Vivid Dreams, Missing Teeth, and Links

During both pregnancies, I have had really vivid dreams. When I was teaching, I would dream the next day’s lesson plans in full detail and wake up exhausted because I would have to actually live each day again (or so it felt). Now I just have vivid dreams of everyday situations that leave me a tiny bit…

What I’m Into (April 2015)

This month started off warm and has ended up being a bit chilly at times (not to mention rainy!). As much as I love summer, I do prefer this gradual transition to the hotter months. We’ve playing on the deck, taking walks in the (light!) evenings with Jon, splashing in water with toddler rain boots, and…

Links Before Thanksgiving

It’s the day before Thanksgiving. This time of year features a clump of the least common birthdays in America (mine is also on the list!). My brother gets into town today, and then the whole family will be together. Our biggest change to Thanksgiving this year is attempting a fresher recipe for green beans (as…

Ponderings on November First

We woke up to find a light dusting of snow this morning. It seems a bit much, but at least the snow waited until November. Every day we lose more leaves, but it has been so gorgeous out. I’m not quite ready to have to bundle up in order to leave the house. I’ve been…

Pondering (and What I’m Trying Not to Ponder)

We’ve had two days in a row where I can taste fall. We’ve opened the windows to air the house out, and I can’t get over how clean it all smells. The night before the first one, I suddenly just felt like I couldn’t do it anymore. I felt like our days had become so…

To Make You Think: Monday Links

Here are things I loved around the Internet recently, perfect for a rainy Monday morning On Motherhood:  I’m loving Ashlee Gadd’s new website, Coffee and Crumbs. The essays are deep and thoughtful and encouraging. I especially love “to be sad about what isn’t” about how sometimes, you have to move through sadness when you find out the…

To Make You Think: Weekend Reading (2)

This morning I stepped outside with Liam to gauge the weather and determine our walk attire. When we turned to go inside, he screamed loudly. I couldn’t blame him though; it’s a glorious day, and we plan to spend a lot of it outside. The daffodils in a nearby park have burst open overnight, and the breeze…