Monday, September 30, 2013

Happy Birthday

Ahhhh, 12, that strange age... not quite a teen, and yet no longer a "little kid". By dear Sagan turns 12 today. He has been looking forward to this year for awhile... because NEXT year he will be officially a teenager.
So strange, that rush to grow up when you are young. So much in a hurry to reach that next year, to be older, feel more in control of your own life, no longer tied down to parental rules. And yet, now that I am grown, what I wouldn't give to be younger again, and slow it all down and have time to just play and not worry about so many things all the time.
My hope for my dear boy who is in such a hurry to grow up, is a slow, lazy, fun year of discovery, adventures, dirt, bike rides, movie watching, hanging out at the park, pancake breakfasts on Sundays, "bro time" with Logan in the evenings, and still being cuddled occasionally by your mama.
Happy Birthday Sagan.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

* Gratitude Sunday *

Joining Taryn from Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday. Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.

~ Cooler weather.
~ Being able to have to windows open for HOURS every day.
~ Homemade waffles with nutella, and fresh raspberries.
~ A clean yard.
~ Birthday preparations.
~ All the laundry folded AND put away.
~ Time to knit and read this week.
~ Feelings of wonderful laziness.
~ Green smoothies
~ Flowers from Trader Joe's.
~ Feelings of Autumn in the air and in my head... that means PUMPKIN goodness!

Friday, September 27, 2013

{ This Moment }

Joining Amanda from Soulemama for This Moment. A single photograph from the week, a moment I wish to pause, savor, and remember.

Thursday, September 26, 2013


These last few mornings have been heavenly. Windows open, breeze blowing, time outside in the morning sunshine. So energizing and beautiful. Now to tackle that mountain of laundry to be folded.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

knitting madness

finished socks

baby sweater vest

sweater for fiona
I have been super knitty lately. Although it is easy peasy to get all knitty when you knit for little people. I must admit I am an instant gratification girl. I finished up sock two and am very happy with how they turned out. Now they must lay in wait until December... poor things.
I started and finished Felipe baby sweater vest using Noro silk garden in, I believe, rainbow. It turned out so sweet, but Noro is a bit scratchy, which is weird since it is silk, wool and bamboo... usually that combo is heavenly. I loved this pattern so much I am casting on another as we speak, using Brambleberry worsted in "paprika" which should be lovely.
And over the weekend I knitted Fiona up a "Bitty Bump" usually this is done in a super bulky yarn, but I used a bulky weight and did the size 4T. It seems to just fit her right now, hopefully she won't grow too much between now and when we have weather cool enough for her to want to wear it. I used my most lovely Wooly Moss Root buttons they look like butterscotch candies to me.
I really should start on a few more of my holiday knits, BUT man, oh man, baby knits are so much fun. Maybe I need to knit one holiday knit and then reward myself with a baby knit? That seems like a great idea. LOL

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Flagstaff (in photographs)

fiona and her friend

at the playground

kids on the playground

dudes talking

searching for pinecones

at the science in the park

grass and flowers

nature walk with fiona and rowan


more flowers and grass

rowan being goofy

on the nature trail

nature walk continues

at the Museum of Northern Arizona... dino room

turtle shell fossil

volcanic rocks

dino foot

Hopi wall mural

Caelan drawing a volcano

hike around the museum

my kids

at the scenic look out... lots of wind

at Montezuma's Castle

The castle

more castle

ok, check out this close up!

on a short hike around the castle area


beautiful rock formations

she can't read yet. lol

wet beaver creek

fiona rosy walking the path

another scenic stop

boys looking out at the sunset rest stop

nap time... what a long busy weekend
We had a wonderful weekend up in Flagstaff with our homeschool friends. Looking forward to next year.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

* Gratitude Sunday *

Jining Taryn from Wooly Moss Roots for Gratitude Sunday. Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.

~ I am ever so grateful to my dearest love, who today turns 45. Happy birthday darling.
~ Having the fridge full of food, bills paid and a wee bit of money in the savings account. I feel a bit like a millionaire
~ Happy, laughing children
~ The mountain of laundry... washed, dried, folded, and put away.
~ Slowly stocking the freezer for when the baby comes.
~ Having the honor of reading a dear friends rough draft of her new book.
~ My sweet Rowan and his love of superheros
~ Fiona pretending to be a monster.
~ Logan and Sagan having "bro time" every evening... I love to watch them connect.
~ Caelan and his love of helping and being so sweet to his baby sister.