Tuesday, February 23, 2010


sweet kadence, the birthday girl. i can't believe she's two years old! here are some of the many faces of this pepperoni-pizza-loving two year old ham! and even better, she didn't mind being photographed! :)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

happy love day

"Since love grows within you, so beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul."
--St. Augustine

Thursday, February 11, 2010

maui, baby!

we're going to hawaii! found an insane steal on airfare for $319 on a direct flight (with Alaska) and just couldn't pass it up. our trip to maui in april has officially been booked and i'm ecstatic, giddy beyond words and more than a little unable to focus on anything work related right now! :)

instead, all i can think about is...

palm trees

endless stretch of beach

sand between my toes

hiking through the rain forest

exploring volcanoes


beautiful sunsets

and the drinks...oh, the drinks!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Bright Star

my hubby who knows my love for things romantic and for period pieces surprised me by renting this movie a few nights ago. i didn't even realize it was out on dvd...

i'm not a literary genius, so i won't try to offer literary criticism of the movie. while it may not have been the best movie i've ever watched, i did find much to love about it.

the costumes

the love story

but most of all, and most difficult to put into words, this movie evoked and engaged my senses like no movie has ever done.

the textures


and especially the below scenes

i found my breath catch as i watched the breeze move through the sheer curtains. i felt as though i was alongside her, breathing in the same air. these were the moments that made me sigh and truly made this a movie worth watching.

hello sunshine!

the sun is shining and i am looking forward to a beautiful saturday
off to get a cup of coffee and some pastries with my fav guy
have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

bad idea

it's a really bad idea to buy a pack of Oreos on impulse just because you're starving as you're walking thru Wal-mart

it's a really bad to have more than a handful of those Oreos for dinner because you're already late to class and don't have time to eat a real dinner

it' s a really bad idea to not throw away the rest of the Oreos like you promised yourself you would as soon as you got home

it's a really bad idea to eat way too many Oreos on the commute in to work the following morning because well, they're on the seat next to you and you need breakfast anyway

today, i'm really paying for all my bad ideas.