Thursday, June 13, 2013

Farmhouse kitchen

When we settle into our permanent house, I hope to have a bright open-flow kitchen space.  I'd actually prefer to find a house with an out of date kitchen (and a price that reflects that) so I can do a full renovation and design it to my liking.   Criteria: sunlight, open, light cabinetry, open shelving... 

A few pics from Country Farmhouse that have always left me inspired.  And she announced they're moving... some lucky buyer is going to get that gem!

(main house)

(guest house)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

six and a half months

My boy, you are six and a half months old as I type this now.  You continue to amaze us every single day.  You have the most wonderful manner, you enjoy it all, and you hardly ever fuss.  You like to be part of the action and your beautiful brown eyes seem to be conscious of everything and everyone around you.   To know you is to love you, baby Joseph.   Your mom and dad, your Grammy, your Tia ---- we all cannot get enough.  Your little smile, your wonderful giggle, the way you hold your hand, your toy, your feet and look with such sincere awe.   I hope this feeling of curiousity about the world around you never goes away.  You are our deepest joy, our most true blessing.   As always, I am filled with overwhelming gratitude that I was chosen to be your mama.

(I love this picture of you, my happy baby!)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday morning

"We are continuously faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems"
– Lee Iacocca


Thursday, June 6, 2013

I went to the woods

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. I did not wish to live what was not life, living is so dear; nor did I wish to practise resignation, unless it was quite necessary. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms.” - Henry David Thoreau

(images of this dreamspot!)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Where I am

At present, I feel committed to looking at my problems not as answerless worries but as catalysts to making our life even better.   Cheers ~