Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween 2010: Woodland Creatures

Happy Halloween! Eric and I went to a costume party last night. Eric resurrected his David the Gnome costume, and re-purposed a dress from high school and dressed as a fairy princess.

eric as david the gnome

me as a fairy princess

The party was at a restaurant, and dinner was served. It's pretty interesting eating with wings on. And Eric had to take his beard off. Ha! It was great fun. :)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Head Of The Charles

On Saturday, Eric and I spent some time watching the 46th Head of the Charles Regatta. It was a great day to be outside and there were all sorts of booths set up handing out free snacks!

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head of the charles 10/26/2010

We watched from the Cambridge side of the river, and it was pretty cool how many people turned out for the event. It was a lot of fun!

Friday, October 22, 2010

DHS Marching Band

On October 3rd, Max was in the North Adams Fall Foliage parade. It was a perfect day for a parade: sunny and warm! The leaves had even started turning (just barely), which is always a little iffy since it's so early in the season.

dhs marching band - 3 oct 2010

Max looked great in his uniform, and even gave me a little smirk as he marched on by. Gotta love that kid.

Happy weekend! Enjoy it. :)

P.S. I've been posting pretty regularly over on the Everything Little Miss blog (about more than just products, of course), so you may want to hop on over and take a little look-see! This week I shared a little peek of my new work space.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Bouquet From Eric's Family

A week ago, this beautiful bouquet was delivered to our door with a note welcoming me to the Schwarz family. Pretty sweet, right? 

bouquet from eric's family

There's something so uplifting about having fresh flowers in the house. Especially orange and yellow ones. They brighten the whole room. There's also something super, duper uplifting about getting welcomed into a new family!  

yellow lily

I took these pictures yesterday, when the sun was streaming through the living room windows and making the bouquet glow.

*Don't forget to check out today's inspiration post over on the ELM blog!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

2010 Fall Foliage

I had to make another trip out to Western Mass last Thursday. Since Eric had class, I took the good old Peter Pan bus. The drive was actually quite lovely because the trees are so colorful right now.

through the bus windshield

I had a meeting on Friday, and then I spent the rest of the weekend running errands and relaxing. I always love spending time with my family. 

motorcyclist in charlemont, ma

On the way back to Boston, I had to take a picture of the motorcyclist in Charlemont. It was such a great day for riding with the wind in your hair, because it was warm + sunny. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ingrid Michaelson At House Of Blues

Last Tuesday (holy cow! that's already one week ago!), I went to see Ingrid Michaelson at House of Blues. It was my third Ingrid concert, but my first without my sister. It wasn't quite the same, but still wonderful. 

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Guggenheim Grotto opened for her, and my friend and I both thought they were great. It's always so nice when the opening act is enjoyable! They were charming, their music was catchy, and they were so, so very Irish. Super cute. 

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There was a long wait between Grotto and Ingrid due to some technical difficulties. That meant I had to defend my territory (standing room only) when late-comers showed up and tried to get close to the stage. But once Ingrid came on, all that was forgotten. 

We stood for about 5 hours straight, counting waiting in line to get in, the opening act, Ingrid, and standing in line for a T-shirt at the end. It was so much more awesome than it sounds, though. When Eric picked us up afterward, I couldn't stop smiling and I talked non-stop about how great it was! That's a sign of a great evening out, if you ask me. 

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She was funny (above, she and her band are posing like rock stars) and engaging and she sang all of my favorite songs. I can't ask for much more than that! 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


He asked. I said yes. Just like that, we became affianced (that's much more fun to say than engaged)! 


Sunday, I accidentally foiled Eric's proposal plans, because I wasn't feeling well. Luckily, we both had Monday off and had planned to spend the day together. We spent the afternoon walking around Beacon Hill. We found some good looking chocolate chip cookies + hot apple cider on Charles Street, and we took our goodies to a sunny spot on The Common.

our special spot in the boston public garden

Then we headed over the the Public Garden to watch the ducks. Eric picked out a nice looking willow tree, and we sat underneath in the shade. The next thing I knew, I was looking at my gramma's engagement ring and he was asking! I said yes right away and then the ring was on my pinky (it needs to be resized). I didn't cry; I just smiled and smiled and smiled -- still smiling -- and so did Eric. 

We had the camera with us, so we decided to take these genuine engagement photos of ourselves (there are a few more here). We propped the camera on its bag and used the remote control to take a series of pictures. Then we both wanted to keep it secret for a little longer, so we didn't head straight home or get out our phones. We just walked around feeling special.

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When we did get home, about 2 hours later, it was time to call our families. Having never done this before, we weren't sure what to say or how to say it, and we approached it differently. I blurted out the news ("Hi! We're engaged!"), while Eric seemed to ease into a little ("Hi, how are you? wait for response I have some news: We're engaged!").

You may think 8 years is a long time to wait, but for us it was the perfect amount of time. Nothing else would have felt right to us, and I'm lucky that Eric and I move at the same pace and that neither of us was rushed into this big decision.

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We're both incredibly happy and so thankful for all of the enthusiasm from family and friends!   

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mount Greylock

On the 2nd, while we were in North Adams, we drove to the top of Mount Greylock with my sister and brother. It was Eric's first time to the top, and it was the most gorgeous day for the trip!

max + eric + emma at the top of mount greylock

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Mount Greylock is the highest point in Massachusetts, and there's a beautiful view from the top. I'm still thinking about it more than a week later!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Farmer's Market

The dog parade setup was in the same parking lot as the weekly Farmer's Market, so my mom and I scoped it out and picked up my parents' CSA



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The colors of fall are so pretty - even in the food! And aren't those teeny tiny potatoes hilarious? 

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Shark + Bat

Over the weekend, Eric and I went to North Adams to visit my family. On Saturday morning, my mom and I happened upon a large group of dogs in costume. We had no idea it was going on, but we had to stop so I could get a few pictures. It wasn't easy, since all of the dogs were running around greeting each other!

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I took this picture while they were waiting for a little Dog Parade to start. If I'd known, I would have dressed our dog in his superhero cape and entered him in the parade, too!

P.S. I love that animals are dressed up as different animals.
P.P.S. I also love that the bat is totally wearing a sweater. 


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