Wednesday, August 20, 2008

from latvija, with love

sorry we're behind.
some really good stuff is coming.

while you're waiting on us, check out the really sweet write up on the green's blog about our wedding. this couple is amazing. they have been a huge encouragement to kc & i through every part of our relationship, and their relationship has been an incredible example for us to look up to for the past 7 years. we love them so much, and can't wait to make them dinner when we get back.

mrs g

Friday, August 15, 2008

pärnu : august 14th

yesterday morning we hopped a tram to take us to the tallinna bussijaam. after a two hour bus ride to pärnu. above is the first shot at the beach. note the beautiful sky, the two dozen kite surfers, and the giant crack in the lens. no worries, though, as it was only the UV protector.

we're staying in an apartment in downtown. it's a 10 minute walk to the beach, and it's really nice to finally have some real privacy.

our new kitten. for the next couple of days. he poops in the shower.

the mommy. "nipud" or "nipples" we call her. the kitten is "lekkivat" or "leaky." together, they are "leaky nipples."

tuna carpaccio at a restaurant called si-si.

kc on the "big yellow jumpy thing". see video below.

it's insanely windy here. all the trees lean away from the beach, and i found out why, standing on the dunes at sunset last night. we decided to attempt to recreate that sick national geographic image.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

last day in tallinn : august 13

we have some catching up to do with this whole blog thing, but i figured i'd post some photos from yesterday's adventure in tallinn. it was the first day that kc and i spent together without an estonian chaperone, and we faired pretty well.

it was cold and rainy, but we had a good time. at this point we were staying at city bike hostel, hooked up by kc's famous uncle jerry. it was an experience, sharing a bathroom with 6 guys and quarters with lots of bikes, but we had a private room and it was a great price. unfortunately we didn't get a chance to rent bikes, but we hope to in the next few days.

our sweet double room. and by "double" i mean 2 twin beds pushed together.

the russian embassy in tallinn, complete with candles, roses, and windows busted out from georgia protests in the streets days earlier.

katariina käik, or st. catherine's passage. we love this little alley, recommended to us by uncle jerry + aunt denise. we ate at the controvento pizza 2 nights before. ah-maz-ing.

bad-awesome pottery shop on katariina käik. part of the katariina gild. simply beautiful work.

see that tower to the right of kc's head? it's the oleviste church tower.

we got up close and personal with it.

in the 16th century it was the tallest structure in the world, and wednesday we climbed all 300-something steps of the spiral stone staircase to the top.

it was worth it. best view in tallinn, by far. and it cost us 3 dollars. that's what i call budget honeymooning.

we're now in the gorgeous beach town of pärnu, in a sweet apartment, thanks to hanna, timo, evelin. it's a much slower pace here than tartu or tallinn, so hopefully we'll have some more time to catch you up.
mr & mrs g

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

first night in tartu {monday night}

the guest house. 
i'm going to try to get some shots of the bedroom/bathroom in the next day or so for you. it's 70s-leopard-awesome.

some of the gorgeous architecture in tartu.

daniel & kc. lovers at dolce vita.

Monday, August 4, 2008

walk through amsterdam

a couple of faves from our walk through amsterdam monday am.

more later. with words. and comprehensive-ness. it's 0:03 tuesday and i'm exhausted, but so happy. love.