boys are just as wonderful as girls, i must admit. my cousin and her little boys are here visiting for the month, which is such a treat! p.j., who is 2-years old, and very energetic. and matthew, who is 6 months old, and just wants to be held and cuddled. p.j. can say my name now, which translates to (in english) "big bird," but i'll take it.

this picture below is from my visit with the boys out in sunny california. i was taking p.j. on the airplane ride at legoland. he went on several times with both his mother and me. i'm sure if he had it his way, he would have taken his nap on the ride.



i'm living in a sea of boxes right now. every time i walk through my living room, i'm reminded of all of the to do's on my list, one of which is sifting through everything...old stuffed animals, dolls, love letters, childhood artwork, etc. i need to find a place for all this stuff in my apartment. i need to get organized.

i finally tackled one box and found these beautiful smocks that i used to put on my dolls. the most beautiful part of it all is that when my sister and i were little we used to wear these dresses (or smocks as the labels say). i think they're called that because they button in the back. after all of these years stored up in an attic, there wasn't one sign of aging. all they needed was a little hand washing and a quick dry on the clothes line.

i know these dresses will be worn again some day. i can imagine one little girl wearing one of these dresses and running through the grass so freely. barefoot.

speaking of little girls...my dear friend just gave birth yesterday to a little girl. abigail sawyer. she is the most adorable newborn baby girl i've ever laid eyes on. look at those little plump lips of hers!

there's nothing sweeter than little girls. it's time to get my knitting needles out. something pink is on the way for miss abby....



bye bye nashua! i had an eventful weekend of moving, loading, and unloading. i said goodbye to my parents and the house that i grew up in for almost half of my life. today they begin the very first days of their retirement. they are florida bound!

my father packed the u-haul on saturday, that mind you i drove solo across several states, with so much care. not one thing moved around when i reached my final destination.

inside this u-haul were boxes of old memories (yes - i still have love notes from elementary school), family heirlooms, beds, and even a wheel barrow!

i have to admit, it was sad to say goodbye to my parents and to know that we won't be celebrating holidays, birthdays, etc. in new england anymore. but as the quote up on the top of my blog says, "when you are through changing, you are through." so here's to change! or as my sister would say, "here's to new beginnings!"