Saturday, June 23, 2012

It's hard to explain why I love you so much or why we work or how we came to be. All I know is in the three years, five months, and three days that you have been mine and I have been yours, I am better. I am a better person, a better listener, a better friend, a better worker, a better love. You are a positive influence in my life and I know that I am your sunshine on a cloudy day. Here's to loving you on random days, not just holidays, but every day.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

There is a golden hour. 
It is especially magical when photographed on a yellow wall. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I have these amazing friends. These wonderful individuals who drove miles and miles to come spend the evening on my roof drinking beer with me to celebrate my birthday. There are so many things about this past weekend that made me smile. Sitting segregated with the boys at one table and the girls at the other. Blushing uncontrollably as my darling led the singing of happy birthday (I hate being sung to. Makes me squirm). Playing an aggressive game of catch phrase. But mostly being surrounded by my favorite people all together for a wonderful night and morning. Friendship is beautiful. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

I love entertaining. I love throwing parties and serving impressive meals. I also hate being stressed because there is nothing worse than being completely frazzled by the time your guests arrive. For my birthday party this year I decided to keep it simple. I served one dish I'd never made before, one old favorite, and one that could didn't take any prep work. The new dish was deviled quail eggs, which turned out to be pretty easy to make. The old favorite was the stuffed mushroom--tomato, garlic, and onion with a sprinkle of cheese on top. The easy one was chicken that I threw in the oven while my guests were opening their first drinks and pulled out of the oven after the last friend had arrived and stomachs began to growl.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Last week was his 60th birthday.
Today is his 16th Father's Day.

Love you Daddy.

Friday, June 15, 2012

love is...

having the whole world at your feet. 
Anything is an adventure with you, love.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

 A sunny summer day at the beach. There is something about basking like an iguana in the sun that truly bakes all your problems away. I left the beach feeling like I'd shed weight off my newly red shoulders. The wonderful day with these friends of mine has left in me a new summer resolution--to the beach more!

Monday, June 4, 2012

My twenty-third birthday was a day filled with friends, butterflies, vintage, and coffee. It was the best birthday ever (as I say every year). The weather was perfect. The company was superb. The butterfly exhibit was complete magic. 
Photo of us thanks to my darling Katie.

*My dress was a gift from my loverman. The shoes are from target.