bits of sunday 02.10.13
bits of sunday 02.03.13
our morning started off at 7:30am.
we are not normally early risers (would you call this early?) but we knew with the superbowl this afternoon we wanted to get all of our errands out of the way. we skipped the market in favor of eating breakfast at this sweet little spot near my work. i've passed this place for three years but never dined there; it was definitely a place that i wanted to experience with the family. it was small and quaint...maybe a total of 30 people can fit in the entire establishment. the food was delicious and the plates and mugs reminded me of my mom. i love places like this that take you back to your childhood. after breakfast we stopped off at trader joe's for some fruits/veggies and then a quick stop to the pet store and target. surprisingly...i only walked out of target with socks, which is a lot to be said since i can easily drop a boat load of money there.
the weather has been amazing. we took shiloh on walk, viewed an open house in the neighborhood and i hung valentine lights in the girls rooms. the rest of the day was a blur. i cleaned while the game was on. we watched with anticipation. we cheered with all of our might. then, we felt an enormous loss.
but...there's always next year!
i woke up sunday morning to light streaming into the living room. i'll take what i can get as we don't get much natural light in this house. we stopped at starbucks for coffee, hot chocolate and pastries before heading to the market. as much as i love running errands on my own, i love having everyone there. not only are there more hands to hold the goods but i'm more apt to purchase new stuff rather than the same old thing. afterwards, we stopped by Church's Chicken to pick up lunch for the afternoon before heading to look at model homes. we are definitely ready for a home to call our own. we rushed through the models to make it home in time to watch the Niners game. my nerves were getting the best of me, so i cleaned our room. this is the fruits of my labor. i love fresh flowers. needless to say, we are over the moon ecstatic that the Niners are going to the Super Bowl!
bits of sunday on 01.13.13
sunday morning errands to the farmers market and trader joes // glitter art // late breakfast and a little downton abbey, season 1 (i'm obsessed with this show) // teen magazines and listening to music makes anna extremely happy // a little corner that makes me smile everytime I enter the kitchen // lunch for the little one - melted turkey cheese sandwich with pesto sauce - a new favorite.
This holiday has been filled with so many memories that I just want to bottle up. Although, I'm ready to start clearing out corners of our home, I'm not yet ready to get back to the real world of work and school. Savoring this last day off with family and amazing food. Wishing you all the same!
Happy New Year!
We're ten days in and I've been enjoying every bit of this month. No time for blogging...work, school and just plain living life are happening over here. We've had a mixture of everyday routines and merry making the past two weeks. It's a nice balance of business and pleasure. My december daily is coming along but a back log in supplies has me waiting to print and put it to together. I do, however, continue to take photos and document our days. My daily will be housed in a 6x8 simple stories binder and possibly a few of the grid page protectors. I like the size of of my pages from last year but never followed through. I'm definitely inspired to make this process as simple as possible.
The weekend was a whirlwind of memories that involved two extra girls in the house. So much excitement for an impending sleepover had Nyna tidying up her room the best she can. It made no difference in the end as toys that have not seen the light of day emerged for their play. The CSI tape hanging down the hall is surely appropriate for the disaster that was her room. Luckily they know how to clean up after themselves if they wanted to move on to a different activity; and they did move from one activity to another in a flurry.
Our job was to simply let them be and feed them at the appropriate times.
I think we did pretty good.
it's beginning to look and feel a little fall-ish here in northern cali. i'm enjoying our first fall rain. the sun just peeked out a bit and this little guy and i have been enjoying one another's company. its days like this that i enjoy having a day off. i'm able to pick up the house a bit, do a little laundry, make dinner a little early, and make the place a little more cozy with some fall decor.
i love this time of year!
Over the last few months we've bought all of our produce and eggs (and some cheeses) from the farmer's market. The largest market that we enjoy is located downtown under the freeway; literally under the freeway. You can hear the cars whizzing by as you're perusing the goods.
We've been keeping to a certain budget for this weekly errand and I always forget to add in a few extra dollars for fresh flowers. And let me just say that the flowers have been coming out in full effect. So many beautiful arrangements that I want to swoop up and place all over my house. I love watching the vendors put these magical bouquets together. And seeing patrons with their baskets and fresh flowers makes me want to do the same.