I don't even know where to re-start. I was initially looking for easy to access baby Holden photos for his 6th grade promotion slide show and am having the best time reading up on our fun past. I decided to do a grateful post.
1. I am grateful to be 20 days from giving birth (scheduled C-section, so I really do know the date) to bebe Graham, our fourth (and final?).
2. I am grateful to challenges, especially when we come out better in the end, or at least knowing we can survive what appears to be the worst thing ever and still have faith and all that.
3. Three fun, healthy, independent, socially adept, helpful (mostly), brilliant (of course), kids who make me grateful and humbled to be entrusted with their care, everyday!
4. For my darling, hard working, brilliant, helpful, generous, and handsome husband.
5. Good books, because right now I can barely walk, let alone do anything else. A few pages left of 'Paris' by Edward Rutherfurd.
So long, but hopefully it won't be...
Monday, December 05, 2011
Thank goodness for Kate getting me excited to dress the table for Thanksgiving, it made me more and more excited everyday! I had it done by Sunday night. Branches are from our curly willow out front. And the previous week I had learned to applique and used those skills for the ribbon seat assignments.
Pouring the bubbly Martinelli's.
The bountiful and delicious feast serving table.
The kid "table" and Dori is awesome.
Owen's first violin concert. H performed as well.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
O at Friday's school parade.
H playing Minuet 1, Friday night at the annual Halloween recital at Tracy Aviary's Mill.
PJ & H at Friday's school parade.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
|What a brother!|
|Morning Walk (check out the frost on the bench!)|
|S'mores. At the time we were the only family in residence, and since we were such an anomaly a nice foreign couple asked to take a picture of us - like with their camera...and then I asked for one of my own.|
|Thursday night S'mores with AK.|
|PJ doin' work!|
|The Knight boys|
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
O's Spring Music Performance
SCP Glass Elevator
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
AK at 46th. Oh I miss that man. He's traveling, and whenever I talk to him on the phone, I can hear in his voice how he misses us. How he misses watching H play baseball and get his first hits, slide into home, and amazing first base outs. I even hear how he misses cuddling PJ to calm her down from her daily fit, and O's activity and excitement and competition in everything. But we get him home when he's at home and we feel incredibly blessed.
Now, this is on the brain as we plan our upcoming gutting and designing of our two bathrooms. I totally pilfered these pictures from various websites including design*dump, Traditional Home, habituallychic, and maybe more that I didn't write down (but most likely found via these websites).
I love this, but AK didn't like the similar floors that we did in our old home's basement bath and the storage for my messy ways just will not do...but I imagine one day for a ranch house guest room.
Most realistic if not totally predictable. I love the hexagon tile, so definitely into that, but the subway tiles are taking some convincing for Mr. K (he seriously thinks Subway, like the dingy underground when I mention it). My only concern with all white is our black dog hair, but she's not allowed in the bathroom anyway...
Love the floor, and possibly and more realistic color with totally different everything else, but it inspired me to want wallpaper for the upstairs bath.
I am curious about the frequency of wood floors in bathrooms? In our house we would've had to replaced the warped wood from splashy bathers, three times already. But the console is nice, I would like a little more shape at the feet.
Gorgeous! At this point for the bigger bath I am thinking the large hexagon tiles for the floors, a tri-color (in the white/grey/blue family) shape for the walls, white cabinets with crystal knobs and a tall cupboard, two sinks, two cabinet mirrors (storage, storage storage!), new lighting (an additional overhead and fan included) and a great wall paper. For the itty bitty shower room downstairs, I love the antiqued free standing pieces like at Restoration Hardware. Any suggestions and/or pictures are welcome.
Friday, April 29, 2011
Seconds before Amanda "stepped" in the water. We played in these same koi ponds as children (and tried to catch them). The ponds have been remodeled over time, but always in the same spot, outside of The Red Balloon and outside of the former Sears or JC Penney building (circa 1980 and definitely not since!).
Racing to Russo's
Wahoo's Fashion Island
My favorite part of this photo is these are all cousins (and one friend the Creer's brought!)
I was walking the girls over to the north jetty to view the starfish and Mia and Isabel started screaming "starfish, starfish!" and they had found a starfish in the sand, a little baby, and probably a little lost...we'd like to think we rescued it...
S the surfer boy. He just strapped on and took off, successfully standing up for the longest of all the kids (which were all given a try with Matt's expert tutelage).
My little bunny.