Monday, April 23, 2012

Weekend Wrap up

We had a great weekend being with friends. Friday evening we had the Adams Family over. We had delicious veggie burgers which you may remember from this post. They of course got to meet baby Vivi and she was hamming it up

On Saturday evening we headed to the Lebanese food festival with the Hannon's. Will and I had the vegetarian dish which included spinach pies, rice, loobia, Lebanese salad and pita bread. It was fantastic except that we got there too late and they sold out of doughnuts.They had a band and dancers that paraded around with hip scarfs adorned with coins. People got up and danced around the food tent as the band played. I love a cultural celebration. 

{snap} I was bummed  that I forgot my camera.
On Sunday we headed out to Earthbound's Earth Fest. Will and I have attended the last two years and have had a blast. It is a fundraiser for the Black Warrior Riverkeeper organization. Will pulled out his old tye dye t-shirt and overralls. I however didn't have anything that screamed hippy (shocking I know) so I went with earth tones.

Relaxing to the music.

She is serious about the earth people.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A little baby stitch

I am enjoying a little craft time here and there. I am trying to decide how I can make some extra money. I have toyed with the idea of an etsy page or getting a booth at our local flea market.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter Pictures

These are a little overdue but I thought I would share them anyway. We spent Easter weekend in Troy with Will's family and then headed to the lake.

Swinging with her grandmother.

It is so fun to watch Frank talk to Vivi.

I love her expression in this picture.

They are planting a tree for Vivi.

 She will have her very own lime tree. It will
hopefully be special to her and connect her to the
earth and its goodness. 

The Williams family 
Will's beautiful decorating skills. He is kinda like Peeta.

Impressive Huh?

Whimsical flower


The lake was perfect.

Being lazy and enjoying every minute of it.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Weekend Wrap up

The weather this weekend was wonderful. On Friday I rode with Rita and Mimi (mother in law and sister in law) to look at wedding dresses. Mimi is getting married in November and she wanted help narrowing her selections. She decided on a dress that wasn't even in her top picks. I love it when this happens. She just glowed when she tried the very last dress on. Matt is a lucky man.

On Saturday Will, Vivi, and I met my brother and his family at the local farmer's market. The girls got snow cones and we bought some sausage. Riveting I know. It was the perfect temperature for walking around. As I enjoyed my coffee I let my mind daydream about having a booth and what items I would sell. 

We headed over to Moe's for lunch to enjoy their outside seating and have some of their tasty BBQ. 

Later that evening I was in such a bad mood. I can't even tell you why. Will looked at me and said, "what do you need?" I told him I needed someone to either sweep the den or make cupcakes. He chose the latter and I was so glad he did because they were just what I needed. 

Our roommates came home and helped decorate them. We have been trying to find a house name. So far we have come up with the ol' nipple or butt crack which is why the cupcakes are decorated the way they are. Neither of these names have that certain ring. We will keep looking.

Not only did Will make cupcakes but he also dazzled me with his cooking skills. He made shrimp tacos with a cilantro slaw and I made mojitos with mint from the garden. It was a perfect pair.

On Sunday I got some time to myself to write, read, and drink coffee. It is amazing what a little alone time will do for my frame of mind. I sure do love my little girl, but it is really hard because I don't get to blog or make things like before. I know that will change as she gets older so I am trying to remind myself to enjoy this time and get a break when I need one.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Who couldn't use a little Celine Deon?

We have a dear friend who loves Celine Deon. When I was in Zambia she and another woman would sing Celine to Vivi in the womb. She was having a party and the host asked for pictures and videos. Since we couldn't be there we decided to make her a video of her favorite song. I thought I would share it with you on this lovely Thursday.