Monday, December 26, 2011

Music Monday: milo greene

Several weeks ago when we saw the civil wars we were oh so pleasantly surprised by the opener band... Milo Greene!
They blew me away.  I think you would enjoy them to. :)
and their harmonies in this one are so so good, 

I don't ever really have moments in my days when i get to just listen to music anymore... but literally one night i put this cd in.. and drove around my neighborhood for half an hour just to enjoy it.
hope you enjoy.

listen to songs here:

trimmings from Dorothy..

I really don't want to take my tree down...(ever) its so cozy and i love the smell and the glow.
But alas, it is definitely on my "to-do list" this week sometime...
Every year i've scrounged up some sort of trimmings for our tree.. something in budget... or reusable. 
This year i made a few yarn ornaments,  purchased a $2 pack of silver balls, and clipped my special vintage photographs.
My great grandmother was moved into an assisted living facility a couple of years ago and in doing that they started dividing up some of her things throughout the family... organizing and getting rid of unnecessary things.
One day while visiting with my mom and grandmother we went through all of her photographs.  I held up each one and had her describe anything she remembered.. or who was in the photo.  I made a huge stack of photos that were of people she couldn't remember or that were unrecognizable to her.  I've loved these photos forever! It's so cute to see someone from the 40's and 50's taking photos of their shadows, or goofing off.  I like to imagine the scenario of the  their day and what was happening when the photo was shot. 
A little over a week ago, 1 day before her 95th birthday my great grandmother passed away.
She lived a really great life, and I'm glad she is now with her sweetheart in heaven.
I'll always have these photos as a reminder of one of my last memories with her.
we love you Dorothy.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas.. to you, and you and you!

This year with all of our crazy schedules, and plans. (aka:LIFE) we celebrated Christmas a week early in Texas with Luke's family.  It was relaxing and sweet.  Every year more and more i care more about quality time and good food, than any gift i could ever receive! My parents, and siblings all came up last night and we exchanged all of our gifts in our tiny home, it was precious.. and meaningful. (and a first, to celebrate here!)  Tomorrow morning will be the first time Luke and I have ever stayed home for christmas, and we are both really excited! Cant wait to sleep in and have brunch with some friends.
Christmas to me is like a round 1 to New years.. and i think of everything that has happened this year.. and start getting nostalgic/hopeful for all the new things that will happen in the coming year!
This New Year is already filled with promises of newness and change! (ill expound on this later !)
And i really am ready for a new and fresh start and change!

I hope that this season is filled with lots of treasured moments of love, laughter and good food! 
May your days be Merry and Bright.
(with some snow flurries too, Lord willing)
Merry Christmas

Friday, December 16, 2011

flashback friday

Merry Christmas friends!!
It has been a really busy week or so, hard to believe Christmas is so soon!!
We go to Texas this weekend and i am so excited to go spend some quality time with family!
we haven't (i dont know if we ever will) taken christmas photos this year... so i figured i'd recycle our old one from 2009. :)
happy memories, and quality time to all of you this very sweet and special season!


Thursday, December 8, 2011

mountain re-cap...

the mountains were everything i'd hoped for.
late nights, movies, girl talks, crafts, hot tubs, spontaneity, coffee, lots of coffee, chocolate, shopping, good food, walks and the refreshing mountain air.
i love these girls a whole lot.
Charlotte has the most amazing community, and some of the best girls in the world, and i feel so blessed to be apart of these ladies lives.
Check out Anna's blog (where i stole these photos!) to read and see her amazing captures from the weekend!

photo by anna naphtali

all photos by the coolest, anna naphtali

Thursday, December 1, 2011

shout at the mountains.

Tomorrow im going to the mountains with a handful of girlfriends to laugh, eat, celebrate, play, and relax.
Welcome December, you're already a brisk kiss on the cheek, somber but sweet.