Friday, April 21, 2017


Here we go! This is more of a "last week days" sort of round up. This past week has had a different sort of tone (kindergarten registrations! a tiny little cast! a dear friend who is living with us for a couple of months!) but that will have to be for another post, because I am cramming a bunch of pictures and words in here already.

One of the things that makes me contemplate the richness and fortune of my life is the fact that I am born during a time where I can enjoy both classical and jazz music. The evolution of music is stunning - similar to the fine arts but I think even more so -  especially in its reaction to each period and then the growth and creativity on top of previous generations' shoulders. I can't believe we have access to the great expanse and variety that is the story of music (Spotify is a treasure trove). All this to say I've been listening to a lot of classical and jazz recently (classical in the mornings, jazz in the evenings on my way to the gym, and a variety of artists during dinner time, i.e. indie folk) and I'm aching to find some great live jazz locally.  There are weeks when I go without being intentional about listening to music, but these days I'm really enjoying paying attention to the music I can have around us and interweave throughout our day to day. 

The spring season may be part of it; it is lovely having music playing when we are out in the sunroom and I'm happy to have music playing in the background when we have company. It ties to me to the moment more significantly somehow, does anyone else know what I'm talking about? 

I shared in my last post how we had a bunch of friends come down this past weekend and most of these photos here are from that weekend, collected here like a photo album to look back on.

On Saturday as they came into town we all met up for lunch at Fancy Biscuit. It was my first time there and I am into it. The place was adorable, the lines were long, and they made their own biscuits from scratch (proof in that first photo up there).  I got the "Big Apple" which was friend chicken, blue cheese, apple and red cabbage slaw, and apple BBQ sauce in between two fluffy biscuits. Really good.

I love this family of mine and I love these flowers blooming in our yard right now! 

I don't think I managed to get a photo of all the kids together but I got different combinations of them at different points throughout the weekend. Here are most of them right before church.

And then after church & lunch, and right before ice cream at Charm School.

Oh the anticipation. and also, the ants! That's what Jameson is point out there.

Right when we walked into the store, I guess one of the owners was taking a photo of this giant beaut of an ice cream cone for their social media and when he was done he turned around and saw me and said, "do you want this?" And yes, I took a photo of it too, I couldn't resist, and then we gobbled it all up, it was delicious.

I had the thought - do I try this wallpaper in one of our bathrooms??

The whole gang!

I bet you that I'm talking about Enneagrams here. We all stayed up too late doing exactly that.  (This photo and our family photos above c/o jayne.)

Oh! and our friends Lisa and David were also in town to visit their family and we got to have a meal with them on Friday and meet their kids, who are very adorable. No one is smiling in this photo (probably because I made them take a photo right before they were about to eat), so you're just going to have to trust me that they all had a great time and we loved catching up with this family!

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