We might need a little more practice.
The other day I was looking through photos trying to find one of just the three of us. And I couldn't find a single picture. Not a one. Sherman will be two in January and yet this is the first time the three of us have smiled for the camera. I am still shocked about this.
So my friend offered to snap some photos of our little family while she was here last weekend. She actually took about 52 really good ones. But I picked out just a few of my favorites to show you today.
And speaking of favorites ...
Good morning Coffeehouse readers!
I am Jessica - and I blog over on Here&Now about the boy (Ty), the dog (Doug the Pug), & my journey to find my personal style while navigating my way towards getting my PhD in biomedical research... phew!
I am so happy to find myself over here on Tiff's digs today. Tiff is my daily dose of funny, & since she is serving up the hilar on the reg, I am not even going to try to get in on that action. Instead, I am talking about my most recent endeavor - moving in with my man friend.
After dating for three years, getting a pug baby together, & surviving the early years of grad school by supporting each other, we decided that we were ready for the next step - cohabitation.
Living with a boy is definitely different... and my impulsive cleaning/organizing side has had to make some MAJ-or adjustments. I have since given up the hope that the whole apartment is going to be clean all at the same time (except for maybe during the 10 minutes immediately prior to having guests over)
So instead of stressing about the fact that I would rather be blogging than cleaning (who wouldn't?!), I just focus on some favorite little areas in the house - the places I call my "sweet spots"
I'm sure the boys in my house have no idea that these sweet spots exist, but they just butter my bread on a daily basis. Does no one else smile when they open the fridge to find stylized groceries!? I know there are more of you people like me out there!
This little sweet spot is our impromptu date night area. Light some candles, play a game of mancala to decide who has to clear the table of dishes, & I am one happy lady... the boy is lucky I am easy to please, really.
And this little corner of our library (aka a bookshelf at the top of the stairs) is my sweet spot of history: a map chronicling all the places the boy & I have been together over the years, my favorite magazines, & the books that I paid an arm & a leg for during undergrad (I swear for that price, I will use them again!)
When I can't get around to dusting the house, or see my couch due to the mountain of laundry needing to be folded (how does he wear so many clothes in one week!?), I look to my sweet spots, photograph my outfits, and hangout with you fabulous ladies over here on the internet.
I hope you will come on over to my little slice of the internets sometime, & I am totally unashamed to bribe you with my current giveaway: a $30 store credit to the fabulous Etsy shop that is Gabrielle Rose.
See ya real soon!
So next time we take family photos, I'll be calling my friend Jessica.
She has agreed to help me with my wardrobe. She has also agreed to teach us how to get crazy man Sherman to look like her sweet statue Doug the Pug. Seriously. How did they do that?