around here // rainy weekend

October 14, 2013


us at pumpkin patch

pumpkin patch m

pumpkin patch pig

pumpkin patch pony

pumpkin patch pretzel




craft room




Sorry for the picture overload today but it was a good weekend. We went with all of David’s family to a local pumpkin patch first thing Saturday morning before the rain hit, and even though it was hot and muggy (I mean, it’s the middle of October so why wouldn’t it be?) the kids had such a good time. The highlight was riding ponies and the petting zoo. Super cute.

Then it turned rainy and miracle of miracles, Meredith was in a good mood the entire weekend, took decent naps on both days, and even entertained herself for a lot longer than usual. I was able to actually do some crafting while she was awake! I made a lot of progress on my niece’s stocking, cleaned and organized the house a bit, and made a start on some fall decorating. David also took Meredith to the store a couple of times so I hardly had to leave the house. We even got a date night in and saw the movie Gravity which was really good (but stressful, and emotional).

Yesterday afternoon as I was cozied up in the recliner in the craft room doing some embroidery, listening to the rain fall while Meredith napped, I thought of the Kurt Vonnegut quote: “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, ‘If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.'” My inclination was to turn over in my mind all the things I needed to do, or to double task by listening to a podcast or audiobook, but instead I decided to just sit there and listen to the rain and think, I am happy.

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Comments on around here // rainy weekend

  1. 1

    From Sarah:

    That sounds like a lovely weekend! I’ve never heard that Vonnegut quite before, but I really like it.

  2. 2

    From Lauren W:

    I like that Meredith wanted to show her belly to the pig. And I like how skeptical she seems about the pony ride. And I like how that dress looks on her!

  3. 3

    From kapachino:

    I was trying to get a regular picture of her with the pig but this is the best I came out with, ha. In the end I like it better. :) I think she really liked the pony ride but she was super quiet the whole time. She kept talking about riding the horsie though!

    My craft space is a long way from being fully organized or decorated but it is cozy and the fact that I have one at all makes me happy!

    And…you have good taste in toddler dresses, obviously. :)

  4. 4

    From Lauren W:

    Oh and I like your craft space! I’m soooo jealous, I really want a craft space.

  5. 5

    From Nora:

    I think I need the Kurt quote framed and hung in my room. Love it. So glad you had an awesome weekend; love the photo of M and her belly and the pig. She’s adorable; don’t know how you stand it! The stocking looks great, too, by the way.

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    From kapachino:

    Thank you! It’s ridiculous how proud I am of this stocking. I think because it’s all new to me that I’m impressed that it’s turning out to look normal. :)

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    From Kara:

    Oh my word, that photo of M and the pig is hilarious and I could totally see Isla doing something similar. She’s all about flashing her big ol’ jelly belly these days! Meredith is just too cute for words.

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    From Melanie:

    Adorable pics at the pumpkin patch! Love that quote, it is great advice!

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    From yours truly, melissa:

    what a good quote!

    sounds like a lovely weekend!

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