Mama-time {Sunday Snapshot}

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Usually Sunday Snapshot is all about the kids but this week it is all about me:)

Dave and I had a GREAT weekend. We actually had a sitter BOTH nights (so unusual for us). First, my handsome husband and I went to a groovin party to celebrate my very good friend Lisa's 40th birthday. It was a surprise party and she was VERY surprised. We had so much fun. I even danced and I have not danced in a long time.


(dress~J.Crew (people ask)


I was in charge of photos at my friends party so I knew there would not be any of me and Dave. The sitter took these before we left.

Then on Saturday night we went to celebrity chef (of Bravo's Top Chef fame), Monica Pope's restaurant T'afia. It was delicious.



(dress~Lily Pulitzer)

Then we headed downtown to a small venue to see Natalie Merchant. I LOVE her.


Dave bought me the tickets for Mother's Day. The concert was very good (we had 3rd row seats). I think she is a brilliant woman and she is not guided by commercial success. She spent years researching old poems about childhood and motherhood and composed beautiful songs based on them. While her new stuff is not my very favorite, she did sing some of her old songs too. In fact, she ended the concert with my two favorite songs of all time (These are Days and Kind and Generous). It was awesome. I was about moved to tears. I have seen her 4 times and she is an AMAZING singer. Love her.

The Little Couple sat two rows in front of us.


It was cool to see them in person. Rumor has it they are building a home in our neighborhood. I have seen them in the grocery store too and they seem as gracious and lovely in real life as they do on the show.

Tomorrow after we get the boys off to their 1st day of school, Kate and I depart to meet Jen and Di (and their girls) for a week at the beach. I am SO EXCITED!!!! I have been blessed to become very, very close friends with them both in real life and I look forward to spending this time with them. They are amazing women. Jen and Di will be meeting in person for the first time and I am so thrilled for them to finally meet. I only wish our friend Denise could join us too (she had other plans).


Jen with Kate and me in 2008.


Me and Di in 2008.

Dave might hijack the blog with updates about how "boys week" at home is going! I know that we girls will be taking TONS of photos but we might be too busy playing, corralling 5 girls, drinking wine and talking to post (none of us is ever at a loss for words). Check back soon!

And thank you honey for stepping up and taking care of the boys all week~especially with it being their first week of school! You are so incredible.

Ni Hao Y'all


  1. You two are super cute. I love the way both nights your outfits complented each other so well!

    Have a great girls week, I do hope Dave hijacks the blog, I'm sure those boys will be on thier behaviour ;)

    PS. Happy for you that school is back is session!

  2. You look beautiful in both photos!!! Have a great week! Can't wait to hear about it and see the photos.
    Have fun my friend!
    Tell Dave we'll cheer him on if he adds a post!
    Talk to you soon.

  3. Sounds like a WONDERFUL weekend.. Love the matching outfits ..
    and YOU look AMAZING..
    You are going to have sooo much fun.. I am sooo jeolous..
    cant' wait to see photos..

  4. I am so glad that you and your husband had a chance for some fun nights out this weekend. You look beautiful! I love your choice of outfits.

    Enjoy the beach trip! You all are lucky girls!

  5. KIM KIM!!! Love your long HAIR! I know you have been growing it out and it looks fab! I need to update my blog and post some photos of my new hair (cut and color). I will really miss your updates! What beach are you going to? HAVE FUN!

  6. I'm not Denise but I'll meet you! :)

  7. So awesome that you had a great weekend with your hubby! And the upcoming week at the beach sounds heavenly and so much fun! Enjoy! Can't wait for pictures of all that beauty among 8 people (little girls and women)!

    Good luck to Dave! I am sure boys week will be lots of fun too!

  8. Sounds like your going to have a fabulous week and what an awesome weekend you just had! I love both your dresses and you looked beautiful!

    Have lots of fun!

  9. So happy you had a great weekend! A sitter two nights in a row...WOW! :) Your hair is getting so long and is so pretty! I would LOVE to see Natalee Merchant in concert. She was a staple during my college years and I have continued to admire her music so much.
    Have a great getaway with the girls! I'll look forward to your pics.

  10. I love that you and your husband coordinate outfits! My husband and I do that too! Glad you guys had fun!

    I love The Little Couple! So cool that you've seen them in person!

