Friday, October 29, 2010


whit is currently moving into her first apartment.

i am super excited for her as she ventures out and can't wait to see where this adventure takes her.

i figured she might need a little housewarming gift.  i threw a few things together, one little part being a few reusable bags for lunches and snacks.

i was able to use old fabric remnants from clothes and it was an incredibly easy project for her new space.

happy moving day, whit!

Friday, October 22, 2010

the chief...

 is serious about his food. 

and it makes him oh-so-happy.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


lily is a tidy kid.

don't get me wrong, the girl can make a big mess, but when it comes to her personal cleanliness, she can be pretty particular.

i have been known to promote playing in the dirt, getting really messy and being sloppy just to loosen her up a bit.

well, today i was tucking her into bed for her nap.

and then i noticed that the back of her bed was a little speckled.

upon closer inspection, the back of her bed was speckled with tiny little green things.

i then said, "lily, what is all over your bed?"

her response, "mama, it's from my nose, of course!"

of course...

so much for tidy, right?  i guess i'm just glad they were on her bed and not in her mouth.  yuck.

i have a little bed cleaning to do...

Thursday, October 14, 2010


 we had the pleasure of spending some time with our dear friends, preston and kristi, recently.

we felt like we were treated like royalty as we were served amazing food, got to spend a lot of time relaxing outdoors, and let our kids play until they were exhausted.

it was wonderful to be in their company and we are so thankful for their friendship!  thank you for your amazing hospitality!!

(sadly, my most of my pictures were less than desirable...but how big do ava and lily look in that boat?!)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

autumn in vermont...

is breathtaking.

 and we are so thankful for our time there with family...

(autumn in c'ville is pretty spectacular, too...)