Category: family

These Boys…

These boys of mine, they are growing up way too fast. Some days it just slaps me in the face like a wet dish cloth. I now only see glimpses of the babies and toddlers they once were. I look at Levi when he is asleep and just can’t believe that he is 5 1/2 years old already…taking up so…

Illinois Farmhouse

Making things by hand…it’s a family affair.  My little brother (even though he is 38 years old, will always be my little brother) is one of these guys who is a jack-of-all-trades.  He has never ceased to amaze and inspire me with his natural abilities and talents. He is someone who, if he wasn’t doing what he does today,  could’ve…

Inside Out

While the rest of the country is anxiously awaiting an end to the wrath of the Polar Vortex, we Californians have been waiting for the rains to come and fill our reservoirs and water our gardens and crops.  It seems that we all want what we can’t have, doesn’t it?  The days here have been unseasonably warm (and dry) and…

The Love of Handmade

Last year at Valentine’s Day, I posted a comment on my Facebook page about how disappointed I was that not too many kids give handmade Valentine’s cards anymore.  Levi was in still in preschool and I was so disheartened by all of the cartoon/super hero-laden, store bought cards that he received. It made me sad, really, to think that this…

Our Favorite Time of the Year

I always thought that Christmas song, “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by Andy Williams, should be rewritten about autumn.  It definitely is my most favorite time of the year for everything from fashion to food, time spent outdoors and certainly the holidays…Thanksgiving being my favorite holiday ever. I think it’s the cozy factor and the turning inward that…

The Boys of Summer

Tomorrow, my (not-so-little-anymore) little guy starts kindergarten.  These last weeks of summer leading up to school have been more unstructured than normal for us and we are craving the rhythm of the school year to begin. I certainly know that I am as the mama, but I see that Levi is as well. Several of his friends have already begun…