Tuesday, May 14, 2013


Gimme that duck!

On Sunday, we spent some time with my family at my parents house. We got there a little late so that Andrew could sleep in and make it to his first family dinner in months.

I feel like this should be a picture of Mason, my mom, and his mom... oh well!

It was nice to be around everyone for the day, but I think seeing Mason is my favorite. I actually forgot to take pics of anything but him.

All of the aunts trying to say goodbye at the same time!

Now that my Mom knows, I can finally share what we got her. For a combined Mother's Day/birthday gift, we are getting family pictures taken! We will have our photo session the night before her birthday, and I think we will all go out for dinner afterwards. I can't wait!

Monday, May 6, 2013


Jake & Lady Ashley +

Well, I finally finished The Sun Also Rises, and it's about darn time. I know Hemingway is classic, but I couldn't help but be bored the entire time. Someone once told me that life is too short to read books you don't like. Although I can agree with that statement, I also feel like I owe it to the book to power through. So, there you go.

Even though the last one was kind of a dud, I will not give up on my classics! We have quite a few good ones up on our shelves (thanks to Andrew!), and I plan to alternate between something more modern and easy going and something more old school. I just really feel like I need to get these under my belt so that when someday when I have children I can tell them that "YES, I have read those books!" I'll keep you posted.

Now that the weather is warming up, I am really looking forward to being able to sit outside and read. Coby and a good cup of coffee usually accompany. It's the best kind of way to spend a weekend morning.

What is your favorite classic? What are you reading now?