malfunction

Grumble. A week ago, our desktop computer crashed and acted as if all of my files never existed. Apple helped us find my files, and we thought all was okay until a few days ago when I tried to manipulate some photos. 100 photos gone. Boo! And, sadly the photos were corrupted just before they were saved onto our external hard drive, so they aren't even recoverable there. As I type, Tom is working with Apple to recover them and whatever else we lost while I sit here at the laptop, fingers in my ears, whistling a happy tune.

So, please forgive my absence. In the midst of our computer troubles was our crazy beautiful, super fun camping trip to the shore. I have photos and stories to share from that adventure as well as a few other little bits.

For now, I am living in pretend land where I didn't lose any photos. Not one. Not even the one where the girls are wildly pedaling in our town's bike parade.

xo e

a shell


Has it really been two weeks since my last post? Sheesh. I've been so busy putting on swim suits, taking off swim suits, making sandwiches and cutting up fruit, that I've been left with little time to do anything else. Except drawing and painting the mundane, which I have been doing in excess.

Here is a painting of a few little sea trinkets that are clinking about on one of my shelves. The shell was a gift from my Auntie Lynn who found it on her seashell gathering adventure to Sanibel Island in Florida. She brought me back a whole bag full of perfect little sea treasures. The other sea bits are from my own gathering adventures. I do also have to note that this is the same Auntie Lynn who makes the best pesto in the whole wide world (hint, hint).

Also, we recently learned that my littlest (Miss Mouse) most likely has Celiac Disease, which kind of through me into a whirlwind of questions and worry and then lots of "we can do this" hands-in-the-air moments. Oh, and I'm willing to admit there was some crying too. It did make me sad at first. That's allowed, right? Lots of my energy has been spent researching and planning for this big change since, of course, I want my babe to be the healthiest babe she can be. We have a few more weeks to go before we have a solid diagnosis, so I am using this time to think and plan and remember how lucky we truly are.

Anyone find special, little treaures at the sea? In the forest? Post pictures and descriptions in the comments if you'd like.

more soon.

promise.

xo e