There and back again

I’ve been sorting through clothes this week and came across Luca’s first Halloween costume. A little elephant was he! I held it up to Roes and realized I better get her into it now and have a pre-Halloween photo shoot! These kiddos of mine really look alike! Sometimes we can’t tell their pictures apart! Here is Luca in the elephant ears (around 6 months) and after is Rose (at a healthy 4 months!). Love my little circus!

Day 20: City

No city for me these days….but I’m pretty sure I’d find one if I kept on driving down this road!

Rose and I spent a nice hour driving around the hills of Northumberland a couple days ago. Rose having a much needed nap with the motion of car like a little ship at sea and me loving the quiet time watching the hills and woods roll by. This part of Ontario is really rather lovely and reminds me a lot at times of Vermont. The hills can be quite large and the fields curving over those hills in such a beautiful long sweep. Little pockets of woods and grass land dabble the view. There is something peaceful about this land. Thank goodness there is no city here.

Day 19: Light

Nothing lights up my life like my little baby Rose. Here in Canada in the last leg of winter, I’m always so glad to have the sun steaming in. I move Rose into the light and she is so happy! No curtains or blinds on the windows on a sunny day! In fact, I’m rather annoyed by the whole curtain thing anyway! Privacy is nice, but I also feel so shut off from the world behind closed windows and doors. Let the light in!

Day 18: Grow

This is from one of those fun photo booths popping up at wedding! Here my sister Betony and I are both quite pregnant at my brother Jonathan and Lua’s wedding. I love that Bet and I are growing our bellies nice and round, the little ones (now Rose and Harriet) are growing inside as little babies should, and that my brother and Lua are growing into a new part of their lives together. Grow. What a beautiful thing.

Day 15: Food

I found these cookies at Queenies bakery in Port Hope, ON….and they took me right back to my childhood! Sugary crispy frosting and shortbread-like cookie. So good! The lovely whale background is a beautiful tea towel that my sister sent me. Seemed like a good fit!

Day 13: Favorite Memory

There are so many favorite memories for all of us. But there are some times when we love remembering certain moments. Because in the present, it’s that moment, that we most long for. That moment for me is to be with my sisters. We are standing on my parents deck overlooking the Kansas prairie at sunset in this picture…but I would take any place or time – if we were just together. One lives in KS City and one lives in Colorado – very far from Cobourg, Ontario. I want so badly to be able to walk down the block and stroll into one of their kitchens…maybe we would make lunch together, fold laundry or sit on the back porch and chat. But for now we have to make due with connecting over the phone. And we do. I’m so grateful that I can call my sisters…that we are close. I can call and laugh, or sometimes cry and that that is ok. I’m so lucky to have these beautiful women in my life. Incredibly lucky!

Now just wait until I tell you about my brothers….!