Monday, August 30, 2010
Well, today's the day! Summer, brief as she was, has ushered herself out of the door. Fall has come. Breezily and swiftly but faintly too fall comes in romancing me all the way. It's a little bit of leaves falling and slight crispness in the air and the children off to school again and taking with them the last glint of summer. I feel...poetic. And puzzled at the brevity of the last season but I am so in love with autumn. I love the warm sweater, light a fire in the hearth kind of feeling! Sigh...
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Well I finally had that Yard Sale I've been mentioning! It was fun, it was crazy, I made some money & got rid of some stuff so it was worth it! I sold some old windows & a door, some planters, a vintage dress, a few quilts, some odds & ends & 2 chickens!
I am still trying to recover (from exhaustion & overstimulation) and figure out what to do with the stuff that didn't sell!
Who are the little elves that bring in so much stuff when I'm not looking? And where do they put it all? It's quite ridiculous I tell you! Anyway, I'm glad to have it done & over with. I'm ready to embrace FALL!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
When I was a little girl my sister & brother and I used to take a special trip on holidays to visit Grandma Bev & Grandpa Odell on Vashon Island. This was a special treat as they owned a little tiny 100 year old house (then) on 10 acres that we were allowed to explore and enjoy! The trips always entailed a ferry ride across the Puget Sound. Well, it's been many years since I've been back and I have wanted to take my own little girls and boys to visit and see a glimpse into my childhood! They loved it! We were able to find the house and I talked about easter egg hunts and the Strawberry Festivals I remember from so long ago!
I'm so nostalgic! I can't tell you how much fun it was to relive those memories and see it all again through the lifetime of experiences I've had since then! Isn't the little white house just darling! No wonder I'm a such a fan of Anne of Green Gables!
P.S. I just have to include this photo of my husband on the dock! I love that classic white shirt with his nice tan! Too bad I couldn't get him to remove the hat! Oh well, he was so much fun to hang out with on this trip. Despite the fact the baby was tired and cranky he was patient and so willing to go along with my ideas! I love you hon!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Our oldest, our daughter Anna has entered the double digits and is now 10! This feels big and in many ways is big! I cannot believe it has only taken 10 years (and it has felt like less) for our baby girl who we adored and treasured and cuddled in our arms to be big enough to stand only a head shorter than me! She is still treasured for sure and I wanted to share some of the celebration we had for her birthday!
We celebrated with a "Spa Birthday" at her Grandma & Auntie's Salon with 3 of her friends from school - so fun! They had their nails done, their hair styled (soooo cute) and relaxing mini-facials! They also enjoyed sweets & treats & sparkling martinelli's. I love little girls chatter, I loved to see her carefree and enjoying time with them & it blessed my heart that she had a special birthday!
Thank you to the girls who came and made her day so special and also, thank you so much to her Auntie's Jeneah, Sara, & Tara and Grandma Jill for each contributing and doing your special part for these girls!
We ended the fun time with a little trip to Claire's and picked out a trinket for each girl!
She says it is "awesome" and amazing and she loves it! I love it too (even though it departs from my typical faded blues and yellows and beiges)! A big thank you to Aunt Mary Claire, Nanna, Grammy (with our contribution also) for completing the transformation for our girl!
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