Monday, February 1, 2016

let them eat (wedding) cake!

i do miss the days where i could really keep up with life here! i do. but i am happy i have so many frozen in time and my camera and phone by me at most times! sooo going back to last september! when we celebrated our one year anniversary. we traveled to greenville for the weekend, wanting to escape and we could not have had more fun. just us two. it was one of my favorite trips. [more on all of that later. i hope!] and when we got back! we finally opened up our wedding cake from one whole year ago! we were a little bit hesitant to take a look because we had no idea what kind of shape it was in! for one thing, the poor cake has been through a lot. moving out of our apartment and into our new homey, then finding its new home in our freezer, to then learning the freezer froze shut and the only way to get it open was to turn it off and letting it defrost, to then saving the cake by putting it in a cooler until we could get it to stone's mema's house and into her freezer! poor thing. so it wasn't in the prettiest of shape, but it still tasted so good!! gosh it was beautiful cake. and we still have a little part of it for year 2, and im willing to bet it will for sure be in worse shape ;) ha, oh well, let them eat cake! and we did. and we shared a little with charlie :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

once upon a time ;)

a few fall engagement pictures from an engagement many moons ago! and gosh, delay. i know. but they were saved as a draft that i forgot i had and well i love them so and must document for one day to peek on back on.  we had so much taking these with austin's sister in law behind the camera :)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

a candy card! for a bday father-in-law gent!

my father-in-law turned seventy years young last month. and so!! when such an event occurs, you must channel all your future room parenting skillz and candy card create! and that is just what i did to send a sweet bday wish to a sweet man <3 i've made a time or two and it hasn't failed me yet! we love him to the milkyway and back!

Thursday, January 21, 2016


aaand, thirty b-day mems and sentiments!! because i feel it all and hold them so close! 

1. every year on my birthday my dad would come home with roses. every year. my first birthday until i got married! then he handed that flowery bday torch to my husband dearest [except this year! year 30 they sent me the prettiest bouquet of flowers]
2. celebrating my twentieth birthday at alabama with an all pink birthday party. pink literally everywhere. and everyone dressed in pink. oh i loved it so!!
3. my first kiss as a twenty-one year old was to my future boyfriend/finance/husband/bff
4.when my mom was in labor and my parents were rushing to the hospital, my dad was pulled over by a cop. ha! and hey! they got out of a ticket! and were escorted to the hospital ;)
5. my tea party birthday where my littlest girlfriends came over, dressed in our fanciest of clothes and cheersed some juice and crumpets ;) all the while my parents were dressed as maid and butler ha! hashtag bless their sweeeeet hearts <3
6. instead of cake on my bday i have always had rice krispy ice cream pie! i wasnt much of a cake fan growing up and so my mom started making it and it stuck, i eat it every year. traaaadition!
7. speaking of cakes!! oooh back in our golden college days, one of my dearest bffs would always make me the very best cakes! homemade cakes! one year it resembled a grilled cheese! and one year it was a bikini [..story for another time]
8. my 25th birthday celebration where a big poster with pictures shaped into the number 25 graced my life made by this girl! and austin managed to carry it to every place we went that night and it made it home too!  oh! and the hello kitty cupcakes from my breastie!  
9. my college roommates and i dressing in all black on my 22nd birthday because ughhh old age! ;)
10. all the birthday work surprises: decorated cubicles, notes throughout the office [like chelsea's throne posted on the bathroom door, ha] cakes, balloons, confetti, etccc!
11. my murder mystery  party! where we sent tape recordings out as the invite and were dressed in character as we solved the latest murder mystery in the healy household. [only to end up  finding my dad - dead - in the bathroom! with blood [ketchup!] all over him]
12. birthday breakfasts with austin - from the donuts with candles in them to breakfasting at one of our favorite spots
13. celebrating the last year of my twenties and my very first birthday as chelsea coleen hyatt
14. getting a car for my sixteenth birthday. but! a cardboard car ;) after din, i opened a gift from my sister to find car keys! i looked around like whaaaat is even going on!?! i was told to check the garage and when i ran and opened the door, i saw a big cardboard car. my sister had made me my own little car, complete with license plate saying SWT16 and all :)
15. all my bday cards from my dearest puppy boy charlie who is always so good with words
16. friendly's bday din - consisting of grilled cheese - mozzarella sticks - and root beer! ha, my mom let us choose whatever we wanted for our bday din. so ordering out from friendly's it was! give the girl what she so simply wants!
17. my 16th birthday! a surprise party at a hotel, my first and only surprise party! i thought we were looking at a hotel room for my friends upcoming b-day until we walked in and suuuuurprise!
18. i think it was my  tenth party where we put whipped cream in a dish and pied each other in the face, ha. who knows why. but i remember this one soo clearly and loved it.
19.the different kinds of flower arrangements my parents have sent me over the years [shaped like a dog /birthday cake/the alabama box and vase]
20. my first year living in atlanta and rooming with my college roommate turned real-world roommate and waking up to see she had decorated the whole apartment :) 
21. ...which makes me miss middle school / high school and coming into school on your birthday to find your locker decorated and sooo many posters! oh posters! i still have some!  i remember spending hours making them for other friend's birthdays
22. my sweet bloggin' mom and the posts she writes on my birthday, they are the very best and make my heart the happiest, mom goalz for real!!
23. my whole twenty-first birthday week! birthdays are so special for a million different reasons, but that bday! we celebrated the whole week. it was the week we ran into austin and his friends and was truly what started the beginning of him & i. it was such a fun and precious time in my life. and i'd say that whole dating thing turned out pretty well
24. all the half birthday celebrations that have graced my life throughout the years. and the dear friends that remember them!
25. birthday cards! oh i have sooo many to date. it's so hard for me to throw away. and definitely all the little cards austin has written me over the past nine years!
26. seeing titanic in the theater with my girlfriends on my birthday! and being sooo crazy obsessed with it afterwards!
27. turning a quarter of a century old and really just saying that as much as i could
28. ordering an alcoholic drink at my bday din as a newly twenty-one year old and being sooo proud to show that ID! and buying beer. because, when in rome, you know??
29. this year! for my thirtieth birthday my mom sent letters to so many friends and family asking them to write on the back of a pre-addressed postcard. she had attached a picture of me throughout different stages of life on each one. i have been receiving post card after postcard for the past couple of days and it truly has been one of the sweetest things anyone has ever done for me!! but more on that later ;)
30. anddd really just feeling so very special and adored and loved and appreciated. it makes your heart grow ten sizes, i tell you! and i am sooo very thankful to have that kind of love from these great people in my life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

