Monday, May 4, 2015


Our neighborhood makes very little noise. Considering most of our neighbors have reached the "it does not matter what the age minimum for a senior discount is, I get one anyway" age, all is eerily quiet on the home front. In fact, one of our adorable elderly neighbors jokingly called out to my husband this weekend, "you know, Jeff, it was quiet around here until you moved in." I think he appreciates the young blood livening up the place. That's what happens when a spry, young guy who likes to climb trees (for the purpose of trimming them, not building forts...yet), crawl under trucks, lean under car hoods, and tackle just about any home improvement project moves in across the street.

This weekend, we also realized that our house, situated a short distance from the major concert venue in our state, allows us to hear concerts. For free. We stood on our porch last night and listened to The Offspring. I might be a total dork, but my house is super cool. We took a walk to the pond in our neighborhood, and we could really hear the music. Who wants to come visit and go fishing while listening to live music for free? 

We started playing a lot of music in the past few weeks because we want Vincenza to appreciate it as much as we do. Since she has turned into quite the tiny dancer recently, I guess our plan is working. We stopped watching TV during dinner and decided to turn on music instead. (We even have her seat at the table all figured out; she'll sit across from the window so that she has a nice view of the outdoors while she munches.) I stopped watching TV while I get ready in the morning and put on iTunes radio instead. Jeff also sings songs to her on a regular basis. Enjoy the tunes, tiny dancer.

Cardigan: Old Navy
Scarf: Target, I think
Top: Gap Maternity
Jeans: Motherhood Maternity (Jeff picked 'em out and brought 'em home.)
Shoes: Sole Society

I also wore the pants this way:


  1. I heard (no pun intended here. Or here.) that hearing is the first sense babies develop. So music is definitely something she'll appreciate!

  2. I suspect that you live in a planned community near-ish to a major mall in Howard County, as I was at my in laws house in this same town on Sunday night, and could hear the same band (I got overly excited when I could hear Why Don't You Get a Job, and yelled into the house about it, but no one else was excited as I was).

  3. Quiet neighborhoods are the best! My new neighborhood is the same way. Super quiet. How cool that you can hear these concerts! I bet there will be a ton more now that summer is here huh? Is it an outdoor venue? Seriously, Jeff did so good with those pants.

  4. Having a pavilion nearby sounds like a blessing and curse at the same time! Let me know when the Backstreet Boys come to town -- I'll be sure to come visit you :) but seriously, I love these pants. Wear them more. Ready, go!


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