Sunday, August 7, 2011

Elephant Shoes

Hi there. The past few weeks have been very busy but also very relaxing. A week ago (maybe?) Zach and I headed to Charlottesville, VA where we met up with the Carsons! We had such a wonderful time enjoying each others company. We walked around Charlottesville--super cute-- ate at yummy---and way cheaper than Princeton---restaurants, watched Cowboys & Aliens, laughed, went swimming, and relaxed. It was such an easy fun time. The Carsons are those kind of friends that no matter how long we go without seeing one another, when we finally get together it's like we were never apart! So good. Maybe one day we will get to live in the same town with them again. **Please note that I have a total of two pictures from the trip--Megan. . . please share the wealth of that fabulous camera you have**

And here's one from Meg's camera (and her blog :) )

Here are some pretty flowers from the farmshare. This is what happens when I don't post for a while. . .. random bits of information. Ohwell. Aren't they perty? Participating in a farmshare is wonderful. We definitely eat way more veggies then we used to and we get beautiful flowers to look at each week! Unless Zach goes. . . he doesn't like to pick the flowers. Also---I am now able to better identify herbs in their natural state. I wasn't even aware how little I knew about herbs. Woops.

Heck yes! I finally got some TOMS! They are comfy and good and for a good cause and I love them. And they have elephants on the inside which is wonderful.

Last Christmas Zach and I decided to get eachother bikes. So about two weeks ago---yes in the month of July---I finally went out and purchased a bike! Off craigslist of course. Funny story. Zach was working so our friend Kevin escorted me to location of ze bike. Craigslist killers can live anywhere. Even in Highland Park, NJ. So we drove the 30 minutes and the college age girl came out of her apartment (we were safe) and showed us the bike. It looked brand new (apparently she had ridden it for a total of five minutes because it ended up being too tall for her) however something was a bit odd about the bike. So I took it for a trial run down the street. The height was perfect but the handlebars were so close to my body. Only T-Rex could have fit on this bike. Something was amiss. I took the bike back to her house and after further investigations Kevin laughs a bit and says, "So I think you put the handlebars on backwards." Ding Ding Ding. We all laughed and adjusted everything. The bike was then perfect. We loaded it in the car and headed home. Good time.

Also! Since our wonderful friend, Megan Carson, is preggers I wanted to make her something for the nursery. I decided on a mobile for the crib. . . or wherever they want to put it. I had seen variations of this on blogs and after a few frustrating hours of balancing issues I decided to forget balancing completely and just attach everything with ribbons and hope it stays. It worked! I really like it and will hopefully have the energy to reproduce it when we get preggers. Don't hold your breath.

That's pretty much it. Oh yeah! I deactivated my facebook account. I know, crazy right? I was on it too much. Obsessing over everyone elses lives while mine got more mundane. So now I read more and go outside more and no longer sit on my couch staring into a facebook abyss. It was kinda crazy. Right when I clicked the (final) deactivate button I felt refreshed. Also, if you decide to do this, expect facebook to give you a guilt trip. It shows you pictures of people you talk with most via facebook while saying, "Are you sure you want to leave? _______ will miss you. ______will also miss you." But you can do it, I believe in you.

Miss you and love you all.


  1. That is the coolest mobile I've ever seen!! Glad you got a bike I've had one since my birthday and can count the times on one hand that I've riden it :( Love you lots!!

  2. So I have way more pics to send you from the trip :) And I'm really proud of you about the fb thing... I've thought about it before but am not 100% decided. But seriously, good for you! Love you girl!

  3. you can ask rachael m how much I like sticks. I really, really like sticks. So I really really like the mobile. Awesome for you deactivating fb. I did it. no regrets (except my sister & daughter is on it, and my bffs, and mark wahlberg)