where we: once were born

as i said in the last post, david and i have birthday’s just 2 days apart, so we get an action-packed three days of celebrations every year as we celebrate his birthday on may 10th, have a co-bday celebration on the 11th and celebrate my birthday on it’s own on the 12th. and this year my birthday fell on mother’s day! i’m not mad. happy to share the day with the lovely shelley brown.

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david planned a picnic for sunday afternoon, so we packed up super tasty gourmet things like pugliese bread, brie, raspberries, cherry preserves, pesto, apples and sharp cheddar. yep, high class. then he took to me to a secret not-so-secret spot in the hills of the upper avenues where we live. magical! he knows my taste.

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we spent a good couple hours there, laying in the shade of a blossoming tree, soaking up the sun and taking bad self-timer pictures, opening presents, and trying to decide if pesto + sharp cheddar on apples was the best combo, or if it was raspberries + brie on bread. or if it was actually just bread with fancy cherry jam. after trying each combo about 5 times, we were too full to remember.

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where: it’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood

David and I like to go on runs together through the Avenues and pick out our favorite houses. Some are old and some are new, some are huge and some are itty bitty. But most are oh so charming! Like Mary’s dream house on “It’s a Wonderful Life.”

Yesterday was such a nice day that I decided to document some of my faves in the neighborhood. Long live the Avenues! I don’t think we’ll find a better neighborhood in all the land.

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