humble beginnings.

This week I'm thankful these things. 

beginnings :: They are all new, if not particularly shiny. We've been in the States 4.5 months, yet I'm barely beginning to feel arrived. The heart of me has caught up with the body of me, almost. It's funny how often those two are out of sync. I am a poorly timed clock; tick tock.

Yet here we are again, the pieces of me and my newly family. We get to start our lives here however we want, though it's been difficult deciding just how we want to do that. I suppose everything will fall into place at some point, right universe?

bloggin' :: I'm happy to be back, to be connecting... 

{a la village}

measures :: These milk bottle measuring cups from Anthropologie make me happy. Maybe it would be weird to say I am thankful for them. But I am thankful to be able to window shop and find items and window displays that are pretty cool just about everywhere. That definitely didn't happen in Puerto Natales. 

spring :: It's been crazy green since we got here. I honestly don't remember California being so green for so long, ever. But then, memory has never been my strong suit. Now I'm just happy that warm sunshine is mostly accompanying such greenness. 

{looking at papa}

hikes :: More specifically green spring hikes with the family. Rowan went on his first longish and beautiful hike yesterday. He's done a fair amount of walking since he was born, but he's never felt so far away from the city. Cows, lizards, woodpeckers, waterfalls, poppies and that sudden breeze he loves. 

What are you thankful for right now?



That's lovely that you took Rowan for his first hike :)

Love those milk bottle measuring cups. I'm actually on the lookout for a new one and this is perfect! Thanks for letting us know about it :)

Have a great weekend!

Hollie said...

I've been meaning to respond to your email about normalcy.. but I have been out of it lately. This post makes me feel normal! My heart & body seem to be 2 separate entities lately. Have I mentioned that I am so, so happy you're back to blogland? Your posts are always so down to earth and soothing, if you will. :] I hope you guys have a good weekend!

ps. I love the little baby bear!!

Dawn said...

Oh this is so wonderful:) It made me happy just reading what you're thankful for.
Love those milk measurer things....and WOOT on the Hike:)))

Nikki said...

What a lucky baby. Beautiful things to be thankful for. I'm thankful for Anthropologie too ;)

LatteLisa said...

Has it been 4.5 months already? Are you sure?!! Time is a weird fellow.

Hikes and green California sound good. Enjoy your weekend Heather ;-)

Signe said...

Thos milk bottle measuring cups from Anthropologie are amazing and your Rowan sure is a cutie! Oh, did I say that already? Twice?! I'll shut up about it from now on then!

Hugs and a happy Saturday to you and your family Heather :)

Maria said...

wonderful! i like the t-shirt. happy weekend!

acommonthread said...

always nice to take an inventory like this to appreciate.

Krystal said...

aw, i am so glad you liked that tshirt, isn't it hilarious! i can understand with all of your changes how your body might just be settling back in to a routine. keep smiling :)

OneCraftyFox said...

Ha! There is nothing cuter than a hat with ears on an adorable baby!!

I [heart] those milk jugs, so awesome!

I would love for you to join my Shabby Apple dress giveaway :)

Gracie said...

Your sweet one is well on his way to being an adventurer. I hope you keep up the hikes with him.

I'm thankful for the weather. It's quite beautiful at the moment. And I'm thankful for being able to be cosy on the lounge while watching a movie. It's the little things. x

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Rowan's look is too precious! I'm thankful for my husband and his support in the face of everything I can't control here!

Ooh going to check out those milk bottle measuring cups!

Chic 'n Cheap Living

Natasha said...

Beautifully written. Your little Rowan is too sweet and yay his first official hike! :)
Today i'm thankful for a day with not one single thing planned :)
Have a lovely weekend!

Lady Grey said...

Such beautiful photos! And those measuring cups are awesome!
Adjustment takes a long time, doesn't it?.... but it looks like things are definitely heading in the right direction.

Kavery said...

That's a neat list of things to be thankful for and an awesome shot of Rowan. He's so sweet

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I love those measuring cups! I do love beginnings. And I am sure everything will start feeling more and more like home over time for you. Big moves are quite hard and take some time to adjust, but I think everything will fall into place for you great!

Stacey said...

Wow! How time flies! I can't believe it's been 4.5 months since your return! Rowan is so darn cute and love how he's just gazing at his papa:-). I'm thankful for life(especially after the storm that hit us this weekend). XX

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I've had such a lovely, lovely read through your blog. The first months of having your first baby are such a rollercoaster, aren't they? Or was that just me?! But I look back on it as one of the most special times of my life. The strength of feelings create such a bubble round your family. I didn't realise it was there but looking back I can see we were in our own little world.

I love the things you've shared in this post. Green countryside is gorgeous!!


this free bird said...

Been thinking about you so much since you got've had a lot of change in a short time and it's great to hear you're finding your footing.

Missed your updates tons!!


Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

OK, so I am SO thankful that I got reunited with your blog! I'm friends with Clair and she told me about your weekend and I was thrilled to see that she was talking about you. I lost touch with your blog and I hate when that happens (and you may not even remember me since it's been awhile ;) but I'll do a better job of keeping up!

Looks like you have the perfect little bundle of joy - congrats!

the nyanzi report said...

I love the saying on your t-shirt.


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