  11. What a great post. Glad you had the two date nights. Hopefully that will ready your husband for being in charge for a week! Your Lily dress is so pretty, and I love those Natalee songs as well. Sounds like a fun weekend - I have some girlfriends planning 40th birthday parties as well, and there are some bashes in the works..

  12. Sounds like some wonderful mama time!!

  13. Sounds like a fun weekend! I'm a big fan of NM's too...but I've only seen her once, years ago.

  14. I love this post and the photos of your and your husband. What a handsome couple. And those are two fabulous dresses.
    I am a HUGE Natalle fan too. I will have to check out her new album on iTunes.
    Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,

  15. Great pictures. Did you guys plan matching outfits? It was supercute! And I too ADORE Natalie Merchant!

  16. you look lovely in your Lilly!! So roud of your Will, what a mature youngman.. tey are all so sweet!

  17. Can I just tell you how beautiful you 2 look? I so miss you all...and just knowing that I am missing the girls weekend really depresses me...but I am so happy for you to get away with Kate. That just means we have to have another reunion scheduled for our future. Please have a glass of wine for me and call me one day when you are sitting on the beach together...hugs~

  18. Oh, and you know how much I love Natalie Merchant!! I will have to see if she will be anywhere near us so I can go see her~

  19. Ok, last comment, pics of the new curtains please?

  20. So sweet!! Nice to have sitters two nights in a row! You look so pretty!!

    I'm sure you will have a great time at the beach and can't wait for the photos and update! Good luck to Dave and the boys -- I'm sure they will do great too!


  21. Oh what great fun!!!!!! So thankful for those special times with our husbands! I also love your has grown alot!

  22. Beautiful pictures =) Loved both dresses. I love how through Sunday Snapshot you can find new blogs.

    I'm sure you'll have a great week at the beach!

  23. So glad you and Dave got a chance to have some "US" time!! Also glad to see that you, Jennifer and Diane are gonna have some GIRL time along with the LITTLE GIRLS!! I have had the pleasure of following all (3) blogs and I'm glad to say that *3peanuts* First a Pearl, then a Ruby* as well as * My 3 sons and my little China girl* continues to be some of my favorite blogs! I can't wait to see pictures of that long-awaited BEACH trip!!! Wishing everyone safe travels coupled with fun memories!!!

  24. What a fabulous weekend! It looks like you had loads of fun! Enjoy your time at the beach!

  25. You look darling, Kim! I have that same Lilly dress but in the short version :). Loe your necklace too!

    Have a wonderful trip with the girls!!! Hi to Di from me (she is a customer!)

  26. your dresses are very cute! what a great weekend ya'll had. have a great trip with miss kate! xoxo

  27. I have loved Natalie Merchant since high school when I did a slide show project about child abuse set to the song "What's The Matter Here?" It still brings tears to my eyes when I hear it.

    Glad you had such a wonderful weekend with the husband. Time alone with a spouse is one of the greatest gifts we can give our children.

    Have fun at the beach! (We are already back in school.)

  28. kim, you are one lucky wife!! have so much fun with the girls! you look amazing in both of those dresses, and it sounds like you had an awesome weekend

  29. What a Beautiful Couple! You are cracking me up with the subtitles of..(where your cute dresses are from) ;) I love it!.. and, I'm loving both dresses! ha!

    What an exciting night you had.. & such a sweet hubs to buy you those Awesome tickets! ;)
    Have fun with the gals! Can't wait to see the updates!

  30. KIM!
    you are beautiful! love both dressess and the classsy look you ALWAYS portray too!
    that green, is wonderful on you-
    both of you are so cute!
    Great to have that time with your hubby too-
    Hope you enjoyed both days and to think you actually met some one on TV too-
    Arent they the cutest??
    Have fun at the beach! Love the hair too-
    YES! you were one pretty MAMA on Sunday for sure!
    Can't wait to see the beach updates too
    Hugs` Cindy

  31. Kim I hope you all have a wonderful time!!!!! I love girl time...: )

  32. LOVE those date night pictures!! Sounds like you guys had a BLAST!! And you two look positively adorable together... is it just me, or do you look like you're getting younger?
    Hope you're having a fantastic time on your girls week... somehow I think you ARE :)

  33. KIM
    I forgot to tell you on this post
    your hair is beautiful- and i think it really becomes your style too-
    love the length and you seem to just GLOW!


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