Rosie's Ramblings

Friday Favorites

It's been a busy (and short) week and I am ready for the weekend. Adam has a bow hunting course to take tomorrow and while he's at that I'm going to take the girlies to the library and to the playground (as long as it doesn't rain). 
It's been awhile since we had some favorites on here, so here's a little list from our week!


ONE| our trip to the Book Barn last Monday. Growing up this was one of my favorite places to visit and I hadn't been there in years. Such a fun place. They have animals, separate buildings filled with books, and lots of little gardens and things. Just look at that Hobbit Hole!

TWO|  this little person is almost TEN months old! She's right on the edge of walking any day now. If we hold her hands she'll walk alongside us, just no steps on her own yet. 
She's reached the clingy stage and basically wants me or Adam holding her all. the. time. She's still a super cuddle bug, and says "Mama" clearly now.

THREE| my mom and I had recently started reading and learning more about the Enneagram. We were always having long talks about personalities, and my whole family is really into the Myers-Briggs/brain typing stuff. Anyways, she had ordered some books in for us to read about the Enneagram and I've been reading a few of them since they came in the mail last week. So far this one, and this one are my favorites. Would anyone be interested in a longer post about this, and maybe a full book list?

FOUR| while we were at Julia's place Adri was so good about sleeping (well, both girls were, in fact). She went right to sleep every night slept the whole night though. I snapped this photo of her and I love the shadows on the wall.

FIVE| lately I've been in a food slump. It's hard for me (and I'm assuming everyone else) to cook when I'm not hungry. But now I'm trying to get back at it and think up some good meals. This coming week is going to be HOT so I'm sure we'll be doing a whole lot of grilling. I got Adