in our home

2020: A year in review

As I wrote in my 2019 year in review post, "Once this is done, I can look forward, with clearer eyes, a lighter heart. I so often feel lighter from observing the heavy pieces one last time before putting them to the side, emptying my hands in order to take up the next year in our life." I still resonate with that statement. Knowing that some things are meant to be set aside before proceeding and some might need to be carried on a bit longer...

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Glimpses of our new home + fall happenings

Our home isn't "finished," but I did want to share where it is at the moment, in progress, still wonderful for us. Still our home that we love. I've felt especially thankful to be here, with Nicholas and Cooper. A place where I spend so much of my day -- preparing food, eating, feeding cooper, cleaning up, etc...

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Mourning, moving, turning 30

I want to write about true things. About real things. And in this season, a real thing for me and Nicholas is mourning. In early August, we found out that I was pregnant...

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Life lately, early September 2020

Treat Yourself Tuesdays. Still happening, and still so fun. This week, we did bentonite clay masks, foot baths, and started the extended version of The Fellowship of the Ring. I prefer to watch series on these nights to avoid the decision fatigue of deciding what to watch...

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Slower summer morning routine

Around 6:15 or 6:30AM, Cooper wakes up, and sits up, playing with his bunny and making little noises. I get up, go to the bathroom, and then get him from his crib and nurse him. (Nicholas sometimes gets up with us, sometimes gets a few more minutes of sleep). I change Cooper and then we come out to the living room/kitchen...

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