I woke up at 3:30 this morning and couldn't fall back to sleep. I was thinking about how I needed to do a Kickstarter update and let people know where things were at. I was wondering how all 3 children made it into our bed last night and how it was no wonder I was awake-I was running out of bed real estate. I was debating on making some cupcakes for Charlie to take to his first day of pre-school today in celebration of his birthday last Sunday. So at 5:00 I decided to just get up. There's something to be said for getting up early while everyone else is still fast asleep (don't be fooled- this will probably never happen again.) So I came down, turned on the kettle, made myself some chamomile honey herbal tea and sat down at the computer. Minutes later I heard the sound of little footsteps above me. Kate came down, asked for some hot chocolate and a clementine. I threw a few more logs onto the fire, got her settled under a blanket and put on Charlie & Lola for her. And here I am.
I was thinking that it's been way too long since I've been here in this space and how much I have missed it. Did I really skip over Halloween? These last few months have been a blur and now it's almost December. Wasn't it just August?? Thanksgiving was so good. We had great friends over and I ate the most scrumptious candied ginger & cranberry sauce that I have ever had. Still thinking about it. The flurry of the holidays are upon us. What a wonderful time of year. Chris was able to get our things out of our storage unit in Los Angeles and arrived home with them a week ago, driving non-stop from SLC to MA in less than 2 days (thanks for co-piloting, Nathaniel!) We've been busy unpacking and feeling so grateful to be reunited with our things. I got a little tear when I laid eyes on my kitchenaid. Seriously. We only brought what fit into our minivan so it's been a bit bleak these past 5 months. Charlie will be starting pre-school today which is something I have anxiously waited for these last few months. He will finally be able to get the therapies he needs (speech, occupational, developmental) while at school. He has made a lot of progress since we left LA 5 months ago but there is still much needed to do and we are feeling hopeful. I participated in my first ever craft fair (kind of nerve wracking!) and have a some holiday goodies left that I will put up in my etsy shop today for anyone who might be interested. Wool felt holly & ivy 6' garlands, wool christmas trees & ornaments.
It's 6:30 now. All 3 children are up and I think I've still got some time to get some cupcakes into the oven for Charlie. See you soon! xoxo