Friday, June 07, 2013

This Moment

:: This Moment :: 

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor, and remember. 

Inspired by Amanda of Soulemama

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Yarn Along

:: Yarn Along ::

I finished my scarf and I am still working on baby booties, a sweater for Miss E's and I picked up some yellow yarn for another set of booties. I found this set of Backyard Birding Flashcards and I am reading each one. It is pretty interesting and I love the beautiful drawings on each. I am finishing up the Inferno. Meh! Not my favorite work by Dan Brown. 

Admittedly, I had a lot higher hopes for this week's Yarn Along but with my hubby working long hours, family visiting, Miss E's first recital, securing a moving company, talking with a real estate agent, and just general chaos of our upcoming move I did not get to take some pictures of my scarf on me. 
Hopefully, I will be able to put up the pattern and some pictures on me this weekend.

The Josephine ( Jo) scarf. I decided to name it after her because it seems like something would have knit during those chilly autumns in Little Women. It is a neck scarf but the next one I knit will be longer for something different. Check back this weekend and I will have the pattern up to share. 

Joining Ginny of Small Things

Tuesday, June 04, 2013


:: Watercolors ::

Watercolors. Need I say more? It is one of our favorite pastimes. I am not an artist but I love the brushstrokes that watercolors making against the white paper. The bold beginnings that fade into nothingness  as the paint fills the page. The mixing of colors when they touch each other like two friends embracing after a long journey. You don't have to be a trained artists to make something beautiful with watercolors. The paints do the work for you. The girls and I love to sit out back and paint quietly just listening to the sounds of nature. Watercolors just make me smile. 

Monday, June 03, 2013

Weekends ( A day late)

:: Weekends :: 

We have had a very exciting and filled weekend. I am finally getting around to posting some pictures about our girl's first dance recital! My mom is visiting so we are super busy with activities and trips but with the threat of thunderstorms this afternoon we decided to make it a quiet afternoon at home. 

Our weekend has been filled with the usual pizza and move night. Saturday relaxing and preparing for the performance. Miss E's first big performance and late night of dessert and celebrating. Sunday Mass and an afternoon at the beach. (I am sporting a hilarious sunburn on one arm and various splotches on my body due to my poor sunscreen application skills. I generally try to avoid the sun since I have a fair complexion and I don't want damage my skin.) A rare trip on the way home at Starbucks for cool drinks. ( I am loving Tazo Hibiscus Tea) And a ate evening dinner al fresco. Needless to say, we are all recouping today from late nights and early mornings. We are trying to enjoy the last weekend of normalcy before the chaos of moving starts. 

Our ballerina post performance. I have a few pictures of her in costume but they will have to wait until a later day.