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Thursday
Jun162011

let's catch up.

so, to be honest, our trusty camera has been gathering some dust recently. i miss capturing our life & getting to share it with you here. there have been a few moments in these past seven weeks or so when i've felt well enough or we had the camera handy & so let me catch you up:

1-3. had an amazing group of girls over to decorate easter eggs & it was oh so fun. we stood in our tiny kitchen and talked for 2 hours, but eventually wandered over to our big dining room table & started hatching plans (pun intended) to decorate them. we marbleized them (add olive oil to dye!), used electrical tape to make designs, and just dropped them in the dye & waited to see what happened.

4. i was also waiting to tell ryan our BIG news & was afraid i'd forget some of my earliest thoughts about this little one. so, i wrote him a card. isn't this one fun?

5. mother's day has never meant more -- this was my present for my amazing mom. who doesn't love cute cupcakes?!

more soon! xo

Tuesday
Apr052011

sunday afternoon walk.

 

 

sunday afternoon we explored one of our new favorite walking routes (it happens to be close to one of our favorite places to go get frozen yogurt...). everything was coming up in blooms & it felt so good to get so much fresh air. it's becoming a new family tradition on sundays & i just love it.

Monday
Apr042011

weekend with friends.

 

 

 

 

we had such a wonderful weekend with our dear newlywed friends, molly + jack. a little glimpse:

1-3. a little peak at our guest room! you might remember this chalkboard project, which continues to be a hit. 

4-5. so, i got a little carried away. desperate to use my china, i put on the dog for molly + jack. ryan came home to the table set and i immediately said, "i know it's a little much, but i'm a little much!!" & he gave me a huge smile.

6-7. my sweet husband ran to the hardware store before they arrived (i always have an absurd number of projects i want to try to finish when guests are coming...) and he came back with tulips & a latte. gosh, i'm lucky.

saturday was so wonderful -- we went on a walk & grabbed lunch, then took some girl time/guy time. molly & i went to get pedicures & j.crew (classic, right?!) and the boys went to see the helos & this awesome bar (just playing our roles ;) then we met up at our place to watch butler win (wahoo!!) & have a great dinner.

8-12. sunday morning was absolutely gorgeous. we slept in & went to a new-to-us brunch spot that was so great.

next up, sharing a wonderful walk ryan & i took sunday afternoon. how was your weekend?! xo

Monday
Mar282011

our kind of weekend.

Tuesday
Mar222011

brotherly weekend.

Monday
Mar142011

first weekend of spring.

this weekend was soooo good. it was over 60 degrees both days, which made my heart happy. we took looonnggg walks, sat on our front steps, talked with neighbors & made big plans for our yard and garden. dreams of outdoor dinners seemed possible & soon. these images begin to tell the story:

1. dinner with new friends!

2. late night mcdonald's vanilla cone (remember this mini-date night?). sun roof open, good music, almost forgot we're adults with a mortgage.

3.  the new paint in our family room is a-mazing!! sherwin williams gray clouds is phenomenal -- can't wait to show you the finished room! every time we walk past/in the room we say something about how much we LOVE it. it feels twice as big & like it gets twice the natural light.

4. i tried the cinnamon buns hair from cup of jo & absolutely loved it. what do you think?

5. to ring in spring, i snuck away saturday afternoon for a much needed pedicure. a stack of magazines & bright coral on my toes did my soul good.

6. saturday night, we got home from a really long walk & were excited to cook dinner, but oh so hungry. we put together this little cocktail hour. my grandmother calls this "hot hor d'ouevres" which i always think is so funny (because of course it's just crackers & cheese)

7. because the paint was still drying in the back room, all our books were off the bookshelves & in our living room. i nestled down to read & ryan snapped this photo.

how was your weekend?!