our weekend.

1. on thursday night, we said goodbye to michael scott (and although the episode wasn’t everything it could have been, i loved this scene a lot and it maybe made me cry a little.)
2. friday, we were enamored of william and kate’s wedding, along with nearly a third of the world’s population. the best of the royal wedding in pictures, and some favorites: cute moments between sisters and brothers; an adorable, very normal-looking queen; the now-famous kiss; and the beautiful dress(es), including this awesome angle on kate’s dress. (it takes a moment for photos to load.)
3. on saturday, we celebrated our hometown at communiversity. this annual street festival is a beloved tradition. (see photo above) we roamed the streets with Bo, devoured falafel and samosa chaat from the food stands, talked with friends and neighbors, and thoroughly enjoyed our lemon and coconut sorbet from bent spoon.
4. after that, we crawled into a hole and did lots of grad school work. forever.
5. we only emerged from that hole for a tv break on sunday evening, at which point a news brief flashed across the screen. having lived in manhattan through 9/11, watching this historic moment felt somewhat surreal and our prayer is that it will bring about greater peace, security, and unity for all.

now we crawl back into our hole for most of this (finals) week… there may or may not be posts. ’til friday!

{…and just one more: a very pretty royal wedding photo roundup}


really wanna do this.

{photo credit: jenny mitchell @ frecklewonder. thanks for the idea!}

spring walk.

our walks are getting really pretty with all the blossoming flowers and trees. we are eagerly awaiting full-on springtime… and summer.

snow fun.

waking up to fresh snow makes my day.

the aBOminable snowman…or BOman.

we like our family walks.

merry Christmas!

christmas breakfast with family before heading off to grandparents’ house.

the night before Christmas…

…the stockings were hung by the “chimney” with care…
… I finished preparing one of my favorite Ina Garten recipes from Barefoot in Paris: yellow and red beets made with orange, raspberry vinegar, and thyme…
…and we celebrated Jeff’s 23rd birthday!! we ate a delicious dinner at Elements with my parents and then opened presents by the fireplace! don’t his presents (and my socks) look good?

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, wonderful husband, Jeff! and MERRY CHRISTMAS EVE!