Here’s a little picture of what life for us looks like right now…
*Last night we sat out on our front porch with a good friend for the first time this year. Spring has finally settled in to stay here in New England, and we’ve had a week of nearly all warm, sunny days. Last night, the weather could not have been more perfect. We had the warm setting sun with a soft, salty breeze. And everyone was out walking, biking, running just taking it all in. We sat together and shared our now signature cheese board (Robusto cheese, honey covered almonds, dried cranberries, and three types of jam….it’s pretty much the closest I ever get to cooking!) and a bottle of one of my favorite red wines: Mirassou. I really love that time of day where we live because the water goes all baby blue, and the sky is splashed in shades of pink, orange and purple. It looks like they’re going to be putting the sailboats in this weekend, and I’m already imagining a summer full of days on the front porch & good bottles of wine just like last night.
*If you’ve been following along on our Facebook page or Twitter, you know that we’ve started going to a chiropractor. Being a wedding photographer is HARD on the body, and my favorite quote from our first visit was: “You guys are WAY too young to have this much wear & tear!” Awesome. But we sort of knew it was true because we’ve basically been in pain for-ohhh- five years or so. Headaches, shoulder pain, lower back. And it was getting worse. Three visits in to the chiropractor and I’ve already seen dramatic improvement to all three. Of course, it requires having moves done on us that I was pretty sure killed people….at least that’s what every spy movie I’ve ever seen tells me. But so far, so good! Still alive! My favorite part of this whole process has been finding out that one of my legs-the right one- is shorter than the other. And here all this time, I thought I just had swagger.
*A couple months ago we took Cooper to the vet for his annual check up and he weighed in at a whopping 90lbs. He is just a pretty BIG dog, so this isn’t too over for him, but the vet did want him to lose 5-10 lbs. So we’ve had him on a strict diet since then. Yesterday we went in for a follow up and the scale hadn’t budged at all. Which leads me to believe that he is sneaking downstairs in the middle of the night for pints of Ben & Jerry’s. It’s the only thing that makes sense!
*Justin is really in to doing yard work. Like REALLY into it. The other day, as he was weed wacking, he stopped for a second, looked up and said, “You know, I must smile the whole time I’m doing yard work. Because every time it’s over, my teeth are always dirty.” LOL, boys!
* This week was amazing because it officially ushered in May, which is of course my BIRTHDAY MONTH! Justin always likes to tell me, “you get a day, not a month.” But I think he secretly likes it too. Because he’s helping me put together a pretty crazy scheme for my BIRTHDAY WEEK. Let’s just say it involves my version of preppy heaven. Speaking of which, we’ve started a series on our Instagrams called #jmnewenglandlife that involves all things preppy & new englandy from our day to day life. “Right down to our toes & a pair of topsiders!” If you aren’t following along yet, get on it. “And we’ll send a thank you note….in cursive!”
Happy Friday y’all!
**And speaking of preppy awesomeness, how amazing are these socks? Can’t wait to share Shannon & Luke’s NYC engagement shoot on Monday!