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I need my lightbulb to get a little brighter.
I want to be creative again.
I miss it.
Oh, that's a nice family photo. I wonder what's behind it?
It's the movie companion (isn't the book the movie companion?). Oh, and two more copies. Different from the above copies, but only 3 feet away. Seriously.
Tucked in with the bills, #1...
...with the DVDs, #2
...and in the DVD player, #3.
She has two items that I know of that are unaccounted for: a set of Twilight magnets and a black shirt with the Cullen crest, both from Hot Topic. I think she might have taken them with her on vacation. She joked about a cardboard cutout of Edward that she takes out when her hubby goes away on business, but I'm not entirely convinced that she was joking.
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"It's a boy."
Yes, I just stole this photo from your Facebook page, Mer.
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We love you.
We'll miss you.
Thank you for your friendship.
Mer, it's your move on Lexulous...
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I am an unapologetic Francophile. I love it, the way Ella Fitzgerald sings about it and the way Hemingway writes about it. I love the Flea Market in Bordeaux. I love the art and the bridges and the style and the food. I love the Seine and the Dordogne. I love it all, including the people, because it is old and established and full of well deserved pride.
And the language? Don't even get me started on how much I love listening to it. It is tres delightful.
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Like good meal or a bad presidency, all things come to an end. We won't be stuck in this place forever. With healthy dose of determination and a sprinkling of faith, I know, I just know,
we'll be fine.
There. I feel better already.
In addition to staking claim as "One of the Best People Natalie's Ever Met," she also has a killer house. I love visiting. While she's been away for the summer, I've taken a few "staycations" there. And since I just got back from another weekend visit, I thought I might put together a few things that I just love about her pad.
When you walk halfway up her block, you can see the ocean. Rad.
When you walk another two blocks, you're there.
#2 People Love to Join in the Visit
Our great friends joined us for the weekend.
#3 The Kitchen
There is an amazing butcher block island, great appliances, and beautiful cabinets.
Plus, everybody can be milling around and it doesn't feel crowded.
#4 Books on Every Nightstand
...or lots of small things, like puzzle pieces. There are fun things to do there.
#7 We Can Walk to Fun Places for Kids
This park is less than a block away. Seriously. Two minutes. We're there.
The pier is a 10 minute walk.
#8 It's Much Fancier Than My House
She has fancy bath stuff and a cool rack to go across the might-as-well-be-clawfoot porcelain tub.
#9 I Can Truly Relax
(Please don't get grossed out by the nastiness of my flaking nail polish.)
#10 My Sister and Her Beautiful Family Lives There
(most of the time)
These sheep were really friendly.
Alexandria's first up-close to a cow.
Dave is pretending to feed Marcus a turkey leg. I'm vegetarian. And horrified. And taking the photo.
You might think that Dave is not excited about this ride...
...but you might be wrong.
When was the last time you were this happy?
Family life is bliss.
...and at the end, her hair stands up!
This park has some cool places to crawl.
Marcus is easily the Coolest. Baby. Ever.
*I was born in January.
**It is now August.