Wednesday, November 30, 2011

i wasn't meant for this life

i've spent a large part of my day
learning html and blogcode. 

so far my blog doesn't look much different, 
but i'm hoping that will change...
wish me luck! 
(or come help. actually, that would be much better!)

but, i'm starting to learn how to properly
size my photos for the web (oh that took a long time).
here's the proof:

my giant ginger cookie at quack's

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

last weekend

iphone photos
in austin:

Monday, November 28, 2011


on our last morning in austin, 
we had breakfast with my dad
at kerbey lane cafe. oh kerbey. 
you were such a mainstay in college.
i still love you, and boy could i 
use some kerbey queso right about now!

dont you love the crazy lady in the back?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

aunts and uncles and cousins, oh my

gathering with the family
one of my favorite memories of family
growing up is the gatherings we've
had over the years at my aunt and uncle's 
house. with lots of cheese and crackers
and coffee and tea and other nice things
to eat. and all my wonderful cousins,
whom i love so much.

holding alexandra's new dog.
only about a fifth of the family.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

saturday on the town

some pics from another wonderful day
exploring austin. 

we introduced my brother and johnny to whole
foods breakfast tacos and jo's on congress, neither
of which he'd had before. unbelievable as that is.
it got a little chilly so i spent most of today, 
visiting old austin haunts like the flagship
whole foods on lamar, jo's on congress, 
home slice, quack's, drinking coffee and
having good conversations.

the wonderful men in my life: my little bro, merrill, and besthusbandever

Friday, November 25, 2011


jm & a are married! 

it's too much to try to encapsulate the last 15 hours
into one succinct post. give me some time and i'm sure 
i'll be showing you tons of photos from the wedding 
today and the rehearsal dinner last night. 
we've had such a blast. but also, needing to sleep. 
so here is another little preview of our day, 
celebrating love and marriage 
between two of our dearest friends.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

backyard feast

thanksgiving/rehearsal dinner

for JM & A
in dori's enchantingly decorated backyard, 
with a huge thanksgiving spread and 
many dear, much missed faces. 
it's late and there's a wedding tomorrow, 
so here's just a few pictures for now: 

the feast.
the man of the hour (and wife-to-be).

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

happy as can be

we're in austin!

and of course, this is the first place
we went: 

it's been a year since i came back for a 
wedding. it's been two years (since we left)
since jazz has, so we've had a happy
reunion with our favorite city.
and yes, the sky is that blue. 
the tacos are as amazing as they look.
and we are ecstatic to be here.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011


what i'm thankful for now:

(evidenced here, here and here, jtnaf)
living in a house*
tomorrow's trip to austin!
hot yoga
trader joe's gouda with crackers
early mornings & time to write
my little bro, can't wait to see him!

*at least not an apartment

Monday, November 21, 2011

just another manic monday.

actually, no, a pretty nice day. 
i did some tutoring, helped a friend
pick out her wedding makeup (woohoo!),
and then i went back to hot yoga (so hard).
but i'm ready to be at thanksgiving.

this is thanksgiving last year:

we went camping in the mountains we have around here.
there was lots of coldness, drinking of apple cider, wearing of mittens and 
never taking them off, trying to get the dog to eat, looking around in wonder
at nature, taking pictures of ice crystals, hanging out in the heated "rest station"
(or that was just me) and eating of food that got cold once it touched your plate. 
i think i'd do it again.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

weekend at our house

this weekend:

breakfast by jazz;
lunch at pure;
friends over;
slept in both days (gosh we sound lazy!);
new glasses from city issue.
outside, the weather is thinking about 
winter, but it hasn't gotten very cold (for long)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

another fall saturday night, 2011

dinner guests from athens
came over for butternut squash risotto
and brought pumpkin pie. (yay for fall food!)

but so sad i didn't get a picture with/of them!
how can that be? i must have been too busy 
enjoying the company:)
thanks for coming shawn and caroline!
 it was great to catch up, and i'm so happy
you're so close by now.