Captain’s log, day 35. I wonder how you all are hanging in there. It’s so funny how we’ve all acquired the same words for this era!—strange, bizarre, odd, are we ‘holding up’ or ‘hanging in’. Well, as much as is possible, we are all of these. It seems like the shelter in place began like a pioneer adventure and we found ourselves eager to test our home-steading (staying..) skills.
A few weeks ago, our Luke turned 6, and I’m still sitting here trying to add up on my fingers how. This means that almost 7 years ago, I was pregnant for the first time, and 6 years ago, our world flipped upside down and we had our first taste of sleepless nights, busier days, baby giggles, breastfeeding pangs, newborn blowouts and the like. While it’s hard to wrap my mind around, what’s easy to see is what a blessing Luke is to our family.
I love this hymn below written by Isaac Watts in 1707. Given the state of this world this Easter and Holy Week, I have found I am more engaged in things than years past; not that I’m less busy or tired! Ha.. ha?? Not sure how i should feel about that. But either way, the outside distractions are just different as we shelter in place. I’m busy all day long but in new ways. I have the people and tasks right but only what is right in front of me. My headspace has been Continue reading “Easter hymn”→
Well I can’t seem to get through a whole blog post for the life of me! We’ve been keeping busy, trying to stay healthy, plugging away with work and school, and then navigating the on and off almost Californian springtime. Tees, raincoats or hazmat suits, not sure which to prime next!
I can’t keep up you guys! My big girl is four and these birthdays and milestones aren’t slowing down. Oof. Well, I will press on. I am daily in wonderment at this little girl’s beautiful nature. Continue reading “Kate is four!”→
Last year, I may have tested around 15-20 pancake recipes; fun pregnant activities. All sorts of flours, oils, eggs or egg substitutes. I have quite a few critics at hand and many of them with no filter so I know when something’s not a crowd pleaser 😅 this recipe was Continue reading “Best chocolate chip pancakes”→
Jordan just hit his 8 month mark! He’s currently rolling around in the floor snuggling near Emma. While life got remarkably nutty 8 months ago, it also came with his absolute preciousness. Continue reading “7-8 months baby”→
This week, we carved out a little time for a getaway to Monterey/Carmel right before the thanksgiving holiday! We had so much fun packing the kiddos up and I am so in love with how much excitement they have, it’s so contagious. We ended up Continue reading “Little Monterey getaway”→