Thursday, November 13, 2008

love.

last weekend mr. arganbright and i decided to head up to minneapolis for the weekend. it was a little last minute, but those trips always turn out the best. this, indeed, followed suit.

we stayed with his aunt valerie and her partner kate in st. paul. they live in this adorable home right near down-town and were so welcoming and lovely. we called with just a few days' notice and not only did they house and feed us, they watched piper on friday night so we could celebrate our bestest friend, erika's birthday. here, us with the birthday girl on the right:

the next morning, they entertained piper, allowing us a couple extra hours of much-needed sleep. then we spent the afternoon eating yummy food, sampling microbrews, and playing old-school board games at the adorable chatterbox pub

the weather up there was cooooold and dismal but kate and val have this yummy wood-burning
stove that makes the whole house cozy and inviting. they also have quite a collection of vintage pottery throughout the house. in one particular case, there was a set of mugs that were just so unique and whimsical. each one was different. i asked kate about them and she immediately said, "do you want them?!" i was taken aback and eventually the subject changed, but i am now inspired to become like that with our "stuff".
the next day we had a relaxing morning. read the ny times, watched 30 rock on the computer (the "oprah" episode--highly recommend it!), and gathered our things. we were sad to leave. it had been such an enjoyable weekend. had we been home, we would have filled it with work, projects, cleaning, busyness. but this weekend we really had time to just be with our family.
mr. arganbright and i took turns fighting sleepiness and driving home. we had to raid the vending machines at a rest-stop to stay awake. these were our choices:

the sugar-high lasted just long enough to make it home.the one thing i hate about trips is unpacking. ugh. haaaaateit! but this time, as we unpacked the car, we discovered a wonderful suprise!

the beautiful mugs!!!








what the photos don't convey is that they all have texture in the glazing and they are actually made of porcelain. they are light and fragile. definitely to be kept out of piper's reach. thank-you, thank-you aunt val & aunt kate! we had a wonderful weekend and the mugs are a treasure that make me smile.

13 comments:

  1. Seriously, I love those mugs!! I promise I won't drool on them next time I am over!!

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  2. Hey Bethany! This is Cinnamon, Manda's sister. She made me visit your blog. These mugs are killing me. How does it feel to be the owner of quite possibly the coolest mugs ever? *laugh*

    Ohmyword. The verification word for this is post is "spitalin". Gross.

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  3. ha! the verification words are always so bizarre! thanks for checking out my blog. i think you're the fourth person ever to read it :)

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  4. Im definately jealous of the rabbit mug ... its way cool.

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