Thursday, October 23, 2014

pumpkin patching


To make a long story short, yesterday was a long day. I thought "teething" behavior in babies was all a myth, but I have been very sadly mistaken these last couple weeks. We had been planning since the weekend to go to a pumpkin patch on Wednesday (yesterday), but after the long day Wyatt & I had, I just didn't think it would be in the cards for us. But I am beyond grateful we made it happen, because getting outside, taking some photographs with my real camera, picking out a pumpkin, enjoying the golden hour away from the hustle & bustle, was—without sounding too cheesy—exactly what I needed!! It's amazing what a little fresh air can do for my spirits. We got there a little after 5pm and they closed at 6pm, but I could have easily stayed there for a couple more hours.

Monday, October 20, 2014

autumn time.

When I got back from our trip to Virginia last Monday I felt a serious urgency to bunker down and nest. Maybe it was the aftermath of having back-to-back vacations, or maybe it's the new season, or maybe it's that I'm trying to distract myself from the fact that my baby is almost 1 (next week!), but either way...I've been feeling the need to freshen up things around the apartment a bit. And by "freshen up" I mean get rid of all the excess and the clutter and the nonessentials. It's been feeling soo good. Making space for a new season, for a new way of living, for new opportunities and new responsibilities and new changes. It's funny how the more space I create in our home, the more space and serenity I feel in my mind. The more I clean and de-clutter, the more open I feel in my mind & heart. All this purging seems so necessary to me, but for what, I'm not quite sure yet. Must just come with the territory of being a mother/wife/homemaker—having a sense of what is needed at different times for our family. This "job" of mine is stretching at times, but mostly incredibly satisfying, surprisingly fulfilling, and overwhelmingly rewarding. 

(Photo above of two rogue red leaves on the bush right outside my front door, taken last week. It's still very summer-ish weather here and I've come to terms that this beautiful place is best appreciated at other times of the year besides autumn time, but A for effort, California.)

Friday, October 17, 2014

bedhead to be proud of.

he woke up with the perfect swoosh in his hair one morning. coolest guy i know.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

days like this.

Wyatt napped in his carseat while Aaron & I skipped rocks on the water and admired the beautiful horizon together at Utah Lake. Wyatt woke up just in time to take a pic with Dad, which he was obviously very thrilled about. The air was crisp and cool and the sky was clear. Days like this...

Monday, October 6, 2014

a family beach day.


photos from a family beach day a couple Saturdays ago. truth be told, Wyatt is still not a fan of the ocean yet. i sit with him in the sand where the waves can barely touch us and he just squirms and moans and holds onto me so tight with his little hands. it's quite endearing. he would splash and slip around in the bathtub like a little goldfish for days if we let him, but the ocean might have to wait until next year before it can win over Wyatt.

week  39