Thursday, November 29, 2012

Nashville, we are on our way to you. Be kind.

So Jeff and I are jetsetting off the Nashville, TN this weekend! We are leaving our baby boy behind again, this time across the country, to take a look around and see if we like it enough to possibly move there. Crazy? Absolutely. Especially coming from a girl who ALWAYS said that I'd never consider living anywhere else exception southern California.

I have a ton of mixed feelings about leaving the comfort of what is familiar here in California. Perhaps I'm a little traumatized from my childhood, a slice of my life where we lived in 3 different states within 2 years. But my mom tried hard to plant our roots in Southern California when I was 9 and we've been here ever since.

I'm scared to leave the good life that we have here. It is good, but is there something more? Am I looking for more when something good is already under my nose here? Too many questions for a Thursday afternoon. What I know now is that I have to start packing and preparing myself to leave Tallon for 4 days, 2 nights. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Man Crush

I don't know about you guys, but I have several old man crushes. Seasoned, experienced and ever so slightly wiser than the average 20 year old, salt and pepper haired MEN. These men have been through a good portion of their lives and know a thing or two about it. Today, I'd love to chat about Anthony Bourdain. Granted, he's not as old as some of my other old man crushes *cough, Kris Kristofferson* but he does have salt and pepper hair and is definitely wise. I've loved him since the early days of No Reservations and am so sad that it's coming to an end. Thankfully, I have discovered his Tumblr account and look forward to lurking it for hours on end in the future.

So tell me, who are your old man crushes? I definitely plan on sharing more of my own in the future :)


 

Monday, November 19, 2012

The Walking F*cking Dead!

A happy Monday to ya'll! Did anyone catch The Walking Dead last night? I tell ya, I fall into the writer's trap every.single.time. Once I start to feel bad for a character, then BAM, they do me dirty. Jeff, on the other hand, always figures out the story 2 minutes before it unfolds...it's a gift for him. I never read the comic books, so I'm watching week by week, feeling bad for the wrong people, and disliking the bad guys. BTW, doesn't the Governor just freak you out just a whittle?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Discovered links

Holy crap, it's already Friday again. From Tallon's birthday party, my dad and his wife staying with us for almost a week, Tallon teething and his 1 year appointment this morning. (the little guy for four shots) it's been a pretty crazy week. I welcome you weekend, please be kind and relaxing. On that note, small list of discovered links, but a beautiful one...PS, seriously, I have to limit the amount of wedding photos I post..why don't I just call it discovered links weddings because that's all I post! I like it, hope you do too :)

Vogue's version of Alice in Wonderland?! This I like...

I wish I had the balls and money to have had a vintage wedding dress.

Same wedding as above, look at those bridesmaids dresses! Gorg!!

 
 

a photographer that I absolutely admire, I check her website every day to see what she shares

I try and repeat these words to myself as much as I can remember, but really, it's so true
 

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

My baby boy and turning 1

I never thought I'd see the day...My baby boy turned 1 today. Those first few (hard) weeks after he was born, I just kept saying to myself "Just make it to a year, if you can make it to a year, you've made it" and now it's here.

Tallon, you make mine and Dada's life full of love and laughter. Your big brown eyes, chubby cheeks and muscular legs make us swoon over you and we still argue over who gets to hold you more on the weekends. You make me want to become the best mother, wife, daughter and friend I can be because watching such a pure soul walking this earth puts me to shame. I love you so much and can't wait to see what tomorrow brings. I LOVE YOU!



Friday, November 9, 2012

Discovered Links

Happy Friday! I feel like my mind is going a million miles a minute. I have SO much to do before Tallon's birthday party on Sunday. Also, my Dad and Stepmom and driving in from Missouri and staying for a week, so I have planning and hosting to juggle this weekend. But hey, this weekend, okay month, is all about Tallon. That baby boy is turning 1, I just can't believe it. And you know I'll be posting pictures next week.

For now, here are some links that I enjoyed these past couple weeks :)

 
Do you love these clogs as much as I do? yes? I love love this purdy lady's blog

 
Absolutely am obsessed with this piece of furniture

 
Which I could put in this house...

Or this BEAUTIFUL home restoration. Click on the link for all the pictures, just gorgeous.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Viva Las Vegas!

well hey there, it's my Monday here at work, and I just got done looking through our (minimal) pictures from Vegas celebrating my buddy's birthday. We really had a great time, despite my anxiety attack when we first got to the hotel room...Anxiety? yep. Why didn't anyone tell me that I would miss Tallon SO much? Of course I knew that I would miss him, but actually being hours away from my baby boy for two nights really hit me hard. After crying for twenty minutes, a phone call to my mom and Jeff calming me down, I realized that this was something we so needed. You'll be proud to know that I didn't cry anymore in Vegas. Now on the way home is a different story. We got caught in 6 hours of dead stop traffic due to a brush fire on the Cajon Pass in San Bernardino. A little Walking Deadish, a little end of the world feeling, a little a lot me crying wishing that I could see Tallon. But seriously, we had an amazing time, just what two young parents need. :)



 





























Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tallon's first Halloween

It finally happened, almost a year of waiting, but Tallon finally got to experience Halloween. AND his last "first" holiday. Now it's time for planning his birthday party is less than two weeks! Oh man, and I don't have anything planned except location. Alright, I'll start planning....after Vegas this weekend. Muahahahaha