As fall moves in like a giant overstuffed pillow, I am feeling the excitement that the last half of the year always brings. In the coming weeks Little Cabbage will continue to grow into a finished film, thanks to the many talented hands that are very busy right now sculpting it into something special. Captain Joe Walker is navigating this ship to shore with determination and fierce ambition. I know it’s in the capable care of Joe, Jim Roberson, Anderson Alden, Paul Williamson & Clint Jones (as well as James Martin, who is managing the overall schedule & creating the art/credits). It’s incredibly humbling to know that others feel equally passionate about making it the best that we can.

Since I last wrote, James and I have been lucky enough to see two rough cuts from Joe Walker – both of which were very promising on all levels! Not a viewing goes by where I don’t scream out of excitement. If you haven’t seen them already, you should check out our full behind-the-scenes photography on FB (thanks to Matthew Wong, our official photographer, and others who took the time to capture their experiences).

While we are in the post production phase, life continues to happen all around. Last weekend I got the opportunity to celebrate my dear friend Wendy Rutherford at her bachelorette weekend in Asheville, North Carolina! It was an amazing time – food, wine, fall weather, friends, laughter, chocolate…all the things that make life happy. This weekend James and I head to Louisville to celebrate one of my oldest best friends – Lee Ann Massey. She asked me to be in her wedding party… I haven’t been a bridesmaid since college (where I’m sure I reached a world record of being a bridesmaid 6 times in one year)! I am so happy for Lee Ann and can’t wait to watch her marry the love of her life. We are about to walk out the door and head that direction.

This weekend my sister Christy competes in the Augusta Half Ironman! She is such a BOSS. This will be her second Half to compete in, and she’s worked very hard to get there. I really miss my triathlon days. It’s hard to describe the joy of crossing an endurance race finish line… in fact, it’s a lot like the milestones while making a film. You go through all the same phases – the dreaming, planning, fear, confidence, moments of doubt, moments of triumph, exhaustion and hopefully success. It’s like a mini version of life, condensed into a short amount of time. I personally love the roller coaster of emotions that lead to accomplishing important life moments. You feel like you’ve really done something significant in your own timeline. Christy – you inspire me!

Speaking of people who inspire others – HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my mom!! I was able to spend it with her last week in Birmingham, which will always be one of my favorite places on earth. I got to have lunch with her, my grandmother and the Bean overlooking the city. Four generations together on a sunny day, all for my mom. While in town I also got to see Vero & Brandi – a mini reunion over veggies, wine and porch time at Casa de Loco.

This fall I want to finish script revisions on my first feature film, Electric Bleau, and also start brainstorming other babies. In the past few years I’ve become interested in scripted series, similar those found on Netflix. The way in which we watch content is in a very exciting phase right now. It might be fun to brainstorm what a non-film project would look like in our future. Another thing I want to focus on is developing multiple projects at one time. As I start to evaluate what 2015 looks like, that will be a high priority on the list.  I can’t believe it’s already time to start planning for a new year.

I should start writing more often… this post was entirely too long. My apologies. 😀

My mom & grandmother <3

My mom & grandmother ❤

Four generations.

Four generations.

Escape into the clouds.

Escape into the clouds.

Cilantro loves grass.

Cilantro loves grass. Photo by James Martin.

Bachelorette weekend!

Bachelorette weekend!

Heading out to Asheville in the Atlanta Movie Tours bus!

Heading out to Asheville in the Atlanta Movie Tours bus!

Post chocolate smiles.

Post chocolate smiles.

We discovered an amazing Speakeasy in Asheville called the Thirsty Monk.

We discovered an amazing Speakeasy in Asheville called the Thirsty Monk.

Exploring the Biltmore!

Exploring the Biltmore!

Just a small sample of the chocolates we at at French Broad Chocolates.

Just a small sample of the chocolates we at at French Broad Chocolates. Photo by Wendy Rutherford.

Tour at French Broad Chocolates in Asheville!

Tour at French Broad Chocolates in Asheville! Photo by Wendy Rutherford.

Cheers to Wendy!

Cheers to Wendy!

First Falcons game of 2014 with Greg & Krista!

First Falcons game of 2014 with Greg & Krista!

Joe Walker working his usual magic.

Joe Walker working his usual magic (with James on Skype!).

Happy Birthday Jamiejean916!!

Happy Birthday Jamiejean916!!

Love & limoncello.

Love & limoncello.