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Retreat Center dreams and Etsy shop reality.

One of my dreams has been to start a retreat center where people with a common goal of learning and creating will gather together and enjoy good food, an encouraging atmosphere and some quality creative space and time – think wood working, quilting, fly tying, crocheting, picture framing,  knitting, sewing, baking, gardening, photography, etc.  I will bring in expert educators and people will be waiting in lines to come to this amazing creative space.  I will be greeting all the participants eagerly as they arrive and will be as excited as the participants to learn another new creative skill. Although that dream is not yet a reality, I will be minimally employed beginning July 1st (my grant funded position will no longer be funded)  and have an opportunity, with my daughters, to open an Etsy shop.  We have decided that since we are constantly making baby gifts, we will start with baby items, figure out the process, and then who knows. During month one we have gotten our tax ID, registered with the secretary of state in CO, and opened a bank account.  Today boxes were ordered to mail our items to customers.  Watch out Etsy here we come! &nbsp…

We’re coming back!

After a long, long, long break we’re coming back!  I’ve finally convinced my mom to open an Etsy shop (coming July 1st!) and Jenny is going to offer her family photography skills to the public.  Because of all these changes, we’ve decided to change around the layout of our blog!  Please be patient as we figure out all the kinks (the recipes!, linking the Etsy shop!, displaying photo galleries!). For non-tech geeks such as ourselves, this will take us some time.  Plus you know, baby.. jobs.. life! We’re really excited to use some of our creative juices in these outlets and can’t wait to show you what we’re planning. In the meantime, a certain baby is almost 11 months old!  Life has never been more fun as more and more of his personality shines through every day. Like his insatiable curiosity- he is currently pressing all of the buttons on the keyboard so sorry for the typos! Please comment on anything that appears broken on our site and we will do our best to fix it as soon as we can. &nbsp…

Where to begin…

Greetings from somewhere in the 7 month post baby.  I actually have a 3 month post baby update somewhere.  Maybe I’ll publish that later… Jenny and I are still alive and well as far as I’m aware. 🙂  Jenny is now married (!), has a job (!), and is probably conquering the world. Aannnd nothing much has changed in my life. Carter and I have a case of the Mondays today which means that I’m somehow so tired that I could cry which means he’s boycotting nap time and crying every chance he gets.  Which means that me could crying is turning into actual tears.  #AndthenIwenttoStarbucks #AndTarget #YesIamastayathomemom Cale has promised sweet parenting relief as soon as he enters the door.  But since it’s Monday and it’s that kind of Monday probably won’t be until 7 or later. Despite everything listed above I’ve never been in a sweeter moment of life and, in fact, cannot imagine how life gets much sweeter.  My little family of three is enjoying this time in life of being the world’s best homebodies.  Cale and I celebrate every time…

The First Weeks

Our sweet little baby is [already!] almost 3 weeks old and we can hardly believe it.  We’re living in this precious little moment of time when when we simultaneously can’t wait to see what happens when he’s a little bit old (and sleeping a little bit better) to tearing up when we think of how fast time has already gone. Please tell us this is normal. This week Lil’ C came down with a stuffy nose and is quite the loud sleeper so Cale finally had to move down to the living room last night because one of us has to be functional at a day job while the other one just snuggles our little bug all day.  Leading up to this we had a sweet baby who would sleep 5 hours in a row at night… So this might have only happened twice but we hope he remembers how to do this after the cold is gone.  Wishful thinking?!? We got off oxygen last week so walks have become a little bit more frequent but our most favorite thing to do is to sit and stare at each other.  I have…