monday evening mishmash

10.10.2011

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On my left, the gorgeous eleventh-floor view of downtown San Antonio, the lights from the skyscrapers twinkling and shimmering in the velvety night. And on my right, MeMe sprawled out next to me, and Alina on the other bed, typing. We just got back from wandering around the riverwalk -- which is right at the foot of our hotel. We saw the Alamo, which is even more beautiful at night, listened to mariachi bands, and I photographed my hipster brother.

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It's Monday. But not a typical Monday -- no, it's far from a normal start to the week. I'm in San Antonio at the moment; we left my hometown near Houston early this morning. It was so good to see all our old friends, but this is right now and I'm happy. My mind is a bit jumbled at the moment -- so many emotions and so much to see in such a little amount of time. Hence, the choppiness of this post. But more often than not, I find it therapeutic to just write and get it all out there.

I like fancy hotels. They make me feel sophisticated, something I am far from, but I like pretending. Humor me, will you? As we all rode the elevator to our room, we all began dancing to the music playing. No sooner did I comment, "Wouldn't it be funny if someone walked in right now?" than the door opened and a man walked in. Yes. There was an awkward silence.

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relaxing in the roof top hot tub.
And yesterday was the perfect rainy Sunday. It rained in south east Texas for the first time in a long time, a steady pouring stream of water from the sky. I spent the afternoon in leggings with a button up and scarf, reading against a mountain of pillows as the raindrops continued to fall. And when pillows, a warm blanket, a book, and rain is combined, the end result is a slumbering me.

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And just because she's cute, and because I can't think of a better way to end a post, here's Lilly singing Home.

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Happy Monday!

-carlotta

49 comments:

  1. I'm a little... actually, take that back, I'm totally jealous and totally happy for ya that you're traveling! It looks gorgeous down there.
    Have a wonderful rest of your trip!
    xx

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  2. such a beautiful hotel! I stayed at a resort in the UAE last summer for a week and it was the nicest hotel I've ever been in. looks like you all are having :)

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  3. Oooh, the Alama is a place I've always wanted to go.
    Beautiful pictures!

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  4. this is so cute!! love the photos of your brother, that staircase, and the girls in the hot tub! just too cute. beautiful post :))
    -jocee <3
    {pee ess: also, if you get a chance, please read this post: http://thecupcakedictionary.blogspot.com/2011/10/apology.html it's something i'm apologizing to you for.}

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  5. Okay. She is the absolute cutest! Love her singing :)

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  6. Lilly is SO adorable! =D

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  7. Oh, my land. I just want to eat Lilly up. Can I borrow her sometime? ;)

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  8. such a beautiful post. this little getaway seriously looks like something from a novel...and your siblings are all so adorable.
    your sissy's song at the end there just made my evening. she. is. cute. enough said.

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  9. What a sweet post :) I am traveling to Texas to visit my BFF in two weeks, Im so excited! She lives in San Angelo, but we are spending a day in Austin, I cannot wait :)

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  10. How lovely Carlotta! It is one of my dreams to go to the Alamo.

    Lilly. is. the. cutest. Can I keep her?

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  11. This made my day and I now love this song:) I love how cute your lil sis was singing this sweet song!:) Good day...

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  12. I went to the Alamo back in may. it was neat!
    Lilly. is the cutest!!

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  13. The stone buildings are very cool! And your sisters in the swimming pool? So sweet. Lilly is so cute!

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  14. beautiful, Carlotta, truly. your family is precious, and Lilly makes me smile.

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  15. looks like fun! beautiful pictures as always :) and Lilly is seriously THE cutest! love how she stops mid-singing because she messed up the words ;) so cute!

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  16. Wow! I have to admit I've never felt drawn to that Southwestern Style, but your pictures of stairs, tiles, and old buildings are gorgeous. Also, I love the video at the end. It makes me think of my sister when she was little. :)

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  17. OHMIGSOH! so jealous right now...
    i wanna go on vacation /:(
    have fun, and keep us posted

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  18. Wow, it looks SO beautiful there! Jealous. :D And your brother is so cute, oh my goodness. Sheesh, he'll be breaking hearts right and left when he's older. ;)

    Beautiful post, and photos, Carlotta!

