relaxing with besties
This is my birthday pie, cooked on the BBQ in a cast-iron skillet. My husband was set on giving me my traditional birthday blackberry pie despite the fact that our oven was out of commission for 2 months. I love his determination...and he surprised me with how good it tasted!
Well, hello...here I am. There has been a whole lot of life going on around here that leaves me little time for anything but dragging myself to bed once the littles are tucked in. But I miss this space, and the connections I've made. Thank you to those who reached out...I am well, my family is well, my heart if full of so much productivity and new experiences and settling into fall rhythms. We've welcomed some new critters to the farm, which I'll share at a later time. For now, these everyday moments that I managed to capture pretty much sum up what has been rolling on through our lives out here.
these two are pretending we are canoeing so fast their cheeks are streamlined from the wind
it turns out this was our last swim of the summer
garage sale-ing...simplifying after seven years of accumulation
late afternoon pony rides with the neighbours
first day of ballet for my dancing girl
practicing with a knife...he is so grown up!
In the blink of an eye, my kids are stretching upwards in body and in spirit. I no longer have any babies, though I'm sure they will feel like that to me throughout their lives ~ much to Huckley's chagrin! I realize how important it is to me to continue to pick up the camera, share the beauty and wonderment that is unfolding every day. And perhaps one day, if I'm lucky, they will cherish these memories that are being created moment by moment, week by week.
I'm happy to have re-surfaced. The view is nice from here.