Tuesday, May 31

full of sunshine

date night was friday. it was so very needed. i wish we could make it happen every week… and we sort of do…sometimes. okay, maybe we need to be more intentional about it. even if it's eating cereal, shutting off phones, tv and computer and playing scrabble. that actually sounds really, really fabulous to me. friday's date was a little more fance-a-shamce though.

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we had dinner out, i wore my red lip stick, we both were overly obsessed with our dinners and wished we hadn't ordered that appetizer so we could squeeze more in. dessert to go is always the answer, by the way. always. you know you want it when you are there but you also know that you don't want your button to burst off your black shorts. so you salivate over the menu, order two canolis and the three mousse trio to go and call it a night. i will say that caleb wished he ate his three mousse trio at the restaurant because it was more like a three pudding trio by the time we got home. but my canolis?

heavenly.

do i talk about canolis too much? could someone please send me a box of them?

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my babes make my heart so full. these long, bright days let me see them explore this great big world in a whole new light. i am so thankful to witness the wonder in their little eyes. the excitement in their sweet faces, the joy bubbling over.

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do you ever look at someone and feel like you are really and truly are going burst because of how much you love them?

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i'm bursting today.

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yes, it's true.

the brothers burkleo may hit, kick and perhaps even throw in a bite or two from time to time. but at the end of the day? they just love each other a whole heck of a lot.

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stop the sweetness.

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hey foster, your chubby little toes and those thick little feet? they are some of things i never want to forget.

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and this little look, too.

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and my brody boy… don't grow out of that baby face just yet. hold onto it just a little bit longer.

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i hope your long weekend was filled with sunshine, loved ones, thankfulness, and bursting hearts, of course.

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ps: on a completely different note….note the pedicure needed. immediately. i won't be getting one because we are saving the dolla bills with a couple financial goals to met in these next fews months so i will paint those suckas myself while pretending my legs are being massaged and my torso is gyrating from that fabulous chair.

annnd that's all..
have a beautiful tuesday!

25 comments:

  1. this is a sweet post.
    and. um. is it just me, or is your photography getting really awesome!?
    the last three posts you've done i've thought this, but now i am finally sayin' it...love your shots and your editing.
    i can feel the love you have for your little buddies.
    and i totally get it.
    the love, i mean.
    soon they'll be 6 and 7 and giant sinky footed big boys, dude.
    i'm serious.
    and you will still feel like you will burst.
    plug your nose, AND burst from love. promise.

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  2. glad you and the hubs got to go out! i can't remember the last time Josh and i went on a date... think we need to plan somethin'. You looked beautiful my friend as always.

    and those pics of your boys (esp the black and white one of them together) is totally precious!! love it!

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  3. Love those cute shots of your boys! And jealous of your great curls. ^^ My hair can't keep curl!

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  4. This is such a gorgeous post and your boys are so adorable. Loving the photo of them together in black and white SO CUTE! =] And thats awesome that you went out with your hubs, you two are so sweet together! xx

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  5. your date night sounds heavenly!! and, I soooo get the "bursting heart" thing!! I feel like that EVERY time I look at Maddox :)

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  6. love it! date nights are just fabulous and definitely don't happen enough! and yeah my heart bursts every day too. and i loves it. who woulda known kids could do that?

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  7. Everything about you is so stinking cute.

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  8. fabulous photos!!
    lovely date night, mmmm canolis.
    your boys are precious, foster is killing me with those sweet feet. killing me!
    happy tuesday-make it great! xo

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  9. I was thinking the same thing about your photography, fab.
    Wanna know something tragic, I have never had a canoli. Ever.
    And yes, I am familiar with that bursting feeling. :)

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  10. Mike's Pastry in the North End of Boston. The absolute most amazing, incredible, delicious, to-die-for cannolis you will EVER eat. Seriouly. Ohhhhh now I want one oh so badly! haha

    And a tip, don't wait in the ridiculous long line of tourists. There are signs that tell you NOT to form a single-file line. DO NOT FORM A SINGLE FILE LINE. So, just jump in front of all the tourists and get your cannoli on, girl! :)

    They may be huge, but I totally won't judge if you have more than one...

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  11. when my kids were littler (like yours) and i was hugging them, i would tell my husband i wished i could just squeeze them into myself. {i dont' think he really understood} it was like my heart would just ache with all that love. my youngest is 7 1/2 now, but he still loves to snuggle, and i do have that same feeling. MY BABY IS SO BIG NOW! ahh, i hate how it goes so fast!

    love the pictures too, you are really so pretty!

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  12. I've had a pedicure once in my life, last summer. I'd love to go again, but it's not in the budget...the upside? I've gotten pretty good at doing my own nails. ;)

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  13. Love all the pics! you've inspired me to take the time to take more pics of my kids :) they grow up so fast!

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  14. date nights are the best. you pull off red lipstick perfectly. and i die over the pictures of your cute boys together! awwwww! :)

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  15. yeppers, i'm in the "painting those suckas myself" path too.
    i've found that practice makes much better. ;)

    sweeeet boys!
    love all your ideas for date night. gosh.

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  16. love date nights!!!! they are the best. we try and do them at least 2 times a month, either going out or staying in & having a date night when the girls are in bed. Your boys are precious :)

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  17. i love all of these fun photos!! it looks like you had a great date night :)

    ~Andrea @ http://hecallsmewifey.blogspot.com/

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  18. i love love love everything ab this post

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  19. I'm all about the date night playin scrabble, or maybe sitting across from each other playing words with friend on our phones. Same thing right? The pictures of B&F laying together are beyond sweet. My favorite thing is when my kids beg me to have slumber parties.
    PS,paint your nails and then have your hubby rub your legs. That's way better than a pedi ;)

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  20. date nites + cannolis!! sounds like a great nite. :-) glad you got to go out.

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  21. I love love love date night. Elixir for the soul!

    Also, I really hope you frame that black and white of your boys snuggling - too perfect for words!

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  22. I love love love date night. Elixir for the soul!

    Also, I really hope you frame that black and white of your boys snuggling - too perfect for words!

    (my computer is being wacky - sorry if you have gotten this comment 14 times!)

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  23. Very cute! I have 2 boys as well :)

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