Oh winter, how we love you. While the cold temperatures and sparkling rain-filled days keep us homebound more often, it’s also where my kids continually ask to be. And I think that’s okay for us, the kids are little and sticking to slow and quieter rhythms keeps us all much happier. Continue reading “Winter rhythm printable”
23 weeks! Which means 17 to go, and that is blowing me away in this moment. We have had quite a buzz of excitement in the last few weeks with this 23 week little babe, mainly finding out gender and noticing this belly getting b-i-g (maybe with some assistance from the holiday cookie dept). Continue reading “23 weeks”
I’ve done a “year in review” style post in years past but hadn’t felt up to it anytime recently, but when one is sick in bed (and slightly bored), things like this just happen 😉 happy new year! Here are a few major moments I’m thinking of as we sail into 2019. This year held many changes for us, and it was a pivotal moment in how we view our lives. We’ve slowed down significantly, pruned things that needed pruning and attempted to boil down to the vital parts of life. It’s been a beautiful process! Not without challenges Continue reading “Looking back at 2018”
We have had a bit of sickness this week so we’ve spent more days in the house than we’re used to. And extra nights up with Emma. Thankfully, there are some new and wonderfully distracting toys to rifle Continue reading “Bits and pieces”
My dears on Christmas. Love them so..
The weather has been a bit colder in the days following Christmas and it’s just felt perfectly agreeable to make things, even after the cookie extravaganza of 2018 (I think I’ve been baking daily for like two weeks now!). This recipe is one I’ve used over the years for Swiss Sunday bread, Zopf, or Züpfe in some regions (or so I hear!). Continue reading “Zopf on Thursday”
Everything is set out—croissants for morning breakfast sandwiches, warm cookies on the stove, stacked up in plates and tupperware, waiting to be packed up in the morning for the family party. The bike and play kitchen have been assembled, mostly with ease except for my personal low moment, frustrated by my growing belly and shortness of breath trying to retrieve the screw I’d dropped on the ground for the fourth time (James stepped in valiantly to rescue me on that one).
We’ve watched some favorites as the nights gone on, Family Man, The Santa Clause and SNL best Christmas skits. I am thrilled and thankful in my Christmas Eve cocoon, filled with excitement for the kids and what the morning holds. At peace as the rain patters against the skylight and gutters gush outside our windows, and we look on at the sparkling lights and burning fire.
I have so much I am thankful for in this moment, and am struck by the beautiful hope, peace, reconciliation and love brought with this season.
O come, Desire of the nations, bind
in one the hearts of all mankind;
bid every strife and quarrel cease
and fill the world with heaven’s peace.
Merry Christmas to all and to all a goodnight!
Riding home from swim lessons is the closest touch we have with any semblance of an evening commute. But more thrilling than the long drawn out lines of red lights in front and white lights across, are the busy Continue reading “Capitola lights”
This was such a fun day! We ventured out deep into the woods of Soquel (which is neither far nor woody..) to find a tree at a wild tree lot, and to our dismay, we found only the most gargantuan trees possible. So we stopped by another quaint little spot, off the beaten path called “home depót” 😉 And well, it worked for us so here we go, she’s up people!!
Christmastime been so fun this year, the kids’ excitement is through the roof and most especially, decorations. Although they mostly want to dig through boxes for possible toys. Or to “decorate” with one item and get their ever so prized hot chocolate.
There’s so much joy in it, counting down, lighting the Advent candles at church, preparing Continue reading “Snippets of Christmas”
This is not much more than to say that sometimes, eating out with kids is the most humbling, obnoxious, expensive, ridiculous act you could possibly conceive. And then, Continue reading “Sunday lunch”