happy for you!

You are gonna be the best momma ever! I can't wait for the pictures of you with the baby in a sling in the garden!

Tori said...

I'm seriously in tears. so beautiful.
so many congrats!

Amy Seever said...

Goosebumps! YAY and CONGRATS on your most rewarding journey to come yet!

Anonymous said...

Congrats to you both - I'm so excited for you! We are expecting our first in about 2 1/2 months and so far it's been wonderful! And what a great video! I hope you're planning a blog that shows how you put this together. Congrats again ;)

Anonymous said...

I have been following your blog for little over a year now... and I absolutely love it! You have been such an inspiration, I love the way you take pictures… Congratulation to you and your family. Enjoy!
Dhara :)

la franglaise said...

This is such a wonderful video. Congratulations on the biggest adventure you are about to embark on! I hope you don't mind, I posted your vid on my blog. It was too lovely not to share! xx

Baby Makes 5 said...

How wonderful!!! It will be your greatest adventure. :) congrats a thousand times!!!

Tasha said...

Congrats Aura!!! It will be the most rewarding, exciting adventure of your life!!! I am so happy for the both of you. And 12 weeks!!! I can't believe you kept it a secret!!! I bet your family is thrilled beyond belief!

Nikki said...

congrats to you and michael! can't wait to see how you decorate the nursery!

Kristi said...

congratulations sweet one.

Miriam said...

What a nice, nice way to share your wonderful news. Congratulations to both of you and your families.

Aubrey said...

I have been a quiet reader for a little while now, and just wanted to come out of the woodwork and say congratulations! From reading your blog I think you will make a wonderful mother. I love coming here and getting inspired. Your pictures, your thoughts, and how you love your family are all things I really enjoy seeing here.
Best wishes to you and yours during this amazing time of growth and life!

Erin said...

So wonderful! That video got me a little teary eyed at the end. I have been following your blog since the spring and I love seeing your updates! I look forward to following the adventures of the three of you!

Lindsay said...

That is the coolest thing I have ever seen! What a perfect ending (and new beginning!) to your summer story. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

That was beautiful and a touching way to tell everyone.

jodi said...

oh darling, so very happy for you. I'll be sending my prenatal yoga nidra CD your way, email me if you want a list of must-read books and know that I'll be thinking of you as you grow new life inside your belly. It's all just beginning.
PS. I had an inkling x

missleney said...

Congratulations Aura!! You'll be a beautiful mum!! That's great news and thanks for sharing! xoxo

Andrearology said...

I have been reading your blog for quite some time now and have always found comfort and inspiration from your words and art. Congratulations on your new journey!

Priscilla said...

Congratulations Aura! I'm so happy for you. I bet your grandparents are SO excited for the two of you. My grandma has been constantly asking when we're going to have kids too cause she worries she won't live long enough to see her great-grandchildren. I tell her to rest assure she will! Anyways, congrats and best wishes to you on your new adventure!

Norah said...

CONGRATS!!!

Melissa said...

I LOVE your video! How amazing. AND....Congratulations on your little one. :)

ellemvee said...

What a beautiful video. Congratulations on your big news.

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I love your blog and am excited to read about your new adventures! ;)

A. said...

Is it weird that I got all choked up? Fantastic, beautiful, amazing, perfect. Wishing you and your growing family nothing but health, happiness and wonderful things.

itsmelissy_ said...

What a beautiful video! I am so excited for you to share all the new baby adventures! Congratulations!!! :)

Kimberly said...

You are so talented! What an awesome keepsake to show your little one when its older! Ah! you just inspire me everytime I look at your blog, Congrats and many blessings to you! : )

Lis. said...

I didn't have to read or see anything but the title to know. SO, SO happy for you and your family! I cannot wait to read all about this experience! Congrats and many, many blessings!

teh bobbi said...

Wow!!! This is so exciting! I'm so happy for you and Michael! This is going to definitely be a big adventure. Babies are great! I bet yours will be the most beautiful baby ever!

Jo said...

Congratulations! I had a feeling as soon as I saw the word "surprise."

Enjoy this wonderful journey you and your husband have begun!

Also - that video was absolutely fantastic!

Brown Girl said...

Holy cow, how exciting, congratulations to you both!!! You are going to be wonderful parents!

Lettered Cottage said...

Congratulations Aura!
I'm so happy for you guys!
:-)

Layla

tippytoe foxtrot said...

I just gave birth to my second baby at home on Sep. 18th. It's the BEST adventure. Congratulations, mama.

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh!! Congrats!! What a great video and a wonderful way to break the news!! Your blog and the video are so inspirational.

ahhteacouture said...

Aura!
Yet again you amaze me with your creativity and contagious spirit. What a wonderful video and what wonderful news for you both! Can't wait to share this next journey with you xoxo

-Rachel

Living like Laree said...

the most beautiful thing ive seen in SUCH a long time :)

carra said...

Aura,

What an absolutely gorgeous video and such a wonderful surprise ending. Congratulations!!

wendi solari said...

What incredible news! Congratulations. Welcome to a whole new kind of love :) xoxo

Heather said...

Oh my goodness!!!! I'm soooooooooooooooo happy for both of you. What an amazing summer you had. Congratulations!

Fancy said...

Thank you so much for sharing your world with us! You make life seem so magical :) I am SO excited for you and M! For some odd reason, I saw this coming, you had the smallest baby bump ever! Congrats and I can't wait to see where this journey takes you!

Tabetha said...

That is just spectacular!!! Congrats!!!

~abi~ said...

yayayayayay!!!! congrats!!!!! and what a lovely video!!

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

Congrats!!!

Kelly

Tricia said...

Wow! Congratulations! I've been away and missed this wonderful news.

What a sweet video. You made me cry ;-)

Melanie {The Tiny Tudor} said...

~Congratulations~ The video was beautiful.

Leigh-Ann said...

this is the prettiest, most happy and special video I think I've ever seen (really). I just shared it with my boyfriend and happy tears came to my eyes. Congratulations to you both on your +1 :)
Love Leigh-Ann (1st time commenter & hooked on your blogspace)

ps. My favorite is when hunter gets barried in the sand! :)