Sunday, March 21, 2010

10 things...


on friday, mel from idee geniale tagged me with the happy blogger award. i was so flattered because i think she is so totally cool and i think that we should hang out one of these days. like in june. i'll be in new york in june, mel! just keep that in mind, k?
so here are 10 things that make me happy (with the exception of this blog and all of you because that would be way more than 10).


1) my boys. matt (my husband and the bigger one) is so amazing. he is my best friend and i'm not sure what i'd do without him. he takes care of me, makes me laugh, and he thinks i'm cute. isaiah (fruit of my loins and the smaller one) is five and crazy. he's adorable, a handful, sweet, and everything i could want in a son.


2) running. after having isaiah, i really had a hard time and i dealt with some depression. running helped me find myself again. it was something i did for me, no one else. it's something i look forward to each day. like today, i ran in the snow and slush with sleet pelting my face. it was great. the picture above is the finish of my second marathon in memphis. don't let the time fool you. i actually finished with an official time of 4 hours and 42 minutes.


3) my house. when we first saw this place is was one empty space and we got to design it from nothing, no walls, no electricity, no heat, no air. this was a labor of love. well, others labored but it was my vision! anyway, we are the first in our little town to live in a loft space above a business so we feel a bit like pioneers. we are definitely living our dream in this place.


4) bubble baths. i love my clawfoot tub and i take bubble baths almost every night before bed. it is a small luxury that i can indulge in and i can't live without it!


5) books. interestingly enough, i have an english degree. obviously i'm not using it nor am i using my advanced grammar skillz. anyway, i love to read. this is my favorite book of all time. i've read it three times and no it is not intellectual but all about time travel, love, and scottish men in kilts.


6) travel. sometimes you just have to get the heck out of town. i love to travel and see new places. really get to know a culture and not just stay in a resort or see the highlights. this picture is from our trip to guatemala last year to visit some friends. we were at the fab rooftop bar drinking wine and watching the sun set. it was gorgeous.


7) my car. her name is pauli girl and she's a 1984 benz that runs on used veggie oil. i feel like a rich old lady driving her around town.


8) the beach. more specifically, the beach in the summer (this was taken in florida when we went for christmas. the in-laws live there). i'm not a super ocean fan but i love sitting on the sand and getting a tan. i love to be hot.


9) steak, wine and hot sauce. i'm not sure this really even needs an explanation.

10) football. i love me some football, especially the new england patriots. we are super fans. isaiah and i got these jerseys for christmas and we wore them proudly until the stupid ravens beat them in the play-offs (sorry, but it's upsetting). anyway, sundays and monday nights are sacred around this house.

so now i'm going to tag a few others. i hope you don't feel obligated but i'm tagging you because i'd like to get to know you ladies a bit more. i hope you all enjoyed reading a lot of personal things about me. now here they are (by blog name):

18 comments:

lkfeely said...

that was great! i love your house, and car (and that it's run on veggie oil). i also love traveling... it's so addicting! i'd love to go to guatemala!

your son is so lucky to have such a cool mom!

Meggstatus said...

After reading this I have realized that your life is amazing. Your house is so beautiful I originally thought it was a picture from a magazine. I have always wanted a hammock in my house and you actually have one!!! Your car suits you perfectly. I can't believe you have run two marathons. And how cute is the picture of you and your son watching football????

I just love everything!

Amanda said...

I loved reading this. Your home is absolutely amazing :] And it is completely awesome that you live about your business (i'm assuming it's yours I could be wrong).

idée_géniale said...

wow, you did an amazing job with this post. I love how every point is so personal.
And June!! yay! That's awesome. What's the occasion? can't wait!

megan.tme said...

This was seriously like reading my own 10 things!! Thank you for tagging me, I'm honored :) :) :)

megan.tme said...

P.S. We love the Patriots too, even though we live in Baltimore.. So I know how you feel :) Honestly, my husband watches football, and I just watch Tom Brady :)

kate maggie said...

Thanks for sharing more about you. I like you even more than I did before :) You make up a wonderful individual! <3

Leproust Vintage said...

Wow!! I want your house and car!!! They are SO fabulous! And congrats on the marathons! I too am a runner, however I have not been able to run since late October due to a crazy surgery, and it is KILLING me!

ChYmEc!nDy** said...

Wow! congratulations.

Dalena Vintage said...

Thanks so much for sharing bits of your life! Your home is absolutely gorgeous, I love that you have a hammock up!

Jennifer said...

HI! I have to say I love this list! I especially loved what you wrote about running. It has been very hard for me to think about not running a marathon this year and it gives me a lot of inspiration to look forward to training and running one after I have the baby!!! Thank you!
-jenloveskev

SabinePsynopsis said...

Oh, I love the things you love... Books, travel, bubble baths, the beach, steak - yeah!! Your house looks beautiful and an old merc that runs on vegetable oil, so cool! Being able to run a marathon is amazing. (I sometimes go jogging and am very proud when I manage 2 miles.)

chicfaced said...

1) your house. ah.mazing. what is happening over there on the right hand side with the black and yellow text? I want that. Also, Tom and I want really badly to renovate something that wasn't a house at first to make it a loft.
2) I am currently looking for a new old car - like an old volvo or benz. I honestly just today was saying I wanted one that ran on veggie oil. Then I read your post. These things mean we should be friends (that, and the whole shop thing).
3) 2 marathons?!?! And you were running like...under 5 minute miles? You rock!
4) yay! we got tagged! thanks for thinking of us ;)
-Megan

Kimberly said...

Oh, I love your list! It is totally awesome. And oh my goodness, I am SO IN LOVE with your house!! BRILLIANT! You should do a series of pics of it. I would be so into that!

What a beautiful life you have with your good fashion, good food, beautiful home, and beautiful menfolk! Isn't it nice to have those menfolk in your life?

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Jessica said...

So I was just browsing this going...oh neat! Pretty! And then, surprise! I saw my blog name. Thanks for tagging me! I'll try to do a post tonight.

Your home looks so lovely. I'd love to live in a loft space. And it's so neat that your car runs on vegetable oil!

Taylor Sterling said...

fab jumper! It looks so pretty!!

Lexie said...

what a beautiful list! <3 i especially love the tub picture!

Lisa said...

What a great list! You are such an adorable family.