This weekend, we’re. . .


Hitting the road with J, Sam, and a pup this afternoon!

We’re off to Charlottesville and then camping with the family. Yes, the whole Farson-Pratt-Gray family.

We’re going to celebrate b/c it’s a miracle after all (*finding a weekend that worked)!

[Photo: Early morning after camping at Jordan Lake//Grace Farson]

road trip: the meals we shared, the naps we took and the longest run of our young lives

. . . photos from this weekend. . .

i’m convinced nothing is prettier than a road trip through virginia in the spring.

kels, alex and i drove up to charlottesville on friday afternoon to meet up with eva, abby and guion. on saturday, we all woke up at 5:45 and . . . we ran. . .we ran. . . we ran 10 BIG miles in the charlottesville 10 miler. . .

after running, we all ate bagels, stretched out our achy legs and watched several episodes of summer heights high. we also all took long, carefree naps on the floor. i’m thoroughly convinced this weekend marks the most sleep i have ever had in my lifetime. i don’t know what to make of it!

“it may be that when we no longer know which way to go that we have come to our real journey. the mind that is not baffled is not employed. the impeded stream is the one that sings.”

– wendell berry


*as of friday afternoon, i am officially going to indonesia this summer!!!

* a lovely song for start of a new week

* a grand rooftop garden in chelsea

the no pants april project

its that time of year again. . .

that time of year to say goodbye to pants and wear only skirts and dresses!

i’ll be documenting my month of pantslessness on my flickr site.

you should consider joining our celebration of spring and creativity and live sans pants with some of us this month!

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photos from this weekend in charlottesville coming soon!

a night with nettles

while in charlottesville, the girls went to hear my very talented brother-in-law and his band play at the twisted branch tea bazaar.

guion, it was an absolute privilege to hear you and the rest of nettles play!

+ also, check out the charlotte’s review of nettles here

+ and for more music, check out guion and caleb’s new music blog


{sorry for the poor quality pics. the lighting in le tea bazaar was difficult}

charlottesville in photos

me & kels play with gifts from nepal

dinner with the ladies

what we made

guion's hops, growing in the backyard

abby's basil

farmers market flowers


our delicious {shared} lunch at eppies

guion in the house

abby will make a good mamma one of these days

laughs with abs & charlie


tea time

tea with the ladies

beautiful shades of blue

saying goodbye to abby & guion

driving back down to nc

drawing of my loafers

we listened to my favorite book - half the sky - on tape

beautiful virginia landscape

reading the beach on the drive

rain, rain, rain