Monday, August 29, 2011

101 Things in 1001 Days: 84 and 100

My mom came to town the other weekend and helped me accomplish #84: Go to the Botanic Gardens. This has been something I've wanted to do in New York for a long time. I've always loved botanic gardens. Growing up we would go to Longwood Gardens, and when I lived in Scotland the Royal Botanic Gardens was one of my favorites spots.

My mom and I had a wonderful morning strolling through the various gardens. She used to own a nursery and was a landscape designer, so she is a great companion for this sort of thing.

I also considered this excursion crossing off #100 off my listDo at least one of my 101 things with my mom and do at least one thing from her 101 list with her. My mom didn't end up creating a 101 List, but going to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens was always something she wanted to do. She has been extremely supportive throughout this whole process, and it was wonderful to share this day with her.

Song of the Day
Today's song is Katrina and the Wave's Walking on Sunshine.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Positively Shakin'

I giggled when I saw this fabulous pictures by Carli Davidson. Hope you giggle too!

Have a Positively wonderful weekend.

Song of the Day
Please enjoy The Beatles' Twist and Shout.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Life Imitates Art

Or the other way around. Hard to say looking at this awesome painting, created by my talented mother.

Song of the Day
Enjoy Amos Lee's Sweet Pea.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

101 Things in 1001 Days: 1

I grew up spending the summer sailing, and it is still one of my positively favorite things to do. As much time as I've spent on the boat, I still have a lot to learn. This past week I took in as much as a could from my dad and uncle, both experienced sailors and teachers. I wasn't the captain the whole sail, but I did take the helm for a good long time. I'm crossing Number 1 off my 101 List!

Call me Captain Anna
The handy chart, which you may remember from such places as our bedroom

Me and Dad
Song of the Day
Today's song is Styx's Come Sail Away.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Where Have I Been?

Hi all!  I'm back. Apologies for abandoning you. I was on vacation and tried to stay as unplugged as possible.  I spent a week in Maine doing all my favorite things: sailing, reading, sleeping, and getting QT with my fabulous family.

The Boat House. Where Matt and I hope to get married next summer.

That is as deep as I got. It's cold, yo!

My dad and Matt. This picture makes me happy.

My brother Ben enjoying a great sail.

Me and my brother Jack.

Me being very American.
Uncle, cousin, and brother auditioning to be LL Bean models

Matt chillaxin' and maxin'

Wish I was back already.
Song of the Day
Please enjoy Tyrone Wells' Happy as the Sun.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Positively Feeling Good

Don't you just love moments like this!

Thanks for sending Mandy.

Song of the Day
Please enjoy Michael Buble's Feeling Good.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Talented Friend: Kyle

Ideally everything in my house would be something I like to look at and means something to me. A gift from our friend Kyle fits the bill.

This is actually a picture Kyle took of Matt, overlayed with two different pictures taken at the same time. I was shocked when Kyle gave this to us. I had no idea he had such a strong sense of design.

To mount the photo Kyle used Plywerk, a service that prints your image on layered wood. Such a awesome texture. 

Every time I look at this photo I'm reminded of two of my favorite guys, and that is worth a smile.

Song of the Day
Please enjoy Robyn's Dancing on my Own.
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