Category: family

Resolutions Not Required

I was talking to Levi today about the fact that today is the last day of this year and that tomorrow will be the start of a new year;  a whole new cycle of seasons and holidays and birthdays. I could tell he had a hard time wrapping his 6 year old brain around this bizarre notion of time…of how…

Days Like This

Have you ever had a day go by so effortlessly and full of so much goodness that when you slide under the covers that night you drift off to sleep with a big smile on your face, replaying the day over in your mind? That was my weekend, from start to finish. We didn’t go anywhere exciting or visit with…

Crafter-noons

Ah, summer…that special time of year when we stay-at-home parents find out what we’re really made of. Some days, I’m made of mellow patience and full of laughter. Other days…well, let’s not talk about those days, shall we? Or if we must, let’s just say it’s a darn good thing I married a winemaker. Finding little bits of time to…

Playing Hooky (part I)

Even before the solstice officially marked the onset of summer, we have been feeling the change of season in everything we do.  You may find us on any given day, still in our pajamas at 11 am, reading books or hiding out in our “underwater-space- submarine-rocketship” (aka the couch cushions and blankets). At first, I must admit I was slightly…

May 1st

Nanny, I miss you. I miss calling you on the phone to have a chat and yet I hear your voice in my ears all the time. I miss your big, warm embrace and yet I wrap myself up in the warmth of your beautiful crocheted blankets and I feel your love. I miss swapping stories about parenting and hearing you laugh…

Inspire

Inspire:  to fill (someone) with the urge or ability to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative. What is inspiring to you? Is it the thought-provoking quote you shared on Facebook about living life to its fullest, taking chances or loving out loud? The awesome backyard garden design that you saved on your Pinterest board or the creative…