Wednesday, August 31, 2011

little things...

- autumn makes me happier than most things.
- i worry. about everything.
- i really wish i didn't worry so much.
- i spend more time on pinterest than i should probably admit.
- i can't wait to have babies and be a mama.
- going on walks at radnor lake is my therapy.
- this movie is one of my absolute favorites.
- i walked down the aisle to this song at my wedding.
- change frightens the daylights out of me.
- this is one of my favorite photos ever:

surrounded by our best friends. photo by austin gros

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

sunday night movie in the park

by the time sunday evening rolled around
i desperately wanted to get out of the house
after being cooped up indoors all weekend thanks to a sore throat and fever.
i still wasn't feeling great
so bennett and i decided to head over to east nashville
to catch an outdoor movie.
i think it was just what the doctor ordered
because by the next day i was feeling better.

we brought a blanket
and a box of kleenex (my new best friend)
and watched the princess bride
one of bennett's all time favorite movies.
it was so relaxing and we'll definitely be going back for the next movie.

plus, they had free popcorn and popsicles
and locally brewed beer for $5.
i mean come on...
how else would you want to spend your sunday evening?

Monday, August 29, 2011


i've been sick in bed all weekend
thanks to a nasty little bug, it seems.

luckily i have the best of husbands to take care of me
and bake me cookies
and rub my back at 3 in the morning
when i have to blow my nose again so i can breathe.

but on a better note i think autumn is almost here.
i can feel it.
i can smell it.
oh, how i love autumn.
it can't come soon enough.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


here's to a love-filled tuesday!
hope it's a good one.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


i know my header is off center
and yes
i am going to change it as soon as i can figure it out
because believe me,
it is annoying me just as much as it is annoying you

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

a little love

i am exhausted
the house is a mess
i have a million lesson plans to write
there are spiders. everywhere.
the laundry basket is overflowing
we hardly have any money
and there isn't any food in the fridge.

would i trade it for anything?

i am absolutely
in love with my husband
and with my life.

i hope i never take it for granted.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

a new chapter

yesterday was my first day of teacher in-service
and it went really well!
i am spending the first half of the semester in an elementary school
(actually, the elementary school i went to years and years ago!)
and then the second half of the semester will be spent student teaching in the high school i attended 4 years ago.

i am excited,
absolutely terrified,
and ready to learn from my mentor teachers
how to be an art teacher.

bring it on.

Friday, August 5, 2011

wedding video

here's our little wedding video
thanks to ryan bernal!
it makes me tear up every time...

Jenny + Bennett from Ryan Bernal Films on Vimeo.

pinterest favorites: children's rooms


Thursday, August 4, 2011

crazy, stupid, love

last night, i saw crazy, stupid, love with stephanie
and i was shocked at how much i loved it!
few movies can make me laugh hysterically
AND fight back tears at the same time
and this movie did just that.

seriously, you will never forgive yourself if you don't go see it.

cucumber basil mojitos

bennett has been making us the most delicious, refreshing drinks...
cucumber basil mojitos.

all you need is
3 oz of white rum
chopped cucumber and fresh basil
1 oz st. germain
5 oz tonic water
a splash of fresh lime juice
a cucumber slice for a garnish

and voila!
now all i want is to have a small get together
just so we can make mojitos for everyone
and show off our new home.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

burrito night

last night bennett and i made the best dinner.
we made salmon burritos
with homemade chili sour cream,
fiesta rice,
citrus salsa,
and a mix of black beans and corn,
sliced tomato,
and green onion.

it was amazing!

plus, we had homemade margaritas to top it off.
not too shabby, eh?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

a little reminder

"when you discard arrogance,
and a few other things that get in the way,
sooner or later you will discover that simple,
and mysterious secret...
life is fun."

-the tao of pooh