[ vintage silhouettes ]

where every good diy project begins, goodwill. :) find yourself a frame or two, whichever size you wish.

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[ 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. :)
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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. :)

[ 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
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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
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come back soon, little ones! y’all made us smile. 

[ a lil’ picnic ]

i believe i’ve been itching to go on a picnic since probably, um, november. and today, with its 75° weather, blue skies, and pleasant breeze was the perfect day to go on our first picnic of the spring!
it was the laid-back, grab chick-fil-a and head down to the river with your best friend kind of picnic.


little signs of spring make me happy. it reveals new life, new beginnings. it proves that God always brings about change. life will always hold new seasons, and each one has its own special beauty. i’m a little partial to the season when little wild violets pop up everywhere.

we each have jobs as far as crossword puzzles go. i state the question, give the number of spaces, and neatly fill it in for him. he gives the answer. we make a great team, ha.
an unfocused little self timer picture.
but then again, i’m pretty much fine with the focus not being on us.
that’s our desire anyway. sure, we have fun takin’ pictures, recording our memories, and sharing them with loved ones. but may the focus always be on our Savior, and on his loveliness.
and in this case, the fresh little purple weeds. :)