Wednesday, May 31, 2017

quiet valley living historical farm

ryan was tied up working in the theatre on sunday too, so my parents and i spent the afternoon at quiet valley living historical farm for their annual spring farm animal frolic.  we enjoyed walking around the farm and seeing all the animals.  we ate freshly baked bread and cookies right out of an outdoor oven, and watched a demonstration in the one-room schoolhouse.  quiet valley really is such a peaceful and quaint little place that never disappoints.  here are a bunch of photos from our afternoon at the farm . . .

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

millbrook village

ryan was tied up working a show in the theatre most of memorial day weekend.  so, on saturday my parents and i took a trip to millbrook village after dance class.  millbrook is a historic area in new jersey which was the site of a small grain mill village in the 1800s.  we took a little step back in time as we walked through some of the old buildings.  here are a few snapshots . . .

love, laurie

Monday, May 29, 2017

happy memorial day


happy memorial day
love, laurie

Friday, May 26, 2017

fun links


hip, hip, hooray for a three-day holiday weekend!  although we're working through part of it, we're still looking forward to it.  i'm keeping my fingers crossed for decent weather because the forecast for the weekend doesn't look so great at the moment.

since it's friday, here are a few fun links that i found around the internet recently . . .

1. 199 poisonous plants to look out for in order to keep yourself and your pets safe

2. this print reminds me of a certain kitten i know

3. ben & jerry’s limited batch bob marley’s one love ice cream

4. a stack of pandas, how cute

5. i want to bite into one of these jalapeno black bean burgers

6. this tropical coconut chia pudding also looks yummy

7. i'm sure leko would like if we built one of these climbing structures

8. cute free printable veggie collection

9. i wouldn't have thought of making banana bread in the crockpot

have a lovely memorial day weekend!
love, laurie

Thursday, May 25, 2017

snapshots of life lately, according to my iphone pictures

. . . and ryan's iphone too.

a few photos of . . . leko airing himself out, ryan's view backstage while working a music concert, an ice cream date with an old friend from college, meeting a friend's new dog, flowers blooming along the side of our house, and leko posing like superman on top of a pile of pillows.

love, laurie

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

hello, hydrangea


we took a few moments on sunday when i was visiting my parents to help them pick out a spot for the hydrangea plant that we bought my mama for mother's day this year.  my dad and i planted it in a spot where my mom will see it every time she drives in their driveway.  i just love the blue color of it.

love, laurie

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

flowers in our yard

on friday after work, the sun was shining so beautifully.  as soon as i got home, i quickly grabbed my camera and headed out to our yard in order to snap a few pictures of the flowers in bloom around our house.  i'm glad i was able to get several photos while the flowers were still so gorgeous!

love, laurie