Monday, August 30, 2010

back to school...

 So being a grown up and all, I figured 
that my going back to school days were up...
no more summer vacation and therefore
no more going back to school blues.

Apparently choosing to love
a teacher completely voids this.

Today is his first day back,
and we're both kind of pathetically
mourning the end of our best summer ever.

Happy first day of school, babe...
I'm sure fall will be pretty darn
fabulous too!

Friday, August 27, 2010

calm & lovely

 It's another insane day 
at the office, and I'm dreaming 
of somewhere relaxing & calm

Wouldn't you love to hang out
in a spot as lovely as these?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

planning fun

Soooo, a little news flash...
 ...this whole planning a wedding
business is pretty darn fun!

 We're having a blast figuring out
how this is all going to work,
and are knocking things off
the list of things to do
pretty quickly!

venues 1 & 2 - check.
guest list - check.
photographer - check.
honeymoon - check. 

It's fun to practicing being a team 
by doing so much of the planning 
and scheming together.

Gosh we've got some fun 
ideas, and I can't wait to see
how they end up turning out!

And I fear that whether you 
want to hear about them or not,
you'll be seeing and hearing 
plenty more about it!  :)

 *images 1,2,3,4

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

it's raining, it's pouring...

 Today would be a perfect day
to stay snuggled in bed, 
don't you think?

Rainy mornings make me feel 
so lazy and unmotivated...
and like another cup of coffee
and a good book 
could possibly fix all the evils
of this world.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

a blur

Today feels like a bit of a blur.
Certainly not bad, 
but a little extra busy.

Sometimes I like these days
that fly by, but other times they
overwhelm me a little.

How about you?

Saturday, August 21, 2010


 I'm really loving these sweet linens today!


Wouldn't drying dishes 
or puttering in the kitchen
be more fun surrounded by 
lovely colors & patterns like these?

She also has these super 
adorable pennant pillow shams...
totally swoon-worthy!

Friday, August 20, 2010

happy things list

1. This puppy.
I saw him on sister's blog
yesterday, and my heart
melted on the spot.

I am total mush right now,
just looking at his sweet face.

2. Motorcycle wedding picture.
Seriously, how lovely and awesome.
I think a bike could be the coolest
getaway vehicle ever.

More of their excellent pictures here.

3. Fabulous horse pictures.
I can't get enough equine images
lately, and am really longing for
some riding time.

Anyone know someone that
wants to let this little farm girl
get some horse time?

4. This awesome music video.
I was really digging Sugarland's newest
song when I heard it on the radio,
and just about died laughing
when I finally saw the video.

Plus I am getting SO excited
to see them in concert next month!

5. He comes home tomorrow.
Enough said.
I can hardly wait!

Happy Friday, friends.

Thursday, August 19, 2010


I don't know about you,
but I find great pleasure in
re-discovering something great
over and over again.

(like the Mamas & the Papas...
one of my all time weird favorites)

This blog, for instance,
made up of lovely little
thank you notes to a variety
of things in the life of Leah.

I never get tired of the
happy re-discovering and
the ensuing scrolling through
a few months of wonderful
little darling notes.

Go take a peek,
I bet one of them will
make you happy today too!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

a little self pity

Looking through our vacation
pictures this morning
really makes me miss him.
And that makes me feel
all sorry for myself.

But then I stop, knowing
how much we're spoiled that one
single week apart can seem so tough.
Think about sending a husband to
Iraq, or being split up for work
for long periods of time.

Sure makes a week seem like
a piece of cake!

Pondering Isaiah 25:3-4
is also pretty helpful to me:
"You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the Lord forever,
for the Lord, the Lord,
is the Rock Eternal."

God is good, all the time.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

le sigh

I'm loving this picture lately.

Hunting for wedding inspiration is
not exactly a hardship...

...if you know what I mean!

*via here

Monday, August 16, 2010

take me out to the ballgame...

One of the highlights of our vacation
was the evening we met up with sister
for dinner & a baseball game.

These two had a blast together.

(goofing off, talking baseball,
comparing knowledge of baseball movies,
watching the die-hards around us...)

It makes me so happy to see them
getting to know each other & having
so much fun together!

There was a pretty spectacular sunset,
which is always a plus!

Thanks, sister, for hosting
such a fun night in your city!
We had a blast & can't wait for next time!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

i like this

she clung to his dark leather jacket as he leaned against the subway pole.
one finger nestled into the deep v of his zipper.

she didn't know the A train then.
didn't know where it would go or end up.
only that he knew.
that he would lead.
and she would continue to cling.

Isn't this lovely and poetic?
I love the sense of mystery & trust...

*via here

Friday, August 13, 2010

new experiment

Lately I've been playing around with Tumblr.

So far it's been a cool way
to capture the loads of images that
I fall in love with every day.

Take a peek...
I'd love to hear what you think!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

breakfast love

With my honey on school break,
we've been enjoying starting each day
with a long, wonderful breakfast.

And it's been amazing...


i needed this today

1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.
3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.
4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.
5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.
7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.
13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,
16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
17 How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.
19 If only you would slay the wicked, O God!
Away from me, you bloodthirsty men!
20 They speak of you with evil intent;
your adversaries misuse your name.
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O LORD,
and abhor those who rise up against you?
22 I have nothing but hatred for them;
I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting.

*via here

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

sweet prints

While on vacation with my sweetie,
we discovered Gus & Ruby Letterpress.

(which is possibly one of the most
lovely paper shops I've ever found!)

I'm currently loving these Freya prints
(which we found at Gus & Ruby),
and am scheming how to select a group of
them to adorn our apartment.

What's inspiring you lately?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

hello, again.

First day back from vacation today...

It's always a little bit of a rough transition
getting back into the swing of things,
but I keep reminding myself that it's
only true because the time off was so amazing!

Pictures and fun things soon,
but for now, lots to catch up on!