Monday, June 7, 2010

Shoe of the Day

Darlingtonia Moccasin Co.'s Hitchcock Moccasins...these will be perfect for chasing after two crazy toddlers in the very near future, don't you think?

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Don't mess with Texas or...Rhode Island???

I grew up in Pennsylvania but have zero home state pride--unlike the hubby who is 100% Jersey born and bred...and damn proud of it!!! But Rhode Island? Now that's a state a girl can love (this girl, anyway). How cool is this t-shirt? It's had me chuckling for the last 10 minutes.

In fact there are several things in this shop, Bit and Little Bit, that I think I some adorable onesies and bibs for the twins. And what I find even cooler is that the creator of all this cuteness, Hilary Treadway, is also a trained doula! What a multi-talented lady!

(via The Craptastic Voyage)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Walcott, Mystic Seaport is that way...

Mom and I all ready for the NKOTB concert at Foxwood's (I know...we have a major problem!)

Charles W. Morgan restoration project at Mystic Seaport

I climbed 4 flights of stairs to get on the Morgan...I was determined!

Deck prism


My dad at his happiest...ok...actually he'd be happier if he were sailing on that little Beetle Cat in the background.

Steamboat ride

The hubby, playing in the tugboat exhibit.

Getting worn out...and tired of having my picture taken!

Watch Hill, RI...our favorite place to vacation. (The new Ocean House in the background--we WILL stay there one day...just not this summer thanks to the twins!)

I stalk this house in Watch's my favorite house in the whole world... I literally dream about it!

When we miraculously wake up one day and are independently wealthy, the first thing I'm doing is buying this house!

Gotta love the salt spray roses!

Sigh...highlights from our trip two weekends ago. I want to go back!!!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Masque of the Black Tulip

I finally settled in to do some non-baby-related reading this weekend. In the spirit of kicking off summer, I picked up The Masque of the Black Tulip, which has been on my shelf for ages. It's the second in the Pink Carnation series. These books are just so fun and frivolous...the perfect mix of a little mystery/intrigue and historical romance. You know, the perfect summer reading, right?

While reading, I sort of fell in love with that little black and white tulip illustration on the cover, so I started nosing around to see what cool black tulip-themed items I could find... this pretty little painting (I think it would look really cool hung on a black accent wall in a hallway or bathroom)...

...and this Pyrex casserole dish (seriously--is there any pattern Pyrex didn't do?! Gotta love it!)...

...or these sweet, dainty lucite earrings (these totally look like something one of the heroines in the books would wear!)...

...and this enamel brooch.

I've now started on the next volume in the series, The Deception of the Emerald Ring...I hope it doesn't make me want to shop for emeralds! YIKES!

Wedding Bells

Today we are celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary. My how time flies!

I know everyone's wedding day is always exciting, but ours was doubly so because we had spent the previous three years living four hours apart. Having our relationship survive that expanse of time and physical space made us realize how much we loved each other and wanted to wake up in the same place every day for the rest of our lives. I spent the first several months of our married life in this surreal state where I would drive to Seth's office at lunch to see him--just because I could (ok...8 years later I actually still do this sometimes)!!!--and almost every night would say, as we climbed into bed, "It's kind of like having a sleepover, isn't it?!?!"

I have felt incredibly blessed to have Seth in my life--from the moment we met 15 years ago, but the heartaches and joys of the last year have made me feel even more so. He is the kindest, most patient man I know--on top of a million other wonderful attributes. I have always said, "I hope when we have kids we have boys because more men should be like Seth," so I cannot tell you how thrilled I am on our 8th anniversary to be carrying his twin sons.

I had wanted to share more of our wedding pictures, but our computer got a virus over the weekend, so this shot is one of the few good ones I could pull off of Shutterfly. Looking at our wedding pictures is strange for me because my dress, hair, make-up, etc., are not at all what I would do now, but they seemed right at the time. Anyone else feel that way?
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