Today, five years ago, was Edmond’s due date, and though Edmond wasn’t actually born until December 13 (almost a full two weeks late), in so many ways, it feels like this is the day I became a mother. It was the day I learned that you can have plans and expectations, but that your child…… Continue reading 5 Years of Motherhood
I cannot believe that Oliver turned 1! We celebrated all week long with a small party for family complete with a smash cake he showed very little interest in, a family date to the zoo, and a walk to Red Bicycle in the cold for crepes and muffins. Oliver continues to be such a wonderful…… Continue reading Oliver is One!
Alright y’all. Friday is Jonathan’s last day as a professor at Belmont University, and then we will both be stay-at-home-parents/self-employed musicians/writers/woodworkers/farmers. It was our plan to be self-employed by the time we were 30, and here we are at 29, and it’s happening! In turns, we feel delighted and anxious about this. We have chosen…… Continue reading Living a Less Ordinary Life
Practice a little yoga everyday. Run a little everyday. Read a book a week. Write every day. Blog frequently. Be more forgiving of myself and others. Practice gratitude. So some of these are more like my ethos than any new resolution, but I’m excited for 2017 and life on our little 3/4 acre homestead.
In talking recently with some beloved family members, we realized that we hadn’t really taken the time to write out why we chose this project or how it came to be. Since chatting with them, we’ve thought more and more about all the little things over the years that brought us to the point.…… Continue reading The Story of Our Tiny House
My baby turned two years old yesterday! I can’t believe it. At 2, Edmond is just so sweet and fun. He talks non-stop (I mean, for real, he doesn’t seem to mind if you aren’t fully paying attention, he will just chat away). He is potty trained (aside from diapers at nap-time and night). He…… Continue reading Jonathan Edmond is 2!
I am, by nature and nurture, a very competitive person. I love tests and grades. I love being assessed and knowing where I stack up in the scheme of things. As an adult (without a boss), it feels strange that I’m not being reviewed in any way. Part of me wants to ask Jonathan, “So,…… Continue reading On Competition
Cue blog title change! Same blog, new title because: a) Jonathan & Rebecca feels insufficient now that we have a baby, and Jonathan & Rebecca & Edmond would be a dumb title. b) Jonathan & Rebecca has always felt a little off to me since I don’t think Jonathan has ever written a post. c) I want to…… Continue reading Growing Arcadia
Be like the fox who makes more tracks than necessary, some in the wrong direction. Practice resurrection. – Wendell Berry Wednesday was my last day of teaching, and it was a good one. My students shouted French recitations with a-typical end-of-the-year energy, I had the students complete the phrase “Je peux dire ____ en francais” and their…… Continue reading Begin Again.
I cannot believe that my baby boy turned one yesterday. What I find surreal is that someone who has spent so little time on this planet could be so full of life and personality. I also cannot fathom the possibilities of the human heart. Two years ago, Edmond did not exist except in some dreamy…… Continue reading Edmond at 1 year old!