Thursday, July 28, 2011
and THEN in "6 sleepies and a wake-up" (to use decarlo jargon!), we're leaving to go to the beach with the decarlo's! gahhh!!!! it's huge self-control not to be already packing to leave!
i'm so glad that so much of our living is closely tied to our families. :-D
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
While I seem to not be a good pet owner (moment of silence for all my goldfish), I do seem to have a green thumb!! Look at how huge my babies are!!!!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Kati got a hair cut from the same beloved Suzanna Henry (Citrine Salon in Bethesda) who did her hair for our wedding! She got it cut short, which I have warmed up to over the past month, and it looks amazing! I am such the most blessed man to have such a beautiful wife who I adore and who adores me just as much! Kati is gorgeous with her short, sexy hair cut and I'm so proud to be seen with and married to such a beautiful woman!
Thursday, July 14, 2011
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him. That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away."
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
happy monday, munchkins! here's to coffee, and my wonderful husband, who is sweet and kind to me on these "snooze heavy" mornings. and here's to sweet times of worship yesterday, fresh remembrance of what this life, my life, is truly about.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
i realized i may have an inner "michael scott" today while i was heating up my canned soup. first, i noticed that the can proclaimed my soup would be "Zesty!" in spite of being light. and then when i hopefully poured it into my bowl, i noticed the different layers oozing into my bowl since the soup had separated while waiting to be opened.....the oily looking part at the top, with the sludgy meat and rice at the bottom. and i suddenly had a strong inclination to rush back here and deep and poetic thoughts, based on my soup!!
such life lessons included the realization that we are all different layers, and just need the microwave of life to mix us together into goodtimes. (note here, my soup is NOT goodtimes, but it sounds smoother than saying "mediocre times".) also, for the philosopher, these separated layers show how the wise and substantial people can reject the shallow ones, but that they shouldn't because the shallow people may provide the most flavor!
i know. awful thoughts. how do you deal with returning to reality after a long, gorgeous, restful weekend??
Some shots, including Eli and Mike putting up the flag for Muv and Jaime's delic appetizer (no pics of Muv's brunch - was too busy eating it!!):
Monday, July 4, 2011
A nice long weekend to celebrate the fourth!
We hit things off seeing Transforms: Dark of the Moon friday night with the Blacks and Co! Then, Saturday morning errands and brunch with Mug, Dad, Eli, Jackie, Jaime, and Peter before heading off to see Mom and Pop DeCarlo!! A quick stop to see our friends at Ada's bbq hangout was also long overdue!
Sunday was amazing as well! And thus the pictures...all for Sunday! We went to see Mama Mia at Wolftrap!! We took a picnic in our picnic basket - fruit, cheese, salami, wine, crackers, olives, carrots, and celery! It was more like a feast!! It was a blast!! Then we came home and "grilled" a couple of juicy steaks...we would have actually grilled them on a grill but a thunder storm rolled in just as we were getting ready to light the coals! Spent the evening in, grilling the steaks on the stove top and watching a movie!!
This morning we got up early early and revisited one of our all time favorite sights in DC, the Theodore Roosevelt Memorial. This is where I had proposed to Kati and we went back for a sunrise breakfast to reminisce!!
More to come this evening!!!