January 28, 2014

Hot Springs, NC

This past weekend Mike, Mel, Lisa & Papa hiked from Max Patch, NC to Hot Springs, NC where Mimi, Amos & I were waiting with a warm cabin for them. I was supposed to join, but decided that I had nothing to prove to anyone & knew that I'd be absolutely miserable in the knee deep snow - so I bailed. Give me 100 degree temps & I'm one happy hiker / camper...none of this below freezing nonsense. (:

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January 21, 2014


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nap time
birthday celebrations 
stoop sittin' 

January 20, 2014

the adventures of amos and mama | the bahamas | day 5





Good Fellow Farms (actually from lunch on Day 4)
how Belle felt about our last beach day
until next time...
Amos hiding out in the airport 

So thankful & so blessed by this time away with the Boutons before they headed home! 

January 17, 2014

the adventures of amos & mama | the bahamas | day 3 & 4

Tuesday | Day 3
It rained all day, so we stayed inside (not pictured: me in my PJs..all day). It was so nice and relaxing to watch TV, read, play with the kiddos--to literally have nothing to do, but to just be.

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Wednesday | Day 4
another beach day + a trip the the Atlantis aquarium






January 15, 2014

the adventures of amos and mama | the bahamas | day 2







Toni & Belle 
Toni + 2 sweet babes
Amos hangin' with the big boys...can you tell he liked it?
BFFs (don't judge how white my baby is)
the sweetest boy I've ever laid my eyes on
just beach bummin' 

January 14, 2014

the adventures of amos & mama | the bahamas | day 1






leaving on a jet plane--super early on sunday morning
flying into New York (you know, the complete opposite direction of the Bahamas...)
plane watching
finally headed south
Belle's first (of many) kisses for Amos

so thankful we were able to escape the polar vortex & enjoy another trip to visit the Boutons in the Bahamas...what an AWESOME way to kick off 2014! (: 

January 13, 2014

Cheers to the New Year

One of my favorite traditions year after year.

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a Renfrow special
Mikey + Amos + David + Ethan
Amos & Lucas ... future BFFs
Mikey & Lucas
monkey see, monkey do
the whole gang

Tell me what it is you plan to do with your one wild & precious life.
|mary oliver|

January 12, 2014

Asheville | NC

My boys took me to Asheville, NC for an afternoon for my birthday. I love exploring new cities and can't wait for an extended stay in a few weeks with my Mikey! 

painted brick
my boys
malaprop's - where we snacked on cheese biscuits, trail mix, coffee & books
these mountains are my home 
winter blooms

What are your favorite things to do and the best places to eat in Asheville?! We'd love suggestions for our upcoming stay! 

January 10, 2014

happy 27th birthday to me

turning 27 wasn't so bad

something to wear: a new Gap scarf
peppermint donut from the swamp rabbit cafe
one giant key lime cupcake
key lime pie
me + my boys

January 2, 2014

loving lately | holiday edition

how crafty my sister (in law), Mere is 
tiny treasures
the infamous hot dog ornament
homemade cheesecake
new flannel sheets 

As you start this new year friends, I hope you find joy and beauty in the small every day things!