a few weekend photos

this weekend we headed out to the lake with my family. fun in the sun, doggies on boats (bowie is a hilarious swimmer!), fishing with the girls, good food and great company. here are a few of the highlights:

 grilling on the boat

 magnificent sunset


 all in all a lovely weekend :)

thank you all for the sweet notes about our anniversary...it has truly been an adventure so far, i can't wait for more!



year 6

"if the sun refused to shine, i would still be loving you.
when mountains crumble to the sea, there would still be you and me."
 happy anniversary to my love

(photo by the amazing abi)


have a silly weekend

what are you all up to this weekend?? tomorrow is our anniversary (yay!) and we are going to the lake with my family...should be a riot since lots of fam are in town from far away!! the forecast calls for laughing till we cry, eating till we're sick, and drinking till we tell secrets we shouldn't!

hope you all have a sillyfun weekend :)


(photo from the photobooth at the legendary may wedding)



roxy & bowie getting their cuddle on :)

have a furtastic day!




the universe seems to be against me already this morning, what's the deal? anyway, i played this on my way to work and it was an instant pick-me-up :) hope you all enjoy!
"i'm going where the living is easy and the people are kind, a new state of mind..."


midnight in paris

stephen and i went and saw this last night. i am in love. i seriously fell in love with this movie, it's characters, the city of paris (again) and the charming, magical story.  stephen even loved it as well!! he got to put a lot of his art history knowledge to use :)

it's a star-studded cast with many surprises along the way and owen wilson is adorable and enchanting.  the romance (not only with people but with art, music and the city) is palpable and the script is enthralling and witty.

now i'm no movie critic (obviously), but i would highly suggest seeing this if you have the time, you will love it, i promise. i can't wait until this comes out on dvd so that i can watch it over and over again!


best bonnaroo moments

well friends, we made it back...safe and sound, all in one piece! bonnaroo was tons of fun.  we met some great new friends and got to hang out with some long-time besties. while i could go on and on about all the great moments, i will narrow it down to 10, not in any order, but just 10 amazing moments :)

1. best show of the weekend - arcade fire, hands down (watch this video for the magic)
2. best artist outfit surprise - jim james of my morning jacket in furry white boots...
3. best late night show + best crowd - scissor sisters
4. most surprising guest on stage - kareem abdul jabbar with bootsy collins....i mean, really?!
5. funniest moment in a crowd - the guy who was enjoying his first funnel cake and asked me no less than 3 times "have you ever had a funnel cake?! do you want to try some???"
6. weirdest moment - string cheese incident, late night on saturday, there was a guy with a jet pack, a guy suspended from huge balloons and a gigantic t-rex...and a visit from the sexy sax man
7. song i never thought i'd see live - string cheese incident, sirens (i love that song.)
8. craziest moment at camp - sunday, bashing our neighbor's van with a crow bar...they asked us to!
9. magical musical moment from camp - waking up from a nap to hear buffalo springfield belting out "keep on rocking in the free world"
10. 3 words: food truck oasis.

in short, everything was amazing. something about being miles away from any kind of reality, bonding with thousands of strangers over beautiful music...it's just wonderful.

and that's a wrap :)


gone roo'ing

well it's finally here, my vacation!! we are heading out today for bonnaroo music festival.  while it kind of sneaked up on us (hello, where did may go?!), we spent the past few days getting everything together for our 4+ day camping and music excursion.

i can't wait to sit in the grass, meet new friends, listen to great music, and eat some delicious food (they are having a food truck oasis this year!!).  just relaxing, miles away from reality....

so i hope you all have a fabulous rest of your week and weekend...i was so caught off guard that i didn't get to prepare anything fun for you....sorry! but i will be sure to recount everything (well mostly everything ;)) when we return.

see you after the farm!

(photo of the bonnaroo ferris wheel from here)


shock me like an electric eel

last weekend when the fam was in town, we ventured over to city arts and while it was really neat, it was just too hot, so we escaped into the children's aquarium to get a little a/c. what a fun place!! it's a very small but entertaining and interactive aquarium.  we even got to feed the sting rays!!

stephen with the electric eel
the whole fam gathered around the tank,  feeding the sting rays - and stephen being too scared to do it! ha!
attempting another time :) 
uncle stephen and miss paige and some creepy octopus arms!

and here is a nice little family picture with all the siblings plus paige
of course, at our favorite little taco place

good times with the family :)


meddlesome moth

last weekend (memorial day wknd), stephen's fam came in town to celebrate the twins' 21st birthday.  one of the brothers, nick, came in on friday to have a little extra fun time and i took him out on the town.  his favorite restaurant here is the meddlesome moth (and who can blame him? that place is phenomenal!!). here are some of my fave shots from our delicious dinner.

yay for ordering tasty beers at dinner! 21!
 eating their delicious "moth balls" small balls of ricotta with amazing texture, baked in a brown butter sauce and garnished with fried sage leaves.........heaven.
 the pork belly - it's shredded, covered in a blackstrap glace and served over yummy corn pancakes.
the corn. oh the corn. mexicali creamed corn...enough said.

top it all off with the "moth sundae" using creamy mint ice cream from local creamery wild about harry's, bananas with a crispy sugar glace and topped with ghirardelli chocolate chips and peanuts...it was a sweet surrender and we were stuffed to the gills afterward.

all in all a lovely birthday dinner :) if you ever get the chance to visit the moth, do so and you will not regret it!


seahorses forever

dear friends i've been in a whirlwind of activity over the past week and am starting to catch my breath a little.  there is so much i need to catch you up on, and hopefully will get to do that over the weekend and before i go on vacation next week :) in the mean time, this little gem is from our weekend fun at the city arts fest at fair park, taken in front of the children's aquarium.  if you've ever seen this video, you know why it's so hilarious (if you want to watch it now, the language is nsfw so use headphones! but i promise you'll get a chuckle out of it.). 

also, i have been slacking on coming by your blogs too, i am missing my little blog friends and all your fun posts so i hope to be stopping by soon!

love love love