Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Things that make me smile

I thought I would quickly share a few things that make me smile. In no particular order

EMILY! I think when she smiles it is contagious! She has been such a positive impact on my whole family. It's really amazing for such a little person to have such a huge effect on people!

Jeremy clean shaven...it doesn't happen often so I'm very happy when it does

My dog Harley! He also has that happy effect on that when I walk him people start smiling

Flowers or in this case a painting of flowers from my favorite artist Bobbie Burgers

A good meal, preferably dinner! 

Champagne, which makes me smile so much my cheeks hurt the next day! 

My vegetable garden, it gives me a great sense of accomplishment to plant, tend to and grow some of my own food. 

The relationship I have with my husband. We have been together for almost 12 years now and I find that we are more in love and more solid now than we ever were. We just fit, it works, I love the way we interact and understand each other. We don't complete each others sentences or anything, but if we have a dinner party we complete each others actions, it is like a well choreographed play. I love that I am so in love with my husband and I love our new family. 
photo taken by Annalie Young http://annalieyoung.com/

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I thought I was tired!

I find it hilarious that Emily (my 5 month old) sleeps for about 10 hours, wakes up eats plays for about an hour and then goes back to sleep! It's amazing, she is exhausted after being up for 2 hours. Maybe the parents have it all wrong and the kids aren't tiring us out and it's the other way around.

Emily has also made me think more about the saying "fall asleep" because sometimes she literally looks like she fell and then went to sleep! Check out some of Em's favorite sleeping positions, I think her favorite is the face plant!

To Blog or not to Blog & how much to blog!

A lot has happened that I should have been writing about in the last few months. First and foremost I had a baby! A beautiful baby girl named Emily. Jeremy and I couldn't be happier, we now have what we have wanted for such a long time...a family. Each day we learn something new courtesy of our 5 month old!

So where does this leave my blog? Well for a while I literally moved from the kitchen to the couch! But now I am back in the kitchen, not as much as before but enough not to have to go into the freezer for meals anymore. I am trying to find the balance between being a mother, a wife and a cook. Somedays are easier than others but I'm not complaining....well not too much!

I hope to find the time to continue to blog, not so much for my die hard 4-5 followers! but for me, it is a good outlet and in some ways a journal. I will continue to post recipes and cooking tips, but will now also be blogging about life with a baby and the many things they teach us. I think what took me so long to start writing again is the fear of sharing too much info. I hope to find the right level of info and stories to share so that my readers are interested but while still keeping some things for just me and Jeremy.

So tune in for many stories to come! And pictures!