things we’ve been up to this spring/summer:
celebrated ANNA’S BIRTHDAY … one year closer to thirty, & she’s feeling good about it. while she may be twenty-nine now, bartenders still give double-takes when she passes them her license to order a drink (we think she’ll be carded until she’s forty). :)
moved to a NEW LOFT APARTMENT (which we love).
anna is currently testing out her green thumb on the new patio.
although, there were a few tears as we packed up & left our first apartment we’ve lived in together… au revoir, holly street.
traveled to PARIS with anna’s family! we ate buttery pastries every day, sipped lots of wine, people-watched in bistros, dined in fancy restaurants, walked the streets until our feet were blistery, traveled to the countryside for a few days, fell in love with rue montorgueil, spoke french with locals, & vowed to visit again. (we’ll always have paris.)
anna attended her cousin caroline’s BABY SHOWER in virginia. (update: baby belle is currently an adorable, healthy & happy three-&-a-half-week old!)
anna soaked up every second of time with her east coast cousins on this short trip.
celebrated the FOURTH OF JULY with our parents (it’s becoming a tradition ’round here). we rode bikes to dinner, sat outside & ate lobster (which felt very festive), watched deuling country clubs’ fireworks shows from the patio, & had a delicious late-night cobbler at robby’s parents’.
took a DAYTRIP TO SANTA BARBARA (the place we were wed) to reminisce. & reminisce we did. we ate at the little cafe where we had breakfast every morning of our wedding week. we visited the hotel where we stayed with our wedding party & friends. we had a cocktail at the site of our reception & the place we spent our first married night. we walked on the beach, getting sand between our toes. ah, the memories.
& we’re currently getting ready for a trip with the smith clan to IDAHO (the place of bob’s birth, home to many lakes, long summer days, outdoor sports, & beautiful scenery). it will be a blast, we’re sure of it.
(oh, we’re also getting POLITICAL & helping robby’s dad with his run for city council of our hometown. go bicycle bob!!)
i guess we’ve been busy. so sorry for the lack of smithlove updates. we’ll be better, we promise!
xo, anna + robby
p.s. here’s a little reminder to be thankful (from the chalkboard in our kitchen). we thought you might like to see…