Thursday, May 30, 2013

schools out for summer

While driving home today I saw several packs of high schools students heading to the pool. It completely brought me back to that feeling of my summer before college. I remember the uncertainty; not knowing what college would be like and trying so hard to appreciate that last summer at home. It was such a strange time, the realization that I would be leaving everyone I had grown up with and moving to a state where I knew absolutely no one. At the same time, I was so energized that summer, because I couldn't wait to move to Georgia and start college. In the end it's where I met Ryno and some amazing friends that have become like family to us. I hope you are enjoying your start of summer. I'm looking forward to the lazy days I intend to spend on a picnic blanket with Ryno and Elton.

senior skip day
senior prom

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

a weekend with friends

We had a nice long weekend with our friends, Sara & Taylor. They are sadly moving away from Texas this summer, so we enjoyed one last hurrah in some of our favorite Austin spots. This of course included sno cones, some lovely patio dinners and a fun outing to a water dog park for Elton.

my new short haircut
this tree won the large tree award

Friday, May 24, 2013

long weekend

I've been looking forward to this long weekend for awhile now, and I'm so excited it's here! We have friends coming in town this weekend. Also, in preparation for the heat that is about to start layering on as summer approaches I cut all of my hair very short. I am really looking forward to seeing what I can still do with it at this length, and I'm hoping to learn to French braid it in a style similar to this January Jones inspiration.


I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend for those of you in the states! I can't get enough of The Band lately, so I thought I would share their music for the weekend. The clip is from an amazing documentary called "The Last Waltz." You should watch it some time if you've never seen it. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

little ones

Many of our friends have had babies over the past couple of years, and all of the baby gift shopping has given me an appreciation for good design in baby necessities. I recently started a Pinterest board for baby items, and I also happened upon a new blog that demonstrates an appreciation for good style within areas that are important to new and expecting mothers. The blog is called Romy And The Bunnies and it's written by Julia Restoin-Roitfeld. I really liked one of her recent recommendations for diaper bags, a brand called Storksak. They have a lot of options and the bags all seem to have great storage.

via storksak limited

Monday, May 20, 2013

baby boston

Ryno's parents added a new member to their family this weekend. They picked up a sweet little Boston in Georgia and named her Bella. We can't wait for Elton to meet his new puppy friend and we can't wait to meet her too! Isn't she the cutest?

Thursday, May 16, 2013

this week

Ryno has been working on my computer this week, so I apologize for things being fairly light. Today Elton and I spent the afternoon on a blanket in the sun. It was the warmest day of the year so far and it was the perfect way to relax after a busy week.

Monday, May 13, 2013

create a splash

Ryno and I took Elton running with us today. He has two speeds sled dog or snail. He loves to come along on runs, but only Ryno can keep him moving and keep up with him when he charges ahead. While running has been nice during the winter, I'm really excited that it's pool weather again. I should probably be hunting for a new swimsuit, but instead I've been shopping destination pools.


Thursday, May 9, 2013

home sweet hive

Ryno and I have been taking it slow this week. The weather is gloomy and more rain is on the way, so it's been nice to spend some time at home. Ryno has been keeping an eye on his hive, which looks like it's growing steadily. We opened it up last weekend, and we saw a lot of new activity. We're having a ton of fun with this new beekeeping hobby of his, and I am enjoying taking lots of pictures for him.

Monday, May 6, 2013

parks and rec

Ryno's parents and little brother arrived into town last week. We had a great weekend visiting with them. The weather ended up being gorgeous, so we spent as much time outside as we could. Ryno gave them an up-close look at the bee hive, we visited a local park for some hiking and Elton was able to run, run, run at the dog park with everyone cheering for him.

Friday, May 3, 2013

happy weekend

Ryno's family arrived in town yesterday, so we're enjoying spending time with them for the next few days. Elton always enjoys the attention and showing off his toys to everyone. I'll be back sometime next week. I hope you all have a lovely weekend!