Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

This place is completely magical to me, and this year, just like every year, we have so many reasons to be thankful. True friends, precious family, time together, new opportunities, exciting adventures, and so much more. I tend to obsess over how fortunate I am to be living this life, and Thanksgiving is just another opportunity for me to be so pleased, so thankful, for everything I have. From our house to yours, Happy Thanksgiving. xo.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Missing Gram

I was cleaning up my cell phone contacts last night and came across my grandma's contact information. I felt paralyzed. My heart physically ached. It's not the first time this has happened. I pulled out my phone in the car the other day because I had some time to spare and planned to call my grandma. The realization that I couldn't do that literally stopped me in my tracks. I'm not going to delete her contact information just yet. It just doesn't seem right, so instead when I see it, or when I feel the pull to talk to her, I'll close my eyes or look up and know she's there, thinking of me and cheering me on.
To Those I love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone release me, let me go
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears,

Be thankful for our many beautiful years.
I gave you my love.
You can only guess how much you gave to me in happiness.
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
but now it's time I traveled alone.

So grieve a while for me if grieve you must;
then let your grief be comforted by trust.
It's only for a time that we must part;
so bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for live goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or tough me, I'll be near;
and if you listen with your heart,
you'll hear all my love around you soft and clear.

And then, when you must come this way alone, I'll great you with a smile and say "Welcome Home."
There is not really much of a point to this post other than to do a little grieving through writing. And to tell my grandma that I miss her, I think about her often, and I know she's watching. I think my heart will keep hurting, but I guess that's to be expected.

Friday, November 15, 2013


For the love of all things, please follow @mommasgonecity on Instagram you are seriously missing out on the beautiful relationship between a baby boy and his baby puppy at naptime.

I've loved her blog for a while, but these pictures slay me. Anyone else's ovaries hurting? EV better be careful else I may come home with a pup. No babies, but puppies are so not out of bounds.
Photo credit obviously belongs to Momma's Gone City. I'm just dying over the sweetness.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Theater tickets!

Early this fall, Mandy and I were strolling through one of the many art festivals in Piedmont Park when we stumbled across the Broadway in Atlanta tent. Only a few minutes later, we were Fox Theater season ticket holders!  Then we proceeded to spend the rest of the afternoon perusing the artist's fares and soaking up the end of summer. It was a brilliant day that I continue to reap the benefits of!
We've attended 1 of the 6 shows and so far, so good! I am really, really excited for Book of Mormon, but I'm also really excited about getting out and doing things that I enjoy! It's such a special Thursday night treat, the tickets weren't outrageously priced, and it would make the perfect date night. I have to admit though, it's doesn't make for a bad girls night either!
What have you done lately for yourself that you are excited about?

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Leopard print is my love language

Purchased this in Iowa
And I don't want to steal pictures from someone else's blog because that's creepy but this vest is so damn cute, I can't get over it. I have on a gray shirt, dark jeans and black wedges.
Let the fall leopard obsession continue!
Ps - fashion blogger I am not. Don't judge.