Happy Birthday!

I don’t usually make a big deal about birthdays (especially mine) but I thought it might be a fun change of pace!  I hope you won’t think me too conceited 😉 Grateful I have so much to be thankful for this year, and such wonderful things to look forward to in the coming year.  As […]

Luca’s Quilt

Luca’s Quilt

I may have mentioned…I don’t know…last year maybe? that I was making each of my kiddos a special quilt, as part of their Bedroom Makeovers.  Isla’s was completed fairly quickly–you can read the reveal post here.  The quilt top for Luca’s went together in about a week (such a promising start!) but the project languished […]

Bluebonnets 2016

Bluebonnets 2016

I’ve been wanting to share a few of my favorite photos that we took on a little excursion to my best friend’s dad’s property a few weeks ago.  If you’re not from Texas, you probably don’t know about Bluebonnet season.  I certainly didn’t before we moved here, but it’s definitely a Texan’s rite of passage. […]

Happy 2nd Birthday Isla!

Happy 2nd Birthday Isla!

My baby turned 2 the day after Christmas!  Can you believe it?!?  She seems so much older than 2 already, but it’s such a big, exciting milestone to reach! Having a birthday right after Christmas is going to be tricky, I fear.  We do try to limit the number of gifts we give the kids […]

Birthday Quilt

Birthday Quilt

You may remember a post I wrote about a quilt I rescued for $10.  Hand pieced, hand quilted, good to very good condition–it was a great find.  Well…I’ve just been one-upped! My mother-in-law gave me the most lovely antique quilt for my birthday this year.  She found it at an antique store, in a stall […]

Let’s Skip Fall

Let’s Skip Fall

So I wrote last week about how I’m so jealous of all of you in other parts of the country and the glorious Falls you’re having complete with changing leaves, cool temps, sweaters, plaid and hand knits 😛 So I’ve decided to just skip Fall entirely and go straight to Christmas.  No…I’m not going to […]

Autumn Jealousy

Autumn Jealousy

Hello Friends, I’ve had such a hard time getting motivated to share here on the blog the last few weeks (you’ve probably noticed!).  I think it’s mostly because I’m just so bummed about the absence of Fall.  It’s been balmy here in Texas (which of course is no surprise) but this is the first year […]

Happy 32nd!

Happy 32nd!

I think we’re all over our back-to-school plague.  It went around the four of us twice, making for some pretty crummy days.  Luca missed a total of 3 days of school.  Michael missed 2 days of work.  We filled over a dozen prescriptions.  I’ve done so much laundry, trying to make sure we don’t reinfect […]

On the Upswing

We’ve been sick.  Really sick.  All four of us.  My current theory is that we sent Luca to Kindergarten, where he picked up one of every kind of germ buffet-style and lovingly brought them all back to us to share. I came down with a cold two weeks ago, but was feeling better by last […]

Kindergarten

How is it possible that this child is starting Kindergarten today?  We just brought him home from the hospital.  He just took his first steps.  He just tried orange juice, and pickles and pizza for the first time.  He just put his first Lego set together with help from Daddy.  And now he’s off to […]