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This week my dear husband is one year older. This is a cake I made him for his twenty-something-ith birthday. It was before we got married. Happy birthday love, I’m very glad you were born.
This is Bill’s would-be tattoo. He explained it to be back when we were dating so I drew it on him. He’s like me, going back and forth between getting a tattoo and not. His big reason is the pain, mine is that I’m not exactly sure what I want. I also have a really hard time letting another artist do their work permanently on my body. I’d REALLY have to trust that person and see a large body of work before I’d be remotely comfortable.
This is one of my favorite photos of Bill and I. I’m not sure if we were engaged yet but we were definitely really really happy. It may have been the putt-putt golf or the nice day or the sun in our eyes but every time I see this photo it reminds me of when we dated and how much I love him. He’s the best, for real.
Meet my husband’s cool side…yellow harley. I had heard rumor and legend of how he had bikes for most of his teens and early twenties, that he had a bike before his car. But I hadn’t seen it. And when we went to Myrtle Beach I not only saw it but I got to ride it (but don’t tell my mom). There is nothing cooler than riding on the back of a yellow harley in Myrtle Beach with the man you love (there is also nothing more frightening). I miss that yellow harley, but one day, we will ride again.
Bill lived in Myrtle Beach, SC for about 6 months while we were dating. I went to visit him for a few days in the Spring as well as meet his parents and grandmothers (yes I was very nervous). After he picked me up from the airport, and on the way to his parents’ house I saw this. Ok so several things…
#1 Someone has 1/2 Price Sweet Corn
#2 Someone else had free coffee (and I didn’t stop for some, which I still regret)
#3 Spider man is standing on the side of the road
“Why?” You may ask…my answer: I have no earthly idea. I did however laugh quite heartily.
Its nothing special, just breakfast bit spending that time with Bill (and the Sam dog) brings a ton of joy to my heart.
There is always some intense discussion of what to have for breakfast, but no matter what it is, I take pride in being able to make it for my family.
And french press coffee puts the cherry on top of a perfect morning.
Those Moments are those great single moments in life that you experience with someone you love…those moments when you laugh until you can’t breathe. Those moments you want to tell the world about because they were so perfect, because you want the world to experience the same joy you experienced in that moment. So thats what this new theme is about, mini posts on those moments.
Scene: Sunday afternoon, sitting on the couch with Bill, I’m playing on my laptop, he’s reading a book, Sam is asleep on the floor. Bill gets up.
Me: “Where are you going?”
Bill: “Back to my place, I don’t think your room mate would appreciate my being here.”
Me: “But I don’t have a room mate, I have a husband.”
Bill: “What do you mean you don’t have a room mate!? Are we not mates of the same room?”
Me: Hysterical Laughter.
Sunday was pretty relaxed. We ate breakfast at District 7 again and waited for my mom to pick us up from the hotel (we had abandoned our car at her house). We said hi to the pup at Mom’s, they watched their Grand-dog while we were on vacation, and headed back out on the town. Bill finally caved on my insistent desire to go shopping and we headed over to the Galleria area to Highland Village which houses almost every single one of my favorite “look, be inspired, but never can afford” shops.
Shop Number 1 :: Anthropologie
First off, I love anthropologie, everything about them their products, their displays, everything, except their prices. For example, these letter hooks, $14.99. I found the EXACT same letter hooks for $3.99 at Hobby Lobby. We hung a B and a C in our bathroom so we would know who’s towel is who’s.
I love that they use real plants in their displays. Notice the succulents in the glass jar, I will be making some of these for my house.
Love the mugs, love the aprons. The desire to sew a few of these is HUGE.
LOVE the use of glass tiles and glass shelves in this cubby.
Shop Number 2 :: The Paper Source
I have received their catalog forever and have always loved their insane assortment of paper products and just fun stuff. Last summer Houston got a location! This was my first visit and it was just as I expected, however, not quite as cool as the one in SOHO in NYC. But still, awesome
So I can’t remember if I took this at West Elm or Restoration Hardware but both are AMAZING interior goods places. I get SO many ideas every time I visit.
