Friends. Picnic. Best Location in all of NYC.

Our weekend could not have been better.  Saturday we went to our favorite place in all of NYC:  Brooklyn Bridge Park. (See the link for their summer schedule of events.)

It’s the best place ever for us friends to gather and picnic with the most spectacular views of the city and the Brooklyn &
Manhattan Bridges as our back drop.  Talk about feeling really, really
lucky to call this place home. 🙂

See my hat there?  It was completely crumpled earlier that day.  It had gotten trapped under a heavy pile of clothes and had lost it’s shape.  I thought it was a goner, but had to try something.  So I…

1.  Used a water sprayer to lightly mist it.
2.  Took a blow dryer to it while trying to hold it’s correct shape.

Bam.  Worked like a charm.  Though unfortunately that hat won’t due for all of summer.  This year I’ve decided to get smart and get one of these with more coverage (thanks, Gabrielle for the great suggestions!)  I’m loving the color blocked one from Forever 21 or the Panama hat.

And see this cutie pinata?  Who knew that Amazon had pinatas.  Well, my friend did.  🙂  And she completely talked me into getting Amazon Prime.  Do you guys have Amazon Prime?  It think it’s time we go for it.  Even with the minimal things we order, I think it would still save us money on shipping.  

And here’s my dear husband at the corner store on Saturday night.  We were walking home when he dashed inside to “buy a few things for breakfast.”  🙂  (Even though we hardly ever have a real breakfast before church on Sundays. )  He collected items.  I stood by and smiled, feeling completely spoiled.  And the next morning I woke up to him cooking away in the kitchen.  He said he wanted to do something sweet for the future mother of his kids…..and it certainly was something sweet.  I had the perfect day.  I hope you did, too.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!  We’ll be thinking of you all, for sure.
In fact, right now I am going to close this post cause I’ve got work to do – – –
Our next ‘Class About Love’ is this Tuesday at 8 pm.  So we’re hopping around here.  This class is called “How to Develop the Language of Love” and it’s all about the nitty gritty part of being vulnerable.  We hope you like it. 


P.S.  This post just helped me figure out what to get Danny for Father’s Day.  And it’s not a pinata 🙂

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  1. Charlotte {Charlotte's Web} May 14, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Lovely pictures, looks like you guys had a great weekend.Also, waking up to a loved one cooking you breakfast is probably the best thing ever x

  2. Sara Estis May 14, 2012 at 3:00 pm - Reply

    Aww, Mara, you guys are so so sweet! Glad you had a wonderful weekend! You have inspired me so much since I started reading this blog of yours and today, on my blog, I'm sharing the story of how my boyfriend and I met and started dating. I'd love if you'd check it out! Happy Mother's Day!

  3. Jenni Austria Germany May 14, 2012 at 3:51 pm - Reply

    that hat trick (no pun intended) is such a good idea. i've ruined fedoras before through traveling (it's only inevitable). yours looks great, though!

  4. rebecca May 14, 2012 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    the perfect weather to do so.

  5. Mimi May 14, 2012 at 9:57 pm - Reply

    that looks and sounds like the perfect weekend! 🙂

    <3, Mimi

  6. Stephanie May 15, 2012 at 5:08 am - Reply

    This looks so fun–and he is one cutie-pie for making a nice breakfast for the future mother of his children. ADORABLE.

    Every week I want to take your classes…they all look so amazing. Scheduling constraints and time changes are such a pain! I'm glad they are going well Mara!


  7. The Harper Family May 28, 2012 at 3:41 am - Reply

    So what did he cook??

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