Sunday, February 28, 2010

Silence is Golden

Silence. Peace & Quiet. Rest. All really great things that we haven't had too much of recently, thus the reason for the long pause on my blog.

Adam, Lucy and I had the privilege of being able to go back and visit all of our family and friends in Tennessee the weekend of Valentine's Day. We had a wonderfully exhausting visit and Lucy was quite the traveler. Not a peep or whimper one on the plane...not one!

She was a complete angel, slept through the night and didn't complain once about being passed around from stranger to stranger....that is until we got home. Poor child had been touched, held, patted and talked to until she was blue in the face. It was like a switch flipped the minute we deboarded the plane. A couple of people free days and some black-out curtains later and we are back on track.

We are very grateful for our family, but there's no place like place!

**Lucy update:
Lucy is up to 10.7 pounds! She's so petite and is still wearing newborn size bottoms. We have graduated to 3 month tops...unfortunately, that have matching 3 month bottoms. My poor child may be destined to wear one-piece outfits the rest of her life!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


If you've known me for very long, you know I'm a wannabe farmer who lives in the city with a husband who would rather starve than eat a vegetable.

My farmer persona likes to plant vegetables, herbs, flowers, anything that might grow. She also likes to make food from scratch (using small kitchen appliances, of course) and NEVER follows the recipe, exactly. In my former life, I'm convinced I was Laura Ingalls, I'm even the right size, half a pint.

Though, I'm not sure I would have survived without my gas oven, I'm 100% positive that Katie Riddle would have. She has inspired me to make my own cheese, pink pancakes and now roast my own coffee beans. (you can win green coffee beans from riddlelove and u-roast-em.)

You should check out Katie's blog, and you too can be Laura Ingalls. I'll share her for a moment, just one though.