Saturday, June 26, 2010

the 26th

My mom and sister share a birthday today. Happy Birthday to you both!

I am so grateful for my mom and sister. My mom is my closest friend. We talk almost daily. She listens patiently. She offers advice. I am so excited for her to be here in 3 days to help me as I become a mom for the first time. She is the perfect example for me to follow.

I am also very grateful for my sister. She is very special to me. She is lots of fun. She not afraid to be herself. She is also not afraid to make her own path from time to time. We share a love of Harry Potter, Dave Matthews Band and beach days. Even from afar, I know she'll be a great aunt :)

So, again, Happy Birthday to two of my favorite ladies. Wondering if maybe there will be a third family member to share your birthday with :)

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Happy 21st!

This here boy (or I guess I should say, MAN) is one of my absolute favorite people on earth- my brother Joe. Today he turns 21! I am so excited for this big milestone for him. I am also so excited he will be here, with me, in 5 short days.

He is the best brother a girl could ask for. He makes me laugh. He is incredibly thoughtful. He is amazingly creative and artistically talented. He is confident in who he is, even when that is maybe a little different than his peers.

He loves his family passionately and is fiercely loyal. I dream of living down the street from him and his beautiful wife and gorgeous children (the latter two of which don't quite exist yet) because that would make my wonderful life even more complete.

So, Happy 21st Birthday, Joe! Rain check on birthday drinks :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Nothing But Love...

...For the Olsen Twins. Seriously. I have loved them for as long as I can remember. It's a weird obsession. I think it's mostly that they stay out of the limelight. They aren't plastered all over billboards, filling up pages of People or jamming radio waves with gossip. They are beautiful. Their fashion is somewhat crazy. They seem somewhat weird. But, I love them. And always will.

do you have any celebrity crush?

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010


This is true. I know it to be true and the people on the sidewalk and in the stores that give me googledy eyes as i waddle by know it to be true. I love it :)


Monday, June 21, 2010


With the due date 9 days away it's hard not to feel like we're just waiting for contractions to kick in or for my water to break. We are so excited and so ready for our baby's arrival. So, I'm trying to keep busy and distracted with other things.

Things like:

-baking blueberry pie and blueberry buckle
-dessert night with our birth class
-dinner at our house with friends
-39 week midwife appointment
-hopefully seeing Toy Story 3
-lots of walks
-my parents' arrival in 8 days!
-seeing Eclipse with my mom

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Sunday, June 20, 2010

To my favorite almost-daddy

I am totally counting today as Chris's first father's day. True, he hasn't held our baby girl in his arms yet, but he is already in love with her and is eagerly awaiting her arrival. I can't wait to see Chris as a dad. I know he is going to be amazing. He will be lots of fun, full of patience, eager to learn and willing to be silly and out of his element.

It's crazy to think that this young boyfriend of mine grew up to become my husband and a father! Life is good :)

Happy Father's Day, Dad!

Happy Father's Day, Dad! Hope you have a great day. Can't wait until you are here in 9 short days :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010


My latest favorite song. Such a fun jam. If you haven't heard it yet, do yourself a favor and check it out :)

Alabama Arkansas I do Love my Ma and Pa
But not as much as I do Love you
Holy Moly Me oh My your the apple of my eye
Girl aint never loved one like you
Man o Man your my best friend I scream it to the nothingness
that we got everything we need
Hot and Heavy pumpkin pie
Chocolate candy Jesus Christ
Aint nothin please me more than you

Home, Let me come Home
Home is Whenever Im with you
Home, yes I am Home
Home is wherever Im with you

Lalalala Take me Home
Mama Im Coming Home

I follow you into the park, thru the jungle thru the dark
Girl aint never loved one like you
Moats and boats and Waterfalls, Alleyways and payphone calls
I been everywhere with you
Laugh until we think we'll die, barefoot on a summer night
never could be sweeter than with you

like its only you and me jade/ebes your somethin to see


Lalalala take me home
Mama Im Comin Home

Jade, you remember that night you fell outa my window?
ya you came jumpin out after me
well, you were bleedin all over the place and I covered your ass with your dress and we went off to the hospital, you remember that?
well there's somethin I never told you bout that night
what didnt you tell me?
well, while you were sitting in the back seat smokin a cigarrette you thought was gona be your last, I was fallin deep, deep in love with you, and I never told you till just now!


Home, let me come home, home is wherever Im with you
Home, yes I am Home home is whenever Im with you!

Alabama Arkansas I do love my Ma and Pa
Yes Home, yes ward! home is whenever Im with you!
Home is whenever Im with you.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Dave Matthews Band!

Tonight the belly, the hubby and I are headed to Dave Matthews Band. This is (I think) my 12 or so time seeing them and the excitement never dwindles. They are such a fun band to see live. This is my first time seeing the whole band with Chris. We've only seen Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds together. So, I thought I'd pay tribute to my other concert buddies- my dad and my sister. My dad took me to my first concert when I was 8, I think, to see Neil Young. He also took my to my first, and several other, Dave Matthews concerts. I'm hoping for a Neil Young cover tonight, just to make me smile and think of my dad. The band's been doing Needle and the Damage Done so my fingers are crossed!
Farm Aid
September 2008

Lydia is my other Dave Matthews concert buddy. This is one of my favorite pictures of us. This was a crazy night. We fended off drunk, middle-aged super creeps at the show and later celebrated Lydia's 21st birthday in style (with more middle-aged super creeps, come to think of it) on Newbury St.
June 2008

So, with much excitement and anticipation, I'm off to see Dave Matthews perform his magic hoping to hear, more than anything else, Why I Am, off his newest album. With a tiny bit of sadness I'm wishing my original concert buddies were here to share in the fun.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Ready to Run

I've been dreaming about running. Running fast, running long. Running in fresh air and being able to take in a full breath of the crispness. Running and feeling strength in my leg muscle, not fatigue. I think my body is feeling weighed down. I want to run again, but know that walking is my limit for now. But not for always.