journal

Love Quilts & White Castle

Love Quilts & White Castle

Yesterday when I got in the car to pick the kids up from school, I had my music app on shuffle and β€œKiss Me” by Sixpence None the Richer came on. I’m a big believer that songs take you back to a specific moment your […]

Everyday Life

Everyday Life

Last night after watching a few episodes of This is Us, Toby and I headed towards bed. This is Us always makes me a little emotional… ok, a lot emotional. I always walk away from it deeply grateful for the life I have. I think […]

Success

Success

I’m the kind of person who judges herself pretty harshly. Often I see my life as a journey that’s never quite a success and myself as a woman who is never quite enough. That’s an easy thing to have confirmed by the natural wear and […]

Peace & Honey Toast

Peace & Honey Toast

I’m a big believer that honey can go with just about anything: on toast, in coffee, mixed with Grape Nuts cereal, in tea, drizzled over biscuits… I even put it on my blueberry waffles. There’s just something about it that I’ve always loved. Frankly, it’s […]

Penny

So apparently, I’m a dog person. πŸ™‚ The kids’ Christmas gift came a little early this year… We already love her so much (even though she’s up more at night than either of our babies were)! These are from Thanksgiving Day and our trip down […]

Loss

Loss

There’s been a lot of loss around lately… One of our grooms from 2009 passed away this past Saturday. Jen Berry lost her husband to Hodgkins earlier this month. Natalie Norton‘s sweet Gavin would have been three yesterday. It weighs on me – their loss. […]

Conversations

Conversations

Emma (to me, her arms full of stuffed animals): Hey girl, can you take this money [hands me a random piece of paper] so we can buy some pets? Noah (to Emma): He died so now we have to throw him in heaven. Emma: [puts […]

Truth

Truth

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, “Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?” Actually, who are […]

The Power of Dreams

The Power of Dreams

I was driving home from the hospital last night and I happened to catch Air1‘s Martin Luther King Jr. mix of The City Harmonic’s “I Have A Dream (If Feels Like Home)”. As I listened, I cried. I was struck with the power of dreaming. […]

Eight Minutes with Emma

For my photo of the day today, I spent eight minutes with Emma before her nap. We have so much fun playing together. I am so blessed to have her as my sweet little girl. More 366 photos below as well. – Annie 01.05.12 – […]