hey fifteen year old self!

i'm sure if you asked fifteen year old me what i thought life would be like when i turned thirty on the twenty-first of january twenty-sixteen i would first be like, twenty-sixteen !?! that just sounds so very strange and futuristic! and well, i'm sure i would predict [and hope and wish!] some things that would be riiiight on the nose and others not so much.  like, you will be married [ding!] and you will probably not order grilled cheese anymore because you are an adult [...] i have this vision of thirty year old chelsea, and well thirty in general! and it's very mature and responsible and grown-up and i don't feel that way all the time !! nor do i always want to be! but ready or not? hey jan 21st. and to my credit, we are pretty grown-up around these parts, we are married! and homeowners! and pay bills! and are workin' bees! and drink coffee! and i think my fifteen year old self would be like this is sooo how i imagined life to be like at thirty. but i think teenage me would probably be surprised to know that even so, i do still have a crush on the boy i married, and i do still love traditions to my core [and eating all orange dinners and celebrating half birthdays and everything manomet] and sometimes i want to eat cereal for dinner and watch gilmore girls  and one tree hill and everything i was watching back when i was fifteen[ish!]. and that mix! i think that's the key to this forever young thing. a good balance between being young and 'old', mature and silly. so this is [aaalmost] thirty! exactly how i pictured it to be and nothing like it:)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas in Cabo

you see those sweet little faces?!! vintage us! healy and margison kids, lookin' very summery and fashionable [with great posture!! ;)] on the beaches of block island one summer. i love those sweet faces. and our parents. we have been busy being family bff's for a long, long time. for atleast the entire lifespan of those two littlest ones above! we were neighbors many moons ago. we moved, they moved, we moved, they moved and we still remained just as close.  i remember when austin and i first started dating i would always talk about "our family friends the margisons" and i would say exactly that, so he knew who i was talking about. and one time, probably after the millionth time i had mentioned "our family friends the margisons" he said, i know!! i know who they are, you can shorten it to just their last name now ;) ha. he eventually had the pleasure of meeting them a couple of years ago and he totally got it. they are fun people. and we are so lucky to have them in our lives. i hope one day when we have our own little fam, we end up having neighbors that turn into lifelong friends like that!! not too bad, parents!

growing up [and really up until a few years ago!] we would always spend Christmas Eve together. the tradition was put on hold as they started spending Christmas at their new home in  Cabo  [can you blame them?!] but this year!! the tradition gets to be continued! with all of us healy-hyatts heading on down to San Jose del Cabo to spend the holidays together! and you know how i feel about tradition ;) it just so happens to be we get to continue such a fun tradition in one of the most beautiful of places. yay!

it's been a year [last Christmas!] since my family has all been together. well, minus a couple of hours on thanksgiving before a brother had to leave for a show! but for those few hours!! oh it was so nice. and so golden. and fun. and not having that in my everyday life is a reaaaaaaaal drag. those people are my best friends and for Christmas i would want nothing more than to spend uninterrupted time together. and hey! we get to do just that! t-minus a few more hours. patience, chelsea coleen!!

merry Christmas! happy birthday Jesus! and happpppy new year! we can't wait to meet you 2016! as we cheers to you with our margaritas and sunglasses ;)