dear ben, you turn nine today. how in the world did a year go by that fast? i look at you and it seems not much has changed; your hair is still white, you’re still on your way to becoming a rock star and your fingernails are still dirty. but when i really look at […]

for this past weekend’s birthday celebration, i whipped up my (in)famous sangria. i decided to keep it classic that day; recipe as follows. and, as you know, exact measurement is so NOT my style. birthday sangria one bottle light red wine (should probably use something spanish since it is sangria. however, i used a chianti.) […]

6 years ago today, i was celebrating my 21st birthday at the happiest place on earth; florence. more specifically, we were at ciro and sons. sipping champagne better than any i’ve yet to find. ‘oh my god.’ -no, you probably won’t understand that. well, if you’re a female and you’ve been to florence (or italy […]

this post hereby concludes all birthday images and posts. sorry for the monotony, he’s just so darn cute!

my dearest andrew, this weekend you turned eleven; it seems like only yesterday you were running around the yard in your underwear while carrying a baseball bat. you’ve grown up so much since then; your dedication to sports and school, usually equally, proves what kind of young man you’re growing to be. your personality is […]