Monday, August 23, 2010

back to school, back to school.

this time it's hubby's turn to go back to school! chris started classes today to count towards his nursing prerequisites. he will have about one year of classes before starting nursing school next year which will last 1.5 - 2 years! so excited to be able to support him through this process.

a first day of school photo ... notice lennon doesn't really know what to think.

(chris & lennon)

Monday, August 02, 2010

it was not your fault but mine

so, i've been mia on my album/artist of the month post.
lucky for you i've fallen head over heels for a british boy band across the atlantic.
well, they're british, and they're boys... you get the idea.

mumford & sons
a mix of bluegrass/folk music with a strong lyrical wit. not only are they brilliant musicians, but the incorporation of various instruments & musical styles are truly inventive.
give them a listen.
my favorite picks from their newest album sign no more:
little lion man & after the storm.

we're half awake in a fake empire

this weekend i got my first tattoo. if you would have asked me at 18 what i imagined for my first tattoo, it would have been something along the lines of a butterfly on my lower back with filigree and a little color. thank god that my style & taste has evolved in the past 10 years. most recently, i imagined myself with a phrase instead of a symbol as my first tattoo.

i finally decided on a phrase that has meant a lot to me over the years. not only have i been a beatles fan since the 8th grade, but i've always loved 'let it be'. a song that has seen me through some pretty dark days. it means more to me than the song. i readily admit i am a control freak: i want to know when, where, who, what, and how. i want to control when, where, who, what, and how. it's something that i've learned to embrace. now i'm learning the art of just letting it go, letting it be. it's a phrase that means more to me than i can describe, and i'm so glad that i finally took the plunge to have it with me(literally) forever.