October 27, 2011

Fashion Trends for Grown Ups

As I'm approaching another birthday, and a change in seasons, I'm wondering how I should update my wardrobe accordingly. I'm not a big fashionista because I think runway trends are mostly silly. But, I understand how something completely overdone on the runway, can end up in my local store as something normal and cute. However, with age and in a work environment, it's difficult to stay up-to-date on fashion trends and not look like a teenager, wearing four trends at one time. I also don't want to purchase an entirely new wardrobe every season because everything I have is "so last season."

How do you stay in fashion while dressing your age? 

There is a great post on BlogHer: A Life Well Lived discussing this very issue. I've added my two cents, and you should to. There are also great ideas from other women, and I will take all the advice I can get!

And, you must enter the $250 sweepstakes! You could use the money to update your wardrobe :)

October 24, 2011

A Foggy Monday

This morning I woke up to fog, and it really felt like fall was here! I love fall!

Yesterday, we participated in a very fall event here in Memphis, the River Arts Fest. 

We went with the Jenny and Darrin. 

We saw some art. 

Lots of people turned out after the morning rain was gone. 

There were some delicious looking food vendors, but we were strong and refrained. 

The neat thing about the festival is there are lots of different types of artists: glass blowers, painters, photographers and jewelers.

The sun seemed to be at eye level, but that didn't stop Darrin from photo bombing our picture!

We took a little rest from walking around and found a patio. 

I walked past this life-sized poster of a Grizzly's basketball player, and I had to have my photo taken with it. That dude is huge...and I am short. 

In other news, Chris and I came home to find this

I had left a bottle of dry mustard out, and apparently Porter thought he needed it. You can see that the cap has been popped open and there is a hole in it. Thankfully, the bottle wasn't very full, and no dry mustard spilled out that I could tell. He was just curled up with it in his bed. So strange, little kitten!

**Thanks to Chris for taking all these photos!**

October 17, 2011

Our weekend according to my new iphone 4s

We had an eventful weekend! 

Friday afternoon, I received my new iPhone 4s. I was using the original 3G, so this was a huge leap forward for me. As an ode to my new phone, all of the photos on this post were taken with it, using the  Instagram app. 

Friday night we saw these guys. 

Saturday morning, we met up with Chris' sister and her family for Bryce's baptism. We were thrilled to be asked to be his Godparents. 

On our way back from Little Rock, we decided to take a few detours. I had seen a cemetery in Carlisle, AR, that looked really interesting. It may sound weird, but I enjoy visiting cemeteries. I think roaming through the old graves and learning bits about people's lives is interesting. Here are some interesting shots I took in Carlisle. 

We even found some possible family members. 

Then we decided to head south just a little bit to Slovak, AR. Chris was baptized at the church there and his grandmother is buried there. On the way, we ran into this guy. 

Thankfully, he didn't run us off the road, and we arrived safely. 

Here's Chris' grandmother's headstone. 

I like this shot. It feels very southern to me. 

Here's the front of the church. Unfortunately, it was locked, and so we weren't able to get inside. 

Finally, after our wandering, we made it home, and this guy was happy to see us. 

October 10, 2011

Weekend visitors of the baby kind

Guess who came to see me this weekend? My nephews and Cook family! 

Here is two-week-old Colton.

 I love those cheeks! 

Turns out my couch is also good for infant napping, not just adults. 

Big brother Bryce wanted to join in on the napping time. 

But he was just pretending to sleep. 

Grandma got some good love time. 

While the boys spend some time outside. 

Colton woke up and decided he was hungry. The next few shots really tell the entire story. 

"Seriously, yo. I'm hungry. Don't just sit there and take pictures of me."

Momma made it better,

while Grandma prepped the bottle. 

I think he knew what was coming. 

Everyone was happy again.

After a big lunch, Bryce decided he might need a little cat nap on Chris' leather chair. 

And, finally it was Grandpa's turn to hold Colton. Now that Colton wasn't crying and hungry anymore!

While Colton was awake, we all made sure to get our hands on him. He studied Grandma for a long time. 

And, I got to talk to him for a bit. 

By the time it was Chris' turn, Colton was getting a little tired of being passed around. 

But, Uncle Chris made it okay again.

Colton just needed a different perspective. 

He hung out on Chris' legs for a bit and showed off his smile. 

And in closing, Bryce took this last photo. I think the composition and focus are right on. Maybe we have another photographer and blogger in the family!

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