Sunday, July 20, 2014

last of the Belcher-Timme weddings

Another beautiful Vermont wedding... sad to know it's the last. 

Dwayne "the rock" Johnson's first cousin

of course the boys took model shots

listening for Paige's little bun in the oven

Congrats to Hannah and Pax!

Sunday, July 6, 2014


Somewhere between Louisville and home, I was awoken to news that we were going skydiving. Somewhere years ago I promised Nate I'd take him for his 18th birthday. This wasn't the scenario I pictured, but we did it anyways. 

bakin coming in
Happy Sunday Funday!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

get lost

I present to you another Elly & Ali adventure: 
Completely unprepared dressed in wine tasting clothes and sandals. 50 degree blustery weather. and a lack of desire to read a proper map. 

lake michigan

teeny tiny ali scaling a sand mountain

Several hours, miles, a large carried piece of wood, and tired toes later...


Good, good day. 

Monday, June 9, 2014

gone punting

I can't believe I never went punting during my time at Oxford. It's such a classic in this town. But better late than never! 

jason: our trusty captain 

And for dinner we bussed it into London to meet up with Natalie. It was a great evening with her over some delicious Indian treats. 

Sunday, June 8, 2014

boars hill

Bakin's been talking about this magical place he's found in Oxford: Boars Hill. Wouldn't tell me too many details as to make it a surprise picnic for me. It really was magical. Rolling hills of various critters. Bridle paths winding in and out of farms and backyards. Beautiful estates. Of course we didn't have enough time. 

those little brown/grey things in the distance are the rooftops and spires of Oxford
It's amazing how many things I never explored during my time there. Another gem: The Head of the River. It's right on the river where crew teams practice.

That nip slip, jason...

Then it was off to Rose n Crown to finally meet some of these beloved hockey chums. 

thanks jason for the great photo

Saturday, June 7, 2014

pimm's and polo ponies

The Oxford v Cambridge varsity polo match happened to fall on the weekend I'd be in Oxford. Yay! Figured I should support my team, right? We rallied a couple friends from the UGA at Oxford house and headed to the royal Guards Polo Club outside London.

naturally, Bakin found the face painting

and a mustache for me. not sure what they were thinking but ok

we indulged in some Pimm's drinks and fully experienced a British summer day at the polo grounds

the day got the best of this one
Unfortunately it was a loss for Oxford. 6-3 Cambridge. But it was a beautiful day and a lot of fun!

And a little video Jack Wills put together: