Sunday, April 26, 2015

Gratitude Sunday

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y 

{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}

This week I am thankful for:

The days I have with my family.

Being able to see my mom perform with the Mendocino Women's Choir.  It's such a fun show each year.

Quality time with my dad.

Starting to get back into making art each day.

Taking time for me. (It is easier now that the kids are getting older.)

Our annual earth day festival at the high school.  I always take the kids and meet my dad there, I love that we have made it a tradition.

Zo learning to swim this week.  All the sudden she is a little fish.

The great teachers that my kids have.


Connecting with old friends.

My awesome employees, I couldn't do this without them.

Pippi's getting so full of bright spring socks.

All of my loyal customers.  Your support means the world to me.

Taking time to stop and enjoy this life and this place we live.

Everything my husband does for us.

Summer getting closer.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Gratitude Sunday (Three week catch up!)

Inspired by:  Wooly Moss Roots -Simply Joys of a Soulful Life Gratitude Sunday

G r a t i t u d e  *  S u n d a y 

{Sunday's heartfelt tradition. A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. A list of gratitudes.}

This week I am thankful for:

A beautiful break with my family.  (We had spring break, I took a little blog break and it has been a lovely time.)  Happy to be back after a three Sunday hiatus!

Spring magic. And just magic in general.

The Flock that happily decorated my yard for a day before moving on.

Rain on my garden

Garden time.

A beautiful First Friday in Fort Bragg. 

All of the many lovely people came out and showed support for our local business and our downtown. It felt good to have so much energy downtown.

The family fun we had this First Friday.  Often I don't venture out on First Fridays unless I am alone but we came down with the whole family and had a blast.  The kids even tried out roller blades at the old rec center. What fun!

The beauty we are surrounded by.

So many happy customers. 

So many fun new socks!

The generosity and kindness of others.

Special people in our life.

Sweet, thoughtful hand crafted gifts for my kids.

Pippi customers are just the best! Thank you all for the support, love, kindness and joy!

Spring break visitors too, there have been so many.

More toe socks...I have a few customers eagerly waiting for these!

Some time to re-stock, re-organize and re-arrange the kids space at Pippi's. (We are just waiting on a few more lines and then we will be really full!)

Quiet time at home.

Outside time.

Progress in the yard.

Bike rides. With the kids and also solo.  While Marsh has been on break I am not running here and there with all the kids things and errands, so I was able to leave them the car and ride my bike to work this week. It was so great, once summer rolls around I plan on doing it more!

A lovely get away with my hubby for our 13th anniversary.   It was so amazing to get away and have no plans and no responsibilities! A great way to re-connect.

Also for my wonderful in-laws who watched the kids for the weekend and made it so special for them.

My mom signing me up for an online art class with her, it has just been a week but already so fun.  I am so grateful to get back into making art daily.

Family walks and rides on the new coastal trail.  I love it out there.

What are you grateful for this week?

Monday, April 13, 2015

Thirteen Years Ago.

I have missed a few Sunday posts but I have been enjoying my family and the season lately.  I will get back to my gratitude posts this week, but today I am thinking about my husband because it is our anniversary. 

Our first camping trip, our first summer together.

We met thirteen years ago, and have hardly left one another since.  Someone once told us we have been together over and over again life after life...that sounds about right to me.

We are very different and very alike. But mostly we just get each other, and when we are together we are home. 

We are lucky to have found each other in this life and I am grateful every day.

Our anniversary trip this past weekend.

 I look forward to many more years with this sweet guy.  Thirteen is our lucky number so I think it's gonna be a great year.

My anniversary gift to you is sharing this song.
This is one of my favorite love songs from a favorite movie, I love this explanation of love. 

"The Origin of Love" from Hedwig and the Angry Inch.