I just love when this picture shy fella gives in and holds me like we are at Prom '97...
To keep the fire burning brightly there's one easy rule: Keep the two logs together,
near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart - about a finger's breadth -
for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
~Marnie Reed Crowell
I made these kebabs while my in-laws were visiting: SO GOOD!
Vanessa's post on letting go: a struggle we can all relate to.
Your children want you!!! YES!!!
This birthday party looks like a blast! I love the idea of setting up canvases for the kids
to go wild.
DIY aloe vera gel: a must for our outdoor loving family.
A blog written by two sisters, one who lives in the country and one who lives in the city.
I love their two unique perspectives!
I love Erin, her photos, and this sweet day.
A great post for anyone interested in raising chickens, per my real life friend,
Truth be told, I had a bad week. On Monday, my in-laws flew home and Shawn left for
his work trip. I have felt sad all week and have really missed all the noise and chaos
of having a house full of people. Work was stressful and ridiculously busy and I've been
up late every night catching up on my charting. Isabelle had a big school project due and
we were glued to the kitchen table every night working to get it done, making her
very restless and irritated. Overall, this week left me feeling tired, overworked, and
wishing that every weekend was a 4 day weekend like the last. Last night, I finally
said screw it, enough is enough. We finished up Isabelle's project, I put my work
computer away, turned off the phone, and my girls and I all climbed into bed. We went
to sleep very early, all of us feeling exhausted and needing to let our bodies rest. With a
girl on each side of me, little hands in my hair and legs strewn about, I felt myself
clinging tightly to their smells, their relentless love. I found myself finally relaxing
and letting go of my sad funk. It was a bad week, and that's okay. We all have
those sometimes. And when we do, sometimes it's best to just go to bed and cuddle
and start over tomorrow.