Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Hello Again!

Well.  Here I am 2 years later! 
 The results from my poll tell me I should basically pick up where I left off and
 I can't do that without mentioning the fact that we are a family of 5 now!
Benjamin turned 1 on March 9th!

There is just something quintessentially different about a boy.

 He moves differently, he 'talks' differently...he is just such a BOY. 

After 7 years of parenting girls its hard not to notice a difference!  He climbs, which is something new for us.  I found him standing on my dining room table this morning actually. He was quite pleased with himself too...not cool...He also lounges around on the floor which is another unexpected difference.  This, of course may not necessarily be a 'boy' thing, but just a Ben thing. To walk in and find your 1 yr old laying on the floor "reading" a book is kind of at the top of the cute scale. 

Speaking of cute

My sweet girls are as amazing as ever.

 Gwenyth is 7 and a huge help to me. She is so smart and sweet its hard not to go on and on;)
(this is right after we chopped off over a foot of her beautiful hair!)

 She is also at the age where she wants to have long meaningful conversations. She tends to be a deep thinker and is very emotive...empathy is a strong suit for sure and I love watching her talk because its like looking in a mirror. She moves almost exactly like me... that sounds super narcissistic but that's not how I mean it!

Ivy just turned 3 and is still as vivacious as they come!

 As she says, "I'm Ivy cause I'm Ivy!" There really isn't any other way to put it! Bold and strong willed and all that jazz...apparently another mirror situation because I'm told she is just like 3 yr old Harmony. (Sorry Mom!) What my sweet Pie requires in...we'll say 'intentional' parenting;) she makes up for with her effervescent personality and sweet spirit.  She is honestly just a delightful little person!

Michael and I are still working away at making our house a home. 
Several spaces have evolved and settled and I might even call them "done."
 For a season at least...I love this quote from Steve Jobs:

We've been working towards that.
a home that looks beautiful, feels comfortable and welcoming, and functions for our family Sometimes that means changing the plan and sometimes that means re-doing something
 because it doesn't work how you thought it would.  
I'll be updating a lot of those changes soon but its just too much for this already long post!
You get a gold star if you're still actually reading this.
It feels good to write again...I've missed you my little corner of internet!


  1. Welcome back! I love how you describe your kids... almost poetic! They are so cute! And those pictures at the end of your home--beautiful! Wish I had that kind of style. :)

    Glad to see you again!
    My Peanut Butter Problem

  2. Gold star! Seriously. When do I get it? Waiting.......

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure you understand the amount of time it takes to put out a post so it's just lovely to hear the encouraging feedback!