do you remember me? i've really been weak to you lately, and i apologize. i promise i'll be back soon.
i'm filling my days with a lot of chaos at work, every last summery activity i can squeeze in, and a whole lot of wedding prep.
summer: this past weekend included a full day of sailing with my parents and jenna, the prior weekend included a hike up stowe pinnacle, a sweet afternoon at joe's pond, and a little baby-mama scavenger hunt around town. i've been eating ice cream, fresh garden produce, and whatever else i can get my paws on. brett and i have had sunday evening picnic & swim dates the past two weeks.
wedding: 280 feet of decorations have been constructed by me, jenna & my mom. we've picked up my dress, met with our photographers, finalized every last delicious detail of the menu, ordered flowers, exchanged nine hundred and two emails per week on subjects ranging from napkin colors to necklaces to candles. i'm madly in love with all of our vendors and the magic that they will help us to create. almost every day next week someone i love will land in vermont. how incredible is that? we are so excited to see most of our favorite people in the world, and are sad about those who can't join us for one reason or another. i am mostly calm, slightly overwhelmed, and absolutely excited!
gratitude for best friends, particularly those who send handmade mix cds full of fun summer songs in the mail. and for those who call from the appalachian trail with tales of adventure and love. for sweet babes growing fast, and one coming soon. for fresh salads from the garden and tomato plants carrying heavy loads. for impromptu grilling sessions with friends and for b trying out a tv series with me. for hot coffee and fresh croissants. for new max weights at the gym, and shivasana at the end of yoga practice. for sweet sails with my parents and for refreshing dips in lake champlain. for lu's constant snuggles and the cuteness overload of her first slumber party. for checking tasks off the wedding list and for building anticipation for our big day. for good sales and teamwork. xoxo
"i have found that, rather than dwelling on the negative, if we will take a step back and consider the blessings in our lives, including seemingly small, sometimes overlooked blessings, we can find greater happiness."
"august arrives, hot and breathless and full of all the things you held on to too tightly. and all of the places that defined summer begin to melt together, the sand that got stuck in your hair and the bug bites you picked at too much, and the taste of every sunset that slipped through the open car window. somehow each summer is its own lifetime, we love and eat, and the sun will come back, without fail."