August 29, 2010 § 1 Comment
On Saturday, Aug. 21, Robert and I decided it was time to take the plunge and adopt the puppy we had been talking about for a very long time. Through the course of that day, we visited several different locations within about a 50 mile radius of each other. The first place we went, we found no little puppies. The second place we went was closed. The third place we went didn’t seem to exist (our GPS dropped us in a parking lot of a business center). The fourth place was extremely depressing and reminiscent of those ASPCA commercials. Finally, the fifth place, which we visited as a last ditch effort, proved to be the most wonderful place of all. The humane society was clean, air conditioned, well organized, and well managed. Our little Sophie-Anne (Annie) was in the puppy room, eagerly awaiting someone to love on her.
August 15, 2010 § Leave a comment
This weekend my parents came to town. We had a great time with each other, but I think we’re all still trying to figure out what it means for them to visit without having to plan a wedding or go to meetings with vendors. See, we’ve been planning weddings since Dec. 25, 2007 when Robert and I got engaged. My sister got engaged a few months before our wedding, and her wedding was this past June. (Our poor mom.) In fact, I think this was the second visit we had without wedding plans being on the docket. It’s wonderful to be able to relax and enjoy each other’s company without a sense of rushing.
July 17, 2010 § Leave a comment
July 14, 2010 § Leave a comment
There are moments during a young teacher’s barely budding career that lead her to question, reconsider, or even despise her career path. I actually and quite literally am not at liberty to discuss my most recent moment, despite my itch to do so. Instead, I want to discuss the ramifications of this moment.
July 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
The subtitle to this entry could be something along the lines of “the weight-loss trap.”
July 4, 2010 § Leave a comment
Lately I feel that I’ve needed a reminder of how to enjoy the little things. Below is a list of this week’s little things. Although it’s intended primarily as a sort of note-to-self, I do hope my readers are inspired to remember their own enjoyable little things.
June 28, 2010 § Leave a comment
June 28, 2010 § Leave a comment
On my very first day of kindergarten, I got to walk to the bus stop with my mom and wait for the “big kid” bus. I was assigned a fifth-grade helper who walked me to my classroom from the bus. As we walked to the bus stop, I felt this exhilarating sensation in the pit of my stomach that felt both like I wanted to burst out laughing and like I wanted to go back home. I asked my mom what it was.
June 27, 2010 § 1 Comment
Standing in front of the Hoover Dam, 5.18.10.
No oil or tar balls on our beach…yet. It was perfect weather and absolutely gorgeous while we were there.
A delicious slice of the top layer of our wedding cake, which we enjoyed on our anniversary. It was amazing! 🙂
Her wedding gown, hanging in the bridal room at the church. I have been obsessed with this dress’s train ever since she first bought it. I love this dress and she made it look even more spectacular! 🙂
Their wedding cake! It was a delicious cake topped with the most adorable topper I’ve ever seen–lovebirds! 🙂 (That’s my matron of honor bouquet, front and center, hehe.)
As a special treat, two of my dear friends and I went to Paradise Island, Bahamas for a three-day yoga retreat. In the middle of June. In the height of mosquito season. Despite the heat and bugs, we had a wonderful time and feel much more capable in our yoga classes back home.
Our ashram, in the jungle. Although we had the most basic accommodations, we had plenty. We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful get-away.
Sunset on the Bahamas. This is not a trick of the camera, and this photo has not been edited. The Bahamas seriously looked exactly like this at sunset. It was amazing.
The more typical Bahamian vacation: The Atlantis resort. We were just down the beach from this decadent hotel. We were sure that people were drinking all kinds of rum concoctions…and eating steak…and chocolate. And probably watching the World Cup. But we were very happy in our ashram. (Although, I’ve decided that the next time I go to the Bahamas, I’m staying at The Atlantis.)
My very favorite plant in the world: aloe. One of the guests of the ashram gave us a couple of small bottles of 100% aloe (without alcohol, of course), but I’ve worked my way through them at this point. Robert and I went to Publix yesterday in search of a larger bottle of 100% aloe sans alcohol, but we could only find aloe leaves. Which is what we got. I love this plant. LOVE. 🙂
June 10, 2010 § Leave a comment
Hard to believe that my sister will be getting married this Saturday, June 12th. I am so proud of her and happy for her! She’s been dating her fiance for seven years, so I know they’re ready for this day, too. 🙂