Friday, June 27, 2008

movie & a rug:

well, friday is finally upon us! i have (mostly) finished the last detail on a work project i have procrastinated on for far too long. the weather is beautiful (finally!) and we are heading off to for a happy hour dinner and the movie “wall-e” with dear friends, carrie & mike. i am smitten with this little robot, even from the few glimpses i seen in previews, & i can wait! :)

another reason i am beside my self excited for this weekend? –my rug comes home!!

here is my rug on the crate & barrel catalogue as is has looked for the past 9 months i have stalked it online.

it is the lighter one in the picture. i will gleefully be picking up an 8 x 10 for our tiny living room (it will fit exactly wall to wall) and a 4 x 6 for the bed room! ...sigh* :)

i can wait to get it home & dig my toes in! chad has paolo (our mini), now lauren has spencer (our new rug)!

just felt the need to tell the world!
update: we just came home from seeing wall-e... and i want one! his little binocular eyes just melted me! :)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

for starters:

i have so enjoyed reading the blogs of dear friends that, after much thought, i caved and started this. :)

i am vastly intimidated: i rarely have a moment of cleaver wit or profound wisdom to share, (…that i can easily verbalize), and no little one on the way, so why start a blog? and is there any graceful way to start such things? well, perhaps as just a small way to 1) share our seattle-selves with our san diego family and 2) to post a thought or pic to beloved friends and family both here & there on the comings & goings of Lloyds. this will undoubtedly be a picture heavy blog, but i am a picture reliant person, so i feel that fits.

orchard house” is the name my grandmother gave her childhood home. whenever she speaks of it, her eyes sparkle with visions of lilac, cherry trees, hen houses, and the wide eaves of a old craftsman porch. so while i don’t assume to do justice to the namesake, i will use the happy thought to title this little “space” and watch it house the thoughts and images that meander through my head on idle Tuesdays … or any other day! :)

( random thought: hm, think I like the varied text heights...)

i will resist the urge to give a synopsis of my life to date, because I am quickly overwhelmed….where i grew up and when we married or how we ended up in this beautiful city on a tree lined street in an attic… y’all know about that, it was grace… just unwarranted evidence of His incredible grace.

(chad & i trapsing through belgium: we were just watching rick steves last night and reminiscing over this trip!)