Apr 23, 2012

{enjoying the small things}

today is surprisingly chilly & gray outside. especially with all of the warm weather we've had lately.

the perfect kind of at home day.
& as a matter of fact, one of the first we have had completely at home in a while.

i am enjoying every bit of it.
the feeling of having nothing to do. except for the mountain of dirty clothes that are calling my name.
but even piles of laundry are such a welcome sight today.

the whooshing sound that the traffic makes outside.

the soft sizzling of a grilled pb&j in a grandmoms skillet.
{it sounds crazy, but it was amazing, guys!}

i don't know why today more than any other day that the branches swaying outside my window - bursting with pretty white flowers, makes me stop and stare. & realise minutes later i'm still staring.

its not for a lack of things to do. but today, more than most, even, a walk past my little blooming garden - just to see how much things have grown since yesterday, or laying down next to a sleeping baby, seem much more important.

a day of no stress is very good for these young bones today.
hope you all are having a nice monday!

Apr 13, 2012

{more birthday celebrations}

i love blogging.
its just something that's relaxing for me, somehow - & has become something super encouraging, too, thanks to all of you! oh my gosh…the sweetest comments & emails you guys!!! seriously. you all are amazing! i'm sorry i haven't been more awesome at writing back to everyone. i'm going to try, i promise!

lately things have been really incredibly busy & blogging has kind of been the first thing to put off.
the kind of busy where i get to the end of the day & have to decide if we want to eat dinner or have clean clothes to wear in the morning, because having both isn't really an option.
i know that kind of sounds impossible, but it's been that kind of busy. so hopefully i'll actually post more than an 'ahhhh we're so busy' kind of a post.

but in other news…i hope you all had a fabulous easter! we celebrated a lot of easter on good friday. sunday was also my mom's birthday {happy birthday mom!!!!}, so we did a bit of birthday celebrating, too.
i also tried my hand at making a special birthday cake. a three layer coconut cake. this one.
i don't have a picture of it because it didn't turn out looking super beautiful. my third layer ended up cracking down the middle, giving it more of a coconut cavern look rather than a cake .but it was so delicious! i think i may stick to cupcakes for the most part, though...

Apr 2, 2012

{happy half birthday!!!}

tomorrow isaac is six months old, but we celebrated tonight with family.
every six months is a really big deal around here :)
we had this yummy pesto pizza & gave isaac a tiny taste of cream cheese frosting. i think he liked it a bit too much. & he loved his birthday crown & birthday treats & the photobooth we made for him. i can't wait for our next isaac party already...