Sunday, September 25, 2011

Breakfast at Ali's

Now that autumn is officially here, there's been an immediate shift in weather.  Highs reached the nineties earlier this week, but today was overcast and noticeably cooler. This was particularly evident when I spent a lovely morning at my friend Ali's hilltop estate. I absolutely love spending time here, and I secretly fantasize about living here when I make the drive up the hill. It's unbelievably serene, with breathtaking views for miles and miles...paired with great company, delicious food, and some bubbly of course, it made for an unforgettable Sunday.

{A great shot by my friend Alex}

Hope you all had a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Working Woman

I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted! You wouldn't believe my life these past few weeks. I left my last job (which I loved!) for an amazing opportunity with Microsoft (which I also love!) Since then, I've traveled to Minneapolis and back for training, and at the end of this week, I'll have worked 13 days straight. I'm so thankful for this opportunity, and I hope you can bear with me while I figure out a routine that works.

Needless to say, I am in major need of some me-time and a glass of wine! And I can't wait until I can blog more often. I'm also looking forward to some much-needed vacation time in the next few weeks. Whew! That felt good to get off my chest :)

On a totally unrelated side note...have you ever seen The Big Easy?  I just got a chance to take in all of Dennis Quaid's yumminess in this 1987 flick.  It's also set in my favorite city; you should definitely watch it when you get a chance!

For now...I'm going to relax with a glass of zin, and my copy of Bridesmaids that just arrived. Best believe it's going to be a magical night!

Monday, September 5, 2011

A Family BBQ

And what exactly did my Monday entail? You guessed it...more babies! I'm just reaching that point in my life where all of my nearest & dearest are getting married and having beautiful babies. How lucky am I?

This cutie patootie is Markian, my boyfriend's baby bro. Before, when I would hear people say that a baby was so cute that they could eat him up, I was confused at their cannibalistic-sounding term of endearment.  Now, I completely understand...I am in LOVE with Markian and find myself kissing his hands and feet for no reason at all!

**Side note...just in case my weekend wasn't baby-oriented enough for you, we spent a lovely quiet evening Saturday catching up on a Harry Potter marathon with our dear friends, who are one month away from having a little one of their own!

Watching airplanes :)

After Roehl barbecued some delicious burgers, we took our bikes out and cruised around a nearby lake.  It was so perfect getting to relax and spend time together before we head back to work tomorrow. I'll definitely be counting down the days until next weekend!

Sunday With The Sackmans

How was your holiday weekend? At the risk of sounding old, time is really flying by; I can't believe it's already September! I'm excited to share my beautiful weekend with you, starting with Sunday catching up with some of my favorite people, including my baby godson Dominick :)

We spent our Sunday afternoon at a local park, just lounging around.  After, we got some coffee and I finally got my hands on the Little Debbie's Oatmeal Creme Pies I've been looking for all month! We went back to the Sackman residence and barbecued by the pool; the perfect ending to a wonderful summer.

Isn't little Dom too presh for words? I can't get enough of him! What a beautiful family, I might add. 

I hope you all got a chance to round out your summer in an exciting yet relaxing manner.  Btw, I don't care what the fashion "rules" dictate...I intend to wear white all fall/winter! =P