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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

breakfast in bed, kitten style

if you see this picture and think "spoiled" you are 100% correct.  this guy knows how to con us, even getting us to agree to let him eat breakfast in bed like a little king.  it's okay though, because we wouldn't have it any other way!

love, laurie

Monday, October 14, 2019

noodle date!

on saturday evening after work, we went out to run a few errands.  we were starving, so we popped into a newly opened ramen noodle shop in our town.  we tried the vegetable noodles two different ways and liked them both.  it was a fun little saturday night noodle date!

love, laurie

Friday, October 11, 2019

mom and dad, pay attention to me!

yesterday evening, we were sitting in our room looking at something on my phone.  we were pretty engrossed in what we were watching on my instagram stories because we didn't even realize leko was sitting right below us.  we looked up from the phone, and looked down to see him sprawled out on the floor by our feet.  he was like, "mom and dad, pay attention to me!"  what a silly guy!

love, laurie

Thursday, October 10, 2019

cuddling up on rainy days

the weather has been cold (hello 50 degrees!) and wet for the past few days.  when it gets damp like this, leko wastes no time cuddling up with us to stay warm.  of course i'm not complaining!!!

love, laurie

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

"the price is right live"

i never really watched the tv show "the price is right" other than seeing a few seconds of it as i was flipping channels.  however, ryan has fond memories of watching it as a kid with his grandparents.  he got a chance to work the show last week when the live theatre tour version came to town.  he got a kick out of the fact that they had all of the original games from the show that he remembered.

love, laurie

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

"wake up with the arts"

on friday, our county arts department held an event called "wake up with the arts."  it was the 11th year for the breakfast event and the second time we've attended.

any arts organization in our county was invited to go and invited to make a creative centerpiece for the tables.  we have a show called "judy moody & stink" coming up at our theatre in a few weeks, so i decided to make my centerpiece themed around the upcoming show which is a musical for children based on the famous "judy moody" book series.

i used pages from an old book to decorate the table and make paper flowers.  i also borrowed a stack of "judy moody" books from my mom's school's library too.  since it was for a round table, i made sure that there was something interesting to look at on all sides of the display.  i was really happy with how the centerpiece turned out and everyone seemed to like it!

love, laurie

Monday, October 7, 2019

"good vibrations - a celebration of the beach boys"

we continued our fall show series at the theatre on saturday night with a beach boys tribute band called "good vibrations."  this was our biggest show of the fall, and it was absolutely awesome!  i have to say, this was my favorite show yet that we've done at the theatre.  i'm so glad everything went so well.

i snapped a ton of photos on my camera during the show.  here are just a few of them.  you can see the whole album with all of my photos on our theatre's facebook page here.

love, laurie

Friday, October 4, 2019

happy birthday, little blog!

on sunday my blog turns 8 years old!  wow!  it's really hard to believe that it has been 8 years since i started this blog back in 2011 on a whim.  8 years later, i'm still grateful to have my little corner of the internet as a virtual scrapbook to chronicle the highlights of our lives.

happy birthday, little blog!
love, laurie

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previous blogiversaries: year oneyear twoyear threeyear fouryear five, year six, year seven

Thursday, October 3, 2019

what a day

there's a kid's book titled "alexander and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day" and yesterday, boy was i alexander.  it was a ridiculous day at work where absolutely nothing worked out in our favor (except for landing one very exciting contract at the end of the day!).

my co-worker and i were commiserating about how bad the day was, and she reminded me that she always gets me to laugh at least once each day no matter how bad the day.  she pulled a little envelope out of her purse and said it was a card that she had been carrying around and had been meaning to give me.  yesterday was the perfect time because the front of the card made me laugh and the inside made me smile.  it was so sweet and exactly what i needed on my alexander day.

i'm determined that today is going to be much better!

love, laurie

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

shake shack!

it has become a little tradition of ours to take a trip to woodbury common each fall.  it's only about a 90-minute drive from our house, and we love going up there for a few hours each year in september to walk around.

we had some free time on friday morning before having to work in the evening, so we set out after breakfast on a little date.  while we were at woodbury common, we grabbed lunch at shake shack.  ryan had a cheeseburger, i had the portobello burger, and we shared a garden dog, crinkle-cut fries, and cranberry-apple lemonade! 

it was a fun little day date and a nice way to get away for a few hours and recharge!

love, laurie