"For it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all..." Laura Ingalls Wilder.
This plate just because I love it.
It hit 52 once this week... felt like a miracle.
But it was 19 the next day so we were back to this.
But I think winter sunsets are the prettiest. Or maybe it's just because I love cozy nights in my home.
See that school in our backyard just through the fence. Scott used to be an eighth grade teacher there when Anna first came home from China. He'd leave his car in the garage, walk to school right through that gate and be home with us by 2:45. Or I'd carry Anna our baby and a picnic lunch across the field and we'd eat in his classroom. We barely had enough money to get by but those were the happiest days. These are too!
I have a lot in my kitchen but I love it this way. Every week I take every little thing off, clean and rearrange, change it up, play with what I have.
But tea is a theme that will never go away. And sky blue and red.
Frozen fruit cups... an after school treat for Anna.
Salad at dinner... I love iceberg wedges these days and am always experimenting with what's on them.
Oh and this from Pioneer Woman. A burger on Rye with onions... yum! (if you like onions... Anna and I do!)
Little Abigail home with strep this week.
And our simple things this weekend are a 'just us girls' tonight as daddy is at 'talent night' at his school. Saint Patrick's Day parade in the city tomorrow. Abigail is dancing with her Irish Step class. A simple afternoon with some chores when we get home. Maybe a quick stop at our little library since we can't go in the morning. A relaxing evening since we'll all be tired from the parade. Church school on Sunday morning early and Mass. Then Scott and I have our March date (and we're leaving the house for this one... it's work for me friends... you know I'd rather be home and cozy running a few loads of laundry), and then ready for the next week. Throw a little homework in the mix, some viola practice, and maybe a family game and I'd say we're at full capacity. Happy and simple. Wishing you all a simple things weekend right along with me. xoxoxo