Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Traditions for the Non-Traditional

Just catching up on and blogging pics from the past few months.... enjoy a look back!

Celebrating "the season" is kinda' different in our house.



We love Christmas. LOVE it. But not in the traditional sense.

We love family. And kindness. And frivolity. And gift-giving. And taking time to be grateful and to count our blessings.

But we aren't the really the midnight mass crowd.

So, instead, we ventured to Columbus Commons this year on Christmas Eve to see the lights.

And play.

And take some pictures.

And just be with each other, without a schedule or mom telling everyone to "be quiet" or "calm down" or "go to bed."

And you know what? It was great.





Sunday, February 3, 2013

Amazing things have been happening...

Amazing things have happened this weekend. The little things that make me feel like I'm actually a grown up and actually doing and OK job at this mom and wife thing. 

Exhibit A: the house isn't a complete disaster. 
Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't call it "clean" but it's bordering on tidy. You could stop by right now and I wouldn't be totally embarrassed. 

Exhibit B: Ben and Viv are playing together
Like, just happily running around and playing. No fighting or crying... yet. They even went to the basement playroom for about 10 mins while I drank a tiny bit of coffee alone. This is big, people.

Exhibit C: Doc McDancin'
Needs no explanation. 

(P.S. Can I give Disney props for Doc McStuffins? Boys and girls love it, there's always a lesson, the MOM is a doctor, the parents are married and actually AROUND, the house they live in isn't spotlessly clean. I just really, really love this show.)


Wednesday, January 30, 2013

The iPad is the demise of my blog


I just can’t type on touch screens. So I’m trying to dust of my trusty laptop to boost my blogging levels…

But it’s not just the iPad, it’s Pinterest and Instagram and, oh, a toddler.



And her brother.




So I’m really really really trying to refocus.

I have a million half-written blog posts in my brain.

So here come the brain dumps/past un-blogged projects/journey into the world of having a serger.

Serger-ing and blogging and 2013, here I come!




Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Displaying Ben's Art

AKA reclaiming my fridge.

Simple projects are so satisfying. Two pushpins, some string and clothespins. I had everything on hand. Can't figure out why it took so long for me to just do it.


And I'm happy to report this little system is working. Now Ben has to rotate his art. If we wants to put a new piece up, one has to come down. 

Though I think most of these little turkeys and will make their way into a decoration box for years to come. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Drunken Pumpkin 2012

Another fall tradition is a pumpkin feast. With pumpkin food (Trader Joe's Pumpkin ravioli... yum!) and pumpkin beer (hence the name.)

So lucky to have celebrated with a blazing fire. 


And three lovely ladies. 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Grateful November

Join me on Instagram. Share the things for which you are grateful.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Another year at Lynd's Fruit farm

A new year, a new baby and a glorious fall afternoon at Lynd's. 




This year also doubled as Vivi's one-year old photo shoot. 





Precious. 

See last year here. And all previous years here