To those who served and paid the ultimate sacrifice we are eternally grateful.
Remember, today is about so much more than a three-day weekend, BBQs, and kick starting the summer.
Happy Memorial Day!
|Between pregnancies it's clear I've gotten a much better camera, taken advantage of natural lighting, and ditched those glasses.|
|This was us in Cabo - exactly SIX YEARS AGO! We had the best time ever.|
It was during this trip that I just *knew* I was hanging with a pretty awesome guy, and that one day he'd become my better half.
Scott and I still talk about that trip, and how we agree it is at the top of our favorite vacations together.
Something tells me this trip to Cabo will be equally amazing, but totally different at the same time.
|This WWII Jeep was hands down the highlight for both Scott and Marcus. We lingered here the longest.|
|The flowers // The metal print // The Mother's Day book|
|Of all the things to receive for Mother's Day, the handmade, personalized book that Scott has put together and updates each year, is by far my favorite and most priceless gift.|
Each year Scott picks a few photos (out of the hundreds? thousands? I've taken over the course of that year and incorporates them into the book. I never know which photos he will select and I love the thoughtfulness he puts into it.
This year Marcus added his own touch by adding a little paint (see bottom middle photo), and I added the cards the guys gave me (see bottom right photo).
|Chuck E. Cheese.|
If you go right when they open (on a weekday) there are generally no other kids in the place. It's awesome.
|Pump It Up.|
Pegging mom with the cannonball air blaster is hilariously fun work.
|bedding // rug // butterfly sphere|
curtain tie-backs // mobile // lamp base
curtains // picture frame // print
|Dumbo. Every. Single. Time.|
|Upper left: Please note the intense concentration.|
Middle left: The tongue is out. You know he's into something when the tongue comes out.
Lower left: Best little date I ever did have.
|I asked Marcus at least 100 times what he wanted to do MOST at Disney. His reply? "Eat Mac n Cheese!" I had to oblige.|
My heart has exploded.
|The anchor decal was the start of the nautical inspiration.|
Any of Marcus' books that are remotely water related are on the bed bookshelves.
|The dresser has been in Scott's family for almost 75 years. Scott stripped, sanded, and restained the dresser so it would match the bed. We then added new hardware.|
The lamp was originally without rope. I felt it looked a little bare. I grabbed some jute from a home improvement store, wrapped it around the lamp base a few times and called it good.
|Curtain rod, tie backs, and finials.|
|Canvas prints (could that outfit have been any more perfect for this room?! May it also be noted that photo was the cause of some serious debate: to hang his picture in his room, or not to hang his picture in his room - obviously I hung it), laundry basket, and trash bin.|
|The reading area.|
|I couldn't part with everything from Marcus' nursery, so I made sure to incorporate his infant hand and footprints.|
The pillows Marcus sleeps on have the cutest little fish hidden on the interior flap of the pillow case.