Happy Friday! To those of you who promoted and pledged to the East Hill Honey kickstarter project, thank you, thank you, thank you! They made their goal just in time! Bees! Local Farmers! Sustainability! Win!
In the Garden:
Look at the beauty that greeted us in the garden when we arrived home! I want to grow sunflowers always. Forever!
Lots of banana peppers! Also chili peppers, jalapenos, and bell peppers. Mmmmm.
Hands down, my favorite thing about vacation is getting a chance to READ. On our trip, I finished the lengthy, but amazing Sword of Honour Trilogy by Evelyn Waugh (my favorite novelist). Funny, poignant, and very Catholic, like Brideshead Revisited, my all-time favorite novel. It was set during WWII and the plot primarily turns within a military setting. I have a hard time getting into war stuff (books, films, etc) so the fact that I polished off a 700+ page novel about WWII points to it’s brilliance. But if you’ve never read Waugh, start with Brideshead. IT IS THE BEST.
I also re-read G.K. Chesterton’s masterful Orthodoxy. This is a must-read. If you haven’t read this fine work of Christian thought yet, you’re in for a treat. Chesterton is just so hilarious and so TRUE. I enjoyed just as much the second (third?) time as I did the first.
What are you reading these days?
The 5 Newborn Essentials: Mama and Baby Love (my new post!)
A is for Alphabet, B is for Books: The Family of O (Super love this post by Sarah on ABC picture books. I ordered a bunch of these from the library to read with Benjamin!) Also check out her recipe for Homemade Hummus because hummus is yummus.
The Quotable Lucy:
We’re taking a break from Benjamin’s usual hilarious antics to celebrate Lucy’s blossoming language acquisition. The rental we stayed in on vacation housed some pretty impressive taxidermy. Or at least Lucy was impressed enough to start saying, “De-ah!”
Pictures Worth Sharing:
Lightsaber battles with Daddy are WAY more fun than unpacking on a dark and stormy night.
My, she’s swell.
Lucy mastered the finer points of peekaboo on our road trip.
Enjoy your weekend, dear ones! It’s good to be back And don’t forget to tell me what you’re reading because I’m dying to know!