Thursday, July 29, 2010

I'm loving...

These Hibiscus Stay On Coasters from Dimmalimm. I think these will make great Christmas gifts. (Yes, I'm already thinking about Christmas.)

The Serena drum chandelier from Oly. When we were picking out lighting for the new house I fell in love with this chandelier. I thought it would just the right amount of sparkle and romance to the dining nook. Too bad it was waaaaay outside my price range. Damn, good lighting is expensive! I also love this Round Old Silver iron pendant. It was more affordable at $500 but I couldn't find anyone that supplied it to the lighting store we were working with.

When we get into our new house I hope to do an art wall featuring all of the places A. and I have traveled and this DC Love print by Art Shark Designs would be the perfect addition.

I'm in the middle of reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver and it has been transforming. I've been thinking more about what we feed our family and have been especially wary of conventionally grown produce. With this in mind, we purchased a half-share with Oxyoke Farms. I don't think I've eaten so many salads in my life but, it has been fantastic and I would gladly eat garden lettuce all year if I could!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Birthday girl

I can't believe an entire year has passed since my darling baby M. was born. It has been an incredible ride, being a Mom. I truly never knew that I would enjoy motherhood as much as I do. She delights me every day, makes me laugh, makes me cry, makes me marvel at the miracle that is human life. It still seems surreal that such a perfect little person was created simply from a couple of cells. That DNA from A. and I combined to form a special little girl just for us.

She changes and blossoms each and every day and I feel so lucky to have spent this last year with her. There have certainly been frustrating moments and sleepless nights but in the grand scheme of things, they don't seem to matter much. I daydream about what she will be like when she's older - about all of the possibilities and opportunities that will be available to her. I want to work my hardest to give her the best possible life and tell her everyday just how much we love her. I will tell her to be unique, to be herself, to show respect and love, and to use her creativity in the way that she most enjoys. I hope that she enjoys music and books, art and film, sport and science but above all, I hope that she's happy.