my {long holiday} weekend in pictures.

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{me & the bump celebrating the 4th of july.}

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{the land of nod store is under construction & has a pretty fun entryway right now.}

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{sadie’s new dog door at the house. pics to come later in the week of the rest of the house!}

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{we attended a very patriotic party to celebrate america’s birthday.}

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{the annual 4th of july parade in our neighborhood. such a treat!}

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{we stopped by to see andy & hailey, & sadie loved sleeping in the grass lake-side.}

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{sadie insisted on sitting right in between us during a small fireworks show. she didn’t last long before she wanted to be inside away from the noise. poor kid.}

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{we went to ikea to pick up a few things for the house. #nesting}

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{& amazingly it all fit in our car! sadie & I shared a seat in the back, but it worked. thank goodness we have a hatchback!}

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{I finally found some time to finish up a sewing project for baby lower that I started some time ago. hope to share pics soon.}

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{due to the many residual fireworks over the weekend, sadie got to sleep in bed with us. she hated it, obviously.}

what an awesome weekend. can every weekend be a three-day weekend, seriously? we got to sleep in, see lots of friends & family, & check some things off the ole’ to-do list – doesn’t get much better than that. we were a bit disappointed in the weather this weekend {rain when it wasn’t actually forecasted} but it is definitely feeling like summer here in the emerald city. I am still in shock that we are already so far into july – slow down summer!

how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{got to attend jaz’s dance recital on friday night. such a treat! great job kiddo!}

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{I had the pleasure of hosting a baby brunch for amanda & baby boy sadlier at steelhead diner on saturday afternoon. more pics to come this week!}

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{traffic was awful this weekend going to seattle & in the city. the 520 bridge was closed & streets all over the city were closed for the half and full marathon.}

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{not usually a fast food eater but I did have to try a wendy’s frosty in a waffle cone. so good!}

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{we got to hang out with jaz on saturday night while her parents went on date night. lots of games were played!}

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{I bust out the iron only for special occasions. this occasion was maternity photos.}

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{lots of hair products used by the gal at swink style bar while getting my hair done.}

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{stopped by the house this weekend to see the progress & DRYWALL! pics to come later in the week.}

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{sadie enjoying the new almost finished space in our basement.}

we had a very busy first-of-the-summer weekend but it was time well spent. we got to hang out with our friends jes, cale, & their daughter jaz {twice!} which is always a good time. I also got to co-host a brunch for my good friend amanda & it was so good to see her & get some girl time in. the setting wasn’t too shabby either – right in the heart of pike place market! I was able to stroll around the market ahead of time, buy some gorgeous flowers, & enjoy a delicious raspberry croissaint from le panier. we also did a maternity photoshoot this afternoon – all of us: aaron, me, sadie, & the bump! we were down at golden gardens beach park which was busy because the weather was so great. can’t wait to share these pics in a few weeks!

how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{starting to sort baby clothes – eep!}

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{panera for lunch is always a good idea. also, I can’t get enough lemonade these days!}

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{stripes & salt waters. dress: asos maternity dress in breton stripe}

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{bumpin’ in dvf to see once at the paramount with mom.}

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{two of the gorgeous chandeliers at the paramount theater.}

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{manis & pedis at julep. so many colors to choose from.}

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{sadie was really sad when she couldn’t join us at rain city burgers for lunch.}

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{sadie & the bump.}

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{crafting for the nursery. very excited to share this project once it’s done!}

my mom was in town visiting this weekend & it was sunny, so all-in-all a great weekend! we enjoyed the weather, ran some errands, & got some things checked off the to-do list.

how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{mocking up an in-the-works project for baby lower’s nursery.}

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{we housesat & watched ben & sarah’s dogs this weekend. they all wanted to cuddle with us on friday night. yoshi is hiding behind aaron in this one.}

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{joined amanda for pre-natal yoga on saturday afternoon & then noshed on a delicious lunch at gobble.}

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{caught up with my ever-stylish – & soon to be new yorker – friend brenda & she came bearing gifts for baby lower. leave it to her to dress our baby in crewcuts!}

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{trekked down to tacoma to pick up this craigslist find. I promise to share soon!}

