Happy Weekend

This weekend I’m off to the city for some birthday celebrations, celebrating my brother, my cousin, and my mother… they are just some amazing, beautiful people who I love so dearly. I hope this weekend you find someone to celebrate, whether it’s their birthday or not, I hope you cherish your time with them and love on them. Happy Weekend!

A Catch Up

_DSC0382

This quaint place we stopped for lunch was just too cute and delicious not to document… sit and stay a while, let’s catch up!

– Lately, back from Europe and my body is (slightly) adjusted to the timezone (shout out to you, afternoon naps!) Quite a bit of travel adventure posts still to come…

_DSC0383

– Slow days around here with the summer heat lingering, but filling them with juicy watermelon, colorful paintings, air conditioning, banana splits sprinkled with chopped almonds, and lots of park walks.

_DSC0397

– My sister is off to college soon which means, not only will I miss her dearly but also trips to Target on the regular… I don’t mind!
– Nostalgia is starting to sink in. This time of year for the last four years I was planning, packing, and getting thrilled to go back to school. I will be missing that sweet college town that goes by the name of Ann Arbor.

_DSC0406

– Cleaning out the closet. How can it be so refreshing and stressing at the same time? I think it’s because I have some weird attachments to my clothes, they take me back to special times and memories in life that I don’t want to forget but want to cling onto… And here I go again, with the nostalgia…

_DSC0384

– Catching up with those lovely friends and family of mine and missing those I haven’t seen in a while, and enjoying the pace of things…

Happy Weekend

With August just starting, I’m in disbelief that summer is more than half way gone. It’s that same helpless feeling I get when an unforgettable moment, a special time or season slips nears the end… and at the same time, I feel hopeful, grateful, and excited for what’s around the corner, for what the rest of summer holds. I need to savor this sweet season that is slowly passing… sleeping with the windows wide open and the early morning sunlight pouring in to wake me up, iced coffee made even better with ice cream scoops floating inside, casual and happy trips, hair in a messy bun, sun freckles, and barely any make up. Hope your weekend is special and savored. As for me, no plans this weekend, that’s me embracing summer!

_DSC0130 2

_DSC0952 1

Fourth of July

_DSC0258

Our Fourth of July was spent on land and on water… sailing a sunfish and kayaking the shore, and later, grilling all-American style, berry pie, and coffee ice cream piled in waffle cones… watching fireworks pop over our heads, and a late night walk through the rose garden… so very thankful for this beautiful country and our independence!

_DSC0950

IMG_8904

_DSC0867

IMG_8906