Wednesday, March 11, 2015


Sometimes I wonder, what would I do if I didn't do this blog thing ? Like, what would I do with all these photos I take and words I have floating around in my mind? I'm pretty sure writing things down and snapping photos is what I would do anyways - blog or no blog. I started heavily journaling when I was in the 9th grade and I have boxes and boxes of notebooks from all those years. I went back through them a few years ago and got embarrassed reading some of them, I ended up getting rid of the really bad ones - no one needs to see that. 

I hope that's not the case with this blog. Without it, I probably would have a more boxes of journals and I would probably get my scrapbooking game on, hard core.... which would result in more boxes. Which by the way, is something I do want to do, scrapbooking, print some photo books, you know, have some of the tangible. But for now, for the convenience of being able to upload some photos and jot down my thoughts on a device that I carry around with me all the time, for posterity and reflection and attentiveness, here I am, checking in again. 

We had ourselves a pretty dang good weekend this past weekend.  Not because we did anything out of the ordinary, but because we did the most ordinary of things, with the new warmth of a peeping spring streaming in between our fingers and an acute appreciation for each other, our little family of three.  

On Friday I had a doctors appointment that Ken and Sloane came along to and Sloane got to hear the baby's heartbeat! She was awed, but she still maintains that she also has a baby in her own belly and that it has a heartbeat too.. I hope she's not too let down when a baby only comes out of me and not her.

Afterwards, we got pie (three kinds!), then spent some time at the gym in the evening.

I ran a ton of errands Saturday morning, followed by a hibachi family lunch and then: napping (Sloane), spring cleaning (me), haircut (Ken), furniture assembling, reading and baths. 

I've been meaning to try Trader Joe's cold brew concentrate for a while now and after the purchase this past weekend I'm happy to report that it is pretty good and it has made my life a little easier. I've been mixing a little of it with almond milk each morning and it is delicious! Also, on Sunday we went back to a new takeout Korean place that just opened and thank goodness for that place because sometimes I have a craving for kimbap that usually goes by unaddressed. 

This is my entourage after church on Sunday.  It was brilliant outside, BRILLIANT - windy but sunny, especially compared to what February traumatized us with, and we watched Sloane have a blast on the playground. It made me have one of those, ah this is life, moments. 

So I'm not a skateboarder, but I can do the basic thing of getting around on it, and more importantly I think it's a great way to teach balance and the feeling of having to be keenly aware of your body. We got a little one for Sloane so that she could play around with it and we got to spend some time outside rolling around on it - she was eager to learn and we can't wait for more time outdoors!

After Ken left to go catch his flight, Sloane and I wandered out with the agenda of getting this house some plants. I don't have the best track record for keeping plants alive but the glorious weather got me feeling motivated and hopeful again, and we brought home two additions to our family: 'Mama plant' and 'baby plant', according to Sloane. I've been saying hello to them every morning and making sure they know they are loved and appreciated (yes, along with some water); I'm contemplating naming them. Stay alive, plants!

You guys, is this week the faint light at the end of the tunnel or what? This past week has been terribly busy but much of the anxiety is tempered by the fact that the weather is finally letting up. Spring, here we come!


  1. oh the light at the end of the tunnel, i can't wait for spring. this is a lovely post

  2. i (a few years back) did the same thing and actually shredded the pages. no need for someone to pick it up and read it out in the world.
    and yes, definitely light at the end of the tunnel. even up here!

  3. Oh,my, wher is the pink chair? The two plants looks great!