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{we had a sunny sunday & sadie enjoyed catching up on some open car window time.}

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{my first unofficial mother’s day card from honest company!}

we enjoyed a fun {but quick!} weekend in the emerald city. it was a bit rainy to begin with, but we are starting into a much-needed warm weather streak. I can’t wait! we celebrated our first mother’s day which seemed a bit strange to be honest. I guess it is hard to imagine I will be part of such an amazing group of women in just a few months! the sun was shining today & I didn’t have to cook or do any dishes, so it seemed like a good celebration!

happy mother’s day to my mom, mother-in-law, sister, sisters-in-law, friends, & all of you mothers out there!

xo M

my weekend in pictures.

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{a trip to bellevue square means I get my auntie anne’s fix. I never really ate big pretzels before I was pregnant, but now whenever I see them I crave them.}

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{we just happened to be at nordy’s & they just happened to be running triple points. so, we shopped a bit!}

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{no one loves the warm sunny weather more than sadie because it means she gets to cruise around in the car with the window down.}

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{aaron & a few of our very nice friends loaded up this guy on saturday. just the start of some  very big things to come around here!}

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{found some time to relax & enjoy the second book in this trilogy.}

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{sadie has been such a cuddle bug lately. she always wants to be right by my side. or on my lap. whichever is more convenient for her.}

we had the most beautiful gorgeous & sunny weekend weather that really made it feel like spring is here. I know this is just a teaser & that winter-ish weather will return soon, but it was nice to break out my sunglasses &  not need quite so many layers for at least a few days. we had an awesome group of friends come over this weekend & help us pack & move a few things from around the house as we prepare for our next big project. it feels a little crazy-town around here since there are so many things going on at once these days, but we are excited about the coming months. how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{on our way east out of the city on friday morning sadie & I got stuck at the bridge opening at the ship canal bridge. sadie didn’t mind at all that we had to sit in the sunshine for a few minutes.}

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{started some spring cleaning by tackling our office closet. at least I made some progress on it.}

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{celebrated baby blakely & her mama-to-be this weekend!}

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{dinner date at purple café with our friends rhett & lindsay saturday evening.}

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{it was an official date night at the paramount theater to see the lion king. this was my very favorite movie as a kid & the musical is phenomenal. just the opening scene – breathtaking!}

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{it was rain, rain, rain this weekend after a gorgeous & sunny week.}

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{coffee date with my mama!}

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{enjoyed some rum cake straight from little cayman. thanks mom & dad!}

gosh, how is the weekend over already? it poured rain for most of the weekend which stunk because it was so beautiful at the end of last week. bummer. while I am excited about the spring-look to seattle – flowers, bushes, & trees starting to bloom – I am SO ready for spring weather! my mama was in town which is always a treat, but seems to make time fly even faster. how was your weekend?

M

my weekend in pictures.

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{pre-dinner drinks on capital hill. cheers!}

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{out to dinner with old & new friends on friday night.}

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{I don’t know which is more amazing: the fact that spring bulbs are blooming or the fact that I planted these bulbs last fall.}

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{I spent saturday morning on a rainy walk around greenlake with an old friend & her little one. I feel like this was a look into my very near future.}

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{couldn’t resist the freshly picked pop-up shop at land of nod this weekend. picked up the cutest pair of moccasins for baby lower.}

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{sunday lived up to its name today & brought some much-needed sun. needless to say sadie was here for most of the afternoon.}

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{see those tiny little green plants at the base of our front tree? yep, those are tulips that I planted!}

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{borrowing the divergent series from a friend. I need to get going before we go see the movie!}

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{this week sadie got bored & unwound an entire spool of twine she found in my craft supplies. aaron & I spent 15 minutes trying to find an end so I could attempt to re-spin it. still a work in progress.}

we had a fun & productive weekend spending time with old & new friends, & finally taking a much-needed trip to the goodwill in an effort to get a kick-start on spring cleaning. after days & days of rain, we finally got a few dry days, or moments, starting on friday & finishing up with some actual sunshine today – it was glorious! while I am still reeling from the spring forward this morning, it was all-in-all a great weekend! how was your weekend?

M