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Month: March 2014

pi(e) day 2014

pi(e) day 2014

We’ve been doing this for years. As many years as we’ve been married. I feel like we’ve really made this holiday and this tradition our own–something we all look forward to and get excited about, whether we celebrate with friends or just by ourselves.

This year I made butternut squash galette, kale and sausage dinner pie, mixed berry and chocolate pie, and classic pumpkin. I wish I could pinpoint exactly what it is about making pie that I find so fulfilling, but I can’t. Maybe it’s the challenge of making a flaky crust, maybe it’s the enormous range of possible fillings, maybe it’s just the fact that pie is . . . pie! 20140316-193354.jpg

I only took one pie pic(!)* (the choco-berry pie, above) but I also snapped a couple of one of my little helpers. Girlfriend puts her whole self into her pie baking. Just like with everything else she does.20140316-192917.jpg

*I feel like I’m slacking off in the picture department. Whole months of our lives are going by with only a few phone photos to show for it. Sad, sad undocumented day.

as they sleep

as they sleep

A painter-friend of mine asked recently what I would like painted to hang on my walls. I was surprised by how confidently I answered: sleeping children.

Sleeping children are, of course, so peaceful and calming. They can also be hilarious. And when kids are sleeping, you can forgive them of everything they have put you through in the previous 12 hours. It really is a beautiful thing.

Just a few of my sleeping children art from recently:

Maybe someday I’ll gather all my favorites from the years and create a gallery out of them.

our hearts are frozen

our hearts are frozen

It’s been over two months since we took the boys to their first movie ever. It was “Frozen” on New Years Eve and we may never hear the end of it. Oliver likes to get dressed and put toys away to the Frozen soundtrack. Simon is systematically trying to memorize all of the songs. And Elsa, bless her little heart, “sings” “words” that are in the same cadence as “Let it go! Let it go!” (It does sound a little bit like “Let it go!” but not quite. (She also “sings” “Look down!” from Les Mis, which is just as cute and hilarious as you’d expect.)

Here’s a glimpse into our world these days:

Also: if you say “Elsa?” someone will finish your thought: “Do you wanna build a snowman?”

Yes, we are all in on “Frozen.”