Sunday, March 29, 2015

First Church of Lancaster

Bryan and I took a drive out to Lancaster today to visit the First Church of Lancaster designed by the architect Charles Bulfinch. It was built in 1816. We arrived after the normal Sunday service to the church being closed for the afternoon. We met the minister who told us how much he loved the building and offered us a tour. We saw everything! He even climbed with us up the clock tower to see the old hand-cranked mechanism that still works.






See those two black pipes? The entire sanctuary is heated by wood burning stoves at the back. Those pipes were very hot and the room was actually very comfortable.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Dinner with Friends

First, let me say Happiest of Birthdays to my BFF, Lexie! I so wish I could have been there to celebrate and love you yesterday! I hope you had a wonderful day filled with fun and laughter!


Ian & Erin hosted dinner at their house last night. Our friends David & Carolyn (who were two of our first friends when we moved to Boston) are in town visiting from California and it was so good to see them and spend time with friends over delicious food!

Roasted Garlic Soup & Wildflower, Radicchio, Endive Salad

Ian's Harissa was so delicious!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dream Catcher

On one of our (many many many) snow days this past month, I dug out some of the handmade doilies that Mamaw gave me a couple years ago. I had never really known how to display them but really like how this one turned out!
The feathers are from one of the beautiful ducks Bryan killed this season and the slubby yarn is from a dear friend who brought it back from France.





We also had a really nice Valentines Day weekend!



We got a tiny reprieve from the cold weather today. We reached above freezing for the first time in weeks! While this is still our scene out of the window.... I'm dreaming of the beach! 4 weeks until spring (I'll believe that when I see it) & 17 weeks to beach week!


xo
Ashley

Monday, February 2, 2015

Winter is Coming

Actually it's already here. I don't know if everyone knows this though, because friends and family from the South have taken to sending me photos of themselves sunning outdoors lately.

Beach Week can't come fast enough! Summer come quickly. Maybe I should just go ahead and order a happy lamp. Plenty of people here have them, and this winter might be the one that sends me into a full on need for it.

My new Bean Boots came just in time for the season's first blizzard! They are SO WARM AND COZY! I love these boots!  Bryan got them for me for my birthday- What a perfect gift!



I have gotten to work from home a couple of especially blizzardy days. 

Thus is life in New England.

That's our car next to me. See it? No?

Like a rat in a maze!

And I know we're late, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mamaw! It looked like you had a wonderful day!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Bonjour!

Bryan and I traveled to Paris this summer. It was the first time either of us had ever been and it was absolutely amazing!
 

































We had the best time! We walked miles and miles every day, ate delicious cheese, bread and pastries, and drank wine at all hours. The city and all of it's sites are just as lovely as you expect them to be. At every street corner, you only had to look up to see something beautiful. I'm so thankful that we have adventures together!