25 February 2010

thankful for

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” - C.S. Lewis

24 February 2010

i love letters :) letters are cute and fun and old-fashioned and i like them.

"Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls..."
-John Donne

an extra special thanks to my mom because she is particularly good at sending me homemade cards just to say 'i love you'. she's the best.
"With freedom, books, flowers, and the moon, who could not be happy?” -Oscar Wilde

22 February 2010


right now, i'm obsessed with having a picnic, actually, being able to be outside in general, but especially picnics. i think about it probably everyday. partially it's an i-want-what-i-can't-have kind of thing and probably in six months i'll be wishing for cold weather and a roaring fire (scratch that, no i won't. after this winter, i think i will never again wish for winter). ANYWAY, i can't wait to be able to do things outside again. especially picnic. and lay in the sun.


H found something to be really funny at Starbucks today (himself? my dad?) and i caught the tail end of his laugh attack. seriously, cutest. ever.

17 February 2010

what a week :) and it's only wednesday.

11 February 2010

None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones." Forbes Watson

farmer's market

just three more months!!

come on, come out

come on, come out
the weather is warm
come on, come out
come on come on

a spot in the shade
where oranges fall
a spot in the shade
away from it all

watching the sky, you're watching a painting
coming to life, shifting and shaping
staying inside, it all goes all goes by

a blanket unfolds,
a blanket to lie
the pieces of gold
they light up your eyes
and now we're alone
and now we're alive

watching the sky, you're watching a painting
coming to life, shifting and shaping
staying inside, it all goes
all goes all goes all goes by
stopping the time, the rush and the waiting
leave it behind, shifting and shaping
keep it inside, it all goes all goes all goes all goes by

it all goes passing by
all goes passing by

09 February 2010

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”

-Edith Sitwell

"A room without books is like a body without a soul."
-Marcus Tullius Cicero

i want a library. i would LOVE to spend the winter months snuggled up in front of a roaring fire with someone i love, reading great books

for your health

I watched Food, Inc. last night. It's fantastic. Watch it. Right now.
It's appalling to me what we put into our bodies...

06 February 2010

this will be my afternoon

“It’s easy to believe in magic when you’re young. Anything you couldn’t explain was magic then. It didn’t matter if it was science or a fairy tale. Electricity and elves were both infinitely mysterious and equally possible - elves probably more so." -Charles de Lint

happy top ten(ish)

i think, since it' saturday, i will make a top 10 list of things that made me happy this week, in no particular order.

12. a hilarious night at yia yia's
11. a team meeting that felt like we're perhaps starting to move towards developing real community
10. eating dinner and watching Emma a few people who i happen to be quite fond of.
9. giggling in bed with H when he was supposed to be napping
8. surprisingly, the snow falling on Thursday. it was so beautiful and peaceful while we were snuggly all day at home.
7.5. and on that note, an amazing nap Thursday afternoon with a sleeping little boy and the furnace running and the snow falling.
7.25. picking up a very happy girl from school. love. her.
7.16. finding a broach for my coat for $2
7. actually, thursday in general was nearly perfection.
6. the world's most amazing 3 hour dance party at this house where i live.
5. banana pancakes and coffee on a saturday morning
4. cleaning rooms and listening to 90's music with Bobbi-Haircut
3. throwing away all the tupperware that doesn't have a lid (or lids with no containers..)
2. noodles with lindsey. coffee with christine. and nikki. panera with H and Blake.
1. a bubble bath with a good book and a glass of red wine.

ok so that was more than 10 but it was a great week :) i think i will try to make this a weekly ritual.

05 February 2010


ohhhhhhhhhhh i think it would be so fun to have a polaroid camera. like real old-school polaroids. amazing.

04 February 2010


it's snowing right now...snow mixed with rain. and H has been happily playing in the back yard for a good 45 minutes. He mows, and shovels, and drives his cars, and wanders around a lot. i would love to know what goes on inside his little toddler brain.

02 February 2010

"I cannot fix on the hour, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun." (Pride and Prejudice)
"Love is helping people toward the greatest beauty and the highest value and the deepest satisfaction and the most lasting joy and the biggest reward and the most wonderful friendship and the most overwhelming worship — love is helping people toward God." -John Piper