Poppy June

We welcomed our sweet 7th blessing in June and named her Poppy June.  This is one of the last photos of me pregnant with her, holding our 6th, Mabel.  I love getting a shot with the youngest while still pregnant, their whole world changes a bit with a new baby.  Thankfully it’s been a great transition for Mabel and she’s soooo in love with her new baby!



The other day Oresti gathered these wild flowers for me and I braided them into a wreath for Poppy.  She’s 8 weeks old here and I can barely stand the cuteness!!


I missed Yarn Along this week with Ginny over at Small Things. . . just couldn’t get it together this week, although I did pick up my knitting (though not as much as I’d like) and I have been reading this amazing book, absolutely love it!!  It’s by Sally Clarkson and her daughter Sarah.  I’ve been waking up way before everyone each morning and getting some alone reading with my cup of coffee.  Love!!  I need that quiet time before my thundering herd awakes, haha!  The knitting that I’m working on is a sweater for Poppy.  I’m not really following a pattern, just coming up with it as I go along.  I knit sweaters all in one piece from the neck down.  But I’m making this one rather lacy since our Falls and Winters are not so cold.

This past weekend was wet and rainy {and muddy}  so we thought the perfect weather for a bonfire to get rid of some brush we had in piles!  The girls were so excited to help out. . . mainly just cheering Oresti on, haha!  Of course Annie found a toad, she always does.



And one more of this little one because I had to end with some extra cuteness:) Love her to pieces!!

Yarn Along!



It’s been a delightful week here so far with cooler temps and RAIN!!  Oh how I love a good stormy, dark day in an area that has incredibly hot, blistering summers.  We’ve been enjoying doing inside things this week, reading more, knitting more and I’ve been gearing up to start school with the girls.  Maybe we’ll start in another week though.  Poppy, our new 7th little blessing, has NOT settled on a schedule yet. . . but that’s okay.  We’re so enjoying her newness.  New babies bring such a sweetness to a home.  I’ve been working on a sweater for her this Fall, a gorgeous wool yarn, hand dyed by Ginny over at Small Things.  And I’m joining her in this Yarn Along!  The girls and I have been enjoying reading stories from Parables from Nature lately and I pick up my knitting whenever I get the chance.

Project 52 | week 17

Lazy Sunday Afternoon

I think Mabel suspects things will change in a few weeks. . . she’s been extra attached to Oresti lately.

Still can’t believe she’ll soon be a big sister!


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