Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Happy 2!

Dear Orland,
The last two years have been pure joy. You are such an amazing little person. Everyday with you is better than the last. 
I love you with all my heart.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Running behind...always





It seems these days I am at least a few days behind myself. These photos are from about a month ago. Papa went to the ski hill where they actually had a tiny bit of snow and took Micro on his first ski adventure. I am happy to announce we have at least 10" on our deck right now and it is still snowing. Yeah for snow!

Friday, February 24, 2012


I have been on a mini blog vacation. We have been sitting in kitchen sinks, skiing and praying for snow. Thats it really...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

dance it out


Micro has taken a BIG liking to Lionel. It is his favorite record, and he loves dancing around with the record sleeve open. Wonder where he learned that from.

Monday, January 23, 2012

in the arms of comfort


Last week we went iceskating in Santa Rosa with family and it was right at nap time. Clearly O was comfortable in his uncles arms. They Skated around this way for quite a while. SOOO Sweet!

Sunday, January 22, 2012


This is what the tracks looked like three days ago. Now... pics to come :)

family time


A once (at least) a week tradition. An outing just for us!

Friday, January 20, 2012

negative ions



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Micro and I took a mini vacation last weekend with the mini dog in tow. We spent tons of quality friend time as well as spent some much needed time soaking in the negative ions of the beautiful pacific. What a breathe of fresh air! I am renewed and ready to roll.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

new year

I am looking forward in great anticipation for the best year yet! I have big plans, exciting ideas and a new bag full of tricks. Stay Tuned

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

my little fairy


We had a magical weekend with our good friends in Sonoma County! Micro grew by leaps and bounds. It was a much needed trip to the land of green grass and cows. I will post more pics soon :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

family time




With the current lack of snow we have had a few opportunities to get outside as a family. This beautiful spot is just a hop skip and a jump from our house so we snuck down there just before sunset.

Friday, January 6, 2012

let it snow... Please

I am not one to complain about the weather... so I am not complaining, I am just noticing that we really really really need snow. I guess since we had snow all the way into June this year I shouldn't really be that shocked that winter is pushed a bit back.

The ice skating has been amazing on all the small lakes! and people are still biking! Its JUNUARY up here in the mountains. Put on your bikini and come on up!

Sunday, January 1, 2012



Its a new year! and may this one be as silly, fun, inspiring, productive, challenging, growth filled, and magical as the last. I have a feeling this is going to be our best year yet!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

happy holidays!


We had a perfect holiday! Hope you did too!

Monday, December 12, 2011


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wow, time flys.
here is a wee pic to hold you over. I may not post until after the holidays. I am working on stock for the shop and I have to keep my head down.
See you soon.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

a micro vacation



harvest time

Last weekend we took a micro vacation. We went to Monterey to see Micro's Grandpa and go to the Aquarium.  This year Micro really got to enjoy the aquarium. Last year he enjoyed it, but in a much different way. We had such a wonderful time and although it was just a two day "vacation" it felt like a much needed renewal of inspiration.

Friday, November 18, 2011

production time







I have been sewing up a storm. I figured you might like to see a little sample of what I have been up to. I have also been working on finding an additional hour or two a day... not going so well.

harvest time



Last weekend we went down the hill to a fruit harvesting and barn party. We got to pick our own manderins and take a tracter ride. Micro loved chasing chickens, eating fruit off the tree and matching all the changing leaves!

Happy Fall.... and now it is snowing!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

occupy living room

Micro got up early this morning, I think he was channeling the Occupy movement and felt an urgent need to get to work. SO... I decided to make him an official occupy tent. Now he is busy protesting a nap!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

a wee bit old


A while back we went to a railroad revival event, it was a great day! We watched as people powered vessels raced down the tracks, we ate good food, drank fresh drinks, sat on hay bails and listened to as much live music we could. Micro's favorite part was a caged bunny, he would walk over to the cage and point and say please. As if to say "mom we need a bunny at home." Thank goodness he isn't able to form full sentences just yet. I am going to have to work on thickening my skin and practice saying no, otherwise we are going to end up with a menagerie of animals... By the end of the day I wanted a bunny. DOn't tell papa!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

my little hawk

My wee hawk. A little known fact, Micro was almost named Hawk, well Hawkins but Hawk would have been his nick!


Here he is flying back to mama. He just went on a trip with Mary Poppins!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

smelling nature


Aside from kissing banana slugs for good luck, smelling trees in one of my favorite things! I can't remember a time when I didn't know to smell a tree, kiss a banana slug or catch a lizard with a single blade of grass. I can only hope Orland has the same memory when he is 33.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

a new reading chair


Morning time reading, is a daily routine. Making his grandma proud one book at a time. WE scored this chair at the thrift. We have big plans to recover it, but in the mean time it is a perfect micro readying chair.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

father and son





There is nothing in life more sweet then the love between a father and his son. My heart just melts seeing these two.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The first SNOW!


Getting started early.

family time


I haven't had a lot of time recently to do much else but work. But you don't hear me complaining... at least not that much. This Family photo is from a hike we took a few weeks ago up to eagle lake in Desolation Wilderness. That hike really reminded me of what a remarkably beautiful place we live. I really need to get out more :)

Monday, September 19, 2011


We had an awesome weekend. Wedding and birthday yeah!  Everyday is such a joy with this little boy. He is growing so quickly I can hardly believe this is the same little human who just a few months ago couldn't even stand on his own... now he is running. Wow.