Saturday, June 29, 2013

Twas a Beautiful Night...

for an outdoor bath


in a Rubbermaid. :)

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Monday, June 10, 2013

A Short but Sweet Visit from Sanders' Gram.

Stranger anxiety has become a factor in Sanders' little world as of late, meaning he isn't quick to accept just anyone. It made it all the more fun when it didn't take long for him to smirk at Brian's mom upon landing in her arms beside the luggage belt at SeaTac airport last Wednesday. She was only here for a matter of days, but it was long enough for Sanders to decide she is a pret-ty fun lady!

Sanders got to spend a good chunk of one-on-one time with his Gram while Brian and I manned the Squaw Creek Cattle Co. beef booth at the Farmer's Market on Thursday. It was a treat to be hands-free and to get to fully embrace the market without having to sell beef while also caring for mr. SandMan. Only once did I turn around and have a near heart attack wondering, "Where is the stroller? WHERE IS MY BABY?!"before quickly remembering that Sanders was at home, in great hands. :)

The weather was warm and beautiful throughout Brian's Mom's stay. It was so warm, in fact, that Sanders developed heat rash. The effects of which still linger lightly on his big cheeks. :) We enjoyed a large chunk of our time outside and ate many of our meals on the patio. 

There's something really invigorating about starting the day with breakfast outside... 

One morning Brian treated his mom and I to bacon and cinnamon roll pancakes, complete with icing.

For dinner it was Squaw Creek burgers on brioche buns.

My Grandpa Lawrence was admitted to the hospital on Thursday. On Friday, Brian's mom was kind enough not to mind us making a trip north to visit him and Grandma B. Sanders was taken for a walk outside and ended up getting to snooze in his Gram's arms. I think he and his Gram enjoyed it equally. :)

Grandpa landing in the hospital is a huge reminder of what an incredible blessing our grandparents are to us. 
Four generations
From L to R: My mom, Grandma B, my sister, Tess, and my niece, ms. Letty.

Before leaving for the airport on Saturday we celebrated Brian's Mom's visit with a lunch of Proscuitto and Pea Penne in a Lemon Cream Sauce with a side of Roasted Parmesan Asparagus, and Raspberry Italian Sodas. On her way to WA she had been on a flight with someone with a peanut allergy, meaning the usual peanut snack wasn't an option. We made it our goal to get her on the flight home with a tummy so satisfied that there would be no need for peanuts. ;)

As always, goodbyes really stink.

Until next time, thanks for coming, Gram! You are loved!
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Sunday, June 9, 2013

Musings from Mommyland.

This past week my MIL came for a few days to have herself a little "Sanders fix." :) While she was here it was brought to my attention that blog updates from Meganville have been missed by several, if not more. ..."Really?!", I thought to myself. "People actually miss whatever it was I used to post?" (After wracking my brain to remember my last posts, I couldn't. I had to look them up! I guess that's how long it's been. :S ) I'm flattered that there are those who care to know and see what's going on in our little world enough to express that they miss the glimpses of life documented here. 
But I'm overwhelmed. 
See, I didn't make a conscious decision to quit blogging. Rather, I simply stopped making time for it and by the time I noticed how far behind I had fallen, the thought of catching up was too overwhelming. Now here I sit, nearly 6 1/2 months into motherhood wondering where to begin again.

Nothing has taught me more about life and myself, as becoming a mother. It's a rich, full life; one in which the teaching, but more importantly the being taught, never ends. 

One of the things I'm learning that relates to this, my blog, is that sometimes a little has to be enough. There isn't always time to take photos, edit photos, write, edit my writing, possibly rewrite what I had written, compile it into a blog, and post. Life as a lady with shtuff to do, means getting shtuff done by means of prioritizing. I don't regret my several month blogging sabbatical. I've been caught up in the wonderment of life with a baby and I would have it absolutely no other way, but I'm a forgetful soul and I don't want to forget life's sweet, short this is me saying, 

"Hello again, Blogland. 
I think it is indeed nice to be back."

I'm returning with a fresh perspective. I'm not making any promises but I look forward to posting proof, however brief a post may be, that my world has blossomed into something well worth sharing. 

Until next time, hopefully soon, thanks for caring to drop by.
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