Wednesday, September 23, 2015

pre-anniverary sentiments!

photography by ali harper
it seems the most surreal to say, but! this sunday austin and i will be celebrating one whole year of love and marriage! one year! and i am feeling aaaall the feelings right about now, already!  i mean, really, a lot of my daily thoughts have been replaced by such things likeee "oh it’s tuesday!! tuesday was my last day of work! and i put a note on my computer saying "getting married. be right back" [which i still have on my bulletin, because, tangible mems, soo hard to throw away]  and yes, even that little tidbit of something maaaybe not the most important! well, it makes me very reminiscent and sentimental! so, i know i am innnn for it when the twenty-seventh arrives!

austin and i are no strangers when it comes to celebrating anniversaries, we kind of specialize in datingveraries and have grown preeeetty good at them over the past eight years ;) but a wedding anniversary! this all new territory, we’ve never done this before! and so thinking back to this time last year, it all just makes my heart swell. i think that’s the best way i can describe it.  it makes me miss and love and feel forever thankful for those those last couple of days leading up to that saturday in september, so much happiness and excitement and so much love all around us. and it  also makes me want to run back in time reeeeal quick fairy god mother style and hug myself who was definitely feeling the butterflies and say hey guess what! it’s not going to rain! and you won’t trip walking down the aisle!  and the rehearsal din dress you bought that was hemmed a wee bit too short? don’t worry! you and mom will find the most perfect one, with a little less than twenty-four hours pre rehearsal! and it will be on sale! and we would probably jump around high-fiving and then poof i’d magically disappear.  [although, i also remember driving to maybe three different stores one afternoon in desperate need of season three of downton abbey because it happened to be my current obsession and i neeeeded to know what happened next, priorities, right? my mom says i was the calmest bride ever :)]

i read this once in a book of mine and i loved it so, “ took me a very long time not to view sympathy, grief, doubt, the ability to be moved by tears by love and happiness and sadness and music - as weak, despicable traits. he taught me that the ability to grieve deeply also meant that a person had the capacity to love deeply, laugh deeply, live deeply -- and that this was a capacity to be cherished.” gosh. that is me, in a nutshell. i remember reading that and thinking yes! yes! amen! i am right there with you author lady! so yes, this week, this pre wedding anniversary week of ours, i am already feeling all the sentimental vibes, deep, deep deeply! after all, it was only theee most magical day[s!!] of our lives ;)  see you soon one year anni! ps i love you austin parker xoxoo your wife. pps. this tradition to be continued!

Thursday, September 17, 2015

happy third! (and twenty-first!)

today marks year three of charlie's lifey. happy third birthday, puppy! aaaand twenty-first!  two birthday's in one. paaaarty. we love our littlest puppyhuman. sweet and cuddly. wild and wild some more. but consistently happy!!! we always say we need to live life more like him. always happy and grateful. for us! for food! for his toys! for our big comfy bed that he gets to cuddle with his humans in! i really try to appreciate and love on those little things, but he wins the most at this. so haaaappy birthday prince charlay! we will cheers our legal cocktails to you and channel our inner charlie-selves just in your honor!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

two favs on repeat:

p i z z a
p u p p y [and husband]
more p i z z a

more p u p p y

if it aint broke, don't fix it. you know?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

manomet glimpses as told by my iphone


we are back! actually we've been back for about a week and a half, but! liiiiiife is all sorts of busy! and crazy! and good too! these days of ours. and you know after any vacay you just feel like you need to get organized. and play catch up. and so we have been doing a whole lot of that at work. at home. with friends. that kinda thing! our trip to my dearest beachy love was really special and beautiful and fuunn! so much fun. i loved getting to re-introduce my beach to my [hot] husband and me myself as Chelsea Coleen Hyatt. and it was really great to spend so much time surrounded by my family. and then to watch my husband get to spend so  much time with them as well, my heart was really happy and really like, why must we ever leave this beautiful sanctuary?  so memory of mine!! here are a few little snippets from my ever handy iphone. i took a whoooole lot on my big cam as well that i will get to one of these days! my dad was like welllll, hmmm, what do you do with all those pictures. and iiii was like well, i have no idea. but i must capture it all! gotta soak it up. mind. body. soul. aaaand camera. ;)  and one day when i am old and gray and hangin' with my [still probably hot] husband and probably can't walk down to the beach like these good old days we are currently living, we will just pop out all the million photo albums i will have and be like hey! remember the time blah blah blah. and the mems will live on!! in so many tangible and intangible ways :)

and ps, you know out of all the little moments i snapped, that last little black and white piccy riiiight up there? i ran inside to get something and on my way out i kinda froze and snapped and i think its really a favorite of mine. nothing that will win lots and lots of awards for the grainy blurry imperfectness of it ;) but because it perfectly captures how our time is spent at the beach we love.  one big group all gathered together. in the backyard, on the beach, on our porches. visiting and laughing [aaand occasionally in family dance party mode] and thiiiis is what makes manomet soo special. the littlest, simplest of moments are just so big sometimes.