just us peas in a pod.

This week I'm thankful for...

friends :: Those lovely people who come visit baby and me when we're stuck without wheels at home. Bearing gifts of conversation, food, rides to other places. You know who you are; thank you. Offering to babysit the babe so the adults don't forget what it was to love just each other too. I guess that's one of the reasons I moved back here.

three :: Suddenly I totally understand the title of hollie's blog & baby makes 3. In this context: we doesn't mean just S and me anymore. Now we are three. (until there is four or more.) It's a beautiful, remarkable thing. Our whole sense of we has shifted.

{tall three}
chocolate + coffee :: Just after breakfast. Yep, I confess.

afternoon walks with Rowan :: We suit up and explore our neighborhood--strip mall wasteland that it is--trying to find tree-lined residential streets and green parks. We smell roses and jasmine and wisteria, and we stop to put our noses in the roses. We see kids running and old men gardening. We hear crows caw and masses of LBBs chirp. Suddenly we see a house finch that we'd yet to see around here bathing with two mourning doves. Then another red finch on the telephone wire--regally alone--kicking it with two blackbirds. And then a Peregrine falcon feasting on carrion just across the street from us. We stop and watch Peri's reluctance in flying away as the 1980s blue Toyota speeds toward him (maybe because he's supposedly the fasted member of the animal kingdom). We talk about how we are building our sense of place-- even in this particular expanse of America's weirdness. And how we have just found our personal NatGeo street.

{also thankful for :: kissing tiny fingers}
another day, just believe :: It's my first Mother's Day on Sunday. A reason to have Chocolate Mascarpone Stuffed French Toast With Strawberry Syrup served to me in bed with coffee. Tèlèpopmusik, how odd is that? {happy mother's day, mamas!}


P.S. There's still time to enter this Shabby Apple dress giveaway!


What are you thankful for this week?

32 comments:

OneCraftyFox said...

Sounds like you are doing great!! Wishing you many beautiful days ahead ;)

Claire Kiefer said...

I'm excited to wish you a happy mother's day on Sunday. And I'm sorry that I haven't been able to come rescue you this week (or any week). :( School will be out very soon and then I'll be a million times more free. Maybe too free (chances are, my job will be cut this summer). :(

I'm overdue to kiss those little fingers. For sure. When does S come back, btw? I'm around some this weekend.

Hollie said...

That picture is the sweetest! I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of the smell of honeysuckle in the air. It's one of my favorite things about summer around here. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your loves. Happy 1st mother's day to you!

Signe said...

Such a lovely picture of you with Rowan :)
Hugs and a happy weekend Heather!

this free bird said...

You sound so great, Heather. I'm so glad you moved back to have the support of family and friends close by...now if only I was just a lit-tle closer.

xoxo,
Carrie

Anna Walker said...

Aw so great you do afternoon walks! I bet they're such a calming part of your day. It sounds like you're doing so well!
Happy Mother's Day! :D

http://annawalker1992.blogspot.com/

themagickbox said...

Advanced Happy Mother's Day! :)

Got your postcard today. Thanks! :)

~Alexis of themagickbox.wordpress.com

LatteLisa said...

Haven't turned off my computer yet; I'm enjoying my coffee and homemade biscotti ;-)

That is a wonderful post and that photo of you and Rowan is just so ... (I was looking for the right word here).

Enjoy your first Mother's Day :-)

Krystal said...

Happy Mother's Day Heather =)=)

Signe said...

Good morning Heather!
And thank you for your kind words! I work with graphic design so I like think I have a bit of a clue when it comes to that - but when it comes to photography I am just a happy amateur ;)

house full of jays said...

Enjoy your first mother's day! Oh, that breakfast sounds too delicious. Yum, yum!

Robin said...

Rowan is lucky to have a mommy who can find such beauty and wonder no matter where she is. Happy 1st Mother's Day!

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

Happy Mothers Day- love that kissing hand photo-

georgia~gigi said...

Aw, I love that pic, so so sweet!
HAPPY 1st Mother's DAY ! I hope it is a special as you! YAY for babysitters!!!
lots of love
gi gi

Jess said...

what a beautiful picture. Enjoy your first Mother's Day!

Micaela said...

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!! how special, your first one with little R. he's adooorable btw!!!

I hope when i visit claire next month, that i'll get to hold him please!!! :)

big kisses!!! xo

happiness currently is: getting mother's day cards from the dog (oh my husband knows the way to my heart!), eating apple/honey/cinnamon oatmeal for breakfast the old fashioned way, the NBA playoff's, getting lost in a book ("The Pilot's Wife"-- couldn't put it down!), and calling my Momma on Mother's Day.

xoxo

DolceDreams said...

Happy Mother's Day Heather! You will always remember this day, I hope it is fabulous!
xo,
Nathalie

Oh to Be a Muse said...

"our whole sense of we has shifted" i like that. such a sweet post!

Gracie said...

This is so precious. A happy first Mother's Day to you. I'm sure it's been wonderful and it looks like you are enjoying it so much.

Sounds like your mother's day was awesome too.

Ruby’s Upcycle Designs™ said...

Happy Mother's Day! I'm so thankful for my lovely family! :)

Kristin H said...

Good good things to be grateful about.
Happy FIRST mothers day!!! With love!

Faiza said...

Wishing you a belated first Mother's Day!

gracey said...

Happy Mother's day Heather :)
ps. love the new look of your blog!

drollgirl said...

well somebody is enjoying being a mom, and that is a good thing! :)

Stacey said...

Awww Heather, isn't motherhood sheer bliss. I can detect the love in your words. The support of friends and family is invaluable... I hope you enjoyed your first Mother's Day, but i'm sure you did because you had R and your hubby with you-what else do you need, right?:-). Warmest hugs to you. XX

bananas. said...

daaaang that's gourmet style breakfast in bed. if being a mommy brings me that then...oh what am i saying? lol.

hope your first mother's day was everything and then some! xoxo.

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

Love your writing style...

Anyways hope you had a fantastic first Mother's day with your sweet Rowan.

Dancing Branflake said...

Love this post! And yes, I love Hollie's blog also.

lovedfromthestart said...

happy mother's day! So happy for the baby.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I am grateful for friends this week too! Life is more special because of good friends :)

aiz kim said...

what a lovely post....belated happy mom's day to you!!!

Alexis said...

Just thought I'd let you know I got your postcard last week! Thanks! :)

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