Everyday is a celebration of life. These stars remind us of our three angels who chose to be human, after leaving their very important jobs as cloud-fluffer / sky-sweeper, star-shiner & gate-keeper. Looking at those sparkly stars, they "remember" so many things about the world before this one. Who's to say which are real memories & which are inspired visions?
An early fire for a bright evening with an icy draft. I love everything about this picture, it's so very "us." Mahal is working on something while Lake's giving his Daddy a spontaneous hug. And the look on Mekhi & David's faces...I've seen this play out a million times, this falling in love between dad & boy, right in this very spot. Do you remember those times when you felt warm as a child? Can there be anything more important than to feel warm & loved?
And what about memories of something sweet in the oven? A little bit of cinnamon makes our baklava swirl around the candle flames & turns our cheeks pink.
A stash of fallish stuff from around the house + eager helping hands turns into a family craft.
And the ultimate prize from a perfect evening is a bit of finished finery to brighten our October wall.
I'm especially crazy for the pumpkin vines & leaves...
Sometimes it seems like all our love just shows up in front of me, right there in whatever we're doing, like a bit of magic. Do you ever notice that? When you're making something & suddenly you feel like, "Wow. We're really happy. We're just so very very very." Not very anything in particular. Just very like the fall. Magical & warm & sweet & soft & very, very, very.