olive june: November 2018

nash charles | month five . things i always want to remember

month five

this month brought a tiny glimpse into life with brothers (their love is just so beautiful) and there's nothing i have loved more than watching them interact. i am thankful every day that i was chosen to be their momma. 

simply loving

"unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. it's not." 
- dr. seuss, the lorax

currently // november edition

"have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful."

holiday gifts | twelve book ideas for kids

the holiday season will be here in just a few weeks ... but if you are already decorating and shopping and wrapping and baking treats... i say, 'do it!' - 'you do you' (always). i just really love to embrace each season and love to do things like these (and voting) the day of/in the season. yet, is christmas music playing in our home/car - yes! and am i already starting to look for card designs and gift ideas- yes! but going to a christmas tree market after thanksgiving and decorating and shopping in december- with the people and all the festive things around me- is what i truly love. and one of the things i love to give most is a book (with a message inside).

mother / son date: you've got each other

a few weeks ago, we took our first momma + parks date. a happy meal at "donald's" (with ketchup- like only he can say it.) we talked about school and his friends and colors and watched the cars and trucks pass the window. then we took a trip to the toy store, where he picked out a wood guitar, just like his uncle's (my brother's) that he loves. watching him run from spot to spot, with so much excitement, brought tears to my eyes. he was so happy; there was so much joy. he picked up and explored all of the fun things in his vintage pants, button-up shirt, and dapper tie. then we enjoyed an ice cream cone and ended the night listening to his favorite band, 'florida georgia line' in the car. he tenderly said, "momma, i loved it." and i totally melted. when we got home, we danced in the kitchen to the song, "cruise" as he played his new guitar. 

parks james- you are the sweetest. you are sunshine. and i am so glad that you are mine. 
i am not sure if i have ever felt such j o y as i did with you that evening.

simply loving

"dismiss whatever insults your own soul..."
-walt whitman


happy day after halloween, my dear friends. i hope yours was safe and darling and cozy.