We have waited all year for this. S e v e n t y and S u n n y.  We’ve been trying to squeeze in as much outside time as possible, enjoying the blossoming trees, bare baby toes, and long days of sunshine.  So this afternoon when my scheduled plans got canceled, I knew exactly what to do.  The kids and I took a leisurely walk to the library, checked out some great new-to-us picture books, and sauntered home for… Read more »

When we were expecting Violet, our friend Chris, who is an amazing local cinematographer, approached us with an idea to create a story about Graham becoming a big brother, but even more of a letter to our new baby about how things were before and when she arrived.  He finished it up this week, and it is the best mother’s day gift I could ever imagine!!! I’ve watched it 20 times already and I still cry every time I see… Read more »

I cannot believe that this month our little spring chicken baby boy turned FIVE!  Birthdays are such bittersweet occasions–another sweet year of childhood in the books, but a new year of learning, growing, and milestones lay ahead!  We are so proud of this boy of ours but seriously, KINDERGARTEN is on the horizon…We are hoping the spring/summer months ahead will pass slowly and we can soak up our time together. Last year at this time we had just moved into… Read more »

Although we are growing weary of winter weather around here, I might never grow tired of the wintery scene on our mantle (thanks to the pretty crocheted doily & garland from Sarah at Casa de Cupcake)!  I love it so much, it might be bittersweet to break out the springtime nests & eggs.  Soon. This week. Just a few simple, real life, iPhone pics to share.  They are precious to me, even if they are not crisp or perfect. We celebrated… Read more »

I know I have been scarce around here as usual, but despite the lack of posts, the crafting around here reached an all-time high during the holidays.  (:  There is so much joy in giving and especially in giving handmade gifts.  This one was especially noteworthy, although I must preface this post by saying that before making this tool bench for our little boy at Christmas, Jeff and my combined carpentry skills would probably fail any high school shop class…. Read more »