Friday, November 21, 2008


Here's a first glimpse... These are some photos Jessica and Kara took.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

First Thursday, Firewood & Fish!

We went to First Thursday this month. It was the last of the season (goodbye Summer...) The Oranges Band played. It was an amazing show. We went straight from work, so we stopped by the Stable for some dinner and a pint. Our neighbors met up with us at the show, where we found a patch of grass and sang along.

Our neighborhood had a community yard sale last week. Unfortunately, the Baltimore Marathon was going on so the main street was closed, and nobody came by. What ended up happening was a bunch of neighbors swapping junk. We found a fully functional fishtank for $5! Once Nick got it cleaned up and operational, we bought fish!
At first we bought a black molly and a dalmation molly. The black molly ended up being pregnant!

Just yesterday, we came home and she was MUCH smaller. At first I thought the other fish had eaten all the babies, but slowly we saw tiny little squirming fish. We have black gravel, and all of the baby fish were hiding in there. We managed to snag a few and put them in the breeding net (to save them from being eaten). There are still a bunch hiding in the tank, but we've managed to "save" at least 11 of them.

We also ordered a cord of firewood. When the wood is delivered, they just dump it in the driveway. It took us almost 3 hours to get it all stacked. Doesn't this look like it's in the country? I love that our city house can feel so peaceful and far away sometimes.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Ren Fest!

I'm in love with the painted wooden cutouts...

Nick & Rose

In the stocks!

The entire fountain was made out of skulls! Creepy.

Silvia & Rose

Cliff, Nick, Rose & Silvia

The Pirates (Silvia and Ren Fest pirate)

Robin Hood!

Chain mail head ringlets are cool.

Roof Monster

Roof Gargoyle (actual person!)

The Ren Fest King


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Rose's wedding update

Okay, so this is just a small update. I have TONS of pictures in the camera that I need to upload, and then I'll get some new pics up here.

We've been busy busy busy!

The weather's starting to get a bit cooler and mushrooms are popping up everywhere, which reminds me that Fall is around the corner, and we are only 2 months out from the wedding! We have been working on lots of little wedding projects. The big project right now is trying to get the invitations sent out. (A HUGE Thank you to Mandi for all of her help with letterpressing and paper!)

In other good wedding news, Nick finally bought a suit last night! It doesn't need a single alteration. Hooray! I was getting a little nervous there about what he was going to wear...

Nick's hops plants are continuing to do well, despite the rest of our garden being overgrown. He recently made a batch of "summer ale" and it's delicious!

We've also been trying to keep up with all of our friends and our social life. It's so easy to let work and wedding cut us off from the rest of the world. But, our schedule has been packed with birthday parties, playdates, trips to the new resturants around town, art sittings, and soon - yard sales & Fall open house parties.

I promise I'll get some pics up soon! Maybe I can even get Nick to do a post. ;)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

I love my friends!

So I totally love my friends because they took me out to a super cute little tea party for my bridal shower. It was intimate and fun and involved NO GAMES - just the way I wanted it! :)

Nick looked like a total hillbilly trying on my hat as I got ready...

Here are InSung, me & Laura.

Here are Jessica, me & Kara - the ladies with the hats!

Cute favors by Kara! Each little tin had a tea bag inside! So appropriate.

Tea! Yum. We must've had 5 different kinds of tea... I was up until 3 in the morning!

The food was amazing! We had almond scones with creme & lemon curd, finger sandwiches, and a bunch of little desserts!

Here we all are!

And of course, the girls bought Nick & I awesome presents! I love this shot that InSung took. I can't remember what Jessica & I were laughing about, but it's a great moment.

Crate & Barrel LOVES to wrap things. The wrapping just kept coming and coming! According to Jessica, this is my Carrie Bradshaw bridal couture look!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Video Upload Test 1: Pandora Drinking

This is strangely relaxing to watch. I can't really say anything more about it. -N

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Saturday Morning

Lately it has been GORGEOUS here. I mean about 65 degrees at night and and 85 degrees in the afternoon. Occasionally there's an afternoon shower. The weather has been amazing for the middle of August. That being said, Nick and I have been stuck in a fluorescent lit building on almost every beautiful day.

Today was Saturday, and we woke up to more beautiful breezy blue skies. Finally!

We made an omelet from fresh ingredients out of the garden.

Check out the massive sunflowers.

Cleo & Pandora enjoyed the weather, too!
(And the fresh catnip...)

Aww...He loves the big furball. :)

Doesn't she look ferocious? She's totally killing that piece of grass!

Nick showing off his freshly harvested hops!

I am in love with this photograph. It looks like it could be one of Nick's paintings! It's one of the hops cones.

In the afternoon, I went to High Tea & Nick brewed beer! Those pictures are to come...