Monday, March 17, 2014

St. Patrick's Day

I was never one to jump on the St. Patricks' Day bandwagon but when you marry into an Irish family (like a real one, from Ireland), then it's not a bandwagon.  It's just tradition.  Saturday night we had plans to stop by Damien's sister's party, to say hi and then possibly head out for a date night.  Max was sleeping at my mom's and we hadn't gone out in Worcester in a while.  We ended up spending the entire evening there, listening to music, taking fun pictures and enjoying the company.  It's always so much fun to be around family, especially on such a fun holiday with such a fun family.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Farmers market

Sometimes the best thing for your soul is get out of town, go where things are fresh and the energy is positive and simply be.  That was just what we needed on Saturday.  We spent the early afternoon at a farmers market, surrounded by good food, good music and adorable animals.  Max's favorite part was his apple and the fish pond, until his apple ended up in the fish pond.  My favorite parts were the two boys by my side.  And as a bonus, they both let me hold their hands.  You can't ask for more than that.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

What I wore... farmers market and Australian meat pies

One of the things that I feel most fortunate about is having family around that can help out with Max. My mom loves taking him for overnights and we love it too.  We get a nice break from being mom and dad and we get to be Sarah and Damien.  We are good at both and it's nice to have the opportunity to separate them.  We had a great day as mom and dad at a farmers market and a great evening as Sarah and Damien at our favorite place to eat in Boston.  This is what I wore...

jeans and boots- F21
clutch- urban outfitters

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

What I night

We snapped a few outfit shots on Sunday night on our night out in Providence.  It was really cold so I only have a few keepers.  This is what I wore... pardon the awkward face in the first pic.

Outfit details:
shirt and necklace- F21
blazer- Kohl's
pants- Marshalls
boots- Hunter Boots

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Eleven years.

Tonight is date night.  We have always celebrated the night we started dating.  I mean, why wouldn't we?  Without it, the rest just wouldn't be.  We spent the day yesterday with Max and friends at Disney On Ice.  Bumped by last night's storm,  falafel and frozen yogurt and home by 9:00pm was the perfect way to spend tonight.  Now the fire is blazing, the music is on and we are here together, writing, creating, just simply being with one another.  

Thanks for going on that first date with me.  It truly was something special.  Here's to eleven years, Dame.  I love you.


Friday, February 14, 2014

Be Mine, Valentine.

I am sort of a last minute kind of girl.  With everything.  There is just something about that eleventh hour pressure that gets my creative juices flowing.  Sometimes, I wait just a little too long and I regret it.  But most times, it just works out.  That was the case with this Valentine's Day.  I had been trying to think of a cute Valentine card idea for Max's little buddies at school, his cousins and his grandparents.  I thought that I couldn't possibly beat last year's.  I had some ideas along the way but most were too lofty and quite honestly, too much work. As I was getting ready for school on Tuesday morning, I glanced at my Sweet Home banner above our bed and had my a-ha moment.  Mini-bunting banners.  Mother Nature was on my side with yesterday's snow day and I spent the time off making the adorable valentines.  Max helped out along the way with a much needed snack of home-made popcorn and hot chocolate.  That gave us both just enough energy to make some delicious peanut butter cookies to give with the cards.  I always thought that when I became an adult, I would be better at getting things done in a more timely manner.  And with some things, I do.  But my best ideas, the ones of which I am most proud, are born in that eleventh hour, when the pressure is on and I am completely honest with myself as to what I am capable of and what I truly enjoy doing.