Leaves. The other day, the big boy asked me why leaves change colors. His questions are getting harder every day. I hope it got it right.
Delphinium. It was the primary flower at our wedding. I just adore that purplish-blue.
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Dark Seasonal Beers. Pumpkin Ales, Octoberfest Varieties, Porters, Stouts...
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Birthday Parties. I've decided to throw the big boy his first real birthday party. We'll be inviting just a handful of his friends along with some family over to the house. I am not much of a hostess or party-planner, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I can do it without letting it stress me out. I'm determined to keep it simple. He's only turning four, after all. So far, I'm having lots of fun thinking about it. When I pressed him for input on colors or theme or cake, his reply to every question was: "rainbow". So a rainbow-themed party it shall be! Can't wait!
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Italy. I think we've chosen a new vacation destination for next summer: Florence. At least, that's where our current thinking is. Now let the search begin for the perfect place to stay so I can start planning details!
Azure Ray. Azure Ray has a new album out, and it's gorgeous as always. Perfect music to put on while you're taking a bath.
Oh, and speaking of...bathtubs are beautiful too. I need to spend more time in mine, but I did manage to take a bath last week, and it was divine.