Monday, December 31, 2012


well, 2012. let's see, 2012. this was a hard year for me. for us. a lot of difficult times, but good times too. though not quite the balance i would have hoped for. nonetheless, a lot of memories and a lot to be grateful. most importantly my pr…

a wonderful christmas time.

^^^ the previous week's blizzard graced us with a beautiful white christmas.
^^^ g helped me wrap and baby it was cold outside.
^^^ wrapping is always one of my favorite pleasures of christmastime.
^^^ kellan could not leave the presents alone f…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012


through the clutter of all of the christmas movies we have been watching (aaaallllllllll the christmas movies) we have seen some real gems these past few weeks. movies that are still sticking with me and i find myself thinking about randomly... that…
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
merry christmas to all.

Sunday, December 16, 2012


feelings lately have been a hard thing to escape. with so many things mounting up and things that keep happening... i am having a hard time keeping up with my emotions. remember my feelings over a week ago here? they are only magnified now. it's…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012

sunday storm.

i will never forget the first time i heard 'sunday storm'.  i was piled into a vehicle with my family, driving to this place for dinner by the lake on a late sunday afternoon. i was mad about something (funny how you don't remember that …
Monday, December 10, 2012

list twenty-six: little things.

01. a bag full of cuties.
02. rosebud salve.
03. arms grazing yours.
04. twinkle lights.
05. the letter e.
06. 3pm light.
07. postcards in my mailbox.
08. filled journals.
09. thinking of the same song.
10. sleeping to the rain on a tin roof.

take this waltz.

“I remember when my niece, Toni, was a newborn, I’d babysit her and sometimes she’d cry, like babies do. Nine times out of ten I could solve the problem, I could figure it out, but…sometimes when I’m walking along the street and a shaft of sunlight …
Sunday, December 9, 2012

sunday morning.

i woke up very early this morning... relieved of my headache from the day before and so, so grateful. feeling light and happy already, i slipped out of the bedroom, leaving my boys to sleep in, and discovered that it had snowed overnight. and it was…
Wednesday, December 5, 2012


sometimes i am so overwhelmed by the world. the sheer weight of it. the constant gains and losses. pure joy and hollowed sorrow. births and deaths. struggle and success.

the shaking and the still.

there are moments, and sometimes, long fragments o…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
I am home sick today feeling really dreadful. but right now i'm watching one of my favorites, bye bye birdie, and drinking my fourth cup of chamomile tea and cuddling with g, so it is tolerable.

also, can we just talk about how much i need this…
Monday, November 26, 2012

winter song.

forever and ever and ever and ever.
Saturday, November 24, 2012

give thanks.

pens that write just perfectly | the university of iowa children's hospital | especially the nurses in the nicu for performing miracles every single day | including kellan | sparkly nail polish | chalkboard walls | love 146 | monte cristo …
Sunday, November 18, 2012


this weekend has had it's ups and downs.
+ seeing breaking dawn: part two on opening night. and loving it.
- trying to get to reached all weekend and failing.
- being spoiled on twitter about the new tvd.
- not wanting to watch the new tvd becau…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
will that ever be mine? and who will i be then?

Monday, November 12, 2012

Jeune Femme

by Adolphe Etienne Piot
i stumbled across this image of an old painting on pinterest months ago and haven't been able to stop thinking about it since. it is delicate and lovely, yet so purposeful and elegant. i love it.
i have come across the im…
Sunday, November 11, 2012


photo drop, you guys. and ramblings of our recent adventures...
special little prints ▲ furniture rearranging ▲ funny K faces reaaaally good recipes from pinterest ▲ oxfords galore ▲ leaf covered cleaning up for winter ▲ enjoying perfectly windy days

saturday nights.

both of my guys are laying next to me on the couch right now..... snoring, both of them. i have the vow on the tv, am sipping an orange soda and surfing through my blog reader while listening to the wind howl outside.

it's nights like these, an…