Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Baby Making Decade

I'm sure there are some of you that are tired about hearing about babies and children. If so, please disregard this post. It does become a huge part of your life during the "child rearing" years, but please know that there are other parts of my life that I am still passionate about as well, like making art and films (humble though they be) and cooking for fun and being ridiculous with my friends in a very middle school like way, and still, I am a mother.

Just yesterday Rachel and I took a little trip up to Kalamazoo to visit my friend Tori who just had her first sweet little baby girl named Calista. (yeah, we won't mention that I got on 96 instead of 94 and didn't realize it until we were in Holland?!?!?!) So we had a fun road trip, took us more than two hours to get to K-zoo. Oooops.

So this is a celebration post for the precious little lives that have come into the world! Here is Jack(3 months) and Cali (6 days old?).

Another is my friend Jenn had her baby boy just a couple weeks ago, Baby Calvin. Then there's Nicki and Baby Luke.Baby Luke came over for a little "play date" the other day...I think it was the first time that they "noticed" each other. So cute.

That's not all the babies either. I can count on more than one hand the number of people I know that are either pregnant or trying! I guess we have officially entered the baby making decade.

Monday, September 12, 2011

My favorite month...

Yep. It's September. I love the weather, sometimes just chilly enough for a hoody, but still plenty of warm sunny days left and the sunsets over Lake Michigan are spectacular. I also look forward to bonfires or fires in our wood stove on the back porch. Ahhh...September. My favorite is to bake something yummy (usually involving cinnamon and early apples) with the windows open and listening to James Taylor. The sun filters through the leaves differently this time of year. It sparkles and glows and spills onto our couch from our picture window. It is just a good feeling.

I love to be outdoors this time of year too. We have spent a lot of time as of late, climbing dunes and walking forest trails. Cal and Dad went down into our ravine and creek for the first time too. He loved it! He was running around and "ploring" as he calls it.

Running on the big boy trails at Warren Dunes with Nena.

My child refuses to look at a camera to spite us. Maybe he's tired of it? Haha!

Warren Dunes

Another favorite is the farmer's market! I love it all summer long, but especially in September. I look forward to the huge delicious tomatoes from Blue Bird Farms all year. I made a peach cobbler too! Yum.

My big boy about to venture down to the creek in our backyard for the first time.

Borrowing Mom's shades.

And who could forget that this adorable baby turned three months in September?!?
I think a good way to end this post, no?

God is so good to us. Though life is at times a struggle, he remains our constant. We continue to seek out his will for our lives daily.I am learning new things all the time.