    Have a wonderful day! :)

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  19. what a lovely place! you lucky girl : P
    that girl is adorable. i couldn't help but laughing at her singing. it's so cute : )
    happy monday to you too! (although it's tuesday where i am!)

    xo

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  20. Your picture of the Alamo is WAY better than the one I took! Good job!!! But seriously, like 10x better

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  21. You had me at rooftop hot tub - seriously awesome!
    Have a great time in San Antonio!

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  22. Lily is so adorable! And your pictures? pure beauty.

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  23. beautiful pictures!! i LOVE the alamo! oh my, your little brother is for sure going to be a little heartbreaker some day;)

    lovely post:)

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  24. Love the photos and your little sis is the CUTEST!

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  25. Wow. Lilly is adorable, and I swear stunningness {um... let's pretend that's a word} runs in your family.
    Also, I want to go there one day.

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  26. I haven't been there in years and these photos really took me back. Love it.

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  27. wow, amazing pictures; sounds like a great vacay! so glad you were able to get away for a couple of days :)
    oh, and Lily is so.cute. i want to eat her up!

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  28. Your sister is seriously adorable! Beautiful photos!

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  29. What a beautiful post. :) Your pictures are gorgeous and your sibling are adorable. Have fun!

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  30. San Antonio IS pretty. :) I got to got there for the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival last October with my friend. Is there a special reason that you're in San Antonio? :)
    That video at the end is sooo cute!! :D

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  31. ya know, i was just in that part of SA a few minutes ago? haha, i took a similar photo of my little brother at that same mission in that same spot... anyways, San Antonio is wonderful. especially the River Walk. and Lilly is like the cutest kid ever.
    the end.

    xoxo with cupcakes and cherries,
    gracie

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  32. Lovely pictures Carlotta! :)
    I ♥ that song, Home.
    and Lilly is adorable singing it! :)

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  33. Oh my, Lilly is so adorable! :)

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  34. Awesome! And Lilly is the cutest singer ever!

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  35. Great pictures!!! You know what... I think that my family stayed in the same hotel when we were in San Antonio!!!

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  36. I just want to be part of your freaking awesome family. That's really what I want. Haha. Your brother is adorable. That outfit, so cute! And Lilly singing?! Beautiful and totally precious.

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  37. I went to San Antonio in March. It's a nice little city. :) The Riverwalk is gorgeous at night.

    Also, your brother is definitely one of the classiest boys (in terms of style) his age I've ever seen, haha.

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  38. I looove the pictures, and especially video. Oooh my word. SO CUTE.

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  39. It looks like you're having a pretty grand time. That hotel is so beautiful. And Jeremiah is the cutest little hipster ever. Seriously. And Lilly singing Home? Made. My. Day. Give her a squeeze for me. :)

    xoxo,

    twin sister.

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  40. there's only one thing to say:
    what a lovely day you must have had

    ellie;)
    bluejeansandteendreams.blogspot.com

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  41. I live in San Antonio! Sometimes I forgot how wonderful my city is. Thanks for reminding me :)

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  42. Look at all those beautiful old buildings! How lovely! Don't you just love walking through old buildings like that? Breathing in the old musty smell and pretending you live centuries back? I do. :)

    -Katie

    P.S Lilly is beautiful. Nuf said!

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  43. Anonymous10/12/2011

    your brother always wears such gay hats lol
    great photos

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  44. I have to say, these pictures are gorgeous. They remind me of something in National Geographic! Oh my stars, that video of Lilly is absolutely adorable :)

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  45. meme and your resident monkey look elated. i'm grinning madly at the video of lily. and as abbey wrote, jeremiah makes a snazzy little hipster.

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  46. LOVE the video of Lilly singing! So cute!

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  47. Um... Lilly? She's absolutely adorable. Enough said.

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  48. San Antonio is one of my favorite cities! :) :) Lovely photos.

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  49. Anonymous10/16/2011

    I got a photo taken in the same exact doorway in the photo entitled "her pose, not mine ;)"

    ~Jo

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