let your heart be light

Faithful friends who are dear to us Gather near to us once more. . . . → Read More: let your heart be light

tender and mild


I am placing this image of nine-years-ago Quinn drawing a whole bunch of baby dinosaurs “standing on the floor of the egg” here to signify that there’s a lot of writing going on, gestating behind the scenes. The sun ball lamp might be my egg incubator, and I am waking up early to . . . → Read More: tender and mild

~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ not so little drummer boy

My brother’s laugh is one of my very favorite laughs in the world, and one of my very favorite things about him, and it would not be a disappointment if Quinn inherited this trait. Even if it is for a temporary period, I’m thoroughly enjoying the way his laughs ring in the air, jingling like the bells at the upper reach of his mallets, perhaps because they contrast so with his new low speaking register in the timpani section. . . . → Read More: ~a month in the life of a lifelong learner~ not so little drummer boy

~rainbow mondays~ merry and bright

rainbow dragon costumes for pancake granddaughters. this shipment hasn’t been made yet, because grandpa found out some little girl stats about favorite colors and animals, and went on a mission to find a blue bunny and a white mouse for his girls.

solstice beach sunshine rainbow

rainbow christmas lights! which will probably . . . → Read More: ~rainbow mondays~ merry and bright

advent affirmations

for the two weeks that quinn was gone leading up to yesterday (and the start of our two weeks together! yay!) i sent him some advent notes to open each day… and i’m going to store them here for him to be able to look back on someday.

December 10: One thing I love about . . . → Read More: advent affirmations

five years of love and light

retrospective… 4… 3… 2… 1…

y’all, it’s been five years since i fell in love with this man!

five biggies from this past year:

our first trip to the e.r. as a couple; sickness and health: check. we found dragon house 2.0, in all its wood . . . → Read More: five years of love and light

more love and more light

there is a signed custody judgement.what a relief!!!

happy solstice! there’s more light from here on out!

remember this? time to draw another big tree in this image. yes, we have definitely put down more roots.

since i will not be online tomorrow, and it falls in the same vein of bringing more light . . . → Read More: more love and more light

happy winter solstice!!!

i hope everyone has a wonderful winter solstice! i know i am positively joyful at the prospect of more sunlight!!! my little tree and i are happily looking forward to putting down even more roots in the year to come. 🙂

other posts you may enjoy:womencoparenting plustidepooling and . . . → Read More: happy winter solstice!!!