Saturday, October 18, 2008

My love

Today we woke up and said hello to five years and dreamed about the year 2013 and what life might look like then. I can't wait, marriage has been better than I'd ever hoped, each year more fulfilling and real than the last. I love ya Dan!
image from here

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

sweet tooth

Are we getting ready for Halloween yet?
This makes me smile because a) I love me some sweets b) tone on tone pinks are my favorite right now c) the lettering makes me want to dance d) I work for a dentist! Saw this oh so cute illustration at Theo Design. I've never met Abigail Halpin but I feel like we could be cut from the same cloth. A while back she drew an illustration of herself circa 1994 or '95, {oh yea- spirit, spirit, we aim high! we're the class that really strives! we can jam, we can jive we're the class of '95!} the curly hair, the flute, the not- sure-what's-goin'-on-with-the-jeans momement... oh girl, I've been there! Thankfully, I've accepted my curly hair and we've all moved on with fashion. I love her beautifully innocent, sweet drawings, they inspire me to keep sketching daily. She also has an etsy shop if you're interested in taking some of her goodies home or giving gifts {I'm totally not hinting}. Hope you're enjoying this amazing Fall weather like we've been, I don't even feel like I live in Louisiana it's been so pleasant outside! Noticed the first leaves turning brilliant yellow on my way home this afternoon.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

this weekend

He did it!
Dan finally bought his kayak!
Here it is loaded up on the Jeep ready for it's first of many adventures...

I'm so happy for my husband, he loves the outdoors and has missed his canoe every beautiful weekend since he sold it. After a friend lamented he had just bought a kayak and had no one to boat with, Dan gleefully and unselfishly decided to help him out.

Sunday afternoon was perfect- 75 degrees, a slight wind, blue skies. I took the inaugural pics and hullabalooed from the grass until he paddled far out into the lake. Then I sat in the shade and read with my ice cold vanilla coke from Sonic. {Oh yea! Sonic!}

Louisiana is beautiful in a sloppy, flat kind of way... it's our home, and I love the people and the wild spaces that make it who it is.

My turn in the kayak, I liked it. Thought I might feel trapped but it was fun gliding through the water, not as much work as the canoe was!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Eye Candy

Oh my, oh my! I'm in love with these images and the very talented Amy Atlas. I love how graphic and colorful this woman is. What an inspiration! I sent the top photo to our pastors wife, she's decorating our new church. Don't you think those banners would be sweet in the children's area?