Last month, I fell down the internet rabbit hole that led to a late, yet now timely discovery: podcast is a portmanteau born from "iPod" + "broadcast."
Also noteworthy, today we have a Total Lunar Eclipse and the Full Moon. Spicy.
Magic is in the air! And it has been here for a few weeks now.
At the end of April, we spent the weekend in Grand Rapids to celebrate Justin's little brother's college graduation. I'm so glad I decided to buy waterproof mascara. Having never attended a college graduation other than my own 11 years ago, it was an exciting and emotional experience. We could not be prouder of you, Jacob! You are truly brilliant.
We enjoyed another memorable linner at Bayou Grill in Belleville with Mom, Dad, Scott & Haleigh on Mother's Day. Last year, we all went on Father's Day. If you like NOLA-style food, then you'll love Bayou Grill. We've been there a handful of times now, and I always order my go-to: crawfish etouffee. We got the alligator voodoo appetizer to share, too. Yummy!
Dad snapped this stellar group selfie on our way out:
One more, mid-May update! Currently manifesting a global home for writers, thinkers, doodlers, daydreamers & dynamic creators to congregate collectively in the pure authenticity of pen-to-paper: Introducing & cordially inviting unique, aspiring-to-elite creators & creatives alike to join this exclusively inclusive, premier #NewLeafChapter:
This #NewLeafChapter comes on the heels of another fresh, recent discovery:
Lucky Haskins is located in Depot Town near Sidetrack, a local restaurant we frequent. One day last month, we decided to wander as the weather was finally nice to walk a bit. Doing so, we happened into Lucky Haskins. If you like antiques, collectibles, vintage & retro treasures, this is the spot! Here's what I got:
One post card is dated Sept. 25, 1912 in cursive handwriting from Alpena, Michigan. The other post card is dated Dec. 31, 1910, also written in cursive handwriting, delivered to 1129 Elm St. in Baker City, Oregon. It starts with, "Dear Grandma & Grandpa, Well here I am down in Cal." Signed at the bottom from Maude. The price of each postage stamp: a penny.