03 February 2011

{making valentines with my firstborn}


{completing some much-needed housekeeping in my filing drawer}


{his "best 'Z' yet"}


{Urgent messages slipped under the door}


{baker's twine wrapped around a clothespin}


{rocking out to our Seeds cds with a homemade guitar}


{our sweet, sick baby soaking in a lavender bath}


{new hair growth}


What were some of your little joys today?


Ashley said...

Beautiful pictures... my little joys were my 12 week old's smiles, my toddler saying "Hold you, momma?" and a coffee visit from a new friend! :)

keight dukes said...

love that it was an "urgent" i love you message. is that heart on the cork board from the travelling pants heart? looks famil. love that tiny fuzzmullet!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures as always! Love your urgent message! That little man sure is a sweetie!

Joyful things from today:

*spending time with my daughter since she didn't have school today

*getting in & out of the Commissary in under an hour without wanting to pull my hair out

*my husband coming home tomorrow


Sarah-Anne said...

this post brought some sunshine to my gray rainy day! :) love little boys who write their mama's love notes and slip them under their doors...

G. said...


Is that crocheted bunny from an Old Navy baby t-shirt, by any chance?? If so, my Owen (a few months older than Oliver), also wore this adorable shirt as a baby!!!! It was one of my absolute favorites.

Raechel said...

You're exactly right! I bought it when I was pregnant with him and when he outgrew it is was too stained to keep. I couldn't bear to throw away the bunny so I ripped through the stitches and he's hanging around to be called from the bench sometime in the future. Good eye!!


Anonymous said...

Dear Raechel - I am curious about your filing method? Do you place all your files from 2010 in one file folder versus keeping individual files by category?

I love your blog, decorating style and the bits you share about your lovely children, btw :)


Raechel said...

It might be tough to see in the photo, but I have probably 20 folders rubberbanded together there - each an individual file (gas, electric, mortgage, etc.)

I just like to keep only the current year in my filing drawer because it's little, so I just neatly tuck away the year before in storage, still separated by type.

Does that make sense?

Anonymous said...

Oh I see! Yes, that does make sense now. I'm re-evaluating my pretty dysfunctional filing system and am so open for new ideas. I would love to see you touch on organizing/home management tips on your blog as I admire what appears to be your minimalist (yet totally charming) style.

Thanks for taking time to reply!

Sara (in South Dakota - I have no blog :)

Andrea said...

Love this post and especially the sweet pictures of Hazel with her new hair growth. I had been thinking about this the other day as I was getting dinner ready using our newish red cutting board and was going to do a post on it (and another handy kitchen gadget). But you post inspired me to think more broadly. :)

Amy said...

R -

It's the little things that makes life most enjoyable! You and Ryan are truly blessed!