Tuesday, July 29, 2014

wimp-tastic ;)


that handsome face left two weeks ago for the lovely land of new jerz for some businessy work  things! aaand he is still up there! until he returns on Friday! so, what i can tell you about all of that is this:

one, i am so proud of him. and  two! my old baseball girlfriend self thinks i am one million percent so much more wimpy now. and i would really have to agree with her/me. because i miss him. aaaaa lot! without him around our little apartment home it just feels so much more lonely! 

its funny how things change, you know. once upon a time back in the stone baseball days, we had to be apart for three, long, stupid months. three. months!!  so, three weeks? it should be a piece of cake [or cheese. cheese in my case. mmm] but now, this current chelsea fiance self of mine- its become harder. i've gotten spoiled having him around all my days. so, i'm a bit more wimpy now, and i'm okay with it. so hurry home stoneee! we miss you!

Monday, July 28, 2014

reunited and it feels so good!


i flew home for my bridal shower a couple of weeks ago with three of my college sweethearts/bridesmaids/bffs and it was so much fun to have these beauties up in connecticut with me in the town and house i grew up in. so perfect. and it was like we were right back in college. really good friendships can do that you know, transport you through time, and it’s the best. eventually it was time to say goodbye. booo goodbyes! you are the worst! but luckily, i will see those faces and a couple of other really special ones in three days actually! for my bachelorette [yay, yay!] that is the silver. no, no. gold-sparkly lining right there :)

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

a bridal shower! for this bridey to be!


last week i finished reading a reeeeally darn good book called the aviators wife. and there was one line in particular that i kept going back too. kept re-reading and loving. until i finally wrote it down, because it was distracting me and my thoughts and i needed to get back to my story!  it was this:
  
“it 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.”

and that line, it's sort of me, chelsea coleen, in a nutshell, so personally? oooh i agree! it’s a capacity to be cherished [and appreciated!] and i loved how such sentiments were written so beautifully. because sometimes, traits like those... they really can be looked at as weak. i've just never been one of those people who have ever believed that. so when i read it, i was like, riiiight there with you author lady! i know when i think back to my bridal shower today and tomorrow and thirty years from now, i will remember all of the love and the laughing and the happiness that surrounded me. how i was moved so deeply by it all.   

[i will probably be reminiscing while austin and i are dining on our antique white plates! with our matching silverware! and glassware! and all the adult, married couple things we have received from the ones we love so dearly and who have been so very gracious to us.]  

it was so very special for me to have three of my best friends [and bridesmaids!] there with me. it was so special to see my cousin's beautiful faces and childhood loves [circa 5th grade!], and family friend faces i haven't seen in so many years! there were a couple of speeches, a couple of introductions and thank you's made as we sat down for the yummiest of lunches. and hearing these sweet words!! i [happily!] cried quite a bit. but if you know us, and oo those lovely people sure do, they are pretty used to it! my sister wrote the cutest, sweetest speech. and because my mom is one of the most creative people i know [especially with her words] she wrote a bit of a poem - and it was perfect.

so thank you soooo much faith and carter, some of our dearest and oldest family friends, for the bestest of showers. and to my amazing family and friends and bridesmaids, you made that day so special. i felt really, really, loved. and that is something i cherish so much more than i could ever really put into words. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

a healy wedding!

this picture!! makes my heart just explode with happiness. so much love!
so close molldoll, so close!

about a month ago, my handsome cousin married the beautiful love of his lifey. and!! to add to the excitement, this was the very first healy wedding! the first cousin to say i do! my dad has a big, big fam - 7 siblings [plus their spouses!] and then there's us kids! 19 of us to be exact. and so many of these amazing faces were there to celebrate the beautiful newleyweds. it's really fun being related to these people. it also gave me a special little glimpse into how our wedding will be, because a lot of those faces will be making their way to atlanta to watch healy cousin numbero two [me! meee!] say i do! and this little glimpse, it was overwhelmingly wonderful. such a fun, loving, encouraging group and every time we are together it's special [and every time we have to say goodbye it makes my heart a whole lot sad]

so the first healy wedding! it was a gorgeous success.  and oh the bridey! the newest member of our healy fam - she could not be a better fit. the ceremony was emotional, in the happy tears kind of way they always are, seeing two people stand up there and become man and wife, its really the greatest of all.  and then getting to celebrate these two at their reception, so much fun.  [it was also the most amazing to see an entire cheese display during cocktail hour- along with any other food imaginable. me+cheese=<3] mmm!! 

endless cheese, love, and my family. that always makes for a really perfect night. and it was! congrats pat and heather! we love you two sooo much! and are looking forward to all the pirate parties and manomet beaching in our years to come! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

spinach quiche, mmm mm!


directions

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F, Lightly grease a 10 inch quiche dish. 

In a large bowl, beat together milk, eggs, baking mix, butter and parmesan cheese. 

Stir in broccoli, ham and Cheddar cheese. Pour into prepared quiche dish.

Bake in preheated oven for 50 minutes, until eggs are set and top is golden brown.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

a sunday in black and white!


this past sunday was a pretty, pretty weather one. one that was spent entirely outside! we sort of broke away from our usual routine and slept in a bit later and went on a fam b-fast date to our trusty panera bread. where we brunched on bagels and iced coffee with out littlest gent! who was so good by our sides! [leashed up niiice and good, right under my chair ;)] we do not like leaving that one at home so its always nice when he can hang with his humans, in human places! and really there is no story there, we took a walk. we pooled, summer kind of stuff. but... document! because it was a really sweet, good day.  those little, everyday moments, i think if you can take delight in those, then you are going pretty a-okay! 

Monday, June 23, 2014

mdw



well! keeping with tradition of just soaking up all the busy goodness over the past couple of weeks, i am behind in my documenting!! and my memory is currently busy with lots of work/wedding things so, document we must!  for memorial day this year we traveled to austin's aunt and uncle's lake house. and! they so sweetly braved all of our puppies that came with their humans! [four to be exact!] we were so eager to get our water puppy back into the river water. and he was too! cutest little swimmer, we were so proud! the weekend was a beautiful one and the weather,  company, and dinners! were the best yet.