Let’s start with cake…

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We usually drag birthdays out as long as possible around here. The day you were born is an important day to celebrate so why not do it over several days or even a week! Although Hannah doesn’t turn 12 until Tuesday, we began the festivities with a birthday cake with friends last night. I made […]


Hannah and Norah

3/52 hannah: you love sweets and tea. not a week goes by where you don’t make us all a tea party. i surprised you with applesauce cake for breakfast. you thanked me at least ten times. norah: you came down with a dress, stockings and maryjanes on. not your typical attire. i couldn’t stop looking […]


A Cozy Weekend

hannah is sick with the stomach bug and i write this from the sofa watching pride and prejudice with her. the weekend was rainy and gloomy, perfect for board games, applesauce making and organizing drawers and closets. the weather has warmed up a bit which makes my long early morning walks a little more tolerable. […]


A New Room and Floor

oh i could not wait to share this with you. it’s all pretty amazing really to have watched this room in all of it’s stages and now in all of it’s glory! it is officially complete and hannah is over the moon. she chose benjamin moore maiden hair fern for the color. and as much […]


Home stretch!

some sneak peeks…. home stretch!


It warms my heart

it warms my heart… ~to see how much you two enjoy one another. ~to find you reading to one another ~to find your dolls wrapped up in my scarves after a morning of play ~to hear you giggling in bed in the morning ~hear you hug and kiss at night and say i love you. […]


Hannah and Norah

hannah :: you are determined to run the media 5 miler again this year. you started training this week. :: you have been spending a lot of time drawing and writing in your journal. you drew the most beautiful picture of papa sitting in a tree today norah :: you told me the other day […]


9/52 hannah you are such a quiet thing. always thinking and observing and are quite a creature of habit. even though you don’t go to catholic school, or any school for that matter you have a uniform of sorts. your favorite is your jeans, your fuchsia turtleneck sweater and your bog boots. you are a […]


11 years ago today i became a mama. it was the one thing i was certain i wanted to be ever since i was a little girl. and when your papa and i started dating at 19 years old we began talking about being parents almost immediately. i think we even picked our boy and […]


A Birthday Brunch

and the celebrating continues. this morning we had friends and family over for a birthday brunch for hannah. we made a very large dutch baby (a recipe from a bed and breakfast on our honeymoon to alaska), potato hash with spinach and eggs, fresh fruit, cream scones and salty dogs made with fresh squeezed ruby […]