Tuesday, July 31, 2012

happy day sweet girl

Ten years ago today, our little girl was born.  She didn't have the easiest entrance into this world, and we should have known then that she would forever be feisty and do things in her own time. ;)

This kid makes me laugh on a daily basis.  She says some seriously funny $hit.  This kid also makes me want to pull my hair out....on a daily basis........but, I suppose that's motherhood for you.

On Ryan's 5th birthday we started (what is now a tradition) taking her picture with a sign of her new age.  It's funny to see how she's grown over the years...

Happy day my sweet girl.  I love you more than all of the stars upstairs. :)

talk soon

ugh, I can't seem to locate the sign picture....but this is 7!

Thursday, July 26, 2012


Everyone, meet my newest pair of glasses....from Warby Parker.

Rewind to the summer before my junior year in high school, and I'm visiting NYC with my friend Megan. We come across this street vendor selling both sunglasses and 'fake' glasses.  I see a clear pair and snatch them up and proceed to wear them the remainder of the trip.  Mind you I had actual prescription glasses that I then wore for reading/tv watching, but I paraded around in my fake clear glasses like it was my job.  I loved them.

Fast forward to Summer 2012, and I'm perusing Warby Parker's site for another pair of glasses to add to my collection (I already own two pair from them), and I come across these.

Add to cart, please!

Can't wait parade them all over town.

talk soon


 3/4 view

Monday, July 23, 2012


Miroslava....looking stunning, as always.

How was everyone's weekend?

That question makes me think of a quote I read earlier today....something along the lines of people only ask how your weekend was so they can tell you about theirs......that made me laugh.

Well, my weekend was lovely. Thank you for asking. ;)

talk soon


Friday, July 20, 2012

Vacation Recap

I'm back..........well, to be completely honest I've been back since last weekend but have neglected to post.  Not sure how this week went by so quickly, but here we are nearly a week after our vacation ended.

We had a wonderful week in Michigan.  The weather was perfect.  The relentless heat we had been experiencing took a brief hiatus and went back down to normal summer temps, and it was glorious.  Just glorious.

We spent a ton of time at the beach and everyone in our group got on Brett's paddleboard (his 40th bday present to himself) at one time or another throughout the week.  Ryan was a natural on it.  Sadly, I was not.  I may have fallen off a couple of times and made a fool of myself...........BUT, I tried.  And it was after that little attempt that I vowed to myself to do better on it next summer. 

We hit our favorite restaurant in town - The Stray Dog, and made a trip to their gear store to get the kids new tshirts for our annual picture.  Sadly, this past Tuesday night an electrical fire took the restaurant down....thankfully no one was hurt!  The owners stated that they are already talking about rebuilding...so, we hope it's back for our trip next year.

Our last night was spent watching the movie The Muppets....all of us, on a huge sectional couch....movie tickets, popcorn...the whole shebang.  The majority of us had never seen it before, so it was a real treat, and ones that had made our experience all the more entertaining. ;)  Fast forward to the end of the movie when Kermit + Ms. Piggy are singing The Rainbow Connection...and we all join in.  It was sweet + comical all at the same time.

Great memories!

Hope you all had a great two weeks! 

talk soon


Saturday, July 7, 2012

see ya!!!!

Hi everyone!  Today we leave for our yearly summer trip to Michigan, and we couldn't be more excited.
We rent a house with my two best friends from college and their families.  Six adults and six kids.  Needless to say the house is anything but quiet, but it is a great time. 

Lots of beach time, followed up by lots of pool time, bike rides, cooking meals together, the little kids following the big kids, late night chats with my two favorite gals, watching the guys be amazing dads, the cheeseball eating contest (yes, we've actually made that into a legitimate contest), dinner at The Stray Dog..................the list goes on and on.

I can easily say it's one of our favorite weeks of the entire year.

I won't be posting while I'm there (leaving the computer at home!), but I will be tweeting, so you can catch pictures/updates there.

twitter: @cherylpisha

Have a great week. 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

happy day bestie!

A big shoutout to my bestie, Matthew on his 31st birthday.   A talented + stylish guy, and all around wonderful person who I am lucky to call friend.

Yay birthdays!!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

red, white + blue


happy 7th birthday to our labradoodle, Oliver.....sweet, sweet dog.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

saturday/sunday snapshots

the newly rebuilt Defender 110...ready for a summer ride!

let the 4th of July parade begin! (3 days early ;))

a parade isn't complete without a horse drawn carriage!

more horses!

every year we're amazed by the Wacky Wheeler...

refreshing....strawberries in your water...seriously, try it...so good!

Rainier cherries

newest addition to the bookshelves
our back porch...getting lots of use this summer

look who got their cruiser...with a detachable basket...oh yeah!
Ryan + I in our summer Toms