Monday, August 16, 2010


That's the sound I make when I walk into this room.

For some reason, we got up absurdly early on a Sunday... at least for us. And spent the rest of the morning cleaning and tidying up.

I love how the afternoon light streams into the sparkling kitchen and family room.

This burst of productivity didn't stop there... I spent today painting our bedroom one shade of taupe to another shade of taupe, making curtains, framing and hanging photographs.

And. I. Am. Tired.

Photos of the bedroom and living room makeover next weekend.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cute vs. Happy vs. Douche

The last few weeks, we've been test-driving cars in earnest, trying to figure out what to get. Actually, trying to figure out who gets to decide this time around. The Fates finally smiled on the boy.

You see, we usually get one that borders on prosaic and then a flashy one. The last two fun choices were mine (an A4 and a 325). So, I suppose in all fairness, James was due.

Which I regret now because he wants a Mini Cooper S. Ummm... while adorable and cute as a button, it's not exactly a car that the Old Spice man would drive. Or a man.

To make matters worse, his other contender is a Mazda 3. We had one for the week and it was thoroughly enjoyable... I have to admit, they are excellent cars and amazing to drive. So, why the Mazda hate? Seriously? Look at the front of the car. Remind you of something?? If they were going for goofy, they hit the nail on the head.

And then there is the vehicular love of my life. Oh well, next year.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Stormtrooper Envy

iPad + Stormtroopers = Perfection.

Monday, August 02, 2010

39 And Ridiculously Happy

Lucky enough to be blessed with wonderful friends and family...both near and far. And of course, with my best friend and fellow Stormtrooper in crime. It just keeps getting better.

Trooper Love, originally uploaded by Balakov.

p.s. this Balakov guy is a genius with Lego photos.Genius.