Wednesday, January 26, 2011

a bit about food

baby E has been tasting a few solid foods for the very first time. it is really quite fascinating to watch her face as she experiences new flavors and textures. as i think about the foods i give my sweet baby, it has put a new perspective on the foods that i feed myself. i want to think about the foods that i put in my mouth, where they come from, what their purpose is.

Friday, January 21, 2011

coffee break

my little love woke up bright and early this morning with a smile on her face. she is already down for her first nap of the day. recently, she has started the sweetest little sleepy song when she gets tired. it seriously melts my heart. it looks like another cold and snowy day. i have been dreaming of taking a stroll with my little lady around the neighborhood, but it looks like it will have to wait. we actually took a trip to the mall to walk around where it was nice and warm. but, there is just something so 'ick' about the mall. after i finish up this hot cup of jo, i am off to tidy up our little house. and waiting for a very important e-mail to pop up in my inbox. patience is a virtue. repeat, patience is a virtue.
until next time...

Saturday, January 15, 2011

saturday morning

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the mister is currently working on some renovations in our bedroom. i am loving this simple, casual looking room at the moment. and, it makes a bicycle in the bedroom look just lovely.

we are lucky enough to be able to put our bikes in our basement right now. but, did you know we had 3 bikes in our bedroom at our old apartment? 2 hanging from the ceiling and 1 hidden under the bed. oh, so romantic, i know.

i am staying warm this morning, sipping my coffee (with milk, honey, and cinnamin), working on some goals, and brainstorming some big life plans.

Monday, January 10, 2011

snowy dreams

there is something so peaceful and serene about falling snow. i just love it. i slipped on my big winter hat and stepped out while baby E was napping to sweep our front porch and left the mister a message for when he returns.

i hope he likes it! today is full of sweeping up pine needles, drinking hot cocoa, and dreaming big. oh, and baby kisses. lots of baby kisses!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

winter cycling

who knew winter cycling could look so pretty?? the temperature was in the 60's last week and i didn't hesitate to take advantage of it. the mister and i took off to the local mountain bike trails. oh, it felt so good. i was stopped abruptly when my derailer snapped off on the last loop, though. boo. now my bike is in the shop, and snow and negative temperatures are in the forecast. such a tease.

Friday, January 7, 2011

simply perfect

little miss e just recieved the sweetest gift in the mail. a family friend sent these little handmade beauties...

oh, how my heart flutters for little baby mocs. hehe. well, i am off to deep clean our bathroom. january seems like a great time to purge and simplify things in our house, so that is my mission.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

new beginnings

hi hi! our little family had just the loveliest holiday this year. i was having sweet memories about last year during this time. i had a pretty good hunch of our little expectancy, but had not yet told the mister. i ended up sharing it with him on our way home from our parents' after christmas and we spent the two hour drive dreaming of our little one.

this little lady is more than we could have ever imagined. it is truly amazing how your love can grow each and every day. i love this time of year, when you can think about the past year and the future and what is to come. our little family has some big things in store for this year. new beginnings are sure to happen.