Babies = wonderful. And having friends with babies around the same age is equally wonderful. Please meet Miss Daisy Anne, a dear friend of Quentin’s. Daisy recently turned one, which in case you didn’t know, is a great occasion to take some photos. A few of my favorites of this sweet gal… Isn’t she the cutest??
Gratitude. That is what I feel for my friend Amanda who saw me through the hard days of fresh motherhood. Her gentle wisdom helped boost my confidence during a time when I was unsure of everything. And so it seems a little unfair that I’ll have to say goodbye to her as she and her family are moving away soon. But before that happens, we got together, and I snapped some photos of them in their beautiful home. Here are a few of my favorites… Cheers to friends, exciting new beginnings and supporting one another. You will be missed around here! love, Jen
The details are not the details. They make the design. – Charles Eames
I carried my baby for 40 weeks and a day before I met him. Prior to meeting him, I didn’t know much about him except that he was a boy and he enjoyed kicking me when I laid down for bed. My husband and I didn’t even know what he was going to look like; the 3D ultrasound machine was down at our 20-week appointment. Well all that changed on a sunny Wednesday morning. After a whole day of early labor and an evening of active labor, my midwife asked me to push at 7 a.m. on Dec. 18. Our baby wasn’t ready to meet us then, so we gave him extra time to get with the program. At around 10 a.m., we gave it another go, and at exactly 10:41 a.m., we met each other for the first time. “Hi baby, I’m your mama.” This is what I squeaked out through the tears as I held him. I kept looking at my husband who was by my side and asked him, “can you believe it??” …
A chance to eat super delicious organic food prepared by a professional chef and see my wonderful friend? I’ll take it. Jay and I attended One Woman Farm’s family style field dinner in Valencia, Pa., earlier this month, and I think Jay walked away looking more pregnant than me. Just kidding. Maybe. The dinner was held on my friend’s farm, the food was prepared on site and there was a pig roast. In a couple of photos… Meeting new friends while enjoying fresh healthy food, well, that’s just tough to beat. This carrot cake? One of the best I’ve ever had. Kudos to Chef Chet Garland from Toast! kitchen and wine bar. Above at right, One Woman Farm herself and dear friend of mine, Margaret. Now it’s your turn. Go eat something healthy. And if you can, support your local farm. P.S. More blog posts featuring One Woman Farm in action back in June 2011 and in October 2011.