Thursday, July 9, 2009


Four years, two kids, two states, four apartments, one doctorate, one mortgage, two cars, one cat.

Three boys, one girl. One family. Lots of ups, lots of downs. Lots of laughs, lots of ice cream.

Happy Anniversary, Mark.

Scents of the Season

Our internet access is still touchy. I'll do the best I can, but wanted to blog about the smells of summer...

I love the smell of grass that has just been cut.
I love the smell of clean cloth diapers after drying all day in the sunshine.
I love the smell of my musky baby, with long unkempt hair, certain to be breastmilk laden.
I love the smell of barbecue chicken on the grill.
I love the smell of my sweaty three year old, just like a puppy.
I love the smell of lavender water sprayed on bed sheets after they've been changed.
I love the smell of Sweet Basil growing in my garden.
I love the smell of dirt, caked on pudgy hands and feet after playing outdoors all day.
I love the smell of morning after a humid day brings a night-long rain.
I love the smell of my nourished, satisfied baby; his breathing so close to my face.
I love the smell of roasted garlic, which I use on everything.

I love summer.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Update...sort of.

We haven't had internet at our house for awhile. We're working on it, but that's why I haven't been blogging (or emailing or Facebooking). Fortunately the weather is gorgeous and we're busy. I'm sure everyone else is, too, and hardly noticed my absence.

I'll be back.