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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

family i love you

the big bug came home with this folded up in her lunchbox. she told me that it is our island cottage. it will have stairs and we will all be together when we are there.

we almost had an island cottage this week. but as these deals sometimes do, it moved sideways instead of forwards and we moved on. i am a little sad. a little disappointed. but honestly i think that it just wasn't meant to be. and that something else is waiting for us. we are charmed by this island i swear, and will be there more permanently some day!

we had a quiet but productive weekend. did a lot of weeding at our new garden plot. (i forgot my camera but the big bug had hers so hopefully she got some good shots.) a lot of weeding! (will have to return this week to see if any of the weeds have returned.) we found a praying mantis, ladybugs, lots of dragonflies, and a big fat caterpillar. and have started to plan our winter harvest. i can't wait!

the water mysteriously escaped giselle's pond. we thought at first there was a leak but tested it and found there wasn't. we are now suspecting some animal paid her a visit and pushed down the side of the pool, allowing the water to run out. hmmmmm... she seems fine. we will keep an eye on things.

and the little bug is consistently using the potty! yay! now to get rid of all the diaper paraphernalia and think about redoing the girls' room. (i had been putting it off until the changing table / dresser was on its way out...)

oh, and i didn't sew a stitch! though did make some plans for back-to-school gear...

how was your weekend?

12 comments:

lisa said...

this little picture made me smile.

molly said...

what a sweet picture and great ideas for an island cottage.
yay! for potty training! so much better than sweaty stinky diapers--at least in my opinion!

Alicia A. said...

Your spot on the island will find you someday...

Has she started school already? Big girls.

Mama Urchin said...

How sweet, "Family I love you" Could that be any better?

cindy said...

what an adorable picture. we are so drawn to the islands also. we keep trying to get back to vancouver island but the gulf islands are such a dream.

blair said...

Oh I'm sorry to hear about the cottage. Real estate is such an emotional thing, full of ultimate ups and downs. Love that drawing.

sally said...

Hope one day you're able to have the perfect little island cottage. I love E's drawing, so sweet!

Jan said...

sad about the cottage, but the right place at the right time will come along I'm sure. love e's picture....looks kind of like my place (on a good day!)

amy h said...

Hooray for losing the changing table!

Sorry your cottage deal didn't work out. That one must not have been the one.

That drawing is so sweet. :)

Shari said...

love this picture. i somehow missed the photos from the island but it looks absolutely lovely. keep wishing and it will happen. xo shari

Tracy said...

thanks - i will pass all your kind words on to em! and thanks too for your support in our little island dream... if you haven't been - you should go! magic!

melissa f. said...

you are raising really great girls, tracy.

and like you said-- things happen for (good) reasons... so with that in mind, i'm thinking there's something waiting 'round the corner.