Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Big Pleasure! Big Pleasure!

There's this awesome little Greek restaurant (if you can even call it a restaurant) on campus that is fabulous. The owner, cook, and cashier is one man and he speaks very little English. He's cute as a button and only knows how to ask for your order and say "you welcome, big pleasure!". He doesn't just say it once either. It got me thinking of all the big pleasures I have in my life.

I feel it would be a little cliche if I started by telling you about our great Father's Day so I'll begin by telling you about this awesome 5k run we did in Boston on Saturday morning. It's called the Freedom Trail Run and it's an easy run around the major land marks on the Freedom Trail and we stop every quarter mile or so, and Eddie-O shares with us interesting facts. It's by far the best $35 we've spent (in a long time) and THE best way to tour a city. I mean honestly... seeing the city first-hand, learning and exercising all at the same time = pure genius.

Father's Day was warm, sunny and beautiful. It's beyond my comprehension that it's the end of June because in the mornings I'm still wearing a little jacket and turning the heat on in the car. Seriously. Beyond my comprehension. However, we spent a beautiful afternoon together just relaxing, walking our dogchild and paying bills. Doesn't get much better than that my friends.



Gracie loves to sit on people's feet. She can find them without even looking. Just plops her little tooch down wherever she feels inclined.

I found this chick on etsy that does custom portraits for a reasonable price and thought it would make a perfect Father's Day gift. I highly recommend AshMae. She was easy to work with...and I love her whimsical (non traditional) art pieces.

I loved what she did so much I ordered an iPad sticker while they were on sale at One Kings Lane. Cony got a kick out of em'.

And finally I thought I'd share my favorite part of our new pad. The pantry/laundry room. I'm not sure what I love more about it- the built in shelves, the window or the fact that we can have a washer/dryer under our own roof again. Big pleasure!


Monday, June 13, 2011

Disconnect to Reconnect

This weekend we made a plan to disconnect from the world as much as possible to reconnect. I tell ya, a marriage is hard work. And if we aren't constantly working at it-life ain't so happy.

We spent the weekend going to a baby shower....

Going to the drive-in theater... We watched the X-Men movie and loved it. In fact, we spent most of Sunday ignoring all the housework and watching the other X-Men movies. Just finished the third one for Family Home Evening.

We even let Gracie Lou cuddle with us in our bed. She loves changing bed sheets day.

Here's the only piece of art I've hung in the house..... found the frame for $6 at an antique store. Have I mentioned how awesome antique stores are up here? Tag sales too!

This cow took a liking to me while on my walk around campus.

And this is a sunset I was able to enjoy on a run the other night. I have to admit, this little rink-a-dink town we live in has some of the best sunsets I've seen.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Virtuous Picnic

I'm so tickled with how last night's Young Women's Activity went I couldn't wait to share it. For those of you who may not know, every Tuesday night the Youth of our church get together and do different activities (service projects, craft projects, games, etc...something that helps lift the spirits of these young kids!) We planned it to bounce off the Sunday's lesson on Temple Marriage by getting dolled up, eating cake and having a mini photo shoot.




What's a party without an invitation?

And a cake? Don't judge me too harshly. It's been a really long time since I've had to decorate a cake in a legit manner.

My beautiful and amazing Young Women....





The ladies I get to serve with and help me in more ways then they'll ever be aware of...




LOVE these ladies. I would keep them in my pocket all the time if I could.