Well, I sort of unintentionally/intentionally took a week off from this little space. I tend to fall a little out of love with blogging from time to time, where I just feel uninspired. I was just waiting for the desire to come along. I've been struggling with not feeling quite myself and dealing with spring allergies (the pollen count was 10,000 last week?!), so I've been tired. I am excited for this beautiful season! I have been lucky enough to spend time with lots of friends over the past week, eating on patios, catching up. It has been so good for my soul. We also made it to church on sunday. What an accomplishment. It felt really good to be there.

These photos were taken at Willow's backyard birthday party which was the perfect way to spend a saturday afternoon. Friends, hot dogs, s'mores, playground, adult beverages, and costco cake. Dear heavens. Have you tried it? It basically tastes like a Publix yellow cake with the addition of a layer of cold, creamy custard. Get you some. I made Willow my very first crayon roll using this tutorial. I've always wanted to make one and I thought this preschool activity book was really cute.

That last picture of Willow laughing with her Daddy makes me so happy. Great party Jen and Ham!


  1. Aw, I'm glad you're back! Your neighborhood looks so fun and Matilda is so pretty <3

  2. I love the pic of Erik and Charlie- holy rolls :)

  3. so sweet. thanks for helping us celebrate & talking such fun pictures!!

  4. I'm glad you're back to blogging. I always enjoy reading what you have to share. I have found since moving to MS that I have not wanted or needed to blog as often. I think last season blogging offered an escape and healing, which was definitely needed, but maybe now not as much? I don't know!

  5. Welcome back ;)


  6. What a fun party! Matilda looks pretty precious standing there holding that present. I love kid parties that are fun for adults, too. That's essential, in my book. ;)

    I get uninspired re: blogging, too. In a serious way. There are days I literally can't think of anything to blog about, which is crazy since I think and talk all the time. But it's okay to take breaks. Better than faking it, right?

  7. Love the crayon roll up. I love giving those as gifts.
    And that backyard is awesome! I want a fire pit!

  8. Monica DiCristinaMarch 29, 2012 at 7:55 PM

    I am sorry I didn't introduce myself at church on Sunday, I missed my moment and thought I would have another :(.
    I just got my affirmation banners from Secret Holiday and Co I spotted on your blog! If you decide to keep writing, I will be reading :)

    1. no worries! so glad i got to see your little ones. i can't believe our daughters are just three days apart. so sweet. so glad you liked those affirmation banners as much as i did!


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