March 15, 2012

A Week Well Lived


My enthusiasm for my life this past week has been about as fanatical as the Spring drunk birds chirping outside my window.



Emma enjoyed every moment of her birthday party. It went off without a hitch. Sadly, I was so busy having fun that I forgot to take pictures of the girls' craft projects.



Tuesday morning I had the pleasure of meeting the 6 day old baby of one of my favorite people in the world. I hated that it took me 6 days to get over there but between an 11 year old's birthday party and an 18 year old's oral surgery, it couldn't be helped.

He was worth the wait. I'm really usually more of a toddler person but that little fella sprinkled his magic baby dust all over me and I fell deep in love. A three hour long power cuddle with a freshly baked baby will do that for you.


We have been taking advantage of the gorgeous weather, playing outside, going to the park, socializing with neighbors and doing yard work. My Sweetie had to leave town Sunday afternoon (for the 2nd week in a row!) but surprised me by coming home early yesterday morning and spending a wonderful day with me that included an alfresco lunch at one of our favorite restaurants on Main Street. Just walking through the Village on a Thursday morning together felt like such a gift. We talked about how hard we have worked to get where we are right now in life and how now it is time for us to just slow down and live the moments. We are feeling much like the birds right now. We are inebriated on life.

24 comments:

  1. oh your dining room just makes me so happy. i love everything about it. that chalkboard and those maps. LOVE!!!!

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  2. We loved every minute of you being here- bring Em asap! How did I let you leave without a single photo of you and him? Next time!

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  3. Oh Jen- I am truly glad for you that life is so full and joyous right now! Your picture of everything set up for the party is so inspiring! I just want to drink it in! I have a birthday party to prepare for my baby this month too and I guarantee it won't be so pretty- boys don't do pretty I'm afraid.

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  4. Jen- What a wonderful, uplifting, sweet post. I love that you are loving every moment of being where you are. God is good!

    What fun- a new baby and a birthday party...the oral surgeon...NOT so fun. Hope you have a great weekend- xo Diana

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  5. Lovely post...yes, take time to slow down and enjoy. The birthday party looked perfect!

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  6. oh your dining room looks so lovely:) fun party decor:) and i love your comment about the 'freshly baked baby'! Great way to put it!

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  7. such an endearing post...
    my "boyfriend"..I like to call him!! have been together for 43 years..
    and we still remark on how lucky we are to be where we are today...
    3 grown children...fabulous home...adorable cottage...and each other...
    so glad I found your blog...very inspiring indeed...
    stop and smell the roses...

    Cheers

    Linda :o)

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  8. i'm giddy just reading this! the birthday party looked just charming, and your dining room is just tres fab!!!

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  9. I'm so glad Emma's party went well! The cupcakes look adorable. I love when you write about how much you love your life in the Village, it inspires me.

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  10. Happiness is contagious! Your pretty dining room is happy and a new baby,sweet daughters, and your hubby coming home early to walk with you in the village. Happy. xx

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  11. I love love LOVE reading this post!!! You make me tear up! I'm so happy for you! I know I have said it a million times, but seriously, you SOOOOO deserve it!!
    xoxo
    Kristi

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  12. What an uplifting post! I am so happy for you and yours. Celebrate each day! Kit

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  13. what a simply beautiful post!
    the map & chalkboard is beyond charming my friend

    so glad you had a bird chirping sweet well lived week
    xo

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  14. I simply love your dining room ... it makes me feel joyful. The cupcake loves so yummy..

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  15. Love this... "We are inebriated on life"... isn't that the way it should always be?

    ~Chris

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  16. Love this ... I am redoing my dining room and I was tickled to see your's ... inspiring :)

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  17. Aw, such sweet blessings! We are relishing these days, too!

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  18. Love your dining room..so sweet. Life is exactly that. I think my husband and I may have finally figured the right amount of work/living balance.
    Bristol

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  19. Great to hear things are going well for you. What a blessing.

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  20. Ha, I OFTEN DO THE REVERSE-I sometimes get so involved at taking pictures of the party that I miss the living action! Beautiful pictures on this post and I hope you have an enjoyable weekend.

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  21. love your table with the bench! and what a happy party setting for your precious girl!

    (where did you get the adorable cupcake pedestals?!?!?love them.)

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  22. Love that corner cabinet, looks so lovely in your room.

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  23. Thank you so much for visiting me Jen! I love your dining room...it is so pretty! The cupcakes look so good and your daughter is so sweet! Angie xo

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  24. what a fun party! i need to remember to not go overboard on birthday parties and keep them small but jam packed with fun-ness. Glad you are feeling happy, spring has the same effect on me :)

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