Tuesday, October 15, 2013

10 year Anniversary (6 months late)

Jon and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary last April.  In many respects it feels like we've been married a lot longer than 10 years. And that's not a bad thing.  We have 3 little girls that now call us mom and dad.  We've had the ups and downs like any other couple but one thing is for sure....We love each other.  Even in the more difficult and stressful periods of life, I have not once wondered if Jon loves me.  He is an incredible husband and father and there's no one else I'd rather journey through this life with.  He makes my life Happy.

On our Anniversary, Jon was out of town.  I was a bit bummed about it until he sent me this video at the crack of dawn the morning of our anniversary.  He had been working on it for a while and I can't help but tear up every time I watch it.
Here's to many many more years with my Jonnie.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

❤ ❤ ❤

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I couldn't resist this one...

Friday, October 4, 2013


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Lily has a little cow pillow pet.  She calls it her mimi.  The most important part of her mimi is the little strap on the side that has the velcro on it.  That strap is like GOLD.  When she sleeps at night she has to put her head on her mimi and then she holds the strap. Every morning she walks into our bedroom in her jammies dragging her mimi.  When we go downstairs for breakfast - mimi gets dragged down the stairs.  I have to make sure when I wash her pillow pet that it is dry by the time it's bedtime.  One of these nights I'm going to sneak in her room and get a picture of her with her sleeping and holding on to that velcro strap.  It's so cute. The very bottom picture is my favorite.  We have a little window seat in our upstairs hallway that looks down on to our driveway.  On the days that Jon takes Gwen and Elle to school, Lily will run up to the window seat, open the shutters and sit and watch them hop in the car and drive off to school.  She's missing that Gwen isn't home with her in the mornings anymore.  I'm SOO happy that I still have my Lily-pie home with me...and her mimi.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Chandelier in the Kitchen

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I recently put this antique brass chandelier in our kitchen.  This picture doesn't do it justice.  It's really, really beautiful.  I've imagined one here for years.  I loved the lantern I had up previously but this is a fun change.  It's a little bit tricky to photograph.  When the light is off it photographs "black" but that's not how it looks in person.  It's an old and weathered brass.  I love how it looks with the mix of antiques and more rustic natural wood we have downstairs.