8.15.2012

I AM . . .


. . . getting caught out in the rain unprepared nearly every day this past week . . .
(thanks a lot, august!)

. . . itchy for fall weather . . .

. . . dreaming of brownstone apartments with garden spaces out back . . .
(and wishing our lease were up a little sooner)

. . . planning a romantic evening for our wedding anniversary this weekend . . . 
(nine years hooo-lyyyyyyy craaaaaaaap) 

. . . wanting to join this community ballet class at a studio near our place . . .
(even though it's been 18 years since i took a dance class and i would make suuuch a fool of myself.)

p.s
the winner of our fred flare giveaway was posted HERE!

54 comments :

  1. oooh good idea! cut out all my necklines!!

    and are you really moving to Texas?! :)

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    1. haha no! not moving to texas. but inexplicably having nightmares about it anyway!

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    2. Moving to Texas is a GREAT idea. Everything is AWESOME HERE!

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    3. I know Sandi. I love Sandi and Sandi is right. Move to Texas already! All the greats do.

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  2. I am....
    ...thinking you need to move to Dallas:) It really isn't sooo terrible:)
    ...wishing I had some chocolate cake right about now
    ...wanting to see the baseball t's with the neck cut out.

    Hope your day was good!

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  3. i am...wishing i knew ahead of time about the tickets to alt in NYC or else i'd so be there!

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  4. ... from texas, it's really not that bad. except when you factor in the heat. then it's hell.
    ... still stunned that i watched 3 episodes of Honey Boo Boo on TLC tonight, craziest show I've ever seen.
    ...over 3 columns too, but too lazy to change it.
    ... contemplating 4th meal. ok 5th.

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  5. I am fondly reminiscing of the time in my life where I devoured book after book of the Babysitter's Club.

    Seriously. That's what I'm doing right now....the wikipedia article is hysterical.

    I'm a loser.

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    1. No, you are a legend. That is hysterical. And we have all been there!

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    2. YES! I did the same thing. Loves it!

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  6. I am currently in Texas and so ready to be back up north. It is too hot here! So I can't blame you for your nightmares.

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  7. You should try the ballet class! I've secretly wanted to take an adult dance class for awhile now... but I haven't gotten up the nerve yet. Happy anniversary!

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  8. Okay, you seriously had me thinking this was a pregnancy announcement. Darn!

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    1. I thought the same thing!!!! (Fingers crossed and prayers that will be true soon, Natalie!)

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  9. nine years--wowzers and congratulations. your family is adorable and hi-larious!

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  10. yes! You should take ballet classes. And when redesigning your blog you should put the essays bit back up. That was my favorite part- the essays. Now I don't know where to find them.

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  11. I love this post! Such a great idea!
    xxx
    P.S. As a Texan, I understand nightmares about moving here!

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  12. we're celebrating our 9 year anniversary this weekend too! how funny :)

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  13. Dont hate on Texas! Its not so bad

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  14. I bet the dance class would be so fun! you should do it!



    www.studentswife.com

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  15. i am:

    thinking i need a drink and wish it would magically appear
    so happy had a really good convo with my mum
    contemplating girls' names--any ideas?

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  16. Take the class! Take the class! I signed up for a ballet class after a longggg hiatus and it was so.much.fun. It's nice to get out of the house and dance around, you know?

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  17. Everybody keep hating on Texas - fine by me. Keeps all the faint of heart away. <3 Houston

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  18. you are hilarious. and thanks for the neckline idea -- except i usually screw those things up so maybe i'll just admire yours and keep mine nice and boyish.

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  19. 9 years, congrats!!! lets do the ballet class together. im not promising to put on a leo yet, but ill dance my little heart out with you.

    also dont move to texas

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  20. The Air Force sent us to Texas last year, and I have nightmares EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. that they will never let us leave. Thank baby Jesus that you don't have to live here! BLEH.

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  21. Where did you find such a tiny belt for your baby?

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  22. ew Texas. I know Brandon is from there but currently we are in Oklahoma which is basically just like Texas although the natives don't like to think so! It's just too hot here all the time and it's dry even though they call it humid.

