Monday, January 21, 2013

here with baby...


I have written on paper. I want to send letters to friends. If she stays alseep I will write here...  


Yes, a p.s. at the beginning. I can barely write this post. I cannot see more than half the post. We will just hope there are not too many typos at the end. I wonder what I wrote down there (cause it was actually last week when I wrote most of this...)
(The issue is with the old barely functioning computer, not with me. I am functioning just fine. Well for the most part anyhow...)
(I will just push publish now and hope for the best...)
(Okay, after publishing I could read. I think just a couple typos. Getting up, not betting up. Morning hours, not orning hours. You could have probably figured that out on your own. I still can't get to the bottom of my writing to edit...)

Thank you so very much for all the kind comments and emails (and phone calls and little packages!) for Elsa Willow. The love and support has been so felt and appreciated.

It will have to be okay that there are no pictures.
(Not even wanting to mention the computer (broken) troubles. And please just say yes, of course all of our pictures will be able to be saved...)

I do so wish you could see her!
(And can you imagine how much our familes are really wanting to see her? No pictures for anyone.)
(We are taking pictures, they are just having to wait stored on our camera.)

(And you see this is not what I might want to be writing about now that I am having a moment to.)

Hello! How have you all been?
Cold and wintery and sweet and still pretty newborn here in our home.
We can hardly believe all the sweetness that our little Elsa is.
Big sisters are just as wonderful as we knew they would be.
All just so so in love.
Baby and I are still just home. Not like we ever venture out much in the winter anyhow. Although Jason and the girls did just head out to near the lake to do some snowshoeing.

So cold here. We had a good snowstorm in December that left everything so good and wintery white. And it has been so cold since that much of the snow is still here.
It was supposed to be nearly 20 degrees below zero the other night!

We just stay inside cozy and warm. If I do not have a nursing baby in my arms, or a sleeping baby in my arms, or a wide awake super adorable baby in my arms, then I usually spend my time in the kitchen. Baking bread, cooking dinner as early in the day as I can get to it, having fun looking through cookbooks and doing some meal planning.

We have been doing some homeschooling in the morning. Chloe and I are still actually finishing Greece (never happened last year with all the pregnancy illness) and about to move on to Ancient Rome. Chessa and I are finishing some fables and then moving on to a saints block, which we are both very much looking forward to. It is nice to be all getting some work done together in the mornings.

Oh, speaking of mornings, I have been betting up between 5 and 6 AM. I thinkI should try to keep it around. 5 is kinda too crazy. But so nice in those quiet, dark orning hours, and then the sun beginning to lighten the sky...

Well, she sure has stayed asleep. I think I will have to go knit now. How nice.

Hope everyone is happy and well!



Jules said...

Dear Renee...I am giggling because you seem to write your thoughts just as you say them! It sounds so snuggly and cozy down there. I have been meaning to get back, too, and computer time is just not where I'm at, either. Your family (and friends!) must be anxious to see your newest little flower, but all can wait. It is great to hear you are dong something lovely for and cookbooks. Hugs to all five of you and I hope to be in better touch soon :)
Much love,
xo Jules

Jane said...

Glad to hear you are snuggled up and well. Sorry about your computer problems! I hope you keep enjoying your babymoon/winter!

isabelle said...

Beautiful ! you seems to be well.
So we wait for photos...

Amanda K said...

Snuggling down in the deep of winter with baby sounds so lovely, computer problems aside. Congratulations on her :)

angie said...

so glad you are all well and enjoying new babe...

W-S Wanderings said...

Somehow I missed this. I love what you write here, such a true reflection of the tangents of life. Of the beauty of life. I do hope your computerness is soon restored to you, before your family and friends wind up beating on your front door to get in to SEE that lovely new baby. (Plus we're all waiting with baited breath :-)

Congratulations to you all!

suzanne said...


Such lovely news. A new babe'. Cacooning is the best feeling. Letting the world go by as you nurse and sleep. What a beautiful name you have all chosen.

Enjoy your precious special moments..

Lots of love to you all