Monday, May 30, 2011

april showers bring may flowers.

We got home from our weekend away today to find three gorgeous Stargazer Lillies had bloomed.
I am so excited about them. I kinda freaked out. They look and smell amazing.  

Remember when I planted everything (here)? And then got my first Daylilly (here)?
I can't stop going out in the front yard to admire my blooms. Dorky, I know. But I don't care.

the best part is that it looks like there are lots more fixin' to bloom.

Friday, May 27, 2011

a memorial day tribute.

For the past four years, we've spent Memorial Day Weekend with friends on Coronado Island in San Diego. It's awesome. Quinnster's family has a home on the island and have been generous to let their home become the backdrop for our annual tradition of (intense and very competitive) flippy cup tournaments, beach cruising, nighttime shenanigans, pink helmets & yellow bats, vodka lemonades on the beach, grilling, tons of board games, beach bocce, beer pong, an annual knock on the door from the local police and so much more.

Sadly the tradition had to be put on pause this year, but we'll be back on the island this time next year.

a little photo tribute of the past four years on the island.
until next year friends.


{one of the best memories - girl's stealing the boy's bikes from the bar}

{bocce ball for the boys}

{come sundown things get a little rowdy}

{an epic battle for the bat. followed by the infamous donna "john deere" move}

{the boys beach crusin' past the del}

{yup, never fails}

{gettin' our grill on}

{the other flippy cup team}

{after someone dove across the table to get the yellow bat - for real}

{amazing baker that quinnster}

{the winning team... right colbs? ;)}


{off to tennis}

{the cruisin' bentleys}

{on a very serious and dark mission}

{watching the flip video. this entire night's worth of photos just aren't blog appropriate}

{vodka lemonade to go}

{cocktails at the hotel del coronado}

{beer pong time}

{told you}

{a leaning jowler? pass the pigs - great game}

we hope you enjoy your holiday weekend
we'll be playing tourists in our own state.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

recommended read.

I know I'm a little late, but if you haven't read The Help yet, I highly recommend it. It's about black domestic servants working in white Southern households in the early 1960s. Be sure to read it before the movie comes out this summer.

Some of my favorite quotes from the book...
"Ain't that the point? For women to realize we just two people. Not much separates us, not nearly as much as I thought."

"There is so much you don't know about a person. I wonder if I could've made her days a little bit easier, if I'd tried. If I'd treated her a little nicer."

"All I'm saying is, kindness don't have no boundaries."

"I realized I actually had a choice in what I could believe."

"Got to be the worst place in the world, inside a oven. You in here, you either cleaning or you getting cooked."