Friday, April 17, 2015

Five on Friday


Party planning/crafting. It's addictive and makes me dream about a world in which I could make a living doing this.


Last week/end, I racked up an impressive number of nights without me cooking. Highly unusual for us.

We've done a lot of take out, and pictured is my good little eater dining on our Thai take out of pineapple fried rice. She's awesome.


Facetime is my very favorite on days when Lawter is with my parents.

A minute or two of seeing this little face and hearing her baby talk does so much to brighten up my work day.


Does anyone else feel like unpacking the diaper bag at the end of the day always produces so. much. work? Honestly, between the dirty clothes/blankets/various other laundry items and the bottles/water cup/milk sippy cup/cheerio holder/food containers/pacis/teething toys- there is a ridiculous amount of work that goes into getting home with that kid in the evening. 


Outsiiiiiiide. Eating, playing, strolling, whatever we can. It's about time Spring.

Happy weekend!

Linking up with the Five on Friday link party, with ChristinaDarciApril and Natasha.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Showering Baby Coulsting

Just a few pics from a beautiful afternoon spent showering my best friend's sweet baby boy who will be here oh so soon! 

Lauren and Donnie (and Finn) - can't wait for Baby Coulsting to join this family pic!

ps. Lawter is apparently terrified of dogs now and that's been a lot of fun when visiting with some friends here recently.... 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Florida Getaway/Easter 2015

Hi friends! What a whirlwind past two weeks it's been!

As you may have picked up from instagram, we trekked down to sunny Florida with Anthony's family- Granley, Pappy and Caleb - to surprise Jake (and Kristen too of course! but she was in on the plans) with an Easter weekend visit!

Jake and Kristen live in Boynton Beach, a stone's throw away from the beautiful sandy beaches, and also close to cute beach towns and fun restaurants lining the Intracoastal Waterway.

It was a perfect mini vacation and after this prolonged winter we've experienced, I can't begin to describe how much the 85 degree weather and my toes in the sand on a gorgeous beach did for my soul! I even picked up a hint of color- now THAT makes a girl feel good!

Lawter did great on the car ride, which we broke up into two days, staying with Granddad and Gigi in Hilton Head the first night. 

{Hilton Head sunrise, after I made Anthony get up early to work out with me and take a beach stroll before starting the day's drive}

We had great meals in and out and the most perfect beach day we could have hoped for, complete with warm sunshine, a pleasant breeze, mild water temps and cold beers! 

Lawtie girl loved being on the beach and playing with the dry sand. 

She did not care for wet sand or the ocean. We'll have to work on that : ) 

Easter Sunday included a beautiful sunrise walk with to the beach with Kristen, followed by church, brunch on the water, Easter baskets for Lawtie, and her very first plane ride. 

{dinner out at Old Key Lime House}

{Granley and Lawtie}

{Kristen makes the absolute best raspberry cheesecake with white chocolate shavings. ughhh}

{Fish tacos and Parmesan truffle fries}

{Marchetti girls}

{Ant and his twin. bahhaha}

{We missed you Beno!}

{adorable sea creature Easter bucket from Aunt Kristen and Anthony's childhood Easter basket holding Lawter's goodies on the right!}

{She did ok on the plane, there was a little flipping out during the middle of the West Palm to Charlotte leg when she was overtired and threw her head back into an armrest before we could catch her : (  Charlotte to Richmond she was fab.}

It really was such a fun family trip!

Thanks Jakie and Kristen for being such fab hosts! 

(and thanks Kristen, Jake, Ant and Caleb for contributing your fun pics to this post : )  )