Spent the evening with Lauren, Susannah, Thomas, Josue, and Kiera at our new most favorite spot in Alexandria painting trim and sharing celebratory toasts. I mostly just taped windows.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
Babe had two shows this weekend. Which was quite hard on him since he's been having all this extra back pain the past month or so. So I was happy to make it to both last night's show in Manassas, as well as tonight's show at the Rock and Roll Hotel in D.C. The mix was spot on and they sounded fantastic. Was nice to see so many familiar faces and hear all the other great bands as well.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Went to sleep so early last night, and still slept in. Felt so refreshed this morning. Took off to Wollam Gardens in Jeffersonton a short while later to pick up some flowers, then zipped over to Lauren's to drop them off. I received a voicemail from Lauren telling to me to raid her fridge for lunch, which I agreed to very happily. Helped myself to a bowl of grilled veggies and some seriously scrumptious shrimp. Then took off to Potomac to pick up the rest of the flowers for this weekend, and back to Lauren's to process them! Was a very busy flower day. I can't wait to see Lauren work her magic!
Monday, April 23, 2012
Last week, Lauren and I peaked about a small flower market just to touch and smell. On a rainy, busy day like today, a place like this is most appealing. Sitting in Northside Social typing and chilling waiting for Lauren to arrive. Ate a yummy breakfast sandwich and some white bean soup. So tasty! I love this place. Was visiting a venue this morning with two awesome clients, Kristina and Aby. And going back over to their place in a little while to talk about their wedding day. Right now all I can think of is getting off this stool and finding a comfy chair!
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Abandoned houses are the scenes for all sorts of not so fantastic things, but Lauren and I get so excited when we pass run down, abandoned houses. We just like them I guess. This is a house Lauren has been a fan of for some time. Our most recent drive by we saw someone outside working around the house. Now there are mixed feelings.
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Working with Lori, Lauren, and Jeanie to put together some ideas for wedding centerpieces for a while, and at the end of it all, this is what we came up with! Ended up fitting the space perfectly and was the simple touch that Jeanie was looking for. Had a blast setting them up with Lori, Mary, and Emy, and got rave reviews. Which was pretty exciting. Read more to see some other photos!
Friday, April 20, 2012
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
More chipping away on the baby room. While out thrifting on Monday, I snagged this lampshade. Simple and plain, but works perfectly with the lamp Lauren's mama sent up from Florida for me to have. Been looking a while for a lampshade that has the clip-on sort of attachment that slides over the lightbulb. Hooray!
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Monday, April 16, 2012
Planned to spend the day with Lauren, but our plans suddenly became epic when she called in the morning and we decided to adventure out to Ruckersville to hunt for antique treasures! Was definitely a spontaneous decision that made for lots of laughs, foods, and bargainings.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Spent the afternoon with this awesome couple doing engagement photos. Their wedding is in October, and I'm so excited for it! Was a great adventure time, and I've been chipping away at editing this evening.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Got to spend a quiet morning with Thomas. He left for an afternoon and evening with the guys, to do guy things, so I zipped about the area looking ahead at some spots to take Katie and Paul for their engagement shoot tomorrow. Found an ASOS package on the door mat when I got home. This fun patterned dress will go super great with a pair of wild heels I have never worn. Look at me. All excited.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Sunday, April 8, 2012
While it was a busy weekend–in some ways–driving to see family and going on shopping and church outings. The warm weather and the sweet conversation and time with all the Bridgwood family this Easter Sunday. Warm light, cool wind, good food, and nice naps.
"Your heart will never be satisfied by anything in this world. Your heart is too big for this world."
Stayed the night in Fredericksburg. Woke up to Easter basket filled with goodies for the Bridgwood clan. A little something for baby girl too. Church service in Old Town. The whole family together.
Friday, April 6, 2012
Honey chicken, steamed asparagus, and scalloped potatoes for dinner. This chicken is one of my super favorites. Recipe below.
Is there anything cuter than little lacy baby socks? I don't doubt that I'll think my baby is far more adorable, but at this current moment, I am quite taken. I love baby socks. Yesterday was 26 weeks, time is just flying by.
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Was an odd day. Had a yummy lunch outing with a friend. Got to spend all sorts of time with Thomas relaxing. The weather was so beautiful. Still feel sort of strange. The porch was calling me again. Birds chirping. Moon glowing.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Decided on some oven roasted kale for tonight. I love green vegetables. I've always loved them. Now I just need my husband home to share them with.
Considering what to make for dinner tonight and all I can think about is the amazing food I got to eat last night with Lauren and the group in DC. The asparagus had been picked that day and got roasted in the oven. Going to the grocery store to pick up some asparagus just doesn't seem right anymore.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Our new friend Bob opened up his house in DC to a happy little group of local flower farmers and designers. Feeling so grateful to get to spend time with these wonderful people. Arrived in time to help fill vases with fresh flowers and place them around the room and Lauren was set to help with food in the kitchen, cooking up fresh local produce. Wine and apple cider was passed about, and everyone gathered to chat life, flowers, and the future.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Bedroom curtains are really having an affect on me. Or maybe it's the pregnancy. Feeling the need to organize, spruce, hang and tidy the house. Just put up these three prints. Some of my favorites from a collection of Russian sketches that my family somehow came in possession of while we lived in Moscow. These were the three least creepy and rather pleasant of the bunch, and I've had them stashed away waiting for the perfect slice of wall.
I had a better idea of what sort of color I wanted in the baby room before I went to look at paint chip colors. Now I'm more confused than ever. I went to look for grey chips, which I found and brought home, along with some that have a bit more color in them. I think my favorite of these at the moment is the one on the far left.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The porch is somewhere that I should really spend more time at. It's a good place to think and to listen and to stand. I was out there today. Realized I could no longer see my toes when I looked straight down. But I like this view better than my feet. I wonder when the full weight of pregnancy will dawn on me. I find it just a little difficult to grasp that there is a human child inside of my belly.