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January sweetness

Life isn't incredibly eventful these last few weeks, but at the same time, uneventful, doesn't mean it hasn't been sweet. We're going about the daily business of living life, with little fun things sprinkled in, lots of sleeping, work days, coffee shop trips, and the like. And we're preparing for my sister-in-law to come visit us! The weather has been mostly winter-like, and colder than most Austin winters that I can remember. My knitwear and jackets and sweaters are getting a nice amount of wear, which I love...

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Creative goals, 2019 and Finished Christmas Hermoine socks

Every January, I enjoy sorting out my creative thoughts for the upcoming year. I find it helps motivate me to use (beautiful) materials I already own and help curb feelings of wanting accumulate more. You can read last year's creative goals post here. And honestly, it's enjoyable for me to see what things I set out to make at the beginning of the year that I actually did make...

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Relishing 2019

I don't tend to make resolutions, since open-ended goals usually make me antsy. However, this year feels different. I am excited about this next year, knowing it's a continuation on of life, but also that there are some big things that will change in our life. If I had to choose a word for this year, it would be relish, defined as "great enjoyment," or "enjoy greatly...

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2018: A year in review

Every January, when many are looking forward to the next year, I like to take a few moments to look back. I dig into what the previous year meant for me personally and what it meant for me and Nicholas in the context our our family and community. After I've done that, I feel like the year has a sort of closure, and I can look forward with clearer eyes. As is usual with my annual year-in-review posts,* I've grouped everything by category and linked to previous pertinent blog posts...

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Our Christmas 2018

I'm writing about things a little out of chronological order, but it seemed to make more sense sharing our news first and then writing about Christmas and my annual year-in-review. With that aforementioned news, lots of things changed this year.I already wrote about our early Christmas in Indiana where we celebrated with Nicholas' family. It was a lovely trip! And what made it even more wonderful that I didn't mention at the time was that we shared baby news with family on that trip, in person and over the phone and FaceTime...

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