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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend.  For so many families in this area, it’s a time to hop in the car and spend a few glorious days at the Jersey shore.  For us, though, it’s always a relaxing weekend at home; a chance to anticipate summer and revel in some of the simple pleasures of life. Yesterday morning, […]

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Mother’s Day 2010

Last night, the wind whipped wildly through the trees, and I lay awake, visions of scraggly branches crashing through the windows where my children were peacefully sleeping.  Neil indulged my irrational little fear and suggested retreating to the lower level of the house.  And so, we carried our groggy babes downstairs for a Mother’s Day […]

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Wintery things

So yesterday I got caught up in the snowiness of it all, bundled myself up, and went outside to run down the hill and feel the falling snow bounce off of my face as I flew by.  Four times.  I made a snow angel, and had a snowball fight, too. Before all that, though, I […]

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The Christmas Crafting

I let myself off the hook this year, big time.  In fact, there were only four handmade gifts total. First were the neckwarmers I knit for the boys.  Eamonn’s been asking for a scarf lately – last week was so chilly! – so I looked to my go-to pattern and scaled it down for smaller […]

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Merry merry!

I meant to pop in here on Christmas Eve, but I was going nonstop until well past 10pm.  I had a little bit of downtime on Christmas Day, but I felt kind of weird getting online on Christmas.  So here I am today, hoping you had a fabulous holiday, thanking you for hanging out with […]

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