T.G.I.F.! It’s been a big week over here. Cholula celebrated her 4th birthday, and yesterday marked Baby Howe’s halfway point in my belly (WHOA). It’s the eve of a trip to Baja with my family and we get to spend this evening with dear friends and their baby, whom we haven’t met. On top of these delightful things, the autumn sun is shining and multi-colored leaves are fluttering to the ground like butterflies. I find myself pausing often these days (mostly because I’m out of breath from something the baby is doing to my body), but those little “time outs” are ideal for really seeing what’s around me. And it’s good. Take a peek!
The shady side of the valley is getting a bit chilly on our morning hikes.
It’s the Little Garden that Could! Still producing!
We grew this funky squash.
Up close and personal with Jim James and My Morning Jacket. Amazing show!
Delicious homemade granola is my favorite breakfast right now. (Make it!)
Itty bitty heart rock.
Supporting the hubby with his team! Playoffs are intense.
Cholula is in on the action, too.
Best surprise from hubby for a preggo mama: CUPCAKES!
Our neighborhood walks are so lovely right now.
Cholula was fancy for her birthday hike! I’ll share more photos from our adventure soon.
You should really make these enchiladas– the poblano sauce is so yummy!
This big fat raccoon napped in our tree all afternoon. I thought he was dead until he looked at me.
HUGE NEWS: I can eat salmon again! #thankyoubaby
There’s a 20-week bump shot for you! HELLO.
Ultrasounds are my favorite. Look at that foot!
One year ago, I took you on a photo walk around my old neighborhood.
Two years ago, I was clinking Moscow Mules with Sarah before she left for Oman.
Three years ago, we paused wedding prep to take Cholula swimming on her birthday.
Four years ago, John ALMOST proposed to me in Tulum. Read more.
And this morning, I’m finding any dress that still fits me for our Mexico trip tomorrow!
You know. Just the usual bliss.
One year ago: Glazed Honey Applesauce Bread.