Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Pictures with no home - November

 Oliver's first attempt at blowing leaves. Oh the power!

 A fun new game? I promise that Weston begged Oliver to test the leaf blower out on him:)

 Giantess leaf pile to date

 Two of a kind

Din din with the Stewarts

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Monday, November 21, 2016

Patrick's 18th Birthday and my 30th

 Finley made Pat a very cute card.

 Weston, Brooke and Auntie Nanna playing Candyland

 Would you believe it! Weston won:)

 The Birthday Duo + the photobomber

 I'm so incredibly proud of this guy and love another reason to celebrate him.
Happy Birthday Pat! You're my favorite brother :)


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

My 30th Birthday

30. I feel like I should write something thoughtful, and deep regarding this momentous point in my life. However, I'm just contented in noting that it was a lovely day. I did not feel like something magical, or depressing had happened. It felt very enjoyable, but in the same way that 26, 27, 28, and 29 were enjoyable

My day started with Mark surprising me by staying home from work, and he had asked his mom to come up so we could have several hours out on a date. We dined at Meat On The Street's new location, and did a little shopping. Along the way, he gave me this "card". 
It was a handmade, hinged, wood card with a tiny pallet. *swoon*
Seriously, if you know me, you won't be surprised to know that this made me cry. I love how well this man gets me. Being understood and known, really known. Now that is magic. And maybe that's why 30 didn't seem catastrophic or daunting . I'm sure that the feeling of aging will creep up on me, and I'll be subject to it's weight, but for now, it's just cozy, albeit a little more wrinkly:)

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Twinnies 2.5

These boys are at such a fun age right now. We're eating up their cuteness daily. 

Beach hike

We're so determined to get away from the city, that sometimes, I rather forget just how beautiful the lakefront is. 
We live less than two miles (as the crow flies) and yet, we rarely find ourselves near enough to hear the waves. 
On this day we took advantage of our proximity. Our time was well spent.