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A long weekend in Michigan

On Friday, after lunch, we loaded up the car and started the drive, listening to podcasts and chatting. I knit on my pink socks. Cooper napped, and then woke up happy. We unpacked and settled in a bit, once we arrived to the adorable rental house...

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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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Mini mid-week getaway to Michigan

On Tuesday, we went about our usual morning with breakfast and clean up, and then packing to get everything into the Subaru. We loaded Cooper into the car, and pulled out at nap time, which worked out great--he got a nice car nap for the middle part of the drive and we could enjoy the scenery and each other's company. Long drives seem to be the medium for good conversation with us, and we haven't had much opportunity for them, as of late. After coffee, we walked around in the neighborhood where our little AirBnb house was located, and then ordered gluten free pizza from a shop just a few blocks away, close enough to pick it up on the walk back to the house...

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2019: A year in review

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. Knitting: Creatively, the start of the year felt a little slow, since morning sickness derailed any interest in much of anything. I did regain my knitting mojo, but then life circumstances were hectic with a cross-country move, etc...

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A fall visit to Minnesota

Last weekend, we drove north to Minnesota to visit my family for a long weekend. It was our first long car ride with Cooper, which had its ups and downs, so to speak, but I'm so glad we were able to visit. Arriving Friday evening, we got Cooper ready for bed right away, and then sat down to eat one of my favorite soups that my mom makes, potato corn chowder. We played a few rounds of Exploding Kittens as a family and then went to bed...

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