Ooooh boy, do I have a case of spring fever! I get it every year in February, like clockwork, but maybe it’s stronger this year because I’m entertaining Oden all day. Chilly, wet, windy, or snowy days aren’t fabulous for outdoor activities with Baby. Despite my warm-weather yearnings, I feel myself coming out of the funk I’ve been in since the end of last year. I’m not there yet, but I can breathe again, and it’s been helping to pause (even amid the chaos of life with an almost-walking, ever-teething, strong-willed baby) and see the good. So much good! Take a look!
Valentine’s Day treats.
I ate one in bed.
Oden’s first valentine from Tere, our nanny!
We went out on Saturday night for Valentine’s Day. Burgers, nachos, and milkshakes!
Perfect winter trees for date night.
On the actual holiday, we ate takeout on our fancy lovebird plates!
This soup was so full of flavor. Did you try it?
I have many little bowls of mementos.
Sunset and our neighbor’s Christmas lights. In February.
These spinach gruyere egg bakes are always so delicious! I added asparagus this time.
I’m always right there, but I like letting/observing him play by himself. What goes on in that baby brain?
Lone Star tacos are the bomb.
I know he’s done eating when he starts stashing food in his high chair seat.
The dog bowl falls under the “pick your battles” category.
I almost gave this plant away but gave it a massive haircut instead. Fingers crossed!
Always intrigued by this cabin near my house.
In her element.
I tried cross-country skiing! It was super fun.
John towed Oden behind him in the sled. Such a happy little guy!
Tick-tock until 5:30pm.
Hurry up, Mom!
This guy is living the dream!
Oden has outgrown some of his playthings. Sniff!
Friday playdate/stroller walk with our buddy, Tucker!
My favorite donut is cake with rainbow sprinkles.
A good day at the vintage shop.
Pretend-eating with vigor!! Where does he learn this stuff?
Girls’ dinner out with tasty Indian food.
The view from my kitchen window has SO MUCH LESS SNOW.
I got to page 17 before he woke up and yes, that coffee is cold. #metime
This corner makes me happy. #squad
My inner neat freak was cringing! So much for organization.
One year ago, I was in the ER with a wicked respiratory infection and the world’s biggest remote control.
Two years ago, I made my version of the perfect cheese board!
Three years ago, we ended Valentine’s dinner with spicy chocolate pudding and homemade grahams.
Four years ago, I was following these two through the woods.
Five years ago, we moved in to our home.
And Cholula looked like this!
And this morning, it’s curly hair and Christmas books.
You know. Just the usual bliss.
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