Succulents are right up my gardening alley. Aside from the occasional water, they require little to no care. I planted these hen-and-chicks in a large apothecary jar.
Jared got me these flowers for Mother's Day. Whenever I look out the window and see them hanging on the front porch, I'm reminded of the privilege it has been-- is-- to join the ranks of motherhood.
Only two and a half months in, I can already take Ellie for granted. Of course she's here! Of course I get to lift her out of the crib every morning! Of course I listen to her little coos and squeals as I fold laundry! Yet this was once anything but a matter of course. She is a gift and a delight.
The other day I noticed that her crib bumper had tiny baby hairs all over it, from where she presses up against it while she scooches around trying to fall asleep. I ran a lint roller over the fabric and picked up quite a lot of hair. I was rather sad to see it go! Jared wanted to know if I was going to save it and make a sweater.
We don't have a TV but we do have a large computer monitor and a good set of speakers. So if we want to watch something, this is our setup. Someday we'll refinish the basement and put a really nice entertainment center down there, but for now we make do. :)
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