she was inspired by india 😉 

finding hidden places. 

they planted things for me while I was away. 

my first meal back in the states was not pizza. it was this. I have zero complaints about this. 

you know, I told alex that he wouldn’t be able to grow cilantro— that it would just die on us. He absolutely proved me wrong. 

Little cousins. And there’s another lady joining us any day now. 


late night story telling. 

a note to come home to. 

one last smooch and photo before I go. 

a coffee date with this handsome face. 

this is my “hey take a photo of me before I get on the plane to india— because look I’m going I’m not going to puke” photo. .5 seconds later I’m like “wait no photos, I think I’m going to puke”

pretty pretty. 

she asked if she could trade in waylon and keep thing one instead. Funny thing is that if I didn’t tell you, you guys probably wouldn’t have even known this wasn’t waylon. They’re identical– this one is just smaller– you know, more her size. Also, I debated on getting her this outfit— it was one of the pricier items I bought in india, but I’m so happy I did. She’s been obsessed with it and wearing it almost everyday. mom win. 


  1. so many beautiful photos. i love the henna coloring book! so glad your little one is inspired.

  2. I keep telling myself I need to do a post like this. What a great way to reflect on the week! Even if it's a tough one, you've still got photographic evidence of things that make you happy.

  3. Beautiful pictures! I love that Henna Coloring Book – it's always been something that's interested me! And by the way totally understand that last picture before getting on the plane with that, "I'm not going to puke" confidence…I had the same thing before going to Dublin for the summer last year! Moments later, definitely understand that "yep now I feel it" haha 😉
    ~ Samantha

  4. Oh, another Waylon! I love him too. Lovely cilantro, it's my favourite herb, we're going to try growing it this year. I'm not it will like it here quite as much though. How sweet that they planted a pot of flowers for you while you were away. Have a good start to the week Drea. CJ xx

  5. Oh my goodness, Marlowe is growing up so much!!
    Also your pictures make Florida look like a very compelling place to live! Though I don't think I could convince my husband to leave Portland. 😉