Oct 18, 2009

My lens came!!!

So this afternoon i am sipping on leftover jasmine tea from my coffee date with Charlotte and Kat. Girl time just seems so much sweeter these days. Probably since its a little less frequent. Oh oh oh! and Im going to be a bridesmaid for the FIRST TIME EVER this august!!!!! AAAGGHHHH!!!!! my good friend Katherine Dixon went to Wales, UK for a year this past fall and fell in love with a british man. The good news though, is that she is bringing him here. And the four of us are going to be such good friends :)

This is them. and david would not like this picture because he is actually a very sweet person. and he really loves kat. so i am thrilled to help her get maarrrieeed!



Oh, but all of that to say that i got my LEEENS. It is so beautiful. I've been eyeing for more than a year but have never bought it and Daniel finally convinced me (sometimes...that is what husbands are for. if you have big-purchase antsies like me. tehe)

And i was so anxious to try it out, i called my little brother - who is GRADUATING this year. (Agghhmygosh!!!) and told him that we needed a brother/sister date to take senior pictures asap. So this afternoon, I am listening to Animal Collective with the aforementioned cup of tea and editing pictures. What a sweet afternoon!

Seriously young ladies...you can't say two words about Edward Cullen after these. My brother is a serious stud. Not gonna lie. I really do think that Daniel, my brother and dad are the three most handsome men alive. And photogenic, too :)







I know...im leaving you all in such suspense as you wait for a facial shot ;)









That is all. My shrimp dish last night didn't turn out quite as yummy as i thought. Not bad. Just not the taste i was expecting. Real Simple pictures are so deceptive :P Probably not worth shelling the footies off of a pound of shrimp for (yuuuuck!) but we will carry on - up next is homemade potstickers.

Oct 17, 2009

rainy weekends...

...do not make for productive wife days. Yesterday i found myself doodling silly things


when i had piles of laundry just aching to be cleaned, which i typically don't mind, because i love the smell of my Tide Cold Water. Maybe weird? But it is sooooo goood!
(also: i realize most women would probably laugh at this pitiful pile. trust me...it had already been dealt with largely by the time i took this picture)


bug i also had pretty white canvases begging to be painted:

"paint me mindy....PAINT me!"


And really...who can resist that? So i pulled out (what is left of) all of my pretty paints

 
and made pretty pictures for our walls :)
i like them. well...if i had to do the raincloud again, i think i'd change him. But the sun makes me so glad :D they're little indians! and i know you cant really see it, but the raincloud has little baby indian drops under her. daniel liked them. and i like them. so they are worthy to go up in the coleman home!

THEN i became totally engrossed in this website with super delicious food on it called pioneerwoman.com. aggghhhhh. she has these beautiful truffles on it that i am going to make for Daniel's birthday Thursday. Shhhh. Don't tell him, though ;)

And then I realized that I needed to make my OWN dinner and stop daydreaming about all of the yummy things I wanted to make before my husband came home from work. And I actually am off to do the very same thing now.

Tonight is creamy shrimp with corn and bacon. It needs a better name, but looks heavenly. Yum yum yum.



Oct 10, 2009

We Are Married Now. :)

I think I speak for both of us in saying that we are SO glad to be finally married. Today is October 10th, which was the original date for our wedding and it would have been a beautiful day - but I'm glad we bumped it up the whole month and five days. It seems like we've been married forever and ever already. And its so much fun :)

My brain is in complete overload right now. There are tons and tons of pictures that I want to post all at the same time.

This is our living room about 5 minutes after we got back from honeymooning in Asheville:


And this was waiting for me on our fridge :)


Aaaand this is the lens i FINALLY just mustered up the nerve to splurge on:

Because of this (its small, i know. my bigger one didn't want to load):


Daniel is (possibly) studying right now. We are taking a break to catch up on The Office. Soon.

~Mindy