Nesting

Dear sisters,

I think I have entered into full blown nesting mode. Kevin and I have always been hard core nesters at heart. We lived within an hour of two of the coolest cities in the country-NYC and Philly-and spent very little time in either of them. We’d rather spend a weekend at home, gardening and baking and rearranging furniture, than spending money (that could go towards things for our house!) for a day of exploring. When we want to explore we go to state parks, gardens, historic sites and soak up the beautiful nature/history where it feels incredible to just be in the presence of so much beauty. I rarely feel that way in a city. I might enjoy them more if the city was empty. That would be cool. Anyways, back to nesting. Continue reading “Nesting”

Small ones

Hi, sisters,

Mom and I took a day trip up to Rachel and Krestia’s the weekend after Thanksgiving to spend some more time with them. I had an hour or so with them to meet Eve over breakfast on the weekend that they came down for my show, but that definitely wasn’t enough. It was a good, low-key trip, and a much-welcomed break the week after my show. Wish that the rest of you could have been there with us. Mom and I did some Christmas shopping on the way up and then we spent the afternoon with everyone, ate dinner there (Mom made soup that she took along), and had a little time afterwards before we headed back home. How nice that you are withing driving distance, sister. The day was nothing fancy, which was exactly perfect. There were books read, paper dolls played, a Christmas tree decorated, baby and 5-year-old snuggling, time talking with Rachel and Krestia and Krestia’s brother, helping with some chores around the house, that sort of thing. Here are a few pictures.

Krestia and his brother dropped off a Christmas tree on their hunting break. Miriam spent many portions of the rest of the day decorating and redecorating the tree, though some of the lights and some of the cut branches made their way to her room.
Krestia and his brother dropped off a Christmas tree on their hunting break. Miriam spent many portions of the rest of the day decorating and redecorating the tree, though some of the lights and some of the cut branches made their way to her room. She informed that she was wearing zebra pants.

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