today we unschooled.

today we unschooled.

I spy with my little eye, a precious 2 year old is his element.  stone never cares if it's cold or raining outside, he just wants to go "ouch-side." i try to do independent play daily, and when the weather is nice, it makes things much easier. but on a rainy day, I'm more reluctant. [...]

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

starting our garden + rain catch barrels

yep. after living here for almost a year, we are starting our first garden. things to still do: research the best method for our raised metal garden beds research food that can grow starting in May research and find local plant starters we can accumulate from locals and friends find time to garden . . [...]

my 33rd birthday

my 33rd birthday

the birthday recap on the blog is always so fun, because it's sharing when we do all the fun things on purpose. with an excuse. with happy moods and calm spirits. with flexible schedules and lowered expectation. with surprise texts and calls. well, surprises in general. with spontaneous songs and giggles. it's the best. yesterday [...]

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day

BEST JOB I'VE EVER HAD. it's not lost on me how sacred and important and fragile the mother-child relationship is. I cherish each day I get to walk in this role. Happy Mother's Day to all you beautiful people!

Story is 2 months old!

Story is 2 months old!

Story is our sweet angel baby. She endures the screams, cries and pouncing of her brother while giving us the sweetest side smirk there ever was. She's sleeping in the snoo in our room with stretches of about 4 to 8 hours at night. Last night, to celebrate being a big 2 month old girl, [...]

hiking on the holidays

hiking on the holidays

it's a tradition in our family to go hiking on the holidays. it wasn't until after i went off to college and left my town and then came back that i started to appreciate allllll the hiking and nature opportunities literally in my backyard. we have it good here in southern maryland! grant gets Columbus [...]

Stone is 22 months old!

Stone is 22 months old!

Yup. two more short months until my first babe is TWO. He's quite my sweet character - making me laugh all day long. He's a whopping 28.4 lbs of pure emotion and passion and chill. He's cautious, a good listener, yet feels so big that sometimes he outbursts in a way that we don't understand. [...]

28 weeks.

28 weeks.

28 weeks. Third trimester. To my sweet baby girl. I feel you wiggle and kick and dance all day long. I love how much you want to be known and loved, even in the womb. I pray you always know how much we love you but even more how much God loves you. He knit [...]

date night // just me + husband

hello! Grant and I head out for an intense "business meeting" and then enjoy some beautiful weather in a local park and then go see "Ma" at the movies! enjoy! I'm 26 weeks pregnant. Stone is 18 months old. Grant is a hunk.