Thursday, April 17, 2014

What I'm Loving


















What I'm Loving:

+ Golden, almost buttery, daffodils at the arb!  William calls them "crocodills."
+ Walks around the block with Papa that end, exhausted, in snuggles on the couch.
+ A date at Beau Monde (crepes!) with one of my dearest friends.
+ Playing at the "firetruck park" because it's blissfully fenced in.  I get to sit down and relax. 
+ Making salmon and potatoes for Randy and his girlfriend.  Then staying up past my bedtime having fabulous conversation with them!
+ Realizing that Newport is just two weeks away.
+ Totally winging it on an oatmeal raisin recipe.  And having them turn out so well I have to eat half the pan!

What are you loving?

XOXO,
Julia

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Coming Alive
















These pictures are filled with my loves!  My babies, their imagination, their delight in new hats, and old movies.  Cocoa Coconut Banana Muffins, shared with Randy and M in the morning light.  Ranuculas and freesia, filling my dining room with a soft, spring scent.  A book from one of my best friends, recipes from Better Homes and Gardens (fabulous pork roast), Target candles that smell like Anthro's, and messy water color butterflies with a burgeoning artist!

I feel like I'm finally coming alive again.  The warmth and sunshine pull me out and nourish me.  I have a number of Correspondence Booklets to fill and put in the post.  Orders to sew and ship.  I have birthday decorations to make.  And packing to do.  Yes, you read that right.  Packing.  For a two month stint up in Newport, RI.  Andrew has a rotation to do up there for May and June, and we get to tag along.  Eager little tourists we will be.  I'm so excited!

Sending love and sunshine ~

Friday, April 4, 2014

Utterly Delightful

















Right now Madeleine is walking around in Andrew's Navy Officer hat, looking adorable.  William is talking about his birthday baseball game--the Pawtucket Red Soxs in June--in Rhode Island (have I told you about that adventure yet?).  Andrew is chilling with a dark beer--the Kilty Pleasure and a Disney cartoon (William's pick, not his).  And I'm utterly delighted in the fact that I get to post a picture of M and William holding hands.  After a year of pushing and shoving and way too much crying, they're friends.  They are buddies.  And, we're slowing trying to instill a desire to protect and cherish each other.  I love that. 

Tulips and daffodils are pushing through the soft, wet earth.  Spring is here.  I went for a long walk at dusk last night and smelled worms.  This is something my mom and I share--our ability to smells worms.  It's probably just the ability to smell damp earth.  But, it's spring.  And utterly delightful!