Friday, October 31, 2008

The Bench of all Benches

So, I was walking in the South End (as you can see in the reflection) and came upon this amazing bench in an office window.  I just love how the white paint highlights the curves of the bench and how the white and grey contrast each other.  I am not an animal print kind of gal, but those pillows really call to me.  Maybe it's the pairing of modern and traditional that make this such a striking combo. Luckily I had my camera with me!


Here we have a very cheerful princess, a Unicorn and the little Knight in Shining Armor. Our ward's trunk-or-treat was absolutely the best. Soup and bread dinner provided by the ward, a photo booth, a few games and trunk-or-treating. Best part--all the festivities were done by 7:30 p.m., just in time for bed. Perfect. And if you think that I don't "stitch" anymore--here's proof that I do! Prince Charming was sewn by me--oh, how I love making costumes!

Monday, October 27, 2008


Have I ever mentioned how much I love Boston?  It's not just that I "like" Boston-- it's that I am absolutely, unabashedly head-over-heels in love with Boston.  We've lived here over eight years and it really was love at first sight.  Though I do admit that sometimes in February and March my love wanes.  Luckily, the blossoms of April bring me back full force into my love affair with this city.  Every time we drive into the South End for dance classes at the Boston Ballet, I tell my girls, "Do you know how lucky you are?  You live in the coolest city ever!"  They really don't believe me, but I just have to keep reminding them that my childhood in Kansas was great fun, but nothing nearly as awesome as their experiences and opportunities in Boston.  I mean, really, where else do you get to see Antebellum doorways like this while just walking down the street?  Maybe all the newness of the West developed my appreciation for the old.  Who knows.  All I know is that if I could give Boston a kiss on the cheek with the vibrant orange, red, yellow and brown leaves in the background, I totally would.