11.07.2011

Some Scenes From The Weekend...



family photo by the lovely kelly christine (yes, it's possible that Millie is indeed picking her nose, but I'm not sayin for sure)














The entire weekend was a bit of an exercise in letting go, from a little family photo session on Friday (what is it with taking family photos that sends my crew into such a tizzy?) to our location-challenged (but ultimately really successful) tinyDallas art event on Saturday to dealing with two decidedly grumpy, tantrum-prone girlies for the better part of Sunday... Let's just say I had ample opportunity to practice yoga breathing and embrace zen parenting.

But despite the stress I felt in the immediate moment(s), it was a good two days. We managed to eek out some learning in the chaos, some laughing in the mishap, some calm after the storm... so all was not lost.

And to further lick our wounds, we dug into a Sunday family dinner of Bryan's (awesome) homemade macaroni and cheese, some really excellent grilled chicken and perhaps the best Brussels sprouts I have ever turned out (I sauteed them in brown butter and then tossed them with a little soy sauce...), so we went out on a high note for sure.

16 comments:

Torrie said...

brown butter + soy sauce??

(that'll make a brussels sprouts lover outta anyone :))

...can't wait to try.

jordan said...

There are too many things about that family photo that I am in love with. Seriously.

saltandpine said...

The family photo is amazing...looks like you shot it for a magazine! It's a bummer when fabulous things are kind of stressful. I think the true measure of a woman is if she can deal with the stress and ultimately let it go and laugh. It sounds like you definitely did. It's hard! :)

JWK said...

Such a fantastic family photo!!!

Estelle said...

Love that family photo. Looks like a classic holiday card to me. And brussel sprouts sound yummy right about now.

Megan Taylor said...

The photo of the succulents on the stereo makes me think of Joni Mitchell for some reason...and today's her birthday! Maybe that's why? It looks of another era for sure...

xoxoMegan

stephanie said...

love the girls in the masks, so fun! that would make the most amazing Christmas card!
ps. PLEASE do a post on succulents! i kill every one i bring in the house and it makes me so sad!

Ryan & Tanya said...

I love how fun that family photo is. And the fox mask is fantastic!
- Tanya
www.squirrellyminds.com

Simply Mel {Reverie} said...

my favorite part of the family photo ~ you resting your head on Bryan's shoulder.

k e l l y said...

i hope this is the one you choose for the holiday card! had such a great time shooting your fam! xo

katie scarlett said...

I saw you in the magazine. I had a similar journey in 2010--not buying *almost* anything new for an entire year. I need some inspiration for 2012, and your blog is refreshing.

I also adore that pistachio paint color you have. Can you share it's source and name? xo

katie

Harper said...

Your family is precious!

Pretty Mommy said...

family photo = Awesome!!

Amanda of Urchin Knits said...

its certainly looks/sounds like a fun weekend- hooray for staying positive AND for getting such a cute family photo :)

xo
Amanda

melissa loves said...

I love hearing about your weekends...and I completely relate to the family photo thing. So strange, right? Whenever we go to take our girls Christmas photo...the sh*t hits the fan! Really?! Is it that hard to just sit still for 5 minutes? sigh. :) Glad you went out on a high note though! :)
xo
Melis

Alice Q. Foodie said...

love the shot with the masks, should be your xmas card! xox