we’ve decided we need a pet.

but no goldfish, hamsters, dogs that need walking/picking up after, things with hair/ fur, things that meow or purr, things that bite or things with scales. 
any ideas?
{p.s. husband doesn’t care for¬†piglet.}

reunion of sorts.

this is my bff, carolyn. {she’s a really fierce dancer–click here if you don’t believe me.}
well, once upon a time and for the last 4 years– we were inseparable. attached at the hip. did everything together. then, came graduation. and now, we’re lucky if we see each other every other week. ¬†yes, we both still live in new york, but between work, husband, love, sleep, and not dancing–things appear to be getting in the way.

so today we had a play date. we brunched, we shopped, we chatted, we laughed. we also decided we’re going to audition for dv8 and change the world.

i have decided…
the west village magnolia really is much better than the one on columbus ave.
and yes yes, i would know.

and i bought wayyy too many books today at a lovely book shop on bleecker.
when they are reduced in price i cannot help it…
but carrying them home hurt my shoulders and back.

 the city feels extra crisp and windy this week.
this is the time of year where i never have anything bad to say about my new york.
she is absolutely glorious this time of year as autumn arrives.
…and carolyn, love, thank you for being my friend. i love you, woman.

dress up*.

sometimes we wear fake noses + side burns around our apartment. 
it’s called dress up time. 
it’s what the weekends are for…
*i am thankful for a husband who willingly plays dress up with me. 
our little girls are sure going to love their daddy someday. 

here’s to a bad week turned around.

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i love the new crisp feel outside as summer slowly comes to an end. 

i love that this means it’s almost time to pull out the sweaters, scarves and hats. ¬†(well, maybe i’ve already pulled them out, and am wearing them faithfully around the apartment while drinking some apple cider and cutting out my favorite autumn clippings from magazines. perhaps this will finally give summer the idea that she’s already gotten the boot and it’s time to close the door on her way out.)
i love studying the scriptures. i love talking over specific verses with my husband or friends and for the strength and joy they bring into my life. 
i love the frozen hot chocolate at serendipity. but more importantly, i love a quick late night outing with a beautiful friend to grab some. 
i love discovering how much i love yoga. who would have thought?
i love walking through central park without my ipod. i prefer taking in the sights, smells and sounds of my city over the ting tings this week. 
i love having a bug and rodent free apartment. 
i love these girls. my boo boo’s.¬†i am thankful for their love.¬†
i love my crock pot. i love how everything seems to taste much more delicious after having slow cooked all day in the kitchen.
i love improving in my little apartment. i love feeling alive and beautiful just dancing around. i love movement. i love space. i love dance. and i especially love this. {dv8 physical theatre. it maybe made me cry! thank you adam for sending this my way. made my day.}
i love my life. i do. and i am thankful for all of it.