Friday, May 24, 2013


These faces make getting up each day a joy, even when the days and nights blend together in a stream of late night feedings and too-early morning coos and snuggles.  

I made the Wave Jumper for Lyddie three years ago, but accidentally made it too small, so it has only been worn by two of my three girls.  It was one of my early knitting projects and I would do things differently now since the Noro yarn is really too scratchy for a baby knit.  But the colors are just breathtaking and after three years I never did get a picture of it for my Ravelry page until yesterday.

  I am so happy that my doctor has approved "light activity"' and my blood pressure has continued to be stable for the past few days. 

Jesse is assuredly thankful that Mr. Mom is going to be able to hang up his hat soon, although his hard work, along with my mom's amazing sacrifice coming over here the past few weekends to help, have kept the house manageable in my time down and it hasn't been too hard to ease back into a little of the work here.

I can't wait to get out and do some work in the garden.  Our weather is soon going to turn to very hot mornings and afternoons and I have missed the peaceful ritual of weed pulling in spare moments of the spring.  I am holding off since I'm not sure I would call gardening "light" activity.  


  1. In that picture of L & M together, for the first time to me they really, look alike! Love them so.
    Like the new blog look too!

  2. I thought they looked a lot alike in that picture too! They are both so cute! That's the face I got when I told them to smile- haha!

  3. Thank you so much for hopping over to my blog. I followed you back here and I'm so glad I did because I feel like I've just met a kindred spirit! Your girls are amazing. Your newborn is just scrumptious, and your knitting is inspiring. (Plus you have chickens. It doesn't get more kindred-y than that!)

    Bless you as you recover. I've been reading "One Thousand Gifts" too, and I'm still trying to wrap my mind around giving thanks for the hard...something I should have done better this evening.

    I hope you don't mind if I keep on reading your blog from time to time. It is so beautiful here from your perspective.