Saturday, April 4, 2015

Winter, in Spring

I am cleaning up my drafts and found this one.  Written over a month ago but better late than never.

Over the past six years, I have found this space of mine morph into many different things.  I started it simply as a place to share my style.  Women all over the internet were posting how they expressed themselves with their own personal style and I fell in love with that. I find great beauty in this kind of creativity. From there, I started to share some house projects/DIY.  I enjoy decorating our home and like sharing ideas with others.  The highlight of this was being featured on A Beautiful Mess with a house tour.  My biggest feat however, has been what this blog has turned into for me, a kind of ongoing letter to me and my family, with words and pictures that capture life as we know it.  Six years captured.  From Max's birth and all of his firsts, to holidays to even the mundane days, I have carved out a little digital space to preserve these amazing years that are moving further and further away from me.  So, as we come to the end of a yet another snowstorm, on yet another bitter cold night, I share my most recent letter, this one to Mother Nature, as she reminds us all who is boss.

Dear Mother Nature,
We will try harder.  We will do better.  


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Xmas in Maine, 2014

Part of our Christmas tradition has always been to visit my dad at some point on Christmas Day.  Up until recently, that involved either driving to the town next door or meeting up at our house after opening gifts at my mom's house.  This year, however, was different.  With his move to Maine came another new tradition.  Damien, Max and I drove up to his house the Sunday following Christmas.  We stayed until Tuesday.  We lounged around in comfy clothes and played more boardgames, ate cheese for dinner and drank lots and lots of chocolate milk.  Well, at least some of us did.  Damien took some great shots around the yard.  Can't wait for our next visit.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Life with boys

 I love having a boy.  I know girls can do all these awesome things too.  Girls rock.  But I especially love watching Damien raise a boy.  He would be a stand-up dad to either.  I guess I just love life with boys.   And Max is the coolest boy I know.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

NYE 2014

Here's to 2015.... Cheers!

Xmas 2014

My absolute favorite part of the holidays is spending time with my family.  This year, there was plenty of that.  We hosted Christmas eve at our house and then woke up there on Christmas day to open gifts with Max.  This year, all he asked for was a go by itself fire truck with a remote control that has a ladder that goes up and down and a new tricycle.  We ended up getting him a few more things but all in all, kept it simple.  I got Damien his tattoo and he got me a banjo.  From there, we went to my mom's to do gifts with my brothers, their girlfriends, my mom and of course, baby Orrin. The rest of the day was spent eating, relaxing and hanging out.  Our holiday cards never made it out but I may still print them and send them.  Happy holidays to all...