    Also cutting out the necklines, awesome idea!

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    1. Texas is basically NOTHING like Oklahoma. Speak for your own state.

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  23. oh my gosh. that is a great idea about the baseball tees!

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  24. I Am....wishing I lived in NY!! Per usual.

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  25. ...demanding to see the T's.
    Please and thank you.

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  26. I have been so entertained by all of the varying opinions on Texas in these comments.


    I totally want to take adult dance classes. I would do ballet, but tap is my one true passion...

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  27. I was really hoping for you to say "pregnant" in all that. :/

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  28. Okay gals. Enough Texas bashing. I am a spoiled-rotten native of the beaches and weather of Southern California and even I found great happiness in Texas (The Woodlands). Maybe those who are forced to live here (egad!) should try harder to bloom where you're planted.

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  29. Love your blog! At the risk of sounding bossy, I'd like to tell you to try the class. I started taking adult ballet and modern again (after dancing as a kid), and it all comes back to you quickly; your body remembers what to do. You find that amazing feeling of physical artistic expression again that you don't get from other creative pursuits like writing. I'm 36 and there are women in my class from their 20's to their 50's, and everyone is kind and supportive. I have two babies and so it has become a crucial part of my 'self-care' (i.e. scheduled time to leave the house ALONE). Pretty great for the bod too :)

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  30. stiff necklines in tshirts are my arch enemy....i have some cutting plans of my own this weekend. (that sounds creepy and emo. i didn't mean it.)

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  31. Happy Anniversary! And ps, you could have a yard out back in Texas stat if you did come on down here! :) But New York is clearly where y'all are meant to be. Love your blog. :)

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  32. aw, i'm so excited for fall weather and all the fun holidays that come along with it. i feel like this always happens once august comes around.
    adorable images as always! :)
    xo TJ

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  33. liking the blog re-design. :)

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  34. That's so funny... I was thinking of signing up for a dance class too, but it's been years! I wonder how long is to long till it would just be embarrassing to go back haha. Cute pictures! :)

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  35. Opps I just used my husband's account to comment, I'm not bronzy haha!Hope you visit my blog sometime, cheers! :)

    http://bronsonbloopers.blogspot.com

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  36. I am... in love with your new blog design! And your gorgeous hair braid that I tried to replicate today and epically failed. You're gorgeous!

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  37. Beautiful redesign Natalie. So clean and fresh. Congratulations!!

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  38. Oh my gosh I LOVE your new blog design!

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  39. So funny cuz I just snipped out the neckline to my favorite baseball t yesterday wishing I had done it sooo much sooner. Do you ever feel claustrophobic sometimes in your clothes? well...not anymore...with this clever idea :)and...I have been wanting to join a ballet class for forrrrever... I'm a first time visitor to your blog. really fun :) cute little boy!!

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  40. Girl!!!! Do the dance class...you'll be glad you did!!! Somehow your body never forgets how to dance :-)

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  41. I like the new layout. It's much more original than the other one :) Good job!

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  42. Nice, new layout. I am working like a dog these days, getting more and more behind on blogging, BUT preparing for my first blogging conference next week. SO EXCITED!

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  43. i'm itching for cooler, autumn temperatures too. i pulled out my scarves just to look at them this week. haha. ps i love the new blog layout!

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  44. 1. Texas is great.
    2. I love Texas.
    3. Texas BBQ and Babes Chicken house will make you cry tears of joy.
    4. Texas is big. And beautiful.
    5. Dallas has an amazing skyline with genuinely cool places to live surrounding it.
    6. There are loads of mormons in Texas but not too many to think your surrounded.
    7. You could have a backyard for the H man.
    8. 2 words. BLUE BELL.
    9. The NYC skyline has nothing on dark texas night skies filled with about a gazillion stars.
    10. Texas would love to have Nat the Fat Rat.

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    1. Sallie, my husband worked at a Babes Chicen house in Roanoke TX when he was 16 as a dishwasher/fry cook. He loved it!

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  45. Love the new design! Come back to Brooklyn!

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