Tuesday, November 16, 2010

NaBloPoMo 16

Our chalkboard is done, and I couldn't be happier. The kids are loving it and I am starting to accept that there will be chalk dust and white footprints on the floor. It is one of my favorite things about the house.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

NaBloPoMo 11

My boys.

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

NaBloPoMo 9

She's walking, like really walking. It's quite hard to believe since she went from crawling to standing to walking in just a few short days. I totally love it when my babies walk. I look forward to this moment. The beaming toothy grins all full of accomplishment are enough to make my heart burst. I am a proud mama tonight! (And excited for a 1/2 birthday celebration tomorrow. I've had a special request for "black" cookies for dessert, and I will deliver!)

Monday, November 8, 2010


We are finally making progress with some of our projects around here. Today the handy Bruce is here helping with this wall. It will eventually be a chalkboard, after a few coats of chalkboard paint. I have actually liked seeing it white after having it red for so long. I'll enjoy it while I can since in a few days it will be black.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

NaBloPoMo 7

The kids had a fantastic time playing in the leaves at my parents house this afternoon. I however, did not have a fantastic time combing said leaves and pine needles out of Abbie's hair.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

NaBloPoMo 6

Yesterday was Friday and I think that's a good enough reason for not blogging. Today was full. Full in a good way. There was no appointments, no schedules. No meal planning or menu. No people to see except the ones we wanted to. No places to go except the ones we wanted. In their proper order:

farmers market (then home to drop off food)
linens & things to make a return
sonic for lunch (diet cherry limeade and foot long hot dogs..yum!)
target (with my lovely parents)

The kids are all sleeping, finally. The couch and my knitting needles are calling my name.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

NaBloPoMo 4

I just love this picture!

NaBloPoMo 3

This amazing quilt that resides on Adeleine's bed is one of my most precious earthly possessions. This quilt was hand sewn by my grandma when she was about 10 years old. She is currently 82, which makes this quilt a whopping 72 years old! It is in absolutely perfect condition! I have several other quilts that grandma made (as does most everyone in the family), but none are this unique or well-cared for.

That black star used to be a dress that belonged to my great-grandmother who died 65 years ago. It's totally trippy and amazing that she wore that so long ago. I obviously never met her, but I look at the squares often and wonder what else they were before they became stars. When she first gave it to me, my first reaction was to fold it and put it away. It was beautiful and special and I wanted nothing to happen to it. My grandma reminded me that "quilts were made to be used". She was right, what good would it do, to be folded in the closet. I reluctantly spread it on the girls bed, and we talked about how special this was to mommy and the family. That it was old and should be well cared for. I was so honored to be the receiver of such a wonderful piece of our family. So as I tuck my girls in, I am made aware of the love of my grandma and her mama for me and our family, and I can smile and rest knowing they are sleeping under their love as well.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

NaBloPoMo 2

Today was election day, and all 6 of us marched down to our itty, bitty public library and excercised our right to vote. Not only did the adults make their voices heard, the kids had a great civics lesson. We talked about why we vote and Abbie wanted me to name every person I voted for. I was prepared for all the elderly people running our polling place to ask me why the kids weren't in school at 9:30am, but not a single question or comment. They were very helpful, and very complimentary of the kiddos behavior. I am a bit ashamed to admit that I essentially copied Bill's sample ballot. I have no time to read up on these things like he does, and we usually agree anyway. It took some convincing to get me to vote yes on prop 19 which would legalize marijuana in small amounts. I still kinda go back and forth about it, but can it really make the drug situation here any worse? (Maybe kids won't smoke pot anymore if they know their parents can, maybe parents will start giving it to their kids?) It didn't pass so I guess we'll never know!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

NaBloPoMo 1

I was really excited to attempt NaBloPoMo this month. Here it is November 2nd, and I have already failed. Instead of feeling defeated, I will prevail! I'll just pretend I posted this yesterday.(It was Halloween, and she was sick, but oh so sweet! We had a good time reading books, playing ponies and taking pictures.)