In lieu of trying to belong to any number of societies: Chesterton, Sherlock Holmes, the Inklings, and so on: I propose and establish one of my own. Don your intelligence cap at the door; dust off your logic and imagination; did you bring your inspiration and encouragement? We are shapers, my friends; lit lamps; light-bringers. Bring quotes*; poetry should be uplifting and thoughtful, or witty and clever, (or both). Humor is encouraged; laughter is invited back. Pull up a chair. Anyone for tea?



Oh, just life

Snow-day with Siblings

Here are a few pictures from last week and the big snow. After a few days of deceptive thaw, the snow whirled in so thick we got the van stuck six times in four blocks and had to rock out of the snow. But of course we didn't want that to interfere with Sister's visit, so when she made it across town in her huge van, they set to work on the driveway that had been piled high by the snowplow.
We had a very cozy day tucked into our little house and surrounded by snow. Will didn't have school that day either, so we enjoyed it together: food, cooking shows, picture-books and babies, hanging pictures, laughing, sewing, singing and playing piano.
~lentil soup~
busy hands and whole wheat bread
Ben and I have a recital coming up. . .
We get pretty silly when we're all together :)
baby-wearing Mama
hanging plates
A new skirt~hooray!

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Kristina Elseth said...

Olivia, you do have the most delightful way of passing on the beauties of life. :) Such loveliness. Keep blogging!

Love you,

Ana said...

I love these pictures. So cozy! :D

Fred & Leon said...

Oooohhh!!! Such pretty pictures Livi!!!! I love Katie's mug ;)

I hope to see ya'll SOON!!!


Lyndsay said...

Is that a gas stove? How happy!

Kat said...

It was a lovely day! Love the pictures. :)

Olivia said...

It is a gas stove, Lyndsay! We are so thrilled with it... I love working with flame.

Thanks for the comments, people :).

Auntie Meredith said...

Ha! Lyndz and I think alike. I loved all of the pics of the interior of the house, but that "thud" you may have heard was me hitting the floor at the sight of your stove. What a pleasure it must be to cook on that beauty! Don't you just love the clicking sound when you first turn on the flame? A simple pleasurem but such a happy, happy thing!

Natalie said...

I love your new home! I can't wait to see it in person. :)