Summer Manifesto

read lots and lots of books

get my small photography business going

do lots of crafts

do some around the house DIY projects

take Annabel on adventures

spend lots of time outdoors

see my family and friends as much as possible

work on the wedding planning

catching up

Annabel enjoyed her Saturday morning news.


And of course her and Danny had play time.


I painted this shelf and our flowers are doing awesome.
Their scent is so strong!


Danny’s nephews are too cute.


We had a family party.
We played volleyball for hours.
It was pretty serious.


This is our attempt at a family photo.


And another shot of the pup.
She’s the best.

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Around Here: just a little update

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Of course Annabel is too cute.


Danny and I ran some errands over the weekend and we got some flowers and cacti for the house.
I’m trying to brighten up the house for spring.

I also started rearranging some decorations and switching around picture frames.

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Annabel absolutely loves her Frisbee.
The whole  fetch thing is still a little difficult for her though.
She likes to pretend she’s going to give it to you then run away.


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These are photos from Mother’s Day.
I’m glad we got to see everyone and that it was so nice out!

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happy birthday annabel!!!

Annabel is one year old today.
I love her so much, she is my little princess (no matter how bad she can be).

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She’s a lot bigger than when we first got her, but I’m glad she’s the runt.
She’s about 50lbs and the vet said she’s done growing.

I’ve always been a cat person, Annabel is the first dog I’ve ever had.
I love coming home and having her be so excited to see me.
No matter how long I’ve been gone she acts like me coming back is the best thing ever.

She cuddles so much with me and follows me around the house.
She leans on me when I’m standing around doing stuff.


she is awesome

and Happy Easter!

Spring Weekend

This past weekend actually felt like spring. If it was humid out I would say that it felt like summer.
I was able to wear shorts and flip flops!
I spent some time with my parents. My mom and I have been getting ready for my cousin’s bridal shower.

Danny and I had a date night on Saturday and he helped me pick out a gift for my dad’s birthday.
(tactical shot gun)

Sunday was even better. It was in the upper 70’s!
We did some outdoor work and some stuff around the house. Annabel played outside and she loves her new frisbee.

It was so nice to have the windows open and get some fresh air.

We ran a ton of errands. We got the last of what we needed for vacation and I even started packing.

We also rented some movies (Catching Fire Homefront).
It was great to finally catch up on some movies and stuff around the house and just having some togetherness.
We are always so busy.

It’s again 70 degrees today, but we’re supposed to drop to 35 and get snow tomorrow!!!
It’ll warm back up after that but I really, really need tomorrow to be the last of any winter weather.

dear weekends, I live for you

This weekend was good. Saturday was relaxing. I made some cinnamon rolls for breakfast and did some cleaning and reading.
I got to catch up with one of my friends and Annabel loved playing with her.
Danny surprisingly had the weekend off so we got to spend a good amount of time together.

Annabel met her new bff this weekend. They’re too cute together. I love puppies!
Needless to say she was exhausted Sunday night and I’m sure she’ll be recuperating through today.

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Annabel is too cute. I can’t help but have a million photos of her.