friday's letter {31}

dear puny desk you are pathetic. i decided you are what's causing my grey hairs. it's time to replace you. goodbye.
dear daddio happy birthday! i love you like crazy. stay cool old man.
dear bank account i'm not in charge of you -- that's an M thing. but i did take a peep at you the other day & let me say i'm kinda impressed with your numbers. not bad kid. now what to purchase next :D
dear photography school you're killin me smalls. yeah, already. when you get a supply list you think 'ah, pencils, paper, three ring binder...' NOT '35mm film camera, photoshop cs6, lightroom 5, ilford print paper, can open?' sheesh! who do they think i am? mrs. money bags? thankfully most of this will be used throughout the next couple years. 

any big, or even small, plans this weekend? i think we're visiting my sissy-in-law in athens. eating our weight in fast food. i might get some homework completed & sunday i'm having my very first blate!!!

happy friday friends!!

linking up with laurenchrissy


lately {29}

one // we  f i n a l l y  made it to ikea together. i mean i've only been begging him to go with me for ages. he loved it :D i knew he would. that place is straight up magical. going from room to room all we could say was 'let's get that. & that. & that.' sigh of relief it was almost better than sex ;)
two // we hit up the movie theater where we saw kickass 2. it was a him thing.
three // the great race pre-photo my parents bought it for us as an anniversary gift. it's basically just like the show the amazing race except smaller & only in atlanta. so much fun!
four // the great race post-photo. again, it was a blast! we came in sixth place out of 75. 
five // me with my mama & older sissy enjoying lunch at ABC. 
six // mama got me another watch. now i can't be late for my classes.
seven // photography school is jack expensive. but i'm learning to get over it cause i get toys like this :) can't wait to learn how to use it.
eight // we're easily entertained. two bucks at walmart.
nine // yep, that's me with a baby. close your eyes & pretend it's 2018 & i might actually be holding my own child.
ten // i hate getting gas except when i'm panicking that my car's going to run empty. dodged that bullet.

what have you been up to lately?

crisis averted

my 'I hate traffic' face.

so yesterday, on my way to class I hit a butt ton of traffic.  grrrr. I don't like traffic. but I was going to live. I cranked up my music. opened my can of mt. dew. I'm cruising along then my dreaded gas light turns on. 
:o yeah, I panicked. 
lalala trying to keep my cool I called M. cause duh he was going to fix the situation from afar. Well he did. he told me to relax. get off the next exit & get gas.
wow! now why didn't I think about that... 

crisis averted. 


our summer

was epic!!!

although summer doesn't officially end until september 21st {the day after my birthday} it always seems to come to a close once school is back in session. & guys!!! guess who starts photography school today?!!! that's right, i do!!! summer vacation is now over for me. but i'm okay with that. i'm ready for this new chapter of my life to begin & i'm ready to learn more & make more friends.

now, get ready for a butt ton of pictures.

the brotherton's summer. 2013 style.
we moved into the in-laws basement. first it was a temporary thing. our place wasn't going to be ready for six weeks, but then my mother-in-law got sick so we decided to postpone our 
next move to help & be there for her recovery.
we played in NYC for a few days. still one of my favorite spontaneous trips we've 
ever taken. you can read more about our trip herehere & here. & here's a video.
we also visited nashville for a night. that's where i fell in love with country music for all of 
10 minutes {but i'll eat country food all day}. we decided it was definitely the 
cleanest city we've ever seen. & can't forget there was lots of karaoke.
right after nashville, we headed to indiana for a wedding. talk about FUN! i think everyone 
who was there can agree that we partied hard. maybe a little too hard for some... 
congrats to emily & scott! we love you guys.

we hung around for a couple more days {more like dragged around...}. visited a 
local barn which brought back urges to ride again. & of course! we collected dirt^^^
after spending a few days in indiana, we were off to st. louis for a week. we didn't 
waste any time. the first day we arrived we visited the nearby cahokia mounds
unfortunately we were rushed due to a nasty thunderstorm rolling in. 
naturally we had to visit the arch. went up it & all. the ride up was totally sketch & i'm pretty sure i'll never do it again. afterwards we ate at the spaghetti factory, 
where i ate my weight in pasta. mmm. then we hung out in the mississippi river. 
then there was that time when we drove from st. louis to ga in less then 10 hours only stopping three times. yep. i warn you, you will look that that if you ever choose to complete such a mission ^^^
{we're at a rest stop somewhere in tennessee. we both needed some sleep but we were at that 
point where you were basically too tired to function normally.}
M bought me an iMac for our anniversary. there were tears & he even caught it on video. 
how did i get so lucky?

we celebrated our first wedding anniversary together in st. augustine, fl. 
you can read about it here & here.

also this summer...

we visited sonic frequently. 
M got his first smart phone.
kodi's still trying to master 'roll over'
i got accepted to photography school.
we went to ikea together... for the first time.
M learned to juggle.
watermelon's maggie's new favorite food.
i discovered i love candy crush saga.
& we're pregnant!


just kidding! ; )

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well summer of 2013, you were pretty damn great. it's bittersweet to say goodbye. but know i'm expecting next year to be even better. i hear there's a trip to tokyo & korea planned?

what was your summer filled with? 
now i'm off to my first class! wish me luck!



lately {28}

one // last week's date night. which consisted of moe's burritos, a red box movie 
& snuggling under the covers with our pups.
two // kodi tends to wake us up most mornings like this. 
she's ready to play at all hours of the day.
three // on our way to the mall & i broke my brand new sunnies :/ 
so i popped out the other lens making them an addison to an future hipster outfits.
four // yes... another sonic milkshake picture. 
five // we like to have fun on the go.
six // the weather has been unreal lately. today was a high was 74!!! last time i checked
 it was still august, right? so i took full advantage of it & went for a nice long run.
seven & eight // we took the kids for a car ride {their personal favorite}. maggie loves 
sitting in the back, occasionally peeking her teeny head out the window for her ears to flap. 
while kodi tries to sneak up front like she's a miniature poodle or something.

what have you been up to lately?


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