These two — discussing their next adventure together. These times of peace and quiet can at times (especially now) seem untenable but when they suddenly appear out of nowhere like a rainbow after a rainstorm, they’re so beautiful.
As the year is coming to a close, I can honestly say that 2016 has been eventful; we’ve moved, I’ve changed jobs, we’ve overcome a children’s surgery, and generally tried to keep afloat. There’s nothing our little family needs more than R&R.
So here’s to 2017 and I hope it is less eventful.
Today, Sophia is 5. Five. FIVE. Sophia made us Mom and Dad and together we embarked on this wonderful, at-times-challenging, but always heartwarming journey.
Sophia is a wonderful little girl. She’s has a gentle soul a lot of love to give. She is observant, bright, vivacious, stubborn, eloquent, kind, and possesses maturity and a sense of responsibility well beyond her years.
I can’t believe that she has been a part of our life for half a decade and I can’t wait for the next five. Happy Birthday, Love Bug!
A house is just a structure. A home is that structure filled with people, with aromas of home-cooked food, and for me, with flowers.
This move hasn’t been easy but we’re finally done. Not unpacked, but moved out and surrounded by endless boxes. Unpacking can, for me, be daunting and thankless especially when spring is on our doorstep and there is so much else one could do with their weekend. And so in an effort to make our house a home and cheer up a dreary task, I picked out a fresh arrangement at a local florist. The beautiful blooms instantly made the day so much brighter.
I had every intention of baking these cookies but ran out of cocoa powder. I didn’t miss a beat and instead made a beautiful sockerkaka med applen (Swedish apple cake). There are few things that are so aromatic as apples baking and vanilla-laced cake.
Last, but not least, the girls enjoyed the day with their Baba and Deda as we worked to pack, unpack, and generally finish our move. On the occasion of their births, they each got little personalized backpacks and I can’t believe they are both finally big enough to use them.
I am ready for a weekend, the relaxing kind.