Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Yes, yes.  I'm looking down and to the side in both of the photos.  I had to get that darn braid in the photo {but mostly I won't look straight into a camera with my hair pulled back}.  I'm crazy like that.

Has it been snowing every morning where you are too?  Is it frightfully cold?  March is only two days away and I'm thinking we are going in like the wildest lion there ever ever was and we better come out of it like the gentlest little lamb or I'm going to go nuts.  Please, Spring.  I'm so tired of reading "feels like 3ยบ" when I check the temperature every ten minutes.

Gap sweater
The Limited pleather
Nordstrom boots

pleated poppy

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

a campus tour.

On Sunday, Elyssa took us on a tour of her campus, mostly to spy the awesomeness that is Pitt's Cathedral of Learning.  If Pittsburgh had a Hogwarts, this would be it!  It was the first time the kids and I had ventured further than the first floor of the towering building and I am so happy we took the time to slow down and really absorb all there was to see.  There are classrooms dedicated to different nationalities all throughout the cathedral.  The details in these rooms are amazing.  It's a little like being in Disneyland {well okay, maybe not exactly like Disneyland}.  I'm sure college students get used to having regular classes inside these rooms and the novelty might start to wear off by the end of a semester, but it would still be so neat to spend an hour each day in faux-Japan or faux-Norway.  It's just a cool atmosphere.  

And those red doors!!!  If you follow me on Instagram, then you might know about my door obsession.  My kids help keep a lookout for me, but also make fun of me at the same time, for wanting to take photos of doors.  But just look at those doors!  I am absolutely, positively sure there is something fantastically amazing waiting right on the other side!  

Thank you for the tour, Elyssa!  This was such a fun time.  :)

Monday, February 24, 2014

introducing grandma to pittsburgh.

I'm pretty sure photos don't get any better than this last one.  

Grandma Rhonda is visiting from Texas!  Don't you just love her glasses?  We scored with good weather on Sunday and so we took her to Pamela's for a legit Pittsburgh breakfast and then headed downtown to see what all the fuss is about - those yellow bridges, tunnels, and tall buildings.  It was just so nice to be outside and not totally freezing.  And Pittsburgh can be so darn pretty when it wants to be.  It was one of those good-feeling family days, when we all got to take a break from schoolwork and basketball and chores and just be together.
I love this clan.


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