recently i colored water for dan's shooting activity. (i thought four gallon jugs was enough. lo and behold his friends brought along a whole truck-bed full of colored water.) recently i love that dan has outdoorsy passions that he enjoys doing. recently i realized i have very little enjoyment when i'm outdoors in the wintertime. i see this as a major weakness that must be overcome. recently i've been admiring dan's beard growing back. even though i complain about his scratchy whiskers, i still love it.
recently benji has almost outgrown his shoes. which is just in time, they are looking haggard. recently i've been wearing a warm turquoise-y sweater i snagged at a swap party. recently i fell in love with swap parties (thanks ashlynn!). it is the perfect motivation to rid your house of clutter and you end up scoring awesome new stuff. (carefully selected of course, as you don't want to replace the clutter you just rid yourself of.) recently i made oatmeal craisin white chocolate chip cookies for activity day; none of the nine year olds went after them. they all chose chocolate chip instead. it was cute watching one little gal check out which flavor cookie her bff chose before she made her decision. oh how we all do that sometimes. recently i've been documenting how my mini diaries are made, start to finish. (anyone interested in the process?) recently i have been deeply involved in re-introducing myself to adobe illustrator. a whole new happy world to explore. (thank you, alma for the encouragment.) am almost done designing march dollar downloads!
recently b hangs out in his crib reading (aloud to himself–cutest thing ever) in the morning. when he begs to take two or three books to bed at night, i always give in. recently i am wearing earrings. all the time. recently i've been snacking on plain almonds and banana chips. they sit on the counter in a cute container. recently i resisted the urge to splurge on cadbury mini eggs. recently i let benj color on plain envelopes. i like thinking that they are little artpieces for the mailman. recently i've been beefing up on new fonts. recently i ran in to get a free bang trim. this could be the best part about having bangs. yay. recently i've been wanting to see friday night lights. everyone is talking about it. recently we bought little moleskine notebooks to keep track of favorite scriptures we read and thoughts that come while we are studying (dan always has the best ideas). new notebooks always give me an excited push in the right direction.