- each embraces New York with the intense excitement of first love, with the fresh yes of an adventurer -

Monday, October 24, 2011

Burnt Orange & Boots

This is the Texas State Fair.

Home of Flecher's Corny Dogs. All things fried - like oreos and guacamole.

This guy with his Dickies jeans and 10 gallon hat, Big Tex.

And most importantly, home to the Texas / Oklahoma Red River Shootout.

This year, I didn't watch the big game from an NYC bar at Stout or Hill Country. This year was the year of my return. To Texas. And to the Red River Shootout. This year I was right in the action.

Live from the Cotton Bowl at Fair Park:
Texas Longhorns vs. Oklahoma Sooners

Sadly the Longhorns did not quite deliver on their end of the deal. It was sad. But I love the Horns and I will continue to cheer for them even when it's kinda hard to.

Football friend! Hey Linds!
The Texas Longhorn Showband of the Southwest. That's right. They are very official.
She twirls fire batons. It was the halftime battle of the baton twirlers.
Hey Case! It's a growing year. We know this. We still love you.

Alright, so the game didn't turn out as we'd hoped. The day was only half over! After a morning of sportiness, we switched gears a few hours later and headed out to Cowboy's Stadium for a MUCH anticipated concert!

Next up: Taylor Swift!

Confessions...it was my 2nd Taylor concert. And Lindsey's 4th. What can we say? We can't help but heart her!

She puts on a super fun show. And her sparkly, twirly costume changes don't disappoint. She wore 9 different dresses this night. But not like I was counting or anything...

Telling you...everything is just better with boots.
There she is! Hi Taylor!
In dress #2, one of 2 princessy gowns.

Dress #4 red sparkles. About to beat up on that bell dropping from the ceiling.

Dress #6 purple twirly. Slowing things down. At her tree.
Dress #7. Black sparkles. With special guest, BOB! Singing Airplanes.
Encore! In Dress #9 princess gown + Dallas Cowboys jersey.
We were really happy to have glowy sticks. Necessary.
We totally love Taylor!

Whew! It was one very long Saturday! Filled with sportiness and sparkles.

Love Texas. Love Taylor. Love spending the whole weekend with Linds.


Thursday, October 20, 2011

ali + chris {an austin affair}


the day that ali married chris 
at the ohsogorgeous laguna gloria 
in austin, texas

where the weather was beautiful
the venue was charming
every detail was lovely

the bride was absolutely glowing
the groom gave the most genuine speech

and the sorority sisters reunited to dance the night away in style

love. happiness. cheers.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Introducing Tyler Allen

Oh looky who made an appearance last week! 
Only 6 days late...or maybe just right on time?! 

Meet my new nephew. 

Tyler Allen Johnson 

 He is just perfect. 
10 little fingers. 10 little toes. Sweet little face. 

Baby Tyler and his mom are happy and healthy. 

So are dad and big sister, Sloan. 
Here they are before Sloan gets to meet Ty for the very first time!

We are all very excited that he's here! 

With Nai Nai

And with LeLe

He is pretty precious.

And think it's safe to say that I'm completely in love.

Welcome to the world Baby Tyler! 
We are all so so happy to meet you!