Thursday, June 27, 2013

our summer | through my iphone

this summer has been very different for all of us... this is our first summer with matt as a teacher and now he has been off from school and i go to work everyday. it's weird that he is a "stay at home" dad and i am off to work. i feel like i miss out on things sometimes but i am so glad madison is getting extra special time with daddy before the arrival of baby m. i still get to enjoy a lot of the summer fun so i figured i'd share some photos through my iphone- if you follow me on instagram you have most likely seen all of these, but for those who don't i am sharing a tiny peak into our summer.

our summer: lazy mornings, days swimming at the pool, trips to take out library books, momma being pregnant, fresh fruit daily from the local farmers market & more swimming. so far, we're enjoying these last moments as just a family of three. before we know it, baby m will be here and everyone will be back to school. time for another evening dip in the pool--what are you all up to this summer? anything fun? 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

am i back? plus a trip to mayberry, nc

good question. am i back? it wasn't until i checked my blog a few days ago that i realized i lost all of that custom coding i worked so hard on a year all know what i'm talking about- all i wanted was to use century gothic to match my website (a little bit of blogger humor) anyways, i decided to visit my blog and in the last three months of barely blogging- i lost it. all of my coding...maybe this is a sign? i remembered how much i loved blogging and sharing my photos. it's so much work--but brings a lot of unexplainable joy. but i miss it...i miss lugging around my heavy camera, always brainstorming up a craft or project with mad. 

with that being said, i'm back. maybe not as frequent. and i know i have said this before but failed to keep up. but we have a lot of exciting things going on around here with the arrival of our new addition, a baby girl in october. so here i am...a working mother, still living in a new city (how long will it take to know where things are?) i am not sure how i think i can manage this with an almost full time job, TWO kids, a husband, a house, laundry, etc... the list goes on- does anyone still blog? does anyone read this blog? or will they continue to read it-- remember i'm still instagram obsessed and can be followed @mandiestarkey. so let's give this a go...

last weekend we visited the town of mayberry, nc. for those of you (like me) who have no clue what this means...the birth place of andy griffith and the inspiration for his show. we attended the museum but let's just say, we were more excited for the local soda fountain shop (root beer floats...yumm) and the vintage candy store (lemon drops and root beer barrels) i'm not six months pregnant or anything ;) anyways, i figured i'd share some photos from our little adventure. it felt so wonderful carrying my camera with me...rather than just my iphone, which seems so convenient these days. i miss being behind my camera- anyways, happy tuesday! enjoy some photos!