Sunday, October 29, 2017

piles of sprinkles

October has been busy for us, sorry (but not really) for all the pictures.  We have spent a bit of time at the farm with family, eating as always, visiting, and on this last visit baking sugar pumpkin cookies. The littles were helpful with not just eating the cookie dough, but also putting on piles and piles of sprinkles - not an exaggeration. The cookies were delicious, and I enjoyed them for breakfast this morning. Between baking and chasing babies I have also been working on finishing up Oliver's new blanket and have set some ambitious goals for my christmas gifts for the boys. More to come!  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

beautiful chaos

This past weekend was a busy one as usually. We enjoyed both days with visits from cousins all around, I didn't have my camera handy so relied solely on those around me for photos. Next time my phone will be charged. During one of the visits, my cousin referred to my home as 'beautiful chaos'. There were toys strewn all over the place, laundry in the closet that needed folding - not to mention the laundry in the basement. But there was joy. Lots and lots of joy. And as we sat and chowed pizza and pumpkin spiced desserts, we listened to the children laughing as at they chased each other, giggling as they were caught. Now, instead of seeing the messes and my todo list as I look around my house, I go back to that moment and instead try to see it as 'beautiful chaos'. It's okay to let go and enjoy the little moments, the dishes aren't going anywhere, but my babies are growing and growing everyday. I need to stop and enjoy these[ moments first. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017


I love to stay home, any excuse I can give to get out of something I may give so I can spend a day at home, in pjs, cooking, snuggling, knitting and giggling with my little boys. Today was spent in such a way - and what a happy and busy day it was. 


Sunday, September 18, 2016

Apples, treats, and baby bumps

I love fall, and it is by far my favorite season. For us around here fall is means cool weather, long sleeves, boots, lattes (pumpkin spice of course), apple orchards! For us however, this year also brings the excitement, that is coming in winter, of three new babies in the family! My two sister's and I are all due within a month of each other, so funny how life works out. This is my younger sister's first baby and we celebrated her and the baby to come this last weekend. My home was filled with friends and family, some of them I knew, others I was introduced to. My grandma enjoyed loving up on the current little grand babies. We snatched them for a quick picture before they could run off again in search of toys, trouble and treats. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

farm fun

The farm is where I like to go to get away; my home away from home. Family is always there, my grandparents are down the road and there is always good food cooking in the kitchen! I love it and now so does Oliver. We went up there a couple weekends ago to enjoy a long weekend filled with play, four wheeler rides, food and knitting. 

Right now I am slowly working on my sweater. I swear fall came faster than I realized it would when I started so I am working hard now to get this sweater done. Wish me luck!!

Friday, September 2, 2016

Knit on

It is hard to believe that summer is almost over. Not that we do anything to crazy exciting, but that time is just going way to fast and winter will soon be here. For our family, so will baby number two. We are busy getting ready as Oliver and the baby will be sharing a room and between rearranging beds and dressers, making sure to fully enjoy all the little moments of joy that I with Oliver before the new addition arrives. Part of me is nervous (normal right) and also very excited for this new adventure for our family. 

In preparation I have been cleaning; a lot, cooking, and even knitted a dinosaur. My goal with Mr. Dinosaur is that Oliver will learn to love knitted items and will wear whatever I make following this. I currently have a pair of socks on the needles for him with the same green yarn from the dinosaur that he is waiting for me to finish. This however may be put to the side as I didn't realize it was already going to be September, and I have a sweater to knit...and really fast for the fall sweater challenge. Pictures to come soon! 

On a side note, we found time between all of the craziness to walk up to the local coffee shop for some coffee, and yummy breakfast treats. On the way home we stopped by to see Mater and Doc,  characters from the Cars movie that Oliver absolutely loves. He was thrilled to get his picture taken with them!

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, August 7, 2016

Long Summer Days

We are still enjoying all the blueberries, Oliver will one day either be a fabulous baker, or really good at sneaking bites of the batter while you aren't looking. Either way, I enjoy his help in the kitchen as I watch his little hands assist in pouring the sugar and flour into the bowl of what is to be our next creation. He has recently assisted in creating the baked goodness of blueberry muffins, cookies (we always have cookies) and zucchini bread of all which we have thoroughly enjoyed.

Along with all the baked goodness lately, my husband and I also celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. We got married young, still in college, and now when I reflect on the past five years I am so happy to be on this journey with him. Cliche, yes, but so very true. Oliver ended up having fevers on our anniversary, so we spent our night in, released our butterfly, and had some mediocre takeout as we enjoyed our little family together. My cousin Jenny made us the beautiful quilt in the picture above, you can see more of her story with the quilt and the process on her blog One Sister, Two Sister.

The little gray/green knitted blob is well on its way to what is to soon be a dinosaur for Oliver. The yarn selection is from the farm, the green yarn is some stuff that I dyed and spun, and the gray was spun at the mill. It's been fun to knit and I am excited to see the end results. Check out the pattern here.

Tucker says 'hi' and the fish is new, still alive (we have made it 24 hours) and his named Jenkins.

Now I am off to enjoy and cookie and tea!


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