fuller’s harvest festival | intelligentsia with a chicago friend | pasadena | 8am class and coffee | surprise birthday party | pre-staycation pic in new mayfly | fraulein leather bag for luce | beautiful packaging | little girl | coffee date | snuggles with nev | beautiful sky | santa monica brunch | bundled up | group hug
Some of these are definitely not from life lately. But time for posting has been few and far between these days so I had to squeeze them in somewhere. :)
One more week to order Mayfly for Christmas delivery! A little something for you, a gift for someone else… I’ve got you covered ;)
Today marks year 7 of wedded bliss. ;) I’m a lucky girl.
And a very happy anniversary to my mom and dad! 35 years today!
^^10 month portrait taken by Grandpa May last month ;)
Okay, I felt a little bad after joking Lucille wouldn’t be joining us on future staycations. It really is this confusing contradiction of feelings – wanting her there because she’s this little presence that you miss when she’s gone. Wanting to take her on new adventures and watch her discover new parts of the world. Loving her smiles and giggles. And generally just loving her to pieces. :)
But then sometimes we miss the freedom of life before- when we could be spontaneous. Pack one bag for the both of us. Linger at a restaurant, talking late into the night. Watch a late night movie from the king size bed. Sleep in.
But then who am I kidding- we never fit both our clothes in one bag (my problem, not Nate’s). Maybe it’s a matter of adjusting expectations, being realistic (which I was not), and making space for both. Trips together AND trips for just mom and dad. :) Living and learning is what we’re doing over here.
Nate and I have been nonstop since August, and were super excited for the holiday weekend (2 weekends ago). The chance to get away from work and studying, and the usual demands of home life… We’ve made a habit of stay-cationing since living in LA, but I’ll be honest- I’m not sure you can include any part of the word “vacation” in what was our few days in Newport. My sweet little Lucille, how I love her. But next time…she might be staying at Auntie Allison’s. ;)
A short little video of Luce checking out the hotel room:
…from the little peanut who started walking this week! She’s amazing.