Saturday, April 28, 2007

Jake and Lucy sitting in a tree...




Our good friends, Josh and Val, from dental school are here visiting this weekend from Kentucky. They found out they were pregnant with Jake the same week we found out we were prego with Lucy. It was so fun for me to have someone to compare bellies with and now we finally get to meet the little man that was behind the bump! We both left Richmond after graduation, them to KY and us up here to DC and this is the first time we've gotten together and introduced the babies. We love having them stay with us and it has been quite entertaining to watch Jake and Lucy flirt. These bath pictures will be some serious black mail in about thirteen years!

Monday, April 23, 2007

What a great weekend!




Although being Lucy's mom and Bradford's wife are my favorite titles, a weekend away was so fun! I headed down to Richmond early Saturday morning to sell my jewelry at an art show at John Tyler Community College and then stayed the night with my good friends Marcus and Turia. Sunday morning I had another show in Richmond, Spring Bada Bing, at the Marquee. Both shows were great. I sold lots of pretty things, saw lots of good friends and ate lots of tasty food. What more can a girl ask for? I did miss my little sugar bean and my hunky hubby, but they got along just fine without me and we all love eachother a little bit more after some time away!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Is it Thursday already?


Every week starts with feeling like it won't get started and then, all of a sudden, it is Thursday! I have been so busy getting ready for my two jewelry shows this weekend. I will be selling my pretties at 'Fool for Art' at the John Tyler Community College in Richmond on Saturday and then at the annual Richmond Craft Mafia's 'Spring Bada Bing' on Sunday. I have made a lot of new pieces and I am excited to get some feedback from shoppers and other artists.
Last Saturday, I set up my booth at Adams Morgan's up and coming Western Market. It was FREEZING cold, but a lot of pieces found good homes. I sold two brooches, four pairs of earrings and a bag. I will try to get back up there a couple more Saturdays before we head across the country to the big AK! It is going to be so sad to leave this area now that I have made so many contacts for markets and shows. Hopefully it will be a smooth transition into the art scene in Anchorage. I did discover some talented ladies have already organized a Craft Mafia... The Anchorage Craft Mafia! Hopefully they will view me worthy to join once we get settled.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Anchorage AK, here we come!

Well, we got our #4 pick on the list of 38 bases. We are really excited about moving to the vast wilderness of Alaska! I have almost always lived in the states at the bottom of the alphabetical list (Wyoming, Utah, Virginia, Washington) , so I guess it's time to move up to the top! I am excited to find out more about the area and start making plans to head back to the western half of the country... I guess AK counts as the west.

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Little miss Sunshine

What a great movie! We watched Little Miss Sunshine tonight.What an honest movie! So full of reality and truth. I hope I can be a parent who always instills good values and tolerance into my children's lives. I think one of the best virtues is to have an open mind and be accepting of everyone.

We woke up to SNOW!

OH MAN!... what a bummer to wake up to snow! I was planning on setting up my jewelry at the western market, but it was canceled because of the weather. Hopefully next week will be nice, I am going to try again to participate. It is a small market up in the Adams Morgan area that goes through the summer from noon to dark on Saturdays. www.DCwesternmarket.com

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Our Treasure Hunt...


Lucy and I made a trip out to our favorite thrift store this afternoon. It was worth it because we found this whole set of mushroom containers. I squealed when I saw them. I think Lucy is really learning to enjoy treasure hunting at the young age of six months.

Monday, April 2, 2007

Blooming Trees make me Happy!








Bradford, Lucy and I went for a run and a picnic this evening over at Haynes Point (a park right by all the monuments.) It was so beautiful to see all the cherry blossoms. Yesterday was "peak bloom." I wish the blossoms would last longer, but we will enjoy them while we can.

Sunday, April 1, 2007

Monument Avenue 10K


Well, we ran the Monument Avenue 10K in RVA this weekend. We met up with our good friends, Marcus and Turia Pope, and all headed towards the start line about 8:20 am. It was a great morning, the weather was nice and we saw lots of old friends from Richmond. Our friend, Sarah Stearns, watched Lucy while we ran and then met us after the race at Monroe Park just across the finish line. I saw them at about mile 1.5 and again just after the mile 6 marker. It was such a nice burst of energy to see them cheering on the sidewalk! I made my goal to run the whole way. I ran at a pretty slow pace, finishing in 67 minutes, but I felt really good at the end. Bradford ran it in 48 minutes, which met his goal of running it in under 50 minutes.

We stayed with our friend Cheryl, who is always so accomadating and hospitable! We always love staying at her beautiful house out in the "country" of midlothian. Saturday night we met up with the Thompsons at Joe's Inn for their famous Speghetti A La Greek. It was great to see them and catch up. We couldn't belive how big Ava and Elizabeth have gotten.
We were also able to meet up with our friend Tara and her two cute girls, Marleigh and Marion at Baker's Crust for brunch on Sunday.
It was a great weekend of running, seeing friends and good food!