Wednesday, January 29, 2014


A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.

Amelia: You have learned a new trick: pulling yourself to stand, and you are so proud of yourself. Now you can walk along the couch, reach the magnets on the fridge, and, much to my delight, greet me after a nap.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014


A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.

Amelia: Daddy was working in the kitchen and you were playing in the living room as I kept my eye on you through the office doorway. In a moment of cuteness (something that happens a lot around here) you reached into one of your toy bins and decided to stay put. I love you.

Monday, January 13, 2014


A portrait of my child, once a week, every week, in 2014.

Amelia: I caught you studying the textures and patterns of our wedding quilt with your sweet little dimpled fingers. My curious little seven-month-old.

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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Resolutions: 14 for 2014

Looks like I'm a little late to the New Year's Resolution party, but what's a few days in the course of a year, right?

You may remember me sharing that I'm not a huge fan of "resolutions" because such broad, open-ended goals seem like set-ups for failure. Instead I have found that a few specific "to-do" type resolutions are much more achievable, and who doesn't love a good list? I decided to come up with 14 goals to focus on for 2014:

Even with such a promising list of goals, one of my problems is that I tend to forget about them as the year draws on. This year, I decided to add a touch of design to my resolutions. Now I have them printed out, hanging right next to the coffee pot at home so I will see them every morning and take note. Read a book! Wash your face! Sew that baby a dress! Enjoy some cream with that coffee, but let's keep it to a tablespoon!

You may notice some repeats from the goals of years past... I am bound and determined to write more letters! Friends, help keep me accountable on this one (and send me your address, please.) In general, I really hope to create more this year. With a new baby, sometimes it seems that I barely have a chance to shower... but I am not going to let me down. 2014 will be a great year!