I always measure the year by certain events. New Year’s Eve. Beginning of a new year. Gary’s Birthday. Warm weather is coming! My birthday. FALL! Our Anniversary. Spring is here! The beginning of wedding season. The end of wedding season. But in my head it’s race weekend that officially kicks off the summer. It’s a little crazy to me that it is already here. I swear it was just January. But nonetheless I am so ready for hot days and that little burn of sun on your skin. Lots of patio nights and sunshine. So much sunshine. But Memorial day creeping up on me made me realize that so much life stuff has happened over the last few months that it was time to take a little trip down memory lane. Life is flying by so this is my attempt at slowing it down and savoring all the little moments along the way.
Packing up our life in Chicago. I have a lot of mugs. | Gary retires from the military and I am one proud wifey!! | Driving towards our new Indy life with a car full of who knows what.
Dad schooling Gary on the art of the Green Egg. | Living in Indy = all the niece time I can handle. | Goose adjusting nicely.
Aunts will be aunts. | A special spanish birthday serenade for a very special birthday girl. | Children’s museum fun.
Goose so excited about his visit to the puppy salon. | Cutting my hair…deep breaths. | Six inches gone.
Easter brunch while house sitting for my brother and sis-in-law. | I made a strata! | And then we walked 500 miles to get ice cream.
More Katharine selfies. Can’t stop won’t stop. | Back to Chicago I go. | In a blizzard.
Erin and I babysat the Tyler twins and of course fell madly in love.
Then took care of a little Healing Heels business. | Healing Heels had a pop up shop at Dancing with Chicago Celebrities which was so much fun. | On the road again. Real excited about it.
Back to Indy. Houseless. Personal space-less. Wine glass labeled accordingly. | My master chef skills. | Ice cream date with my boo.
We went to Nashville for Gary’s birthday and got our first housewarming gift! The cutest basket ever! | Then we honkey-tonked our way around Nashville with two of our favs! | Home cooking. Mmmm, mmm good.
WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!!! Officially official. | Then we had a dance party. | And popped some bubbly.
Our first brunch excursion in our new hood. | Painting…so much painting. | The finished product.
Back to Chicago for one last hoorah. | Angry crab with the besties. | We blindfolded Stefanie and surprised her. She really likes crab.
Sometimes I have help. | Celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. Such a great night. | Making our house feel a little more homey.
My diy bulletin board creation. | The first thing we hung up in our house…which made me all kinds of excited. | This may look like a simple spice rack but this was the most complicated thing to hang up and I still feel proud every time I open the pantry door.
Feeding my Gilmore Girls obsession. | Space for a car! Such a big deal. | Decorating…little by little.
Another amazing housewarming gift. | Our old couch didn’t fit in our new living room so we sold it…before we had bought a new one. Not an ideal situation. | Goose loving our patio nights.
We went to an event at the Indy Speedway called Rev. It was so much fun I can’t even tell you. We got to ride around the track and eat lots of yummy food and it was just so much fun.
Emmy testing out her swing at Mimi and Cap’s. | New throw pillows!!
Our official welcome to Indy party. Popping some Napa bubbly!
Baaaaack to Chicago for some more baby snuggles and a beautiful kick off to my wedding season. | And I said one final goodbye to the place I called home for 9 years. 🙁
A long, busy weekend working means a nice, big glass of Chardonnay when I get home. | Broccoli cheers. | Found this gem. I mean…can I get an amen!
Look closely. A coffee invader…aka the day I decided we had to move. | We got a couch! And other living room things. | Figuring out all the good running spots.
FINALLY hung up my favorite shelves. | What every night around here looks like. | Be still my heart. My protege in the making.
This little mishap turned into such a headache. FYI…if your key ever breaks off don’t stick it in the ignition and try to start your car. It will get stuck. | A little gym photo fun. | My and my Em’s.
Sid visiting for the weekend! We love friends! | Katharine turning 17. I can’t handle it | Taco party fun. Ahi poke tacos are where it’s at.
Sunday Funday! | Family 3k on the canal. Indy sure did put on her pretty face last weekend. | Enjoying a little me time after a long day.