Brett & Mal invade Huntsville!

Brett and I had a great time exploring Huntsville together a few weekends ago!  🙂  Even after living here all last summer, there were still some places that I hadn’t been to yet.  Our weekend together included a really awesome bar, a tour of NASA for Brett, some good southern eating, an open studio night at a local center for the arts, a neighborhood run, a fun coffee shop (equipped with outdoor seating and a very friendly kitty), a brewery tour of the Straight to Ale brewery, a ‘vintage music’ concert, some easy hiking in Monte Sano State Park, a trip to the Botanical Gardens, and some quality time spent together 🙂

blog_Huntsville18

Huntsville

blog_Huntsville3

blog_Huntsville4

blog_Huntsville

blog_Huntsville5

blog_Huntsville6

blog_Huntsville17

blog_Huntsville16

blog_Huntsville19

blog_Huntsville7

blog_Huntsville8

blog_Huntsville9

blog_Huntsville10

blog_Huntsville11

blog_Huntsville12

blog_Huntsville15

blog_Huntsville14

blog_Huntsville13

blog_Huntsville22

blog_Huntsville21

blog_Huntsville20

blog_Huntsville23

blog_Huntsville24

blog_Huntsville25

blog_Huntsville26

blog_Huntsville27

blog_Huntsville28

blog_Huntsville29

blog_Huntsville30

blog_Huntsville31

blog_Huntsville32

blog_Huntsville33

blog_Huntsville34

blog_Huntsville36

blog_Huntsville35

Week in Photos

I have been thinking a lot lately about the importance of daily life…more specifically about how we don’t document it as well as we tend to do the special occasions.  The other day I realized that one of my favorite bloggers had done a little tutorial on taking better ‘everyday’ photos.  She even spoke specifically about a Week in the Life documentary project.  “A seven-day documentary project, Week In The Life is an annual opportunity to capture the simple everyday details of your life with photos and words.”  I wanted to give it a try 🙂  My official start time was 6 pm on a Thursday….here we go!

blog_snuggles1

blog_weekinphotos3

blog_weekinphotos4

blog_weekinphotos5

blog_weekinphotos6

blog_weekinphotos7

blog_weekinphotos8

IMG_1576

IMG_1640

Caya

Summer bluegrass music

This post needed to start with the word, “Summer”…. I guess that’s because the heat just makes it inescapable!  The temperatures makes it impossible to forget which season we’re in!  🙂  One great thing about summer though is the variety of fun, evening concerts.  Brett got me into bluegrass music after he came back from our local library with as many bluegrass CDs as he could find, and proceeded to listen to them all constantly.  (He’s learning to play the banjo by the way!  Stay tuned for some updates on that soon 🙂 )  A friend was going to see someone play recently so I tagged along.  The concert was in an old cotton mill turned artsy center with a space for live performances on the 2nd floor.  Such a fun night!

blog_bluegrass

A bachelor weekend

Ok, so there weren’t only bachelors on the weekend adventure shared by Brett, Raj, Fredrik, Adam, and Saeed but there weren’t any women present either so I think the name of the post stands 🙂

The boys had a great time exploring Seattle and then moved to a smaller town called Leavenworth, WA in the Cascade Mountains. After driving for what seem like forever, they decided to be very grown up and play miniature golf.

photo (1)

They explored Bavarian themed hotels and restaurants.
photo

They ate disgusting Bavarian food (don’t try Rouladen).
photo (3)

Enjoyed live Polka music.
blog_polka

And sampled fine Icicle Micro Brewery beer.
photo (2)