Back in 2011, Adam and I went out on a Friday night date, returned to my apartment and took this picture. We were just slightly younger then but we feel like this was a million years ago.
I showed this picture to Adam and asked him if he minded me putting it on the Internet. He was cool with it and paused. Then he said: "Same sweater!"
Except that he doesn't mean I'm wearing the same sparkling navy sweater. No, fast-forward five years and it's Friday night with me wearing Adam's sweater and we've been nowhere glamorous drinking craft cocktails. We've been tending to our little one who is grouchy--he's our little Frank Sinatra and he has a cold.
I started wearing this wool sweater after I fished it out of Adam's charity bin during ultra-winter cold and lately I just throw it on over skinny jeans. Make no mistake, this sweater looks way better on Adam, but it's so warm and comforting that I can't let it go.
I am glad that me, Adam and this sweater are still together after five years. This pic is like an archive of US plus one Kitten and one little man. And we're still watching Teen Mom like we did in the olden days.
Ok, back to business!
Have you seen this documentary? KCPT's Our Divided City is a must-see for those who care about Kansas City and neighborhood rejuvenation. I was really encouraged watching the stories portrayed and the efforts underway. There are 8,500 vacant or abandoned properties contributing to blight in Kansas City.
We are helping with five of them. Small steps. We have two tree crews lined up to help us tear out hackberry and elm trees at our future apple orchard. The workday is March 19 and we've got volunteers to help us clean up trash and get the property in order. I will post pictures and you can send me a note if you're interested in helping, too.