in our home

Decking the halls (a little early)

Last Christmas, we were still a bit dazed post-move. We put up the tree and I added a few pieces of decor, but since we were still deciding on or waiting on the delivery of furniture, our home didn't feel "finished," and so extensive decorating didn't feel possible or doable. In general, I like a sprinkling of Christmas decor, and I enjoy putting it out gradually, so we can enjoy it for a few extra days. This year, for all intents and purposes, our home feels like home...

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The worth of each day: Life lately, November 2021

Here are a few little life things from the last weeks, little bits of life I want to savor:Several weeks ago, an apple orchard trip with the three of us. The orchard we like to visit seems to be busier and busier every year, so we didn't linger. However, we got to ride in a trailer pulled by a tractor (a dream come true for a toddler boy), pick apples, and taste them too, and pick up some apple cider and donuts for a special treat. Cooper absolutely loved it, and still talks about it and asks to go back...

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Turning over autumn & Turning thirty-one

I greeted, then commented to someone we passed on the trail, "Nice day, isn't it?" He didn't reply to my weather comment, although the drizzle may have altered another person's perception of nice, to be fair. Wearing a sweatshirt and vest, warm socks and boots, a fresh breeze, and noticing the colors changing ever so slightly every day, I had to laugh since the slight drizzle may not have been a crowd pleaser, that was nice for me. And then we headed home with the promise of homemade apple cider donuts (we've made them twice this fall so far and greatly enjoyed them). A few weeks ago, we celebrated my thirty-first birthday...

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Life lately, September 2021

It's been some time since my last "life lately" post, so, to catch up, here are some things I may have forgotten to mention over the last several weeks:Still sipping on bulletproof coffee every morning. Snacking on kalamata olives, nuts, organic cheese, fruit, and homemade baked goodies.Video chats with my mom. She reads a few books to Cooper (usually bear-themed, since those are always a favorite!) and we get a chance to catch up while he plays...

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Summer days, early August 2021

On that note, here are little tidbits of our life lately: More beach days. On our most recent one, Cooper really enjoyed swimming in the lake with us. We're at the point in the season where the water is so much warmer than it was. Still chilly, because it's Lake Michigan, of course, but less of a shocking and more of a refreshing chilly...

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