Archive for May, 2013
Oh ya know…just some more of my favorite photos made into gifs. I can’t stop, won’t stop. EVER.
This is my nephew Euan, he’s a superhero currently learning how to not poop and pee in his pants. Potty training this boy up lately…
And now here’s one of my sweet girl just being the sweetest.
Many more where these came from…
Only after I held my own baby girl in my arms did I realize what an impossible job we share now. I’m not sure if I can ever express just how much I love/adore/appreciate/heart you but I do. I love you with all my love and am so happy to call you my mom. Even though I have to share you with a stinky brother :)
Ten Things about my mom…
1. We have rhyming names (Taryne and Eryn)
2. She’s the only person I ever want to clean my teeth.
3. She can’t sit still when her favorite song is playing.
4. She’s nice to everyone she meets.
5. She gives those she loves crazy/ridiculous nicknames (i.e. “Cha Cha”)
6. She always used to tell me growing up that all she ever expected from me was to “do my best.”
7. Her and my dad gave me and my brother the best childhood EVERRR.
8. She can cook her ass off.
9. She can craft her ass off.
10. I can’t live without her.
Love. Love. Kiss. Kiss.
I was browsing a new blog I came across yesterday. It was a lovely little blog and there were so many photos of this couples’ world travels, instead of marveling at their good fortune I unfortunately became jealous that we haven’t traveled lately. Then I mentally punched myself in the face because, HELLO, we’ve been fortunate enough to have quite a bit of world travels ourselves.
So instead of jealously scrolling through somebody else’s trips and vacays I started going through our old photo archives and caught up on our last big trip. Back in September of 2011 Alex and I visited the Canary Islands (Tenerife to be exact) and Barcelona, Spain. It was a 3 week long trip packed with lots of beaches (with various colored sands), locals noms, and epic hikes. Below are two collages I put together. The first of our time in Tenerife!
I had been to Gran Canaria once before, although I was just a wee tot, but neither Alex nor I really knew what to expect of Tenerife. We were greeted with warm weather, UVs my skin wasn’t prepared for (this place is like right on the equator), lots of Spanish inspired foods, blue blue blue ocean waters, and soooo many British tourists ;o
Next up, Barcelona. I visited Barcelona with my roommate Becca when we studied abroad together in 2004. I instantly fell in love with this Catalonian city at first glance and was blown away with all the new sites, sounds, and the shopping DEAR GOD THE SHOPPING! On our return I was so excited to show Alex this vibrant city full of so much spirit and energy. Together we ate our way through Barcelona, walked so many miles upon miles through all its quirky neighborhoods, went swimming in our underwear when we forgot our swimsuits, and went on an amazing food tour where we ate all the tapas and pintxos our little hearts desired. It’s also where I adopted the nickname “Pintxo” for Alex. Pronounced “Peen-cho.”
One of the best things we did in Barcelona was paying the money and waiting in the long line to enter La Sagrada Familia. It was the most mind-blowing architectural structure either one of us have ever entered. All the colors, all the height, all the grandeur. There’s simply no other cathedral quite like it in this world.
And while we’re on the topic of great things happening in Barcelona, let’s not forget our fashion show in the H&M dressing room…
One day we’ll travel again, until then I’m going to snuggle my little nugget named Olive who thinks passport stamps are overrated.