gratitude week :: day one

gratitude... the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness these wool blankets upon which i sit most mornings and this soft, knitted-by-my-mom shawl which i drape about my shoulders...time spent breathing deeply and with intention certain messes around our home...appreciating that there is still some overlap in play with [...]

weaving hands and stillness

there was a road trip.  with the kids.  we three, visiting friends and family. food and conversation and kids painting pottery and making movies and swimming. there was familiarity.  and fun. and now we are home. and there is bread baking in the oven, which you know always soothes me. there is familiarity.  and ease. [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: playing a board game, the four of us...so fun, except monopoly is the longest game ever {does anyone even play this game?!}...when i went bankrupt, i was quite  happy to take some pictures instead :: a brand new furnace to keep us warm...we spent a few [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: our first two pumpkins have come in...seems early, but the kids are pretty pleased.  sitting on the kitchen table, the morning light streams in through the front windows and makes them nearly glow ::  a morning walk with the kids...a quiet neighborhood...a little prelude to schoolwork [...]

delight

the other day we visited good friends who we've not seen in months.  the kids played; the mamas chatted.  it's so good to catch up, to settle in right where you left off. during our visit, we picked blueberries that were gorgeous and plump.  they hung in clumps from the branches, beautiful clusters...hues ranging from [...]