Monday, August 27, 2012

a few of our favorite things...

being married for just a little over a month- I have discovered that it is not hard to notice a few of caleb's favorite things. for instance... see if you notice

Okay... if you chose the grill and plaid (a little colorful) shirt... you are right! That smile uncovers a truly joyful heart that I love being with and experiencing.

Here are a few of my favorites...

saturday date nights. gnocchi. parmesan cheese. 

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Day Well Spent

One of our new favorite things to do is to visit farmers markets. The city has a wonderful market near the capital. We can barely find parking here and take the risk of parking in a zone that doesn't belong to us- but we find it completely worth it (well I suppose until we get a ticket)! 

Caleb and I seem to run to the samples, and then go back and back and back again... for more. If you have seen me in Whole Foods- you know what I am talking about. 

There is so much to learn at a farmers market. Like how to devein a shrimp. We learned that and came home with a pound of yummy, fresh shrimp! Who can buy that in Indiana?! 

On our way home, we also saw a man painting a corner of a neighborhood. We watched as he depicted the buildings so eloquently. Something I have never seen. 

Who would have thought?! A day at the market would be so educational and successful. A Sunday afternoon well spent. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Our bake shop.

I seriously can't stop ... baking. I don't know what it is, an obsessive itch to bake. I just can't seem to get enough. Maybe it is because I have a new husband that will smile at the sound of the buzzer going off or smirk when I announce, "I think I'm going to make chocolate chip cookies tonight."
I can't stop baking. 

Angel food cake, brown sugar cupcakes, coffee cake, baked oatmeal, monster pancakes, chocolate chip cookies, ice cream sandwiches. 
Oh, I can't get enough.

Side-note, a conversation Caleb and I had yesterday. 

me: "Well, today I read a couple Martha Stewart Living magazines. I ripped out like a hundred pages.

caleb: "You ripped out the pool's magazine pages?"

me: "You know what- I wish I was Martha Stewart."

caleb: "Didn't she go to jail?"

me: "Oh ya, I forgot about that..."

Our bake shop. 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Good morning, Baltimore.

It's true. We love Maryland. The green trees, wineries, resemblance to Michigan,  country roads, and of course, the city that sits on the harbor, Baltimore. Yummm... crab cakes! Despite a torrential downpour that nearly wiped us out in Baltimore on Saturday night- we still love Maryland.  Hope to visit you soon, again- maybe with a little less clouds.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

a roller coaster life

well if life were not a roller coaster enough these days, caleb and i decided to add real coasters to the equation. we woke up on saturday morning and caleb had a surprise. he knows how much i love roller coasters and decided to surprise me with a trip to the park.

adrenaline rush pumping, hydraulic speed, quick turns, greasy food, neon colored apparatuses

my idea of a great day.we even ended it with two consecutive rides on the drop tower (the only coaster i still actually get butterflies on). all in all, a great experience (which ended with an ice cream cone) now thats my kind of day. summer is officially complete.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Apartment 204

apartment 204 is beginning to feel like home. the air condition is turned on high most days due to the extreme humidity that apparently moves in for dc summers. our little table has been recently acquainted with hungry tummies, new recipes, and lots of left overs. our wedding gifts are nestled into their places and we are beginning to remember where we put things. i even learned which key opens our apartment building and which key opens our actual door. (you have no idea how hard that is to determine when both keys are the same size and gold-ish in coloring). although it has only been two weeks, it is beginning to feel like home.

the summer to be a nyboer.

the nyboers. calla and caleb. 

july 15. a long awaited arrival. my college sweetheart. the cutest blonde i know. 
the dream day. my dream man.
 bow ties. 
 ben rector. 
 blueberry pie.  
canon in d. 
we serve a God that exhibits sovereignty and beauty. here's to many more dream days.