dreary days (the best days) spent with a snoring babe at your side.
discovering red garland. jazz piano is the stuff my soul is made of.
a new flavor of tea. especially when it comes with a little quote on the tag.
flickering candle light. the wafting smell of my 'hemingway' candle and the warmth of its glow are very soothing. not to mention with my new tea warming my belly, and red garland, my ears..
a night of homemade spaghetti and garlic bread (the kind where you grate your own fresh parmesean over everything), new old wii games, and salted caramel ice cream sundaes in your mom's living room. even when you and your sister's competitive shouts make your baby scream in fear. twice. i'm so sorry aidric... but times were tense.
aidric learning and mastering how to reach for, grasp, and manipulate objects. it is so fascinating to watch this tiny human learn about the world around him, and become self aware and capable. it fills my chest with pride and wonder for this little boy that i made. i made.
subsequently, the way he grasps my arm while he sits in my lap, perpetually tightening then loosening, tightening then loosening his grip.
the crisp winter's chill that feels as if its purpose is to refresh you. the kind that makes you physically aware of your lungs as you breathe it in, but doesn't give you frostbite. yet.
new school supplies. ok, so i don't have them yet, but the anticipation of the new semester doubled with the new year is always just so much happy.
watching the details unfold that slowly overtake a place and make it home. i've had 4 new homes in the past 5 years. home-making is just the best (so much so i am already planning on how i will redecorate my future new home at the end of this year. ha!).