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faith

To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
                                                        Oscar Wilde

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with summer now upon us
and this next chapter
right around the corner
it’s time to share-
we’re expecting.
the past year has been a roller coaster to be sure-
anticipation, immense joy, soul-crushing heartache, game-changing friendship
fear, hope, anxiety, small miracles, trust
and 
love
now, at 32 weeks
there is no hiding this bump of our soon-to-arrive baby
no, we haven’t shouted this pregnancy from the roof tops-
but
we are so very happy.
and grateful.
and excited.
also, yes, a little scared.
we are taking life one day at a time.
healing
and fostering confidence
we are looking forward
to august-
to remembering our boy
by celebrating his birthday
and to
welcoming
 his little sister
(yes! a girl!)
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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

OH shnikes!
i’ve been meaning and meaning and meaning
to get to this place
but
JUNE!
is here!
and half gone!
life has been busy, busy, busy
which, i suppose
is good-
these last two months-
filled with holidays celebrating parenthood
and warming tide pools filled with splashing babies
has left my heart heavier than i expected…
but, of course
there are the very happy things
that come with early summer, too…
dining al fresco
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in our sweet backyard
rising with the sun
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and finding such beauty
custom ellas
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on their way to a colorado wedding
(and to be worn with cowboy boots! love!)
a surprise delivery
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local, organic, summer berries
oh. my. yum.
and
the most happy thing of all-
the arrival of my people
those friends who really are family
whose summer migration north
makes every. little. thing.
feel
just

right.

Hallelujah.
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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

oh my-
what a month…
it’s been 
insanely busy
with work
and very hard-
mother’s day 
blindsided me
but bits of brightness
have gotten me here-
to the unofficial start of 
summer 
2013
hallelujah.

a little gift
of a full bunch
of the sweetest smelling bells
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made a house in desperate need of a deep clean
 delightful

stitching
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new designs
for a dear friend’s
gatsby-esque
wedding
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and celebrating love

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with raspberry meringue
on top

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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

guilty pleasure
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because sometimes
there is just no resisting their magical deliciousness
fabric
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and the purr of my sewing machine
inspired
and it feels so good…
while sitting on the back steps
late one afternoon
my hearty succulents
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finally got re-potted
this moment
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snapped by my husband-
long after i’d fallen asleep 
cuddled up to the sweet smell 
of my favorite girl
and

let’s be honest- it was a looong, dark winter
with looong, dark roots
which really-
was no good for anyone.
so, with a quick trip to NYC
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the blond is back
and
spring
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has me feeling
a little more
like

me
again.

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happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

freshly baked cookies
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a weekly necessity
for a hungry husband
(a kitchen sink version of granola-dark chocolate this week… YUM)
soft, sweet, silky knits
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set for blocking
a fresh, peaceful corner
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of our torn-apart home
ahhhhh…
snail mail
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that says just the right thing
house guests
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of the cutest kind