Thursday, May 23, 2019

December 2018

“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.” -Edith Sitwell



December is one of my favorite months. Once the weather turns cold in the fall, I start thinking ahead to all the things we'll cram into December. We've simplified it quite a bit over the years, only selecting the handful of things that really matter to us, and saying no to the rest. In doing so, we've really honed in on some beautiful traditions, ones we look forward to year after year. That's not saying they go over perfectly or they roll out in a Hallmark Christmas movie manner. There's fighting and frustrating moments. I mean, it's real life. But I still love every single second of it anyway.

Here's a little Christmas in May for you. It's certainly got me feeling a bit festive.






Tuesday, May 21, 2019

An Evening in the Dandelion Ditch

"We do not remember days, we remember moments."
-Pavese


One evening when my middle guy was at baseball practice, I took the oldest and the youngest on an adventure to a ditch filled with dandelions that I had spotted earlier in the day. I wanted to practice using slow motion in videos, so I simply filmed them while they played. I think it was a fun experience for all of us. Now on to our next adventure......