extracurricular

7 years

09.24.05 That’s the date I married My Soldier. He wasn’t a soldier then. He was just the boy who stole my ♥. Today is our 7th anniversary. 7 years ago I put on this dress… and took a few pictures… and saw this boy for the first time… and he took me for a walk… and told me for the…

my favorite baby gear

Which ever company first capitalized on paranoid first time mothers has likely made billions. Seriously, there are entire stores filled with stuff you need for the 1st 2 years of life alone. {shaking my head} I am kind of thankful that we’ve been either too poor or too seasoned to fall victim to the madness. When we found out we…

ill

All of my packing strategies will have to wait. The Peanut and I are sick with a head cold. He can’t really sleep so is up crying all night and I can’t take anything for my symptoms because I am nursing. Soooo…my head feels fuzzy and I am super sleep deprived. My in-laws will be in town this weekend. I’ll…

a wee little break

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Thanksgiving is one of my FAVORITE holidays. That’s likely because it surrounds food and fellowship which are in my top 10 most favorite things. This is my first year hosting. Just a small group of friends from church. I am really excited about it. I’m going to have to take a wee blogging break for the holiday.…

preparing to prepare

Hello little blog! My family left this weekend and we hit the ground running trying to get the house back in order. {not to mention the vast effort we’ve put into getting the army brats back in order} Yesterday I finally felt like we were back in the swing of things and then I realized that Thanksgiving is next week!…

wednesday wanderings

The pattern edition. {this really could qualify as a friday confession and since my parents are still here it will have to suffice for both} So ever since my mom arrived we been jointly wandering through the interwebs specifically perusing vintage patterns. Ah yes, my latest weakness. The madness tends to start by looking for a specific pattern and then…

wednesday wanderings

Super excited today that Penguin has finally released the Great Food series in the US. Like my uber-favorite Penguin Hardcover Classics series the Great Food series covers are also designed by the lovely Coralie Bickford-Smith. You can find them over at Amazon for $9.50ish. {some to my delight are $7 or less} Happy Wanderings!

a lovely morning

It’s raining here today. Gray, and “cold,” and stupendous! Nana (my mom) is here. There’s a 2nd pot of coffee on. The kiddos are rounding on 1½ hours of straight quiet play with a batch of homemade playdough. {that alone would be enough to secure the title of perfect morning} Carne Asada is marinating for dinner. I am engulfed in…

for the writer

My friend Annie is a writer. Not an aspiring writer as if you can’t be a writer until you have a published work. That would be like me not being able to call myself a seamstress until I have my own line of clothing walking NY Fashion week. {oh the silly distinctions we make} Someday she will produce some lovely…

wednesday wanderings

It’s hump day. aka Megan’s SUPER lazy day! Our current schedule has Tuesdays packed for me. {not my fav} I’m up crazy early for a ministry that I am involved with {and love} but requires me to be smiley and interact with 50+ women all before my 3rd cup of coffee. {being nice and or having a conversation before 3…