Friday, April 23, 2010

newport, ri

here we come! josh started a new job last week in newport so we are packing up and moving this weekend. we are so excited, but after living almost 4 years in the boston area i was kinda getting used to the fast paced life and crazy drivers. i'm relieved we don't have to say goodbye to our friends in boston because they are only 1.5 hours away. ikea is right in between newport and boston, so i'm hoping to plan some get togethers over swedish meatballs and lingonberry juice. i have a hard time with change so instead of thinking about all the things i'm going to miss or the fact that our family doubled in size here in mass., i realize i need to look to the future. so here are the places i want to visit in and around newport once we get settled in our new place:
-the modern printed matter store + studio in warren, ri
-nonchalant mom's store in wakefield, ri
-roger williams park zoo in providence
-breakfast at the barn (15 main road) in adamsville, ri
-newport art museum
-the redwood library and athenaeum
- pick up a growler of beer at buzzards bay brewery in westport, ma
-horseneck beach, easton's beach, gooseberry beach
-tiverton four corners
-westport rivers vineyard and winery
-south country hot air balloon festival in kingston, ri
-newport antiques show
-casey farm in saunderstown, ri
-hike at beavertail state park in jamestown, ri and fort adams in newport
-rhode island antiques mall in pawtucket, ri
-the haskell nursery in new bedford, ma
-take a drive on ocean drive
-hike the 3.5 mile cliff walk in newport
-newport yachting center festivals (chowder cook off, irish, ocktoberfest)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

polka dance

i'm a sucker for polka dots! look at these new patterns from ikea. i think you could do an entire theme for a kid's birthday party around a table cloth in one of these colors.

Friday, April 9, 2010

easter weekend

hope you all had a fun easter! cheers to new beginnings and a happy spring! my parents + josh's parents traveled from ohio to spend easter with us. on thursday we went to mount auburn cemetery to check out the spring buds + dinner at jasper white's summer shack. on friday we went to the park + my brother hosted a cook out with our entire family in the area. saturday we took a day trip to rockport, ma. and sunday was church and an easter celebration at our place with everyone. here are some of my favorite pics from the long weekend:

grandma + grandpa t with r

family pic

what we're really like
my bro,uncle rob being goofy, and my mom

josh + matt holding k+r/ wearing the girls hats

my mom + i in rockport

josh and me

k on easter morning

r with her easter bonnet

my dad and the girlies

the men hanging out on easter

matt teaching k how to make farting noises with her hands...lovely