"One more"

For about 4 years now, I've asked for a 3rd baby. "One more. Pleeeease!"  I honestly thought that ship had sailed...but here I am in the 3rd trimester, feeling that sweet precious baby of mine flop around in there as she always does this time of night.  My kids get to feel her quite a bit during bedtime books, which is just so special.  They both have been collecting a few things for the baby.  Adrian even used some of his Christmas money to buy some special things for her.  They really have enjoyed getting baby supplies down from the attic too. They are getting excited. We all are getting excited. Although April 7th does feel like forever to go, this picture below was July 4th, 2012 and it feels like just yesterday these two first met.  April will be here before we know it!  Today, I'm counting my blessings.  


I am not a shopper, but I was invited to the opening of this store. Of course I attended. 
 Prices were clearly listed. Some great 2/$5 deals even.
The checkout worker is the cutest ever.  The very best part of this shopping experience is I left with more money than I started. And she gave me hand written receipts.  I'll be shopping here again soon! 

Winter in Maine

It's beautiful out there!

New Joy

There's nothing like cozying up one's home in January to make it feel more homey. A new (to me) vintage table cloth and paper whites in bloom. The first year I forced paperwhites, I had no idea they smelled like dead mice.  I was searching everywhere for the dead animal, even trying to send my husband up to the secret room above our kitchen to look (which is only accessible by ladder...it's really neat, I should take my camera up there sometime).  Regardless, those paperwhites are pretty, as is my vintage tablecloth.  Truth is, I'm concentrating on these areas of tidiness as I have piles in need of attention elsewhere.  May January be the month to de-clutter. I'm challenging myself! Now to find the energy to do so!

(More) of our Winter Rhythm

Wrote about our morning rhythm here

And now our afternoon rhythm, which is new this year compared to years past. Audio books. My kids are obsessed.  

I just love the peaceful activities that come into play during our afternoon audio books.  Drawing, painting, glitter, legos and sometimes just sitting by the fire or snuggling animals.  Sometimes just one chapter. Sometimes they beg to listen to chapter after chapter.

So calm, so peaceful.  I hope we keep this in our spring routine, when baby girl arrives.



We are bunny sitting and I'm posting these pics so Pickles' owners can see Pickles is being very well loved.  This is as close as we're letting Hop and Pickles to get to one another. As much fun as it would be to see what a mini rex bread with a lop eared bunny would be, we'll leave that to our imaginations! Hope you're having fun, friends!


 To be deep in January and have virtually every dinner to be focused around using up homegrown.  ALL this was raised/grown/homemade by me.  And I still have so much more to use up. Feeding my family the good stuff....so much work, but worth it!
And next up is this, again all homegrown/homemade by me.....right down to the herbs. It's a delicious life.


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