Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Life Lately // In Snapshots

Pics from top:  1. late night trip packing  // 2. girls lunch with my mama + my mama-in-law // 3. i could never get sick of looking at giant saguaro  // 4. looking out on the crowd at robbie's phoenix show  // 5. favorite breakfast = honey toast + strawberries // 6. early morning pool dip // 7. chicago tree on march 18th // 8. scottsdale tree on march 19th // 9. sweet potato tacos = new favorite  // 10. family/friend dinner: joel + his pops, robbie + his pops  // 11. sunny day window shopping with morgan // 12. we had fun with the metallic egg dye // 13. game night! // 14. isis dog loved her special easter egg // 15. birthday dinner with my sis // 16. more egg dying fun

Between my travels to Arizona, lots of birthday celebrations, out-of-town guests, and Robbie's winter tour finally winding down, I feel like life has picked up and become interesting again over the last couple of weeks.  I can absolutely appreciate both down time and alone time, but I feel happiest when I'm getting out, being active, and spending quality time with others on a regular basis.  The first two and a half months of this year consisted mainly of working extra hours and spending way too much time indoors in an effort to avoid winter's awful weather.  Aside from once-weekly lunch or dinner dates with friends, business errands, grocery shopping, the occasional yoga session, and my daily coffee shop runs, I wasn't doing much aside from constantly working within in the confines of my house.  Robbie was gone for the vast majority of the first ten weeks of 2013 with the band too, and I was beginning to feel incredibly claustrophobic - and seriously desperate for more regular human contact - by mid-March.  It's been a very welcome change to get to do so much with so many great people over the last couple of weeks. Once the holidays are over, winter becomes a time I almost dread, but once spring starts to arrive, I feel like myself again.  It's still cold here in the Chicago area, but the sun is shining brighter, the days are longer, and I feel so much more motivated.  I'm looking forward to the next few weeks - I have some fun activities planned with friends and with my husband, there are a couple of quick trips in the works, and I'm feeling really inspired work-wise.  April is going to be a great month. 

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  1. The shots of the two trees are crazy!! I want to be in Arizona! =P I love Apples to Apples! Isn't it fun when life picks up again? =)

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  2. Funny that we both did Instagram wrap-ups today! I agree with you; I'm also one of those people that is affected by perpetual cold and dark after a while. I really start to crave light and warmth. Glad to hear you've had lots of fun outings, and I hope April is a fantastic month for all of us! :)

  3. Such a fabulous collage of photos! I really love the dog easter egg and the hanging out photos!


  4. love the pictures, they tell a great story! Your life sounds so fun!


  5. things are looking up for you dear melissa! :)

  6. Adorable photos!:) Kisses! xo

  7. You always have the best pictures!

  8. Great pics! Number 3 is my fave, love the colours in that one.

  9. I love the Chicago/Phoenix tree comparison! I just wish I was in the Phoenix weather.
    I'm so happy it's getting nicer out...I'm dying to take my furry boy for a walk!

  10. I feel the same way about winter and spring, like I come back to life when winter ends!!! Your spring looks super exciting so far!!

  11. Wow! Love that photo from the Phoenix show! Fantastic photography!

  12. That first picture, in my opinion, yells Summer "road trip!" <3

    Also, that sweet little pup, oh my gosh. <3

    So many hearts! <3 ;)

  13. Awesome pictures ^___^





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