Ok, so I totally have an urge to make waaaay more things this year than I can be realistically expected to finish. Lots of sweaters, in particular. Crazy.Read More: With eyes bigger than my stomach
He likes his spaghetti blue
At least, that was the verdict when I asked him how we should celebrate his birthday dinner. “Do you want me to make your favorite (plain unadulterated pasta) at home? Or do you want us to take you out somewhere?” I asked. He pondered it over for a quarter of an hour before replying. “Let’s […]Read More: He likes his spaghetti blue
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, […]Read More: Memorial Day Weekend
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 […]Read More: Mother’s Day 2010
April is only four days old, and already we’ve celebrated a 15th wedding anniversary, a 7th birthday, and Easter. That April sure is a party animal. Woo hoo!Read More: Celebrations
It feels like I only just blogged about Nine. Or Eight for that matter. And yet, here it is, already Ten. Time flies. Happy Birthday to my big kid!Read More: Ten? Really?
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 […]Read More: Wintery things
This is how the year goes out
This is how the year goes out: Quietly, under a blanket of newly fallen snow. Contentedly, by the light of the Christmas tree. Festively, with a bowl of rare indulgences. Warmly, next to a roaring fire. That sounds about right. A Peaceful, Healthy, and Happy New Year to us all!Read More: This is how the year goes out
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 […]Read More: The Christmas Crafting
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 […]Read More: Merry merry!