🌟 Cheers to 9 Years (yesterday) 🌟 I remember making sure our wedding invitations and vows said something about ‘adventures’ and what an adventure the past 11 years together have been. I’m so glad we take an annual adventure on this weekend (follow along in stories). There’s no one I’d rather spend all of the minutes with, even when they are filled with your smooth jazz, nerd podcasts and endless Marvel movies/shows, my bug 🐛💗.
Weekly IG captures - 7. No witty caption because I now have Prince’s 7 song swirling around in my head, look up the lyrics and it will happen to you too…you’re welcome. #inspirationeverywhere
Fun fact: I don’t like to take baths. They creep me out if I’m honest and I can’t sit still. But they are beautiful - though in the last one I’m mostly drooling over the chair.
When you beg your sisters for help to do a surprise office remodel for your hubs, you must bribe with the best: Brunch Board from @waxedcrescent featuring @sweetmarysbakery bagels. Note we dove into it before I could capture its true beauty. #charcuterieboard #bagels #thisisakron
I love it when all of my worlds collide ✨ And I love making magic with @broadlawnfarm ✨ And I can’t wait to see what Beth does with this insanely beautiful sage cotton ribbon from Italy via @studiocartashop ✨ And you may remember we carried Angela’s beautiful ribbons at #LovelySomethings but this is the first but certainly not the last custom order with her 🇮🇹💗✂️ #LetLizHelp
*MAJOR DISCOVERY* Did you know that @swensonsdrivein has a Doggie Menu? Their grandma wanted to spoil them with their first burger, and the wonderful runner said a “Doggie Burger” and all of our ears perked up! They also shared a Doggie Water (shorter & wider cup with crushed ice too) but we skipped the Doggie Sundae.
🐶 🍔 #swenatics #swensonsdrivein #swensons #silverlab #wheatenterrier
BLACK LIVES MATTER.
So many of the heinous events have been in other cities, this time we were in another city while it was happening in our town, #Akron. I took this photo at the @therealruthecarter Amistad exhibit @mopopseattle in preparation for today, July 4th, BEFORE learning of the murder of #jaylandwalker. I’ve been told not to watch the body cam videos. As I heard about it and started to relay the news to Blair, it was clear I should stop. It’s just worse and worse and worse and worse. Not 400 years ago, #thisisamerica
A stellar start to a much needed vacation
🗺 Portland > Willamette Valley > Coast (Goonies Beach) > Seaview, WA > Seattle
✨ Fun fact, I originally started planning this trip in 2017. I knew we couldn’t do it all in one week, and with the shop I could never leave for more than that. Ya know and then the 😷. So glad we are here, together, doing it the way we always dreamed. #lovelysomethingstravels
My sisters got it right…
One of the best men I have known in my life who stepped up to become my dad almost 20 years ago passed away suddenly today (yesterday). @JimFinnerty was a great dad, Pop Pop, husband and friend. He was loved by many and his loss leaves a hole in my heart. Love you always, Jim.
Yesterday, my amazing dad, Jim finnerty, passed away. Many of you knew him, he was a great friend, loving father and husband, and one hell of a storyteller. He was a caring man who would drop everything for his family. I knew I could always turn to him whether it was for advice, help, or when I simply needed a comforting hug and he’d be there. He taught me to live life in a way that connects with others, for he was the kindest and most welcoming soul who didn’t hesitate to help anyone when they were in need. It was that kindness that gave him the ability to walk in anywhere and immediately find a friend, he simply knew everyone and everyone knew him. He lived life to the fullest and created a family that goes beyond blood, a family that exists due to the love generated by friendship, respect, and a lifetime of memories. He loved this family with his whole heart and gave everything for us. Our family mourns his loss and the hole it leaves but we know he will live forever in the hearts of many. Akron lost a piece of her soul yesterday. I love you dad, and I will miss you always.
To sooooo many Jim was anything and everything you needed in the moment, and always. To Uncle T; Grandma; Beth; Sean, Nora and Elyse; Rose, Dave and Tiani; Blair and me; somehow he was all of that and so much more. To mom, he was beyond even that, simply her everything. My heart continues to break, especially for her, but we know he is now reunited with Sue; and we are all forever family. Thank you for you, and for bringing us together, Jim…and your unconditional love, always.
All my love,