[Quiet Thoughts] Practice and Preach

Photo: I’ve been exploring vegetarian cuisine in both my own cooking and also at local restaurants. This is split pea soup with toasted sourdough croutons. I’m trying to figure out what I can absorb into my family’s regular diet. I’m also curious to know what all the fuss is about. I have very thoughtful, lovely…

[Fail] Hit the Day Wall

  Welp, I’ve run out of day today. I spent my day chasing every task, and now I’m up against a deadline that I can’t push back any further. And when I’m done, I’ll need to go to bed because I have a very early wake-up tomorrow. And so, I’m forced to put this [Fail]…

[Quiet Thoughts] Ice Skating Uphill

Photo: Isn’t this a pretty little something? I saw it at the bottom of my driveway yesterday! I have no idea what this flower is (was?). Whatever it is, it captured my attention very quickly and I’m so grateful this photo came out so clearly!   We’re 10 days into National Novel Writing Month and…

Action is Required

Photo: We’ve been waiting for few cold nights in the low thirties before harvesting our brussels sprouts. Supposedly they taste better if you wait to harvest them. Walking past the three huge plants this morning, I couldn’t help but admire how beautiful they are. I decided to break out my good camera and take a…

[Quiet Thoughts] An Action-Filled Week

Photo: I had to tear out the scarf that I’m knitting for Mom. While slipping 8 stitches onto a cable needle, something… I don’t even know what… happened. Next thing I know, 20 some-odd stitches slipped off my needles. Just gone, melting into the fabric, loops upon loops. About 6 weeks worth of work lost….

Big, Brave, Bold and Batty

Photo: So, funny story–I didn’t take a picture of my two little boys in their knight costumes. I was very busy. It just didn’t happen. So ya’ll get the throwback instead! This is Major’s first Halloween. I was a few months pregnant with Minor at this point. I didn’t take this photo–Snow White’s mom did! I…

[Quiet Thoughts] Of a Troubled Week

Photo: Mother Nature decide to lend us an extension of the playfort today, having a tree from our neighbor’s yard start a domino tumble of old tree trunks fall over, one of them toppling haphazardly over the stone fence. The little house The Husband made for our firewood has been toppled over—I believe it’s still…

Trouble Comes in Threes

Photo: I wonder which thing God made first: Autumn or New England? Either way, they are made for each other. They are perfection. Autumn and New England are that perfect couple from college that are gorgeous and smart and fun to be around and you secretly hope they’ll break up but they totally make it all the…

The Transition Time

Photo: There are a few things that make living in New England worth it.   The temperature in the house got down to 65 on Saturday night and The Husband decided to turn on the head. I only half-heartedly objected: “Oh, but if we make it to mid-night, we’ll have made it to October without…

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