Every once in a while, I start craving a change. I’ve been daydreaming a lot of a single family home with rustic charm + modern accents … A bit more square feet + a washer and dryer + perhaps even a dishwasher. It just feels time. These are the type of places that have been playing over and over through my head.
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A few weeks ago, we took a long weekend to Yellowstone + Island Park. We spent three days touring around Yellowstone National park and saw more beautiful scenery and steamy geysers then we knew what to do with. It was my first time but Camden had been a bunch as a kid so he told us all about his childhood memories … seeing bears, fishing, hiking … classic boyhood adventures.
I can’t believe our baby boy is one. ONE! He’s all grown up and going off to collage this fall. In all seriousness though, Jude is Mr. independent. He wants to do + figure things out on his own and he’ll let you know it too … Well, this is all except for when it comes to eating or drinking by himself. For this, he still enlists on help from mom + dad. You would think that being in the zero percentile (yes, zero :-0) he would be a picky eater, but quite the contrary. Jude loves trying new foods and likes almost everything he tries. Jude can say: mama + dada, hey, yay, mmmmmm, baba (bottle or bye-bye), ka-ka (something gross). nah-nah (night-night) Jude can: wave hello + goodbye, “raise the roof”, clap, point, shake his head no, wave his pointer finger no, walk around furniture (not yet walking on his own).
I made Jude an orange + camomile + lavender cake that was really tasty with toy dinosaurs on top. This guy was all manners though and wouldn’t dream of eating his large slice of cake placed right in front of him on his highchair tray on his own. No Sir-ree Bob. He was dignified and only ate from a fork held by mom + dad (even thought I secretly wanted him to make a mess of it) … moreover, he really just thought the cake felt weird and slimy in his hands.
We love you, Juder-bug! Now do us a favor and stop growing up so fast!
It’s a new week and I’m officially, officially back. There are still kinks being worked out including a few problems with email subscribers getting transferred (if you are no longer getting updates, feel free to re-subscribe). Just starting out with something simple and sweet while trying to get back into the rhythm of things. So … Here. We. Go.
Mama, Jude, + his dinosaur.
Summer Shoulder-Tie Jumpsuit, Madewell. Sweater, Madewell (similar). Grosgrain Mini Boater Hat, Urban Outfitters . Jude’s Dinosaur, Amazon
Welcome to the new Chalk White Arrow. As you may be able to tell, a lot of changes have taken place over here. There are still tweaks to be made and a few things that need changing … At this point in time, life is seeming to take longer than I plan for, but I appreciate you all being patient with me. Starting Monday, things will be getting more consistent around here. My goal is to get at least two posts up a week and possibly increase post frequency a little as we go along. A big THANK YOU to all of you who have stuck around … to those who have remained loyal readers, who send me kind words, who have always been supportive … This blog remains because of you.
Until then, you can find me on Instagram