Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ten Years From Now

I love this blank white page before me. It's been a while since I typed here and I miss it. I've been busy with the usual here. Cooking, cleaning, baking, cooking, cleaning up, cooking, helping with homework... throw a little laundry in the mix and my days are full.

If you could hear what I hear right now. I'd bottle it up for sure with a sticker on the bottle that said, do not open until you're 50. It's the sound of a snow day. The sound of my for sure neat and tidy house getting torn apart very little by very little. The sweet sound of Anna reading Junie B. Jones aloud to Abigail. Or "jun a pee jones" as Abigail corrects us. It the sound of tea cups getting filled, and giggles.  It's a day I know they'll play outside with their daddy.  A day that must have soup simmering on the stove.  There might be a sister squabble but deep down I know they'll remember their snow days as sweet ones.  As will their mama, ten years from now.

The end of January brought Chinese New Year and we celebrated BIG this year.  With a trip to China town in NYC.  It's so much fun to go to New York City for a day trip.  Every time we head into the city we always say, "why don't we do this more often?"   A few favorites from our day.








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China silks ~ Anna picked out a light blue for a photo shoot I wanted to do with her.





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And since China Town is soooo close to Scholastic Books we just had to stop.



So today I'll soak it all in knowing that this is one day I'll wish I could open ten years from now.  So let the snow flutter down.  Bring it on Mother Nature, for Connecticut loves a pretty snow storm.


  1. Precious pictures, Tara! You are so lucky to live so close to NYC! Chris and I love Chinatown in San Francisco. We go there every time we visit (we got engaged in San Francisco under on the beach at Golden Gate National Recreation Area) and we try to go every 5 or 10 years! I can't wait to see your photos of Anna in her silks! Happy Chinese New Year and Snow Day!!!

  2. Beautiful pictures of your sweet girls! I love NYC it has been many years si ce my last trip but we are thinking it would be a fun vacations spot next year.

    There are many days that I wish I could bottle up as well.

  3. What a fun way to celebrate!! We didn't celebrate it at all....but there's always next year, right?

  4. yeah for snow days!!:)
    now the whole idea of bottling up a day for later...oh if only!:)
    temps too bitter cold to make it outside yesterday, but a fun snow day nonetheless. high of 7 today...7! we may just get another early morning cancellation call!?!?!

    love NYC! wow! never been but i'd love to. can't wait to see anna's photo shoot.

    have a happy day tara


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