Monday, September 30, 2013

More & Co.

More & Co. is my new favorite shop. Every few months, they launch a new collection of carefully curated goods based on a certain theme or set of ideas. Right now, it's Cosmic. And it's beautiful. Check it out here. (I got this and this for Griffin, and I'm eyeing this necklace for myself.) If you're lucky enough to find yourself in Portland, Maine this fall, go visit them. Let me know how it is -- I'm dying to see it in person.

[image courtesy of More & Co.]

Monday, September 23, 2013

Seven Years!

Hard to believe we were married seven years ago, today. I probably knew then that he was a better person than me, but seven years & two kids later, I definitely know it. He's more patient, more kind, more giving, more accepting. More more more. I'm the lucky one, and I know it.

(But don't let it go to your head, buddy :) Let's keep this up. We've got a lot of years ahead of us.)

We're celebrating at this fancy place tonight! I'm fasting all day for it.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Louise is 8 months old!

Geez time sure does fly! Especially when you've got a little tub-a-lub at home growing out of onesies and pjs at a rapid pace. (So rapid that her Mama often can't keep up & she sports her big brother's football pajamas - oops. And who cares. Girls like football too.) 

Louise turned eight months old this week, and I can hardly believe eight months has passed since we were pinching ourselves that she was a she! I remember my late mother-in-law telling me that you can't believe it's possible to love the next child as much as the first, but you do. I never doubted I'd love our second child as much as Griffin, but I guess I wasn't prepared to be bowled over all over again by that love. That my heart could stretch in a new different direction for this new different little person. I love this little girl more than anything. She's my little tubby angel, and I tear up every time I think of how lucky I am to have her in my life & how much pure joy she brings me with every adorable smile. 

Here are eight recent pics of little Louise for her eight amazing months of life.

Friday, September 13, 2013


John is really into cars. (Boys!) He recently signed us both up to attend next week's Jalopnik Film Festival - a festival dedicated to cars and car culture. I don't care much for cars, but I love movies, and I love people with a passion, so I'm going. In preparation for the event, we just watched SENNA - a documentary about racing driver Ayrton Senna, who won the Formula One world championship three times before his death at 34. I knew nothing about auto racing going into it, and it was good. I'd highly recommend it. Just don't forget your tissues.

You can watch the trailer here & watch the full movie on iTunes if you're interested.

[photo courtesy of SENNA]

Thursday, September 12, 2013

First Day of School

Griffin started school this week! He was pretty excited about his new backpack and the buttons on his shirt (buttons! on a shirt!) and even scootering over a mile to get there, but less excited about saying goodbye to me :( Let's hope things get better soon - for all of us!