Sunday, January 18, 2015

Learning to Knit

Rather than engage in "resolutions", we decided to challenge ourselves with learning one new thing every month and to tackle it together. For the month of January, we learned to knit.

We signed up for Knitting 101 at Birds of a Feather and had the most kind, patient teacher, Steven. He managed to teach all three of us, help us through our mistakes, and encouraged us to enjoy this new skill. 

So much fun!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Beauty Stumbled Upon

I love visiting This is Glamorous blog.  I can get lost in beautiful images - a time luxury I haven't had in awhile. But as I was catching up on this site, I came across these images and thought I would share. 

I hope you enjoy as much as I did.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Basketball Begins

It’s been a season of learning new things.  B just started basketball and is having a wonderful time.  She’s even been the leading scorer at a couple games and I can’t believe the hustle she shows.  So proud of this little girl!

Go #25!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Antiquing and Wineries

I love antiquing.  Always have.  I don’t really have a “thing” I’m looking for.  I just enjoy browsing through time and hoping to come along a little something special. Even better is if the “little something special” item has a story.  While we enjoyed stopping at a couple really awesome places, probably the coolest find was an off-the-beaten-path winery.  We pulled into the lot, walked inside, and instantly knew this would be a great little place on a rainy afternoon.  B played on her iPad while Greg and I enjoyed a tasting of yummy ice wine, a port, and some light reds.  Cheers!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lone Bellow Concert

We had these tickets for a while and were surprised when the date snuck up on us so fast.  We started listening to Lone Bellow when they were announced for the 2013 ACL line-up.  And let me tell you, we were bummed when the Sunday acts were cancelled due to flooding at Zilker Park.  Yes, Lone Bellow was scheduled for Sunday.  We swore we would see them next time they toured.  Next time ended up being at the newly opened Music Box Club here in Cleveland.  If you haven’t seen an act perform at the Music Box, you must go.  We were seated within 10 feet of the stage, enjoyed a craft brew, and comfortably enjoyed a brilliant concert with storytelling in between.  May have been one of our best concert experiences and reminded us of the first time we saw Shawn Mullins at the little club in Chapel Hill, North Carolina when we first met.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

The Floyd

During the Christmas break, B was charged with “the Floyd” from her teacher.  Floyd is a small, stuffed black lab that has exciting adventures.  Kids are tasked with taking “the Floyd” everywhere they go, then writing about Floyd’s adventures.  Not all of the adventures that Floyd enjoyed could be written down in the notebook, but here are a few of the more interesting pictures.

Floyd was enjoying a Wee-Heavy Stout over the holidays - shhh!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Excitement

Christmas morning is always a wonderful time in our house.  I love the tradition of watching the girls going straight to their stocking to see what surprises Santa left and B looking to see if Santa ate her cookies and shared carrots with the reindeer.  After all the presents are opened, we gather for breakfast strata - a tradition that we've managed to keep up for every Thanksgiving and Christmas.  We definitely have a lot to be grateful for.