Blessings flow.

This weekend we came home. 
Blue Connecticut skies, 85 degree heat, and familiar faces greeted us. 
Returning to my childhood home always reminds me of how intensely blessed we are.
In these two weeks of transition, we take comfort in a great many things. 
and the new homes that await us in our future.
in places like new york city and connecticut and maybe france and definitely hawaii.
with husband, turkey sandwiches and long hikes.
that inevitably end with the two of us getting lost, husband using my phone to get directions, and me claiming that it's all "part of the adventure". 
until we saw two snakes. 
that was not supposed to be part of the adventure. 
that tell us 
(a) my mother is martha stewart. minus the poor wardrobe choices and jail time.
(b) my mother has begun to display her love for us in food. 
which means we now have two mothers who exhibit love through cooking and baking.
which means we cannot escape the inordinate amounts of weight that we will gain in the next two weeks.
which means I now need intensify my workout schedule. 
on moving day. 
that may or may not have ended with me in my bedroom, hugging my ribs and choking down sobs as I explained to husband, "can...not...leave...friends...I'm...SAD". Poor husband.
seriously. is there anything cuter?
 he has new ones every time we come home. 
this time he's made himself a helicopter-like flight machine (?) that attracts all kinds of spectators. 
"scratch made" he tells us, again and again. 
he's a pretty cute one, that papa of mine.
who wear bandanas. 
and spend memorial day with us. 
with a good book. 
made by the woman who gave me life.
I wasn't kidding about gaining weight. 

Happy Memorial Day! 
Enjoy your celebrations of freedoms that do not come free. 
And say a prayer for those who have little to take comfort in.


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  2. Oh, you may me long for home. Cups of coffee with my Mama, watching puppies...so glad you had a great time!

  3. poolside afternoon! oh lovely post and lovely pictures! makes me long for warm afternoons by the pool.

  4. these pictures are realllly pretty.

    and your grandpa is so cute.

  5. My little yorkie had a "Little Miss USA" dress to wear. Love the doggie!


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