[ city biking ]

remember that one time we went biking in DC? thanks to a crazy good deal of a groupon that my husband snatched and a perfect summer day, this day was pretty much unforgettable. but since i tend to forget even the unforgettable events in my life, i blog. :)

Obviously we don’t commute to work in DC, cause traveling on the Metro is still a thrill to us, ha.

to be honest, i felt a little like royalty as we coasted past all the weary walkers on the streets of DC. not sure if a walk through this city will ever be the same now, with the knowledge that there’s a more pleasant way to get from place to place.

confession. i had the cutest tour guide in the whole city :)

if only you could’ve seen the creation of these 2 photos below, i’m pretty sure you’d giggle like i do every time you saw them. i’m pretty sure i even saw Lincoln crack a smile as he sat there watching us.

ok, so if you go bike riding in DC, make sure to take the Rock Creek trails!
pure relaxing.

pictured: a perfect little couple taking a rest at Starbucks.
not pictured: me, 10 minutes before, almost passed out on the pavement, stuffing granola bars, half an apple, and a fruit roll-up into me because my blood sugar had dropped waaaay too fast.
guess that wasn’t really a picture-perfect moment, ha.

made it all the way up to the zoo!
oh, and along with the other 100 people squished up to the glass, I GOT TO SEE A LIVE PANDA for the first time. :)

our more serious bike rider selves.

ok, this shot portrays the majority of our ride, but my concern of being flattened took more precedence than my desire to get cool photos…so this is the only one.
i do so wish i had a shot of that time a double decker bus was attacking me on the little exit ramp though. only slightly intense. (!!!!!!!) that’s when we decided to use side roads.  :)

whoever invented camera self timers must’ve been married.
thank you. a million times over.

such a fun day. now i’m hitting up the Goodwills, Craigslist, and Yard sales…
i see 2 bikes of our own in the near future. :)

[ new life ]

i love new life. maybe because it’s so obvious that it is of God.
so intricate, so miraculous, so beautiful.
a little while ago, i was able to visit some friends, and got to see lots of little new lives — lambs!

we arrived just minutes after this little one was born….
he was still gettin’ all cleaned up :)



i guess little lambs mean a lot to me, because that’s what the name Rachel actually means! “little lamb”
i’ve always imagined myself being God’s little lamb…because so often i find myself helplessly relying on his strength, depending on his guidance and protection, and yes, i feel like he’s had to break my little leg several times in life to teach me to stay right by his side.
what a neat day i had with these ladies.
and how thankful i am for new life!

[ p.s. i love you ]

have you ever run across those people, that never actually do any of the pinterest ideas they so heartily pin? ahem. yep, guilty here.
this one looked so easy though, so i took 5 minutes and actually completed one of my pins! only, since i’m a musician, i gave it my own little twist…
frame-2frame-3just a couple snips out of an old Mozart mass that i rescued out of the music library’s “free” box during grad school… 
frame-6 frame-5
cut out in in the area to fit a 4 X 6 frame…
frame-8 frame-and a little dry erase marker to write the darlin’ special messages. :)
( yay for 5 minute pinterest ideas! )

[ the pitts’ pets ]

no shedding, no need to feed, no upkeep of any kind, no noise…we have finally found the perfect pets!  this adorable little couple hung out with us the other evening, so we claimed them as our honorary pets. for about 20 minutes, haha. :) Duck-5
ironically the men share the same coloring…green on top, khaki on bottom. the ladies aren’t too far off either. (noticing that just kinda made my night, haha.) photo credit: lindsey lefort who happened to be walking by our house at the moment. thanks girlie. :)   Duck-2
don’t judge. we keep the lovely dandelions in our yard just for such an occasion as a spring photoshoot. for ducks. ;)
Duck-6“look left hon, i mean, look right.” Duck-7
come back soon, little ones! y’all made us smile.