Monday, September 22, 2014


After this weekend, I feel sore (a fun partner workout), quenched ( a couple of delicious coctkails), fuzzy (from holding a tiny, lovely baby!), satisfied (finished a photo shoot for a project), grateful (for friends) and a little bereft (from missing Sloane after a weekend together).

I don't know if there was a moment this weekend when I was sitting still (except for to watch 'Lords of Dogtown'; which was surprisingly fun to watch), but this jam packed life seems to be how my 31 year old self wants it ...for now. And somehow, even though life is rumbling on at incredible speed and I am forever planning things and writing to-do lists, all of this grabbing life by the reigns or whatever the saying is, is allowing me to be in the NOW. Here I am!! I seem to be always saying to my own self. 

I have a handful of photos to share from the weekend and I'll do so along with some mental notes I took, observations, or truth nuggets, if you will...

^ Pancakes should be crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside and chewy in the mouth. Moore Street Cafe gets it.

Lamplighter coffee has these sweet potato chai muffins with cream cheese that are scrumptious. I'm scheming ways to go back and get some more ASAP

^ Guranteed, the more beautiful the day it is, the more traffic there will be in Carytown. And also a mime will most likely make an appearance.

^ A store (Franklin Goose) that has a miniature wooden kitchen set for Sloane to play with, a changing table upstairs and lovely non-toxic items for sale is always on my MUST-visit list of places to go when I'm traipsing around the town. 

^ Coffee and bourbon is a combination that I wish I had discovered sooner in life.

^ Even when I don't feel like working out, I never regret it afterwards. Never!

^ It is such a joy to see Sloane act like a caretaker to a tiny babe. Be still my heart... I have high suspicion that she will make a stupendous older sister. 

^ Sloane got upset twice this past weekend, and both times had something to do with ice cream.  Lessons learned for all of us.

^ I love when our church talks community. 

^ I have it in my head that we should get a fire pit, even though, as Ken points out, we will probably not be able to use it as much as I fantasize we will.

^ I think my wanting a fire pit is just one of those signs that is indicating that I'm ok with enjoying where I am in the moment, in the house that we are in right now, inviting friends over and making our own dang s'mores. 

Over and out!


  1. we have a fire pit, come on over to ours

  2. King of pops appears second time in your blog. It must be really good!

  3. going thru the usual sloane/rva withdrawl already..!