Friday, October 31, 2014

spooky and kooky

[our search for the great pumpkin]

happy halloween to all of you ghosts and ghouls out there! since the wedding and move, T and i haven't had much time to get into the spirit of things. but, that all changed last weekend as we were able to get a little festive with a drive to the pumpkin patch, seeing the costumes at fall fest, a pumpkin carving party with friends, and halloween birthday party. can't wait to continue the fun this coming weekend!

[bringing some excited pups to fall fest]

[my favorite couple costume, hands down]

[first time to try the frankenpretzel - spooky and delicious]

[spiked apple cider]

[picking out designs]

[T's scary pumpkin]

[my cute pumpkin]

[awesome decorations at a friend's house]

[party pic with friends - i was dr. frankenstein and T was the monster]

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


[love this lantern]

happy wednesday! this is week two T and i have been in our new place and it is slowly coming along. T and i are still getting used to the flow of where things are and the boys are getting used to running on wood floors. i'll be honest, the latter has been hilarious to watch and don't see it ending anytime soon. 
have a good one! 

[chicken noodle soup from scratch]

[getting my hair did]

[apple crisp season is here, hallelujah]

[coloring time with my nephew]

[finding my new favorite breakfast dive]

Monday, October 27, 2014


so, if you follow me on instagram, you may have noticed alongside planning the wedding, T and i have bought a house! and truth be told, we weren't planning on looking until after the wedding but, sometimes when life hands you an opportunity, you just have to grab it. plus, being the planner that i am, i feel that i am constantly being shown why i just need to keep an open mind and go with the flow. my idea was to wait until it was better timing for us but, life has a funny way of telling you when it knows it's the right time. this was one of those moments and i am so happy it was.

[first day of fall and closing, so so great]

[celebratory pizza with friends]

[bringing a few larger items over first]

prior to the big move-in, my grandparents came down to bless and cleanse our house. we had never done it before but, this being such a big step in T and i's start of our little family, we felt it was a great idea. and i have to say, it was really cool learning a new cultural tradition from my grandparents. it's something i will treasure and want to practice in any new places in the future!

[our little porch lizard, pete]

[i can't resist this face]

for those who are curious, the pups love the new house. they're crazy for all the extra space to patrol as well as their new spot to terrorize the mailman (sorry to our mailman! i don't know why they dislike you so much!). they especially love taking walks around to explore all the new scents and stare-down unfamiliar cats ;)

[someone didn't want to wake up]

[listening to our records during cocktail hour]

[love cooking in our new kitchen]

[love my webb family]

also, apologies for friday's post - somehow i didn't hit save on my final draft so, it uploaded the version of it only being partially finished. but, the problem has been resolved and is ready to read here!

Friday, October 24, 2014

cozumel and tulum

while down in playa, we knew we wanted to check out cozumel and tulum. we had heard so much about both and felt we should make a serious effort to squeeze them in. 


[waiting for our ferry to arrive]

once we arrived, we made friends with a cab driver who took us to a little-known beach recommended to us via locals in playa. getting there was like driving through a jungle and then, poof!, a beautifully pristine beach appeared. and by pristine, i mean, water so calm, there were little to no waves...and so salty, you could float effortlessly. plus, crystal-clear waters as far as the eye could see. 

[delicious margaritas and the beach...our dream come true]

[becoming friends with a few fish]

[obligatory honeymoon beach photo]

[loving the honeymooning life]

[i have a convenience store!]

from there, our driver took us to the other side of the island to a restaurant we were told was a must-see...

[up the hidden path...]

once we made it up the path, the trees cleared and all that could be seen was sand, palm trees, and rocky cliffs leading to gorgeous blue waves. it was beautifully serene and had me nearly thinking of staying there forever. after hanging for a bit, we made our way back to the ferry dock and then back to playa. and aside from my motion sickness from the boat, the day was perfect. 


between the gorgeous beaches, great weather, and cave diving, tulum was an easy choice for our must-see's in mexico. we had received several recommendations to check out a hidden beach there and, it was well worth the drive. everything about it was absolutely dreamy and, aside from some tourist groups - it was one of our favorites!


after soaking up lots of sun rays, saltwater, and margaritas, we started to head out to check out another recommendation...that is, until i saw that T and i could try the fish spa! i've always wanted to try it out and i have to say, it was weird. the fish, naturally and sans-pain, exfoliate your skin of any dead or callused tissue leaving you with smooth, silky skin. the weird thing though was that it was crazy ticklish!! T and i attracted quite a crowd because i was giggling so much. and while, i don't think i would do it again, i do love trying out new experiences with my beau...even if it's something as strange as a fish spa ;)  

from there, we trekked over to do some snorkeling in cenotes. cenotes, are caves that have naturally accumulated freshwater in them via rain water or underground water sources. they can have large, open surface areas to let in light or, like the ones we swam in, can have very little to no light access. 
the water...oh man, cool, crystal-clear shades of blue with teensy fish swimming around (who really liked swimming up close to my goggles to check me out), and in certain areas, baby bats hanging upside down for daytime napping. we loved it and, i am sorry to say, i didn't take any photos as my camera is allergic to water. but, believe me, it was amazing. 

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