Get ready for some good ones, folks. These first two books rank VERY high for me.
"The landscape of one's childhood was more vibrant than any other. It didn't matter where it as or what it looked like, the sights and sounds imprinted differently from those encountered later. They became a part of a person, inescapable."
“Why was it, Lloyd wondered, that the people who wanted to destroy
everything good about their country were the quickest to wave the
"Why was it that in cases of real love the one who is left does not more often follow the beloved by suicide?...p\Perhaps, when there is love, the widowed must stay for the resurrection of the beloved--so that the one who has gone is not really dead, but grows and is created for a second time in the soul of the living?
"In the space between yes and no, there's a lifetime. It's the difference between the path you walk and one you leave behind; it's the gap between who you thought you could be and who you really are; it's the legroom for the lies you'll tell yourself in the future.
Not sure what's up next...any suggestions out there?
Monday, December 31, 2012
Sunday, December 30, 2012
We celebrated Henry's first Christmas at Grandma Mary's! Aside from missing the other half of our family - Jamie's half - we had a great time.
But before we left, Henry got to open two huge boxes from Grandma Carolyn & Grandpa Tom...
Henry was super happy with his new toys.
Snow at Grandma Mary's!
Presents! Of course the paper, boxes, and bows were the best.
Other than that it was a whole lot of playing, eating, and general hanging-out...
These two girls had lots of cousin fun.
Friday, December 21, 2012
My Etsy to-do list may be blank at the moment, but that only leaves more space for - what else at this time of year? - Christmas crafting! Just a few teaser pics here...don't want to spoil any surprises!
I actually bought this one first but wasn't satisfied:
The good news is that I love both of them! And who doesn't love striped baker's twine for tying things up?
There now. I think I'm finally ready for the big day!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
The "WD Divas" got together for some Christmas/Hanukkah merriment last weekend.
Dianna put together a gorgeous holiday table.
Jen was in charge of Hanukkah Flair.
I was in charge of (what else) dessert.
Sara made DELISH tenderloin. Yum!
Martha Stewart Circle Doily Punch. Yep, I shopped at HSN for the first (and probably last) time. Nikki demonstrates her punching abilities.
Jen looking fabulous as usual.
Um, Sara? How did I not get a pic of you? Thanks for a fun night, ladies!
Whew! It was quite the holiday season here in my little studio! Yesterday might have been my happiest day since November, because I sent off my last batch of orders.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Henry got to meet Santa on Saturday! He was a very good boy and didn't cry on Santa's lap. He knows on which side his bread is buttered.
Oliver and Opal put in their requests too.
Candy canes all around!
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Our little man turned 6 months old today! I can't really believe it, but the calendar doesn't lie.
He's gaining on the teddy bear...17 lbs 7 ounces at the doctor's the other day!
Other news: Just started solid food, almost sitting completely independently...still no teeth though!
And continuing to work on his jumping abilities. I see a real future here.