Beach, May 2014

Beach, May 2014

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Grammie!! (and pumpkins)

 Grammie came to visit for our annual Pumpkin Patch trip.  We went to Thistledown as usual.  
 Natalie was a little clingy and made it difficult to get good pictures of her out there, but we had a great visit, apart from them being out of apple cider... the NERVE! 
 Natalie picking cosmos!
 Look at how much fun they were having!!  Remember how sweet and cute they looked last year??
 Daddy showing Natalie the buggies
 Natalie and Grammie in the corn maze
 Off the boys go... pumpkins in tow
Grammie's Mouse House... Isn't it cute?? we went and collected the sticks and use our mice from last year... I love it!
 Aiden collecting sticks (truth be told he was complaining about it but shhh... )
Natalie in the grass looking very disheveled... messy hair and all...

Roxanne also brought downs some hosta starts and we pulled up the ugly looking plants that were in the shade garden and started something else... you have to imagine how it will look when the hostas come in full and beautiful in the spring... and I'll put in 2 or 3 more toad Lilly's and some flowering shade plants that I saw but can't remember the name of... stay tuned for the splendor in the spring!!

We were sad to see Grammie leave but look forward to her coming back again real soon! 

Friday, October 15, 2010

This moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

one last picture of the gang (Natalie is off screen crying...)

This week we had to say good bye to our dear friend Maren and her two wonderful little boys Elias and Soren.  They are moving back home to Wisconsin (we did try to get them to stay).  Our little group that started so long ago as a group of lonely stay at home mamas in Springfield and our first babies that in many cases weren't even crawling will never be the same without them.  We have been through second pregnancies (most of us) together, house hunting, moves, sibling rivalry, knitting, felting, cooking....Often this is the only group of people that really understands and always has the time to listen.  Maren, super mom who had bread baking before the rest of us got up, had already ridden her bike to Eugene with the kids in the trailer to weed her garden by 10, then canned a  batch of ... something, made cheese followed by spinning some wool into yarn before ending the day knitting a sweater with her hand spun wool!! 
We'll stay connected through glory of the Internet until their visit next year "when it stops raining".  I guess I better get my butt in gear and start being better about my blog! Happy Travels my friend, we'll miss you! 

Monday, October 4, 2010

ok... who skipped ahead in my life?? I can't be 30... can I?

yep.  30.  Not sure when it happened but it's been a wild ride I've learned so much, met an amazing man, started a family, bought a house and made and lost countless friends. 
 Here's to the next 30 years, and whatever it may bring.