Archives for the month of: April, 2012

week 15.  otherwise referred to around here as hell week.  it was pretty brutal by my standards.  i had a near 60-hour work week.  and i endured the most grueling week of our half-marathon training program, which culminated in a 14-mile trail run that almost killed me on saturday.  to top it all off, i’ve been dealing with a particularly persistent case of insomnia (stress related, perhaps?). awesome.

the good news?  it’s over and a new week is upon us.

i didn’t have anything in mind for my week’s photo.  i just wanted to take a picture of something that brings me a little bit of joy.  this necklace is a recent treat i picked up for myself at betsy & iya, a lovely little boutique i adore.

amour {love}. i am blessed to have a lot of it in my life and try not to take it for granted. even during hell week.

happy spring!  well it’s about time.  we actually had 2 full weekend days of SUN!  and it was amazing.  we spent as much time as we possibly could outside, doing nothing in particular other than enjoying the fresh air, warmth, and lovely signs of spring.

hope you all had a wonderful easter weekend.

my mom had a very special birthday last week.  in honor of which, i baked this cake.  a (gluten free!) carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, to be exact. (i actually baked three of them, but let’s not get into that now).  it was delicious and my mom loved it.

i totally lucked out getting the mom i got.  she’s completely amazing, but doesn’t even seem to realize it.  she’s one of the kindest, most generous and thoughtful people i know.  she was and still a fabulous mother and now that i’m an adult she’s a best friend.  she the one that always knows just the right thing to say when i’m at my lowest…or my highest, for that matter.  she is, however, a rather dangerous shopping partner as she can help me rationalize buying just about anything.

there’s nothing that i’ll ever be able to do to repay my mom for all that she’s done for me.  or even all of the delicious birthday cakes she’s baked for me over the years.  but hopefully, in some small way, this cake showed her how much i love and appreciate her.

happy birthday, momma!  love you.

week 13.