Great Expectations

Photo: I think that it’s a bit gauche to show what all Santa brought the boys for Christmas. I’ll say that the boys were treated very kindly, and that they are very loved. If you look closely, you’ll see a new toy piano for them. The musical gift that The Husband and I were debating…

[Quiet Thoughts] A Long Winter’s Nap…

Photo: From Ursa Major’s first Christmas. Those curls… oh my goodness! I miss them so much! I finished Project Vi at 6:05 this morning. 90,000 words and 8 months of work. I’ve been getting up at 4:30am every morning for the last two weeks to get the first draft done. And I did it. I’m so relieved….

Sometimes, the Phone Rings

Photo: I haven’t taken any pictures lately. We’ve been rushing to and fro so much that Kodak moments have been missed! So, take this throwback pictures. I took this of the boys around this time 2 years go. Minor could barely sit up when I took this photo and it was all I could do…

“I Want to Do It Myself!”

Photo: Don’t let the cuteness fool you. That Ursa Minor is a lot. But yeah, he’s pretty cute. Two year-olds have all of the passion of any person, but they have none of the reason needed to wield it properly. It’s an awful state of being In the slow march to 3, Ursa Minor has entered…

Wouldn’t Take Nothing For My Journey Now…

I love reading about the journey everyone is on. I have had very similar thoughts this month! Sharing because, sometimes, you don’t even realize that you are walking in lock step with others!

[Quiet Thoughts] My Life?

Photo: My grandmother upon meeting Ursa Minor for the first time. Feels like a million years ago. 🙂 When I sent my family in Maryland the pictures of the fallen tree, there were many “lols” sent back my way. And a few memories, too, of little girls and fallen trees back at the old house….

O Christmas Tree….

  My mind was on thumb gussets and filling my printer with more paper so that I can print my second pattern for a gift I’m giving a friend. I sat here and stared at email first because I’m a Millennial and it’s been a long day already. Then came the sound akin to a…

Merry, Bright and Busy

Photo: The photo doesn’t do it justice, really… but, look! A Christmas Tree in the farmhouse! The farmhouse smells like a pine tree. And that is a big deal because yesterday, The Husband and I bought our first real Christmas tree. Ever. We’ve had this little table-top shrinky-dink Target-bought artificial thing since the first year we…

[Bloggy Fail] This Week Was Like Whoa

I have been playing nurse all week to three babies. I mean… 2 toddlers and a husband. I didn’t even sleep in my own bed last night. I took to the daybed in the office so that I could a) write and b) sleep without being awoken by the great rumbles of coughing beside me….

Because Babies Get Sick

Photo: The snow is gone from the front yard, but I haven’t taken any pictures since Sunday. The Husband and I are still giggling over Ursa Major’s sledding technique, which is to get into motion and then lay totally flat in the sled and ride that way. When he comes to a stop, he sorta…