NORAD tracks Santa!

I had grand plans to share pictures of our house decorated to every end with all of my Pinterest Christmas projects, but, alas, the week got away from me… {maybe this weekend I can get some pics & share them with you next week!}

I didn’t want to leave you with nothing to end the Pinterest Christmas series, so I thought I would share the NORAD Santa tracker. this way, you can track Santa all the way to your house on Christmas Eve!


all of the Christmas magic lives here!

happy its-almost-Christmas! are you ready for the holiday?


my weekend in pictures {a look back}.

a happy belated thanksgiving! since I didn’t do a thanksgiving post last week {I have been unplugged this week & its been so great!} I thought it would be fun to do a random review post of some of my favorites from past weekend in pictures posts {this is what I am thankful for, right?}. so here you go!


{knowing that I passed the bar exam!}


{my parents’ pup skeeter when she was this tiny!}


{flying to fun places with this guy.}


{it’s a give & take with food sometimes. healthy & donuts!}


{sadie donning her sweater.}


{goofing off in boston.}


{hanging out with my husband at work events.}


{playing dress up.}


{when we bought a house that one time.}


{celebrating birthdays.}


{reminiscing about the night I met aaron. yep, it was at a bar {but we had mutual friends. seriously!}


{spending time with family! look how tiny kenley looks here.}


{again, dress up.}


{when sadie makes faces. I love her grin!}


{meeting other bloggers like john & sherry from young house love.}


{girl scout cookies. enough said.}


{shopping sprees at target.}


{hanging out with this fun gal & her mom!


{when sadie plays dress up. those goggles kill me.}


{& meeting bloggers like joy!}


{sunny summer days in the emerald city.}


{catching up with my best girl friends.}


{long soggy family walks.}

how was your {holiday} weekend?


my weekend in pictures.


{aaron & i made the snapshot of the day at work with a pic taken from our machu picchu trip.}


{double dinner date at ciccehtti, the sister restaurant to my very favorite serafina.}


{this may have been the best play of the night in a fun round of cards against humanity.}


{we dined at portage bay – one of our favs! – for breakfast this weekend. twice. yep, saturday with aaron’s cousin nathan, his wife kendra, & ben & sarah, & then again sunday with our friend jerry.}


{you may recognize that art from a pillow we used to have. well, after sadie murdered the pillow, i salvaged the art & framed it.}


{saturday night at kenmore lanes with nathan & kendra. it was quite the happening place!}


{back to some painting on sunday afternoon. priming & painting our closet doors that finally made it back up after removing & soaking all of the paint off of the hardware.}


{we needed a pick-me-up to make it through our sunday evening grocery trip. thank you starbucks for being in our qfc store.}


{i love the spring as it means fresh bouquets of flowers in the house every week!}


{aaron surprised me with a subscription to real simple.}

we had a really fun weekend working around the house to finish up a few never-ending projects & also seeing lots of family & friends. aaron’s cousin nathan & his wife kendra were in town & we had such a blast with them on saturday. it is hard to be so far away from family sometimes, but awesome when we can all get together! the rain returned to the emerald city as it normally does this time of year. while we are bummed that the temperatures have dropped, we are hopeful that the continuing rain & showers will help our soon-to-be-planted grass seed fill in our lawn in a few rough places. how was your weekend?


my weekend in pictures.


{loving my new weekend planner from the new kate spade saturday line via fab.}


{friday afternoon i got a much-needed manicure. it was lovely!}


{friday night dinner date at rain city burgers followed by a movie at home. perfect night.}


{saturday morning family walk in the sunshine! we also rescued some amazing vintage glass door knobs from a remodel down the street – very exciting!}


{nothing beats chinese takeout!}


{there was some ceiling patching being done this weekend. pretty soon you will never know there were three dining room pendants.}


{i attended a bridesmaids’ afternoon tea at the queen mary tea room in honor of the bride-to-be mary alice.}


{fish tacos at the matador with my grandmother.}


{we switched up the usual movie after sunday night dinner to go to target. it was my grandmother’s first trip. ever. she kept saying “they sell everything here!” it was awesome.}

we had a fun weekend & had some good down time as well as being able to catch up with some old friends. though we are still missing the lost hour from springing forward, we are definitely looking forward to the spring! how was your weekend?


snapshots of us lately.

i spend a lot of time taking & sharing pictures of our two kids, the house & sadie. but, we have been really bad about talking (& sharing) pictures of us, even though this is

i have {informally} resolved to get behind the camera less & in front of it more, & share more pictures of us on this blog of ours. so, in an effort to make good on this resolution, here are a few recent shots of aaron & me.

{tibi dress rented from RTR // j.crew clutch}

{taken at our friends dave & maryalice’s engagement party in january. we are very excited to both be in the wedding party!}

{aaron with the tiniest bottle of tabasco sauce ever at my birthday dinner.}

{happy i am so thankful she didn’t bring out 28 candles birthday!}

{old cape // zara dress  // shoemint shoes //  j.crew clutch}

expected more? i know, it wasn’t much of a photo dump. like i said, we don’t take very many photos of us & are really good {too good} at being  behind the camera! i hope this is the first of many snapshots of us lately posts.

are you a good self picture taker? if you are, spill your secrets!


my weekend in pictures.


{feeling a bit under the weather on friday. stayed home, slept in {!}, watched movies & cuddled with sadie.}


{we took a family walk on saturday thru the ravenna ravine near our house. lots of beautiful moss-covered trees. i froze but sadie had an awesome time playing in all the mud!}


{i have resolved to do more yoga in the new year & started by purchasing a dvf + target yoga mat.}


{we attended a twelfth night celebration at our friends the robinsons. aaron & ben were in festive twelfth night attire with their bow ties.}


{bye-bye christmas tree.}


{we finally dined at rain city burgers after months of hearing rave reviews. it helped that it is only a few blocks from our abode.}


{his & hers tea in teacups from our honeymoon.}

sorry this post is a bit picture-light. whatever bug i have is zapping the photographer out of me. what is your best get-better-fast remedy? how was your weekend?


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