…babysitting lila!

10 12 2010

so excited to get some quality time with the happiest (and cutest) baby in the world tonight!  cannot wait to pinch smooch those cheeks!


…christmas decorations

30 11 2010

since it is now officially christmas season… you know what that means… time to decorate the house!!! it’s one of both mark and i’s favorite time of year… nothing like the living room being lit up by those white lights!

so this weekend… we celebrated the season with a bottle of our favorite champagne…got the ornaments out of storage….even duke was interested and ready to participate!and put together our mini fake tree… while mark sprayed his xmas tree scented febreeze to get us in the mood (he’s allergic to pine). i love seeing it in the living room… and the character it brings to our house!

…a day of thanks!!!

25 11 2010

…this face!!!!

24 11 2010

ok. totally obsessed. 

…our new puppy!!!!

22 11 2010

yesterday, mark and i added a new member to our family- a 1 1/2 yr old rescue cavalier king charles!!!! he was a little shy at first… but after LOTS of treats and petting, he is warming up to both of us…

the car ride home went suprisingly well.. he didn’t make a peep and was VERY cuddly!!!

more to come… don’t forget to leave a comment to enter to win a batch of cookies!


…weekend relaxation

14 11 2010

I’m not going to lie, yesterday morning and this morning I had a ping of “I need to be getting ready for class…” but then remembered I’m on vacation… no class (except for Libby and i’s living room tdm class yesterday). and let me say… it is so nice to sleep in, relax and read on the couch while Libby shops online and Matt goes to get us coffee…

I love relaxing weekends!


1 11 2010

ok, i’m not gonna lie, i don’t love november as much as i love september and october… however, there are some super fun things happening this month and the best way to get over a case of the mondays is thinking about the fun things coming up! so… with that… here’s my list!

re-entering the race world by running the hot chocolate 15k this weekend along my favorite lakeshore!

throwing my little sister a baby shower on next sundayvisiting libby and matt in des moines….

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my first vegan AND gluten free thanksgiving… still working on the perfect recipes, but there is a lot to be thankful for and i am so excited to spend it with my family this year!

the re-introduction of winter coats… woo hoo! my new one!”]

shall i say… the first snow? (when its so pretty to look at)

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happy november!!!!