I wanted to share some random fun stuff with you guys, because despite the ups and downs of infertility and all that bullshit, there is still a lot of life to live, right?!

A couple of weeks ago, L and I took a trip down south and celebrated my birthday a bit early. We haven’t been able to go on vacation like we would like to for a long time so we covet any time we can go more than like five miles away from home.

{Taken on our hotel balcony.}

Here is a photo of my sugary mint chocolate chip ice cream cake (courtesy of L). Brought me right back to my childhood. Yes, it’s from Baskin Robbins. Is there any other way to do a sugary ice cream cake?

Instagram friends may have seen that we were at the Sara Bareilles concert last week at the El Rey Theater. We have seen Sara B. before (I wrote a post back in 2010). Her music really speaks to me, and her latest Brave Enough show blew my mind. She is touring alone. It is literally just her, her piano, her guitar, and the stage. If you ever get a chance to see her live, GO.

The El Rey holds less than 1,000 people. It was standing room only and felt so intimate. There are maybe a handful of (living) artists that I would stand for hours for in a room full of body heat and strangers. And when I say body heat…I am mostly talking about my own, because half the time I was mid-Lupron hotflash. Fuuuuun.

Sara B., you were worth it.



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    honey my heart

    May 21, 2013

    glad to see some recent happy happenings 🙂

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    May 21, 2013

    Awesome! A coworker went to one of her concerts a few years back and felt the same way you did. Totally worth admission and then some. 🙂

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    May 21, 2013

    Oh I would love to see her in concert especially in a setting like that w/ her all by herself. It must have been awesome. Glad to hear you are out doing fun things despite the lupron issues! 🙂

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    May 22, 2013

    I just checked her out on Spotify so thanks for a new artist to listen too!

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    May 24, 2013

    Carly, I stumbled upon your blog and am so happy I did! I can't believe you got tix to Sara B. I tried but they sold out right away. I'm glad to see you're doing well and still beautiful! We should catch up one of these days…

    P.S. I found this awesome pic of Bren and I: http://sandyandmaryn.com/do/learning-to-share

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    May 29, 2013

    @Maryn: Hey Maryn!! Wow, it has been a crazy long time. Thank you for commenting! That picture of you and Bren is beyond adorable. It is wonderful to hear from you, and now I must go check out your blog as well. 🙂

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    May 31, 2013

    Thanks Carly! We just started a month ago, still newbies to this bloggity blog world. If you have any tips/feedback, I'd love to hear 🙂