13 May 2016

a lunch cruise on the thames!

on christmas morning, the boy gave me an envelope with three tickets in it. one was for a trip to prague (which we took in february). one was for a saturday night showing of les miserables (which we enjoyed in april). and one was for a lunch cruise on the thames (which we experienced last saturday!). talk about a gift that kept on giving! :)

since the lunch cruise was long anticipated, we were pretty excited about it by saturday morning … and so glad that our reservations fell on such a warm weekend! although the sky had clouded up by afternoon, the air was balmy and lovely and just right for a ride along the river! the boat we were on was almost completely made of windows and we enjoyed a yummy three-course meal while watching the city that we love and call home glide by on either side.

here’s some shots i captured through the windows of iconic london sights along the way … the perspective was definitely a bit different being down in the water!IMG_2136_thumbIMG_2141_thumbIMG_2149_thumbIMG_2151_thumbIMG_2157_thumbIMG_2160_thumbIMG_2163_thumbIMG_2172_thumb

this special lunch was a welcome break in the middle of the day for ian, who spend thirteen hours on saturday studying for the cfa exam.

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after our boat returned to embankment pier and we started walking home, we noticed the blooming flowers in whitehall gardens and decided we had to take a few more minutes away from studying to admire them. london parks are just magnificent in the springtime!

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and then it was back to this
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ian is such a champ – putting in long hours at the office, contributing significant time to a new church responsibility, helping with prep for baby boy, continuing to make time for our relationship and supporting me in my work, and to top it all off: studying like crazy for the cfa. the exam is in three and a half weeks and is going to be pretty grueling (and is only the first round in a set of three tests that ian will take over the next three years). luckily part one will be over and done with by early june so we’re left with a month of a biiiit more free time before baby boy makes his arrival.



life is full and beautiful! we love our city and we love each other.

6 comments :

  1. I love English parks in the spring time!

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  2. Love the flower photos - beautiful colors!! And you look terrific - love the dress!

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  3. Lovely pix.

    The pink flowers match your dress:)

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  4. Charity,

    Looks like y'all had a lovely time.

    Good luck to your hubby on his exam,
    ~Kiki~

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  5. Love this place and these two people!

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  6. Love this place and these two people!

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