♥ the art of losing isn't hard to master.

for as long as i can remember, my sunday afternoons
 looked something like this:

my mom, aunt, grandmother and uncles hanging out in the kitchen,
gossiping and drinking coffee while my sisters, brother and visiting
cousins ran around playing all sorts of games, occasionally throwing a
paper airplane into the room asking one of the "adults" to take us
shopping, or to serve as a judge in a dance competition, 
or audience to one of our many plays.

days like those were once so typical, so predictable, so reliably 
regular that i never realized how special they were until i
grew up and lost many of the beloved family members 
that made those times so much fun.

this weekend, my favorite uncle passed away,
leaving a big hole in our hearts that could only be filled
with his loving presence, his terrific sense of humor, and his 
delicious cooking. my unckie made even the most ordinary of days 
into something extraordinary, and i am so sad that henry will
not get to know just how "great" his great uncle was.

"there is little to remember of anyone- an anecdote, a conversation at table.
but every memory is turned over and over again, every word, however chance, 
written in the heart in the hope that memory will fulfill itself, and become flesh,
and the wanderers will find a way home, and the perished, whose lack we
always feel, will step through the door finally and stroke our hair with 
dreaming, habitual fondness, not having meant to keep 
us waiting so long." 

~marilynne robinson, housekeeping


♥ something wicked this way comes.

while i am not sure if i will be dressing up for halloween this year,
we already have two costume options for henry :)

if i had it my way, i would wear something easy--yet freaking fabulous 
like one of these headpieces from miss g designs. aren't they over the top
in the best way?? and they're completely vegan! love!

ps. why do they have to be sold out for halloween?  :(


♥ step up.

i went through my shoe collection the other day and had a major realization:
i used to be a drag queen! all of my shoes are way too tall and not conducive 
to life in retail/life with a baby. if i had it my way, all of my shoes would
be comfortable enough to wear all day long AND be decorated with
big, girly bows, like these beauties from model/designer,


♥ scenes from the weekend!

we haven't been away all year (yikes!)
this past weekend, we went to new hampshire for a wedding,
and soaked up every last minute of free time together with our friends.
the foliage was gorgeous, and nick took henry for his first swim!
what have you been up to?

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