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- ryan & gub

- back from savannah -

Back from Savannah!

we are back from our easter getaway. as expected, ryan and grey put on their headbands.

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- holiday blend -

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grey enjoyed easter morning sporting his santa clause pajamas! he likes to mix it up.

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- easter 2014 -

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grey mostly wanted to eat the contents of his easter eggs, not collect more of them!

- ryan & gub

- easter egg hunt -


happy easter from savannah! we had an easter egg hunt in front of grandma and grandpas.

- ryan & gub

- record store day 2014 -

record store 2014

we were in savannah this weekend for easter, which happened to coincide with record store day 2014. i was able to find a couple of locations that were participating though, so my dad and i decided to see what savannah had to offer. after a uneventful trip to rody’s (their shipment hadn’t arrived), my dad and i headed to graveface records & curiosities, which turned out to be awesome!

we didn’t get there until after noon, the joys of parenthood, so i missed out on the main items i was looking for (ie. chvrches, lcd soundsytem). it was still fun though. they were super packed and had a ton of great stuff, including a couple of items i found for my brother. i definitely plan on visiting graveface next time i’m in savannah!

i have to vent that although i still enjoy record store day, it’s definitely becoming overpriced. i really enjoy ultimate alternative waivers by built to spill and the first album by pinback, however i don’t need them on vinyl for $25.

next door to graveface was this adorable bakery & sandwich shop called back in the day bakery. their food looked really tasty and they had super fun gifts and notecards for sale.

- ryan

graveface records & curiosities

5 west 40th street
savannah, ga 31401


back in the day bakery

2403 bull street
savannah, ga 31401


- afghan whigs: do the beast -

i've been digging the new album #dothebeast by #afghanwhigs !!!#subpop #vinyl #loseredition

the first new album by the afghan whigs in 16 years came out this week called do the beast via sub pop records. for those interested, you can find a super limited loser edition on white vinyl with free buttons, stickers, etc. at your local independent record store (ie. criminal records & decatur cd).

- ryan

- pam longobardi -

- rainy day -

#rainyday #raincoat #yellowraincoat

grey looked adorable in his yellow raincoat! another rainy spring day.

- ryan & gub

- pam longobardi exhibit -

- circus toys -

#janod #janodtoys

we love the little story sets from janod toys! they are super cute and really well deigned, our kids play with them all the time and have yet to get tired of them. the toys come in these great boxes that are super sturdy and can also be used as the background. you can get the sets in various themes, including circus, farm, western and fireman themed.

the sets come with various train pieces that will fit any wooden train set you have. we have the circus and farm sets and the pieces fit our melissa & doug train set.

these sets are perfect for your kids or for birthday gifts!

- ryan & gub

- night vision -

spring evening - photo by: angela nichols

it felt like summer this weekend. clem and grey ran through the sprinklers and we saw our first fireflies. the evenings are still cool and mosquito free though, so it’s not quite summer, which is nice.

- ryan & gub

- hanging with grams -

Hanging with Grams

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- redemption straight rye whiskey -

i've been digging the straight #ryewhiskey from #redemptionrye !!! it's very tasty! #rye #whiskey

i’ve been sampling different rye whiskies as of late. after trying bulleit and 13th colony, i went with redemption rye whiskey. off the bat, i wasn’t impressed with the design of the bottle. the hand-numbered batch was a nice touch, but the metal screw cap was a big turn off. i was, however, recommended their rye by both employees and random patrons on five consecutive trips to green’s beverage, so i decided it was time to try it out.

like bulleit, redemption straight rye is distilled from 95% premium rye mash and aged for 2 years in new charred oak barrels. at 92 proof, it has a little more bite than bulleit, but it is still super smooth. for only $23.99, it definitely gives bulleit a run for it’s money for best value.

back to the bottle design. if i were headed to a party or giving this as a gift (ie. cared about a nice presentation), i would probably go with bulleit or 13th colony. those bottle designs are much more fun and have better counter appeal.

on the other hand, if you are looking to get a gift for a big rye fan, redemption is a great choice they may not have tried. it’s very tasty, and for the price, i know i will be going back to this brand.

- ryan

- pompoms on the porch! -

Very busy with #pompoms on the porch!

the kids were very busy with pompoms on the porch!

- ryan & gub