It’s Valentine’s Day – hooray! I love this holiday, I really do. And this is a day not just for remembering those closest to us but also for casting a wide net (I think anyway) for others that we admire. I mean, who doesn’t like to find out they’ve been noticed.
So for this Valentine’s Day on the blog, I thought I would throw a little love towards some amazing bloggers who seem to be really good at loving each other. All of these couples have great blogs full of adventures that I love to read. But after having met them all in person across the last couple of years, they really stick out for me as being genuinely loving couples who complement each other, who take time for each other… I think when you’re part of a married couple, it’s important to have married couple role models…Not to put on a pedestal, because every couple has their ups and downs, but rather to have as moral support and as a reminder that of all the great gifts that being in a couple can bring if you take the time do nurture the relationship. We look for these examples amongst our friends in all walkf of life, but here’s a little love for those couples amongst the blogs! Happy Valentine’s Day!
House of Brinson: Susan and William Brinson
These two would probably blanch if they saw that I put a picture of them in a heart…that’s pink..with sequins all around. They’re just a bit more rock and roll than that. But that doesn’t make them any less lovey-dovey in my book. Not only do they work together to produce some of the most beautiful still life photography I have ever seen, they’re also just fun people. They’re the kind of people you know you can talk to at a party and more than just superficially. They have New York edge but the way they treat each other, and others, couldn’t be kinder or more patient.
A Blog about Love: Danny and Mara Kofoed
I mean, their blog is about love, right? More than just love, their blog is about finding and making a conscious choice for happiness in whatever circustance life throws you, and collectively, life has thrown them plenty. They’re not bitter…they don’t feel cheated…they don’t keep score…They way that they actively choose to learn from experience and use that to be a better person towards others and a better spouse towards each other is so inspiring. They’re like two peas in a pod, but at the same time, they’re distinctly different personalities who as just stand on their own solo as they do together. Reading along on their blog always inspires me to be a bit more grateful and to try a little bit harder at the things I know I could do better when it comes to relationships. Also, I think they would be okay with the pink and the sequins and the hearts…
Blue Lily Photography Blog: Wendy and Tyler Whitacre
I found these two through a love of photography, and their vivid colors from their adventures around the globe drew me in. But I later met them in person for a workshop and subsequent events and couldn’t help but admire how well they work together. Again, complementing but not competing. Bringing out each others strengths…and doing everything with a great big laugh. I know that life on the road, especially with little ones, isn’t alwasy easy but they take uncertainty and adventure with great stride. When you see them all in person, that family bond will hit you like a wall. When they wanted to get out to see the world, they didn’t sit at home complaining about it, they made it happen. And I love people who make things happen! I have no idea how they would feel about sequins and hearts but I have a feeling that they would just roll with it…