Saturday, February 25, 2012

Weekends away.

There is a balance to life that often needs a little shifting. And sometimes that needed shift comes in the form of the beloved "weekend away".
Time away from chores and mental to-do list's that should be getting accomplished.
Time just to relax.
I'm lucky that I have a husband who declares that anytime we leave the city it's vacation!..and we fully embrace our time away.

Whistler 2

Time with friends to play games and have absurd dance competitions
(how have I never played Dance, Dance Revolution before? Ah-mazing.)

Whistler 1

And of eat a lot of good food and sip on our favorite poison's, depending on the time of day.

Whistler 3

A weekend sans kiddos to do with whatever we pleased (while cozied in Mike's bosses amazing house in Whistler--BONUS!)
Uninterupted adult conversation is really a thing of beauty.

But then there's the other kind of weekend away.

WW 1

One filled totally and completely with family. With exploring, returning home, a brother's 30th birthday celebration...these weekends as well, fill my heart.


She much prefers to push the stroller herself.
Oh, and I just have to tell you...the heart, fleece lined rain jacket? Found at consignment store in Walla Walla for $5! Score.


This weekend we are here.
Because as wonderful as weekends away are, there is something equally as wonderful about staying home. Hope this weekend finds you peaceful quiet moments mixed with some action as well!
Happy Saturday friends.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

All you need is love.


Love is all you need.
(And perhaps a very large stuffed bear photo opportunity.)

Him and her.
My valentine loves.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


If you live in Seattle, and especially if you are a parent or just love hanging with kiddos...twirl your way up to the top of Queen Anne and enjoy the darling-ness that is Twirl Cafe.

Twirl 1

We met friends there last night and enjoyed some childhood fun (most amazing play area/jungle gym/toys!) and adult fun (Valentine's theme wine tasting and chocolate pairing).

Twirl 2

A little something for everyone.

I especially love that the woman who started the cafe saw a need for a place where grown-ups could gather with some delicious, easy food...enjoy a glass of wine...all while the little ones played to their hearts content. There was a void and she has filled it. Bravo sister!
It may be a Hallmark Holiday...but it's still a holiday, and I love me some holiday celebrations. They make me want to twirl.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

"Goin' to the zoo, zoo, zoo...

"How about you, you, you?..." What? No Raffi on your playlist? :)
We enjoyed the Seattle Zoo and the unseasonably warm(ish) temperatures with friends this weekend. Oh how we've missed that Vitamin D!
Zoo 1
zoo 2
But when our friend the sun is here, we get outside as much as we continued our adventures to the park.
_MG_3122 is such fun being her mama.