Wednesday, June 03, 2009

don't i owe you at least 1,000 words?

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then this post pays you back in several thousand words.  Sorry I haven't been up to blogging lately. 

Well, I'm pretty sure my camera is kaput.  I'm devastated about this, because I really love being the friend who takes pictures.  This summer has already meant a few Redbirds games, the free concerts at the Levitt Shell, other great shows, Memorial Day festivities, the farmer's market, Greek Fest, and a few memorable meals I'd love to photograph.  I recently ordered a bunch of prints from iPhoto because I love being surrounded by photos of the people I love.  (I could totally turn this into an argument for the reason why I pray with icons, but this is not the time.) 

Here are a few photos from some recent events.  Some have been shared by others and some of these are from my photo booth application on my mac.  


During Bright Week, Claire invited a few of us to participate in her yearly Bright Week tradition of getting a pedicure.  Most of us got both mani's and pedi's!  It was so much fun, and we ate at The Happy Mexican afterward.  Delicious!

Speaking of buying prints, I ordered the one of the 5 of us above in a 5x7 and now it's in a frame.  Isn't it precious?

Marjo, Claire, and Christine all took an online class together this semester.  They were kind enough to invite me to have celebratory end of the semester margaritas at Marjo's.  She made Texas Margaritas.  Very yummy! 

Sadly, my euphoria (aka, really silly face) in this picture was premature.  Since I later found out I had not, in fact, completed my semester.   Oh well, the celebration gave me the strength to go on!  

Pardon the narcissism.  My friend Ashley Newton gave me this wonderful haircut.  I really love it!  She is a great hairdresser, and you should call her.  (She works at Allusions Salon in Bartlett.)

Ashley and her boyfriend Nathan have been visiting St. John for a little while now.  I think they're just great!  We met up with them on Friday night at a show, and we had the best time hanging out together.  

I wish I had a picture to show you, but I have a new goddaughter.  Her name is Cailyn (yes, just like mine without a T, isn't that neat) and she is 9.  Her family enrolled as catechumens recently, and she asked me to be her godmother!  She is absolutely wonderful.  She has already decided to take St. Catherine as her Patron Saint.  I was thrilled to hear this, because St. Catherine is my Patron as well!  (Caitlyn is the Welsh form of the name Catherine.)  

I ordered this book for Cailyn.  It's from a really neat company that sells Orthodox children's books.  I love the illustrations.  They are based on St. Catherine's icon!  So cool.  (Also cool, they shipped the books, yes I ordered one for me as well, all the way from Greece!)

Remember sweet Cailyn in your prayers, she broke her finger this week while hanging out at her uncle's house.  Poor thing!  

Team Harvey/ Camp Caitlyn went to swim in my family pool this past Friday.  It's nothing much, mostly cool and wet!  

My sister Clare and Grace now have matching swimsuits.  So sweet!

Little Fiona.  I could just eat this child up!!!

Male model Pavel.  He really enjoyed my mom's hammock.  I thought his godmother, Claire, would appreciate this!

En route!  I got to come to the beach with Team Harvey this summer, poor Charlie couldn't come because he just started a new job.  These are some pictures from the car ride from my laptop.  Sweet Fiona is so happy to be on her way to the beach, and poor Gracie is not happy that I'm taking her picture.  

Meribeth.  Seriously, this woman is a Saint!  Two days in the car with 3 kids and a babysitter.  She's insane.  We stopped and got Gigi's cupcakes in Nashville, of course, and then went to Alektor Cafe.  Pretty funny, we made my typical Nashville rounds! 

Pretty typical for the car ride.  We stopped in Atlanta on Saturday night and ate at The Varsity.  The Harveys are pretty genius for NOT attempting to make the 12 hour+ trip in one day!  We'll be spending the night in Atlanta again this next Saturday on our way back, complete with an Ikea run!  My mom said "watch out bank account!"  

Here's what I want from Ikea so far.  (Since I spent most of the day yesterday indoors, I made a pretty lengthy wish-list.)

How much do we love this lamp!?  I'm not crazy about the shade, too small in my opinion, but for $39.00 I can afford to buy another shade in the future.  
I love this fabric, it's called Patricia (my mom's name.)  I just want to see it in person.  The pattern may be too large, and the green may be too yellow for my liking.  
This is my backup print.  I like it, but I'm not totally sure about the flowers, but I think it's smaller than the other one. 

We're here at Amelia Island.  We all have sunburns somewhere.  I have one on my face, even though I wore SPF 50 on my face and only donned SPF 30 everywhere else!  Fiona has a pretty rough burn all over, so Meribeth is going to pick up some medicine for her this morning.  Gracie got a pretty bad burn.  Pavel, the one who never burns, has a nice shade of pink.  Meribeth has a nice burn on the tops of her feet.  Even though she was adequately sunscreened, a "sand treatment" on her feet (by a certain pre-teen) removed the sunscreen.  Oops!    

Sometimes, no matter how many precautions you take, you get a burn.

We're having fun regardless.  I'll keep you updated. 


BillyandMarjo said...

oh my..such a fun-filled post! glad yall are having a good time! i'm actually quite jealous of the sunburns. cute pics...can we play tennis soon, please?

Laurin said...

Great to "see" you again. Fun update. Love the prints from Ikea...and the lamp!

Claire said...

Oh, my! Pavel, pavel, pavel. THat little cutie!
Goodness, there was so much excitement in that post I don't know where to begin! When you get your tan butt back, we can discuss the funness!

Lee said...

Hey, I saw your comment on my blog ... no problem, you can borrow my idea anytime =) I have thought about stretching fabric across canvas, too. IKEA is the best! You should check out Broom Corn Fabrics here in Memphis, too.

caitlyn said...

thanks lee!
i framed the two fabrics in really large frames with a wide white mat... i think they turned out really well!

i promise i'll post photos soon! thanks again for the inspiration!