As this last toddler-naptime of 2019 quietly rolls by, I’m finding myself sitting on our faded red couch, listening to the wind rustle outside our arched windows, and reflecting on my year. In truth, I am feeling serenely proud of how much we all learned and grew as a family.
We’re having another baby!! We’re so thrilled! I’m 18 weeks along, and our baby is due in late March. (We’ll be able to find out the gender in a couple of weeks!) And after a long, grueling three months of sickness, I’m finally happy to come out of hiding and
I’ve done quite a lot of baking with Violet this month, and thought I’d share of few of the recipes we enjoyed best! What have you been baking lately? I’d love to hear recipe recommendations! 1. Apple Donuts We all 3 LOVED this recipe by “The Cake Blog” It’s not
Violet has been doing a lot more painting and drawing these days, and I wanted to make something useful out of her artwork. So we cut some of her big paintings into strips, laminated them, added simple tassels, and made bookmarks! We wrote a little note on the back of
This morning, the day after Father’s day, my Husband left the house a mixed bag of emotions: sorrow, relief, love, exhaustion, and (i hope) a sense of being cherished. We waved goodbye from the window, Violet exclaiming through her tiny blue binoculars (a sight to smile back at, indeed!). When
“Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity.” -Simone Weil So twenty-one days ago, I posted this family photo on Instagram where we’re smiling radiantly near a sparkling lake at dusk. And I look really pretty. And Violet is making a sweet, silly face. And Jacob is lookin’ the
My husband has this thing he likes to say, in a cheerful voice, accompanied by an uber-fake smile and a thumbs up. He says: “My hopes are high, and my expectations are low!” LOL. Usually it makes me laugh. But not always. Because my expectations are high. Like. Reeeal high.
K, raise your hand if you have ever known someone who *liked* to do laundry. Anyone? Any takers? …*crickets chirping, as NO ONE raises a hand* … …Well, I HAVE. YUP! Ding-ding-ding! It’s… My Mom!!! Haha, I’m being dramatic. I actually love that my Mom likes doing laundry. In fact,
Violet is almost 18 months old, and I was just reflecting about how much she’s grown (emotionally and physically) since her birthday! It’s amazing! And so I wanted to share a little birthday tradition we started: the night before her birthday, I wrote her a letter with a list of
Last week, Violet and I saved our zinnia seeds together! We simply pulled the seeds out of our dried flowers, and scooped them into our homemade seed packets. I must say, it was sooo satisfying to use seed packets that I designed and printed myself. Not only did it make