Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

10 little things

- i am happiest when i am wrapped up in a comforter and it is raining outside
- i could drink gallons of italian grapefruit soda at a time
- i am almost finished student teaching at my first placement and this makes me really sad
- my favorite thing to read is birth stories
- we are moving at the end of december, and i am scared shitless
(pardon my language, but i am)
- move over white wine, red is now my favorite
- i hate eating leftovers
- we already have all of our future children's names picked out
- if i hear chritmas music when it's not christmas, i almost cry
- my favorite thing to do right now is walk with bennett at radnor lake.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

taco night

since bennett and i are becoming quite the cooks
joke... but we're trying
we decided to make tacos the other night.

the were so delicious!
and it was really pretty simple.
we seasoned beef and put them in hard taco shells
with cheese,
mexican roasted corn,
bennett's special chili sour cream,
and topped it off with taco sauce.

although, i will say
the orangina margaritas were my favorite part.
i'll have to post that recipe sometime
because they were to die for
...i might have had more than one.

Saturday, September 24, 2011


this morning i woke up
and had to pull the comforter over me.

hello, autumn.
i'm so glad you're here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

homemade pizza

the other night
bennett and i made the most delicious pizza.
we got the dough and toppings from trader joe's
and baked it on our pizza stone in our tiny oven.
it was delicious,
especially with a glass of red wine.

we are slowly starting to get the hang of this cooking thing,
and we're really starting to enjoy it.

pinterest favorites: art

Thursday, September 22, 2011


we've been married a whopping 4 months today.
my oh my,
time sure does fly.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

3 years...

friday marks our 3 year dating anniversary
but i feel like we've been together for 30 years.

we have gone through so much.

we have been through the best of the best
and the absolute worst.
we made it through a brain surgery
and 2 others,
a 48 hour beach adventure,
long nights spent talking instead of sleeping,
holidays apart from each other,
canoe trips,
studying abroad,
a 16 month engagement,
a wedding,
probably about a billion kisses,
and i love yous.

and it has been
without a doubt
the best 3 years of my life.

i wouldn't change a thing.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

i am excited

i am excited for pumpkin bread
and the smell of fallen leaves
and long walks with my husband
where we talk about what's next for us
in this little life of ours.

i am excited to wear tights and sweaters
and for the scent of mulling spices
to fill our tiny apartment
while we listen to simon & garfunkel
on the record player.

i am excited to one day
whether it is a year from now or 5 years from now
spend a rainy afternoon in bed
snuggled up next to my bennett
counting the tiny fingers
and tiny toes
of the sleeping baby in between us.

photo from this lovely blog

Monday, September 19, 2011

food matters

bennett and i watched this documentary last night
and we were speechless at the end.
oh. my. gosh.
goodbye sonic, taco bell, mc donalds
and pretty much everything else in our kitchen.
seriously, goodbye.

things are about to drastically change around here
as to what we are eating.

watch it.
and after you're finished,
you can watch this documentary
to see how screwed up hospitals are
when it comes to delivering babies.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

computer break

this week i took an unintentional break from the computer
but i'll be back tomorrow with my pinterest favorites.

autumn is here and everything is changing.
i am changing.
my life is changing.
and it is all changing for the better.
i love it.
bennett and i are starting to see what we really want for our life
not what we're "supposed" to want
or what the world makes us think we want.

life is too short to be lazy.
i want to live.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

another earth

the other night
we went to see this movie and loved it.
it was so beautiful.
i highly recommend it.

that's all for today.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

a lovely little date night

the other night
bennett and i went on a little date to the franklin mercantile
(one of our favorite restaurants and where we had our rehearsal dinner)
and i had the most delicious dinner of my life.
i usually don't care much about food
but this meal....
let me just tell you.

we had a bottle of my favorite white wine
and started off with bruschetta.
then i had grilled asparagus
port glazed salmon
sweet potato cakes
and for dessert, chocolate cake.

i mean, i was freaking out.
bennett couldn't even believe it...
i cleaned my plate!
that never happens.
a few bites into it,
i was already getting sad because i knew it would all be over soon.

after dinner
we stopped by the national folk festival for a bit.
benn grabbed a beer
and me, a glass of wine
and we happened to run into a couple friends and their adorable baby
which was a lovely surprise
(although it made my baby fever even worse...)

it was definitely a date night i'll always remember.
so simple and perfect.

**confession. i used bennett's iphone to take the instagram photos. i PROMISE they will rarely show up on here. please don't hate me...**

Monday, September 5, 2011

oh, september

holy cannoli
it's september!
can you believe it?

the past few days have been so wonderful.
i have eaten amazing food
seen incredible movies
and spent every minute with my favorite husband.

i can't really explain it,
but it has been like therapy for me.
something about having a long weekend
staying in a different house
(we're house-sitting for my parents)
spending the nights talking about what we want,
what we really want,
for our lives and our future
and knowing autumn is on its way
has made me feel like a new person
and i am

here's to a brand new month...