We are walkers. We go for a walk as a family at least once or twice a week (usually more!). It is such a wonderful way to slow down, especially in such a hectic world, and just spend some time together. Sometimes we get into deep philosophical conversations, sometimes we talk about our hopes and dreams for the future, sometimes we make fun of tacky houses in our neighborhood (oh, it’s bad!) and sometimes we just walk. We’ve gone for so many walks, as a matter of fact, that we are pretty well tired of our own neighborhood and usually drive to another one to do our walking:-) One thing I DO like about our neighboorhood, even if there isn’t much to like, is that we are just right on the edge of town. We only have to go a half mile or so and we feel like we’re off in the country, strolling down a dirt road. This vineyard and old, abandoned home are a scene that never gets old, no matter how many times we walk by:
And here are a couple of recent projects:
Vintage book illustrations to decorate Munchkin’s room (don’t worry, the book was already falling apart- I didn’t destroy a perfectly good book!
A coat rack made using vintage glass doorknobs from Grandma Jo’s house
And a dress for a little girl at church. I cut out the pieces for it when I was pregnant and we didn’t know if Munchkin was a boy or girl. I thought that little Madelyn would look better in it than Munchkin. (Although he was awfully cute. Don’t ask:-)