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  • Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home
    Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home
    by Leigh Newman

    Can't wait! 

  • Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit
    Einstein's God: Conversations About Science and the Human Spirit
    by Krista Tippett
  • The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves
    The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: How We Lie to Everyone---Especially Ourselves
    by Dan Ariely
  • Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
    Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
    by Harriet Lerner
  • Rhythm And Repose
    Rhythm And Repose

    Tender and beautiful. 

  • Boys & Girls
    Boys & Girls
    by Alabama Shakes

    Love this album! So happy when I saw BrainPicker post this on her site! 

  • City of Refuge
    City of Refuge
    by Abigail Washburn

    Pure magic!

  • Some Nights
    Some Nights
    by Fun.
  • She Ain't Me
    She Ain't Me
    by Carrie Rodriguez

    I'm such a fan. 

  • I'm Your Man
    I'm Your Man
    by Leonard Cohen

    Take this Waltz is on my top ten list of all songs!

  • Babel
    by Mumford & Sons
  • Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Original UK Unedited Edition)
    Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey (Original UK Unedited Edition)

    So totally addicted to this series! Absolutely amazing!

  • Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking [Blu-ray]
    Zen: Vendetta / Cabal / Ratking [Blu-ray]
    starring Rufus Sewell

    Based on your recommendations from a recent blog post! It's another wonderful BBC mystery series! 

  • The Good Wife: The First Season
    The Good Wife: The First Season
    starring Julianna Margulies, Chris Noth, Josh Charles, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi

    One of the best shows on TV. Juiliana Marguiles is incredible. 

  • Doc Martin: Collection - Series 1-4
    Doc Martin: Collection - Series 1-4
    starring Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Lia Williams, Stephanie Cole, Ian McNeice

a picture perfect labor day weekend

We painted our toes to celebrate the end of the first week of school. Ellen loves Elephantastic Pink and I'm always a sucker for 20 Candles on My Cake

We took a family stroll . . .

And did a family trip to our favorite grocery store . . .

We celebrated the hatch chile pepper harvest . . .

and ate really good food all weekend!

Steve and I went out with Karen and Marcus on Saturday night. We shared smoked oysters and great conversation . . .

On Sunday, Steve, Ellen, Charlie and I went to a pool party and ate watermelon . . .

We also got out the raincoats and kept an eye on Gustavo . . .

I played around on photoshop and learned how to do this . . .

and this . . .

and, did I mention that I went to my favorite camera shop and actually traded in my old Rebel EOS300D for a new rockin' xsi? OMG! Did I mention it? Did I? My 50mm lens (the magic maker) wasn't working on my old camera, so you can imagine my joy when I popped it on and started snapping away. I'm so happy. It makes me smile! like this . . .

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Reader Comments (15)

now THAT, is a whole lot of goodness ;-)

what a beautiFULL way to welcome September!!!
09.1.2008 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten Michelle
Ah, Brene, you just made me homesick for Central Market.
What a lovely weekend of joy and wonder.
09.1.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAmalia
Our weekend was bittersweet because we had such a good vacation but didn't want our summer to come to an end. School starts on Weds. and the kids are sad, but glad at the same time.
As for you camera, I got the xsi about 3 weeks ago and it's the bomb!! Have fun with it. I am!
09.2.2008 | Unregistered CommenterChris
Such wonderful simple pleasures - makes you feel warm inside! Katherine x
OH! I love pictures of little piggies!!!! Ellen's are precious in Elephantastic Pink!

Wonderful weekend recap.
09.2.2008 | Unregistered CommenterJen A.
sounds great. we got stuff done around our garage which always makes me happy. new camera and photoshop! Yippee!
09.2.2008 | Unregistered
early '41
your cousin
became my kite
with flour paste,
cotton string
and dad's old ties
for a tail.
was never better served
by your family.
09.2.2008 | Unregistered Commenterjfrancis
Look at your capturing life :). I love this. And way to go on being guest editor on Kirtsy.
09.2.2008 | Unregistered CommenterAli
09.2.2008 | Unregistered CommenterShalet
These are absolutely beautiful pictures! You are so talented!
09.2.2008 | Unregistered CommenterPamela
What a great weekend! Nice and calm before the storm (or maybe there isn't as much a storm with kids this young). Have fun with Photoshop--I love it!!
09.3.2008 | Unregistered CommenterBusymomma66
That is such a yummy post! I'm so happy that you're taking a stab at Photoshop (you will love it!!!) and I am even happier that you got yourself a new toy too :) And one more thing... that paper bag is just so cute! I hope you're turning it into a kite because it deserves a nice and long a life ;) Missing you xoxo
ps: let me know if you need any Photoshop help - If I can, I will help from here :*)
09.3.2008 | Unregistered CommenterGypsy Alex
Wow. You have posted some really powerful words on this site. I came here to read the entry on being a Superhero mom and loved it. Then I scrolled down and I read the post about being brave. It was so incredibly timely. I just loved the realness of it all and I will definitely be back for more inspiration. Thanks!
09.3.2008 | Unregistered CommenterKarol
I like all the picture. Its all are beautiful. I like this pos.
10.24.2009 | Unregistered Commenterkeyboard
these pictures are so beautiful and your weekend gone very do some things good and full of fun.thanks for sharing these movements with us.
08.20.2011 | Unregistered CommenterKijiji Pei jobs

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