Wednesday, February 29, 2012

a week from today...

a week from today my mom and ellen are coming to visit!
i cannot even begin to describe my excitement.
i haven't seen them since we moved
which was back in december.
i've been so homesick lately
so the timing for this visit is perfect.
the best part?
we're going to disney world!
i can't wait.

photo from 3 years ago

Monday, February 27, 2012

a happy list

10 things that make me really happy:

-watching the oscars
-the clothes i just got from h&m
-girl scout cookies
-planning out our trip to nashville in 14 days
-our afternoon walks
-my mom and sister are coming to visit in 10 days!
-sleeping in on saturday mornings
-i made it through my first 2 weeks of teaching alive
-wearing skirts and sandals in the middle of february
-this guy...

Friday, February 24, 2012

pinterest favorites: food

                            Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

           Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                                            Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

           Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                                             Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

bff brag

my best friend in the whole entire world
graduates from nursing school in 2 months.
i have never been so proud of anyone.
it almost makes me cry.
i love her so much...

plus, she's drop dead gorgeous
and has the sweetest boyfriend ever.

they make my heart happy.

**did i mention she makes amazing backpacks!?**

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

let's go camping

               Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                                      Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                              Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                             Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Monday, February 20, 2012

waiting game

                                                                         Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

my life is a waiting game right now.
waiting for spring break to get here
 so i can go back to a much missed nashville.
waiting for bennett to find out about grad school
so we know what our plans for the next several years will be.
waiting to save up some money and settle somewhere
so we can start thinking about starting a family...

it's frustrating and kind of makes me a little bit crazy
but at least we're in this together,
me and bennett.
and no matter the uncertainty that is everywhere in our lives right now,
at least we have love.
and a whole lot of it.
that's all that really matters, anyway.

Friday, February 17, 2012

pinterest favorites: mamas and their babies

            Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

           Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

            Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                                   Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                               Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

             Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

                             Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

      Source: via Jenny on Pinterest

Thursday, February 16, 2012

our valentine's day

our valentine's day was perfect.
i came home to one hundred kisses
a vase full of white roses
and desserts from whole foods in the fridge.

we ordered two pizzas 
(one was in the shape of a heart!)
shared a bottle of sauvignon blanc
and watched romeo + juliet.
(like we do every year)

the best part? 
we were asleep by 9:30
so i got a full eight hours of sleep!

hope you had a wonderful valentine's day as well!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


happy valentine's day, lover boy.

i love you to the moon and back.
and then back to the moon again.

love always,
your wife.


last week i turned 23!
since we went on my surprise birthday trip
we didn't do much on my actual birthday.
we spent the night before 
out on the dock drinking wine
staring at the moon 
and watched the stingrays swim under us.

we went back inside 
and when it turned midnight 
bennett sang to me
and danced around the room
which resulted in me laughing hysterically on the couch
and maybe crying a little 
(see third photo down)

the next morning i woke up late and opened presents from my family in bed.
it was overcast and a little chilly
but we took a walk 
ran some errands
ate dinner at whole foods
got drinks with bennett's parents
and then went back to our apartment
and ate the tiniest cake you ever did see.

 i must say it was a pretty good birthday.
i can't wait to see what 23 has in store...

also in case you missed it
bennett wrote the sweetest happy birthday post
as a little birthday surprise.
he really is the best...

Monday, February 13, 2012

a day at busch gardens

the day before my birthday trip
bennett and i went to busch gardens.
we had a blast looking at all of the animals
and riding some roller coasters.
i'm already looking forward to going back!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

mrs. foster

today i start my big girl job
as an art teacher.
i'm excited
and completely horrified.
wish me luck...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Happy Birthday to My Wife

Twenty three years ago on this day of February the seventh, born to this world was a wee babe given the name Jennifer Ann Humphrey. Twenty two years and some months after she came kicking and screaming into this world, this young woman deigned to marry the author of this post, and so the privilege has fallen upon me to commemorate said birth and said person, whom I could not be happier nor more blessed to have and hold for all birthdays (and ordinary days) henceforth. And so, I should take this opportunity to wish my wife, Jenny Ann Humphrey Foster, the happiest of birthdays.

Happy Birthday, Jenn.
You are my best friend and the love of my life.

Love, your husband

Monday, February 6, 2012

the civil wars

our first night in st. augustine
bennett surprised me 
by taking me to see the civil wars.
goodness gracious.
they were amazing.

he told me to put on something cute
and then took me to dinner.
he said we were doing something after,
but wouldn't tell me what.

we pulled up to a building and got out of the car
and bennett told me since he couldn't take me to nashville for my birthday
he brought a little bit of nashville to me.
and then he told me we were there to see the civil wars perform.
i started bawling, people. 

needless to say,
they were amazing and perfect in every way.
we met them afterwards
and joy williams told me she liked my blouse 
and wanted to know where i got it.
she's even more beautiful in person.

best birthday surprise ever.

st. augustine, fl

i fell in love with st. augustine.
it is seriously one of the most beautiful places i have ever been
and i didn't want to leave.
in fact 
i tried really hard to convince bennett that we should move there.
he said maybe.