Shop Number Four :: Sprinkles Cupcakes
So this is a new one to me, but I’ve been wanting to stop in. The front of the store is very plain, with just a little neon sign that says Sprinkles. Its self proclaimed (with the assistance of The Food Network) as “The Worlds First Cupcake Bakery”. The creator, Candace Nelson is a frequent judge on Food Network’s “Cupcake Wars”. It made me feel fancy, however I did not try a cupcake (we had just had lunch at Niko Nikos and were about to explode).
Shop Number Five :: Urban Harvest Farmer’s Market
And I still did get my farmer’s market fix, even though we missed it at Discovery Green. I normally don’t like chocolate but Brown Paper Chocolates had a espresso kahula dark chocolate that made me melt. I highly recommend.
Shop Number Six :: Z Gallerie
Always a favorite, Z Gallerie has funky home furnishings at prices I could think about affording. And like the rest in this list is a great place to get inspired and to find design ideas.
And that my friends concludes our second anniversary.
And that ladies and gentlemen is how you start a Saturday morning.
We found this great little place, walking distance from the hotel called District 7 Grill and it was delicious, so delicious that we went there the next morning for breakfast too! It kinda looks like they took an old train car and made it into a diner. There’s lots of outdoor seating, and they have great coffee. I highly recommend.
Then it was off on the bus to Discovery Green where I thought they were having their monthly farmers market and beer garden but I got the days wrong. Instead they were having a race and showcasing green alternative energy vehicles. I think this one was hydrogen powered, Bill would remember better.
Discovery Green is this great park/venue. They have musicians, a pond where you can rent remote control sail boats, a small dog park, a restaurant/coffee shop, and tons and tons of things to do (like Yoga in the park). In this photo in the background on the left is Minute Maid Park (where the Astros play) and on the right is the George R. Brown Convention Center. When I had my high school graduation at the convention center we stood in this park in our cap and gowns afterwards…except the park was a parking lot, not at all what it is today. Houston has come a looooong way since my high school days and I’m so excited to be back here calling it home again.
A swift train ride landed us here, under the jowls of a T-Rex at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. They are currently adding a whole new building to the museum and redoing many of the displays. I overheard a museum…guy…attendant…worker…dinosaur man…say that this was a replica of a T-Rex but they had a real one in storage and it would be on display in the new building (my heart went pitter patter for a moment). I’m not a huge dino lover but I am fascinated by them as well as all things that are as mysterious.
If I were a chemistry teacher, I would take my students here. Meet the life size periodic table of elements. Each cubby shows a sample of something familiar for each element (save for those few nuclear ones). For example under ZR (zirconium) there was a stick of deodorant. If I had seen this when I was in high school chemistry I probably would have done a lot better.
Upstairs are all these displays of stuffed animals…like the actually animal stuffed, not teddy bears. This one made me giggle.
Oh mighty Texas, how I heart thee. There was a special “TEXAS! Find Out Why You’re So Dang Proud” exhibit. We didn’t have time for it, actually we missed a whole floor of the museum, but we’re members now so we will be back!
There was lots of proud Texas paraphernalia around. I also learned that Davy Crocket once said, “You can go to Hell, I’m going to Texas.”
There was also an Orchid show going on, I got really distracted from the main part of the museum and took about a thousand pictures of them all.
And of course we played around in the gift shop for a while. I mean, how can you not?
When we were done there we walked across the way to rest our feet in the cool water at Memorial Herman Park.
Have I mentioned how much I love this city. So much of it reminds me of my childhood, and it brings such joy to my heart to see people enjoying everything it has to offer.
We were going to end the evening with a free showing of Hairspray (the musical, not the movie) at Miller Outdoor Theater, but once we got back to the hotel to change and get our picnic blanket we just about passed out so we ordered pizza and watched cable and fell asleep. Also, I guess Bill sounds like Phil on the phone…TeeHee.