Thursday, August 30, 2012


I really like this photo from my birthday dinner for some reason. It is candid (except for me being a goober) and I love how relaxed and cheerful my sweet grandma Jane looks. Yay for wonderful family. I am quite blessed.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kitty comfort

Is there anything better than coming home to an adoring, cuddly Pip?!

Well, maybe for Ben who gets to come home to an adoring, cuddly Pip AND Ren.

Monday, August 27, 2012

24 is the new 23.

My 24th birthday, as well as the 6th anniversary of our first date, was this past Saturday! Par-tay!

We spent the weekend in Indiana going to not one, but TWO weddings. 'Twas a busy weekend, but we were able to fit in a lovely Buca Birthday Bounty (triple alliteration win!) with my family Saturday evening. My darling mum also made my favorite birthday dessert of Angel Food cake with  homemade chocolate sauce, fresh whipped cream, and raspberries. Lucky me!

I was reflecting upon this past year of my life and it struck me what a truly eventful year this has been!

Why, you may ask? 

Well, in my 23rd year, I:
  • Planned our wedding
  • Had the most perfectly lovely wedding
  • Went on a dream honeymoon with my dreamboat lad 
  • Officially moved to Nashville 
  • Settled into our first little home/apartment together
  • Got an amazing job
  • Celebrated many of our dearest friends weddings
  • Saw our wedding featured on Martha Stewart Weddings
  • Got a precious kitty cat
  • Started this blog  
 I look forward to seeing what this next year has in store! 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Happy 30th!

Happy 30th Wedding Day to my marvelous parents, Steve & Darlene Maus!

Thanks for getting married so I could exist.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lucky 13

Two years ago today, Ben crushed all previous superstitions about Friday the 13th by proposing and making it a pretty stellar date. I'd never been so happy (or surprised) in all my life!

Also of note, the 6th anniversary of our first date is in a mere 12 days. Love is in the air!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Maus in the Haus (err, cabin)

I love my family and the one bummer thing about being in Nashville (beside the Hades-esque summers) is being away from them. So, I am beyond excited to spend this weekend with them at a lovely cabin on a lake in Indiana.

We thought this was the only time we would all be together this year, but we had a bittersweet reunion in April following my grandfather's passing. My brother, David, and his wife Faith made the trek from Uganda to be with us, so we took the opportunity to get this lovely photo of us all together.

David and Faith will be in the States for about a month and then they are off to merry 'ol England. And yes, we are already planning our trip to visit and yes mum already found Les Mis tickets whilst we are there and yes I may faint with joy when my feet finally touch British soil.

Darling family photo by the lovely Emily Gluntz