i've been listening to the avett bros. album a lot. and mumford and sons. and florence & the machine. and amos lee.
violet and i went on a little date on saturday night (because everyone else wasn't feeling well). i bought the pioneer woman's cookbook and am loving it. i can't wait to make the "cowboy calzone" and this "sangria" recipe (about which she emphatically writes: "I love making sangria for any get-together involving females, but only if designated drivers are on the scene. The delicious fruit can really mask the "flammability" of this drink!). ha! maybe for the next retreat?
have you seen this slideshow? i want to visit.
i'm sipping coffee, the youngest kids are coloring, belle is sick on the couch, and the pup is locked in her "room". i hope to finish some quilts today. and clean my room. and make rice w/ sriracha. and run 3 miles when jay gets home. and go to bible study and be reminded of my focus. i'm rambling.
remembering the feel of reuniting with long-time friends...hugs and smiles and warmth. i love you, friends. i stand on your shoulders every morning when i wake up. xo.