Sunday, July 31, 2011

her first backyard.

lately i have felt a little kitchen just seems to be shrinking, the 1920's pipes have been turning our water a brown shade and reagan's busy body keeps being a bad excuse for me to put off reorganization projects.  but i love it here.  finding this place was a little miracle.  and i need to remember it.

a couple months after our wedding jd's one year lease ended.  i wanted to move down the road to uptown...old architecture and wood floors were my dreams.  joseph didn't want to move there because of the parking (he is so wise...i would hate that with a baby!!!) and loved our location so encouraged me to look close by.

one afternoon, after my car engine blew and i took one of many, many aimless walks around my newlywed surroundings...i saw these old brick buildings two blocks away that looked like they might be condos or apartments.  there was a small plaque with a phone number on the side of the building...i called, and called, left messages and never got a response.  i figured they must be full.  i would walk by at least ten more times and just wonder what they were like.  it sounds odd but i had a weird longing to live in these random, old brownstones.  they were uptown buildings transported to our not so uptown neighborhood.

3 months later...still no luck in finding a new place.  looking quite often.  need to make a decision.  jd on a business trip in oklahoma.  get on craigslist after work to see if any aparments in our area are newly of the page, a 3 minute old post of a vacant apartment in one of THE brownstones.  Wood floors.  brand new appliances.  ARCHES??  Little quaint nooks and crannies?  A perfect backyard with a clothes line?  I called 2 minutes later.  They had already booked 3 showings for the morning but she said that if I came tonight I could have first dibs...i would have to sign the lease right away though.

my sister in law and I went to see it and as we walked in we knew it was right.  had to sign the lease...or it would be sniped in the morning.  I got married 5 weeks after my college graduation, 3 weeks after my 22nd birthday....didn't have a lot of big decision making experience and tended to lean on JD for all of the big stuff.  he was in oklahoma.  had to make this decision by myself, without him seeing it.  he told me he was fine with whatever I liked :)

almost three years later I can say with confidence that God provided us with this perfect home.  and with His help, I made a very good decision.  I can't wait to drive by this place when Reagan is the soooo typical obnoxious mom and say..."that's where we lived when you were born! you loved watching the cars go by..." and show her these pictures of her in her first backyard.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Why can't Zara please sell online??????

This is what my cart would look like. Can I mention that the baby stuff is all less than 12.99 and the mommy stuff is less than 39.99!!!! Zara I pleeeeed with you to come to MSP.

3.99 folks.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

some hot pink inspiration for you.

if i could wear anything right now it would be this. all of this.

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Monday, July 25, 2011

introducing: hayden calligraphy & katie murphy stationary

my wonderful sister in law, gd, is marrying the amazing, sh, in less than three weeks.  no words can describe the excitement :)  another married couple in the d family will be lovely.
i did the custom calligraphy for her wedding invitations, while my friend, katie murphy, did the graphic design layout.  we are excited to share our collaboration with you as we hope to work together more in the future.  check out katie's website...her work is unique, classic, and simple (totally my choice of style for invitations, stationary etc.)  i also offer custom calligraphy services through katie murphy stationary.  you can look at style choices here under calligraphy options.  
thank you
katie for your partnership and 
gd for the opportunity to design.  
loved doing it!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ecclesiastes 7:8-9

The end of a thing is better than it's beginning. The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. Do not hasten in your spirit to be angry. For anger rests in the bosom of fools.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

seven and a half months.

she is sweeter and funnier and more grown up every day. yesterday she went from laying down to sitting up without help for the first time. in the morning she couldn't do 1:00 pm she could. things like that still baffle my mind. they are miracles, people. you have to agree.

i get really sappy when i look at newborn photos...will i admit that i can't even wait to hold my next newborn in my arms? i really can't. she looks so hilarious in this picture. she still has a serious side, although it comes out less these days.

look at those big baby blues.

such a reagan face.

i am tall.

sometimes i try to pretend to be bashful.

but let's face it.

i'm not.

we love you, reagan rosalie. every single, perfect, beautiful, hilarious, goofy, determined, adventurous part of you.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ain't about the Cha Chang Cha chang.

Maddi Jane - price tag

Click on that if you want to hear Reagan and I's fav new song to jam too sung by our fav little adorable twelve year will love her I think. Thanks LA!

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