One thing I love about going away is coming home. Somehow the familiar ebb and flow of everyday life feels sweeter, pillows are softer, home looks homier. I suppose that is what a rested body and mind will do for a person
Anyway, that’s what I’ve done for the last week, I’ve enjoyed just being home. Three little bodies piled on me while I read bedtime stories.
Plus, fun things have been happening at home! We have a new, spacious back porch…
…with lovely double doors leading out onto it. I am picturing rocking chairs, hanging flower baskets, a red table and mix matches painted chairs for enjoying diner on the porch… yes it all looks lovely in my head
The weather as finally dipped down into the 70′s during the day. The evenings are chilly. Which means enjoying warm, slow-cooked meals, soups and homemade bread again!
My bread making assistants. Gideon was determined to sit and watch the bread rise until it doubled. He lasted about 3.5 minutes.
He wandered back in time to punch the dough down and help roll them into dinner rolls.
I also tried a new recipe for homemade cheese crackers. I found the recipe on Pinterest. I have been lured into the wonderful, addicting, time sucking, inspirational, black hole that is Pinterest. If you’re interested you can find me here.
They turned out really well. Very easy to make, just 5 ingredients, they were a big hit with the kids. Next time I need to roll them out thinner though.
I took Eliza girl to get her hair cut for the first time. I’ve been cutting it since she was a baby, but it’s gotten so much thicker and she’s gotten squirmier, so I thought it was time to bring in the professionals.
Can you see the look of apprehension written all over her face?
At first she didn’t even want to sit in the chair, but Liz brought out the bowl of suckers and suddenly Miss Eliza got very cooperative. I wanted a simple A-line cut with some little bangs. Simple and sweet, classic little girl style…
I really love the way it frames her little face!
And here they all are lined up ready for Awana Night… looking fresh-faced and darling! This is the very first year they have all gone to Awanas. The boys love it and Eliza loves it once she’s there And Justin and I love having a weeknight to ourselves!
So that’s it. All the big news from our little corner of the world! See you again soon, April