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i fear i won't miss you much. this year has been, well, a lot. sometimes too much. sometimes not enough. i suppose that's true for every year but especially this one. this year has been heavy. heavy in the grown up way that i suppose i should have expected when... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2012 at silver lining
life has been overwhelming in many ways this year, in ways that i couldn't have known it ever could be, in ways that have made me smile bigger and cry harder than i thought possible. the silver lining in all of it, though, is that i have learned to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at silver lining
i looked at my thirty before thirty list that i wrote some two years ago this morning, the eve of my thirtieth birthday. there are a good number of checkmarks but not thirty, no, not thirty. tomorrow it will become the thirty while thirty, i suppose. this last year has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2012 at silver lining
you are amazing. and beautiful and strong. you are the kind of daughter we all dream about having. and the kind of mom we are all trying to be. love you so. xo.
Toggle Commented Jul 30, 2012 on ...the reality at lunch break
this is exactly why i left the garden. and exactly how i feel. love you much. (and your scrapbooking.) annie says: fxfgrfft6v6v6666tytyytghghg
Toggle Commented Jul 17, 2012 on calico news at lunch break
so happy for you! a BOY! congratulations to all of you. and i LOVE his name. (and you look amazing. AMAZING!) xo.
Toggle Commented Jun 1, 2012 on the five of us. at mb
today, we woke up late and made crepes and planted new plants and put down new mulch and mowed the yard and swept the sidewalk. and annie, she slept the entire afternoon. when she woke up, we had dinner on the front porch. and after dinner, we rode our bikes... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2012 at silver lining
she turned two a month and twelve days ago and i still haven't fully come to grips with that and all of the very two year old things she's doing like stringing words together and talking non stop and being funny on purpose and saying, on repeat, 'whoah mommy. whoah... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2012 at silver lining
22 months?! how is that possible? (also, she is SO adorable.)
Toggle Commented Jan 19, 2012 on wordless wednesday : 22 months. at mb
i actually dislike very much that it's january and we didn't wear coats to the park yesterday. it was snowing on monday. and here's proof. it's january and it's indiana and i'd really love it if it snowed more than silly flurries. Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2012 at silver lining
this is so good. xo.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2012 on project life 2012. at mb
she LOVES riding it. HATES when its finished. :)
amazing news. love this. and you. (and that photo!) xo.
Toggle Commented Jan 5, 2012 on ...because at lunch break
first canvas. now terrain. LAURA! xo.
Toggle Commented Jan 3, 2012 on ...a little post-christmas shopping at lunch break
as we were blowing out two candles last night, i made a wish. a wish that millions of mothers before me have made: i wished that she might stay this way forever. that she might always be strong and independent and always with a plan. that she might always slow... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2012 at silver lining
i've never really understood going out for new year's eve. i much prefer staying in and ordering indian take-out and, this year, playing a game (or ten) of don't spill the beans (or spill the beans which is what annie prefers). happy 2012. (and happy birthday, annie. in forty minutes,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2011 at silver lining
december was a blur, an unseasonably warm and seasonably busy blur. i baked more and knitted more than i ever have. i wrapped fewer gifts and traveled fewer miles than i ever have. we did our best to stay home and be in the moment and it worked, mostly. we... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2011 at silver lining
i love december and i love baking and i love that those two things married this week. (caramels, peppermint bark, buckeyes, and marshmallows.) Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2011 at silver lining
just when i think im done scrapbooking, i see your pages. and want to start again. xo.
we put our christmas tree up last week (before thanksgiving! we are that family!) and decorated it on sunday. annie points at the tree to remind me that it's a 'tree! tree!' several times a day. we also count to three before we turn on the lights and so now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2011 at silver lining
i'm feeling like i'm on the verge of a lot of things but not completely there with anything yet and i feel like i have a million things to say but i open my mouth (or my laptop) and nothing comes out. i feel, like usual, i do my best... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2011 at silver lining