Monday, April 5, 2010

oh life and stuff.

Today, Christopher and I have been married for 9 months! I can't believe how time flies by. It seems like just yesterday that we first met. At the same time, it feels so completely normal, as if this is how life has always been...

I am so happy to be living in Philadelphia and spending my time here with Christopher. I think it's the perfect place for us right now. The section of the city that we're in (West Philly/University City) is exactly the type of place that I've always wanted to live in. It's so diverse, and there's lots of food places, thrift stores, coffee shops... all within walking distance. Very large, very old victorian houses. Clark Park is just a few blocks away. And trees. Lots of trees.

We celebrated Easter on our own yesterday. I had fun dressing up in my new dress that Christopher bought me, feeling girly, and strolling around outside in the beautiful spring weather. We visited a church just down the street that we'd both like to return to and cooked up some tasty food for dinner.

Me (in my new dress) and Ranny, before going to the church service (Ranny didn't go to church, obviously...):

We've had a few bottles of wine in the past weeks that I'd like to share a few pictures of, not really because the pictures have any artistic quality, but more for documentation's sake...

The Molly Dooker Cabernet Sauvignon (above, left) wasn't our favorite. I picked it out because I liked the bottle, just like picking out a book based on it's cover. Sometimes very deceiving. Maybe if we waited a few years to open it, the flavor might have rounded out a bit...

The Red Bicyclette French Rose (above, right) was fine. Perhaps not the best quality wine? It was sweet and fruity, but something tasted a bit cheap (if that's the right word) about it. I'm just starting to form my own vocabulary about wines and flavors, so forgive me.

Girard Red Wine.... Mmmmmm. We opened this for our Easter dinner yesterday and it was so smooth and delicious. The bottle says that it's 50% Cab Sauv, 32% Cab Franc and 18% Merlot. We still have some left.... I might have a few sips while finishing this post....

I might do a little bit of sewing today, I'm feeling happy and creative.

I hope that everyone is able to get outside and enjoy the new spring weather, maybe read a book, do whatever it is that you enjoy doing....



  1. Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy, Happy Anniversary! Beautiful Easter Dress - Dad says hi!

    Love you both.

  2. Your dress is pretty Stace! the color is really fun too! Ranny is sooooo handsome! It just goes to show that you should never throw anything out. I made two dresses almost identical in design when I was in my 20s. Seriously! Just threw out the pattern a year or two ago! The main difference was I used mostly printed/floral fabrics as opposed to the solid. Looks beautiful on you pretty baybee! love, u momma