Monday, November 22, 2010

cease the day

Mr. Alcott off to cease the day.

The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.
Don't go back to sleep.
You must ask for what you really want.
Don't go back to sleep. ~ Rumi

Ryan, have I mentioned lately how proud and thankful I am to be your partner? You exceed everything I hoped for in a husband. An ambitious, hard-working man, who also happens to be a wonderful friend, father, and provider. You are my best decision.

Saturday, November 20, 2010



Last weekend we got together with a family friend to shoot a few maternity photos. Such a fabulous time! While pregnant with Theodore, I never did such a session and had a little regret over it. This time I decided to bare the belly and carve out a morning for photos. So happy I did, love the results!

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Teddy's eyes make me melt! And I've got to say, I'm lovin' that sexy, long-haired, bearded boy, too.


Happy Saturday, loves. Only 2 more fall between us and the due date. 17 days! So close to meeting this sweet, sweet gift who already fills our hearts, minds, and conversations. So close to meeting our son. So close to meeting Theodore's brother. Can you believe it?!?

Thursday, November 18, 2010

twin cities

Because I love Minneapolis. And I bet you do, too. Check this out. Good stuff. Especially #46.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

nature's bounty

This is, I think,
what holiness is:
the natural world,
where every moment is full
of the passion to keep moving.
I've knelt there,
and so have you,
hanging on
to what you love,
to what is lovely. - Mary Oliver


Theodore had a magnificant time playing in the snow. His adventures were made extra sweet by Ryan's arrival home a few minutes after we stepped out into the white wonderland. He'd been away for 6 days. Below is a special bonus photo of their reunion.


Those two hold
bit of my heart.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

our new home


Oh My! I can hardly believe it's been nearly a month since my last posting! We've been busy bees working, getting ready for baby, AND purchasing our first HOUSE! We closed on October 22nd and have slowly been moving things in, making small renovations (mostly painting, wall/ceiling repair, etc.), and doing some yard work. It's a character-filled 1925 farmhouse. Originally set on 60 acres, the section we purchased was at some point broken off into 5 acres. Our 5 acres is still surrounded by the remaining 55 acres of undisturbed, uninhabited land. Very fun!


The beautiful barn is one of our favorite things about the property. When you sit in the kitchen, the windows face it's huge facade and create such a feeling of serenity and solitude. It's wonderful.


We also envision many afternoons spent rocking on the adorable, white swing. Theodore (in his 2-year old glory) is already terribly possessive of the it, so Ry and I take our turns during nap time.

The holiday season and birth of our sweet second is fast approaching and with it more busyness, but we feel such peace being in our new home. The last four years of traveling have been wonderful and allowed us to explore many new places, but we've long been in need of a home base for our little family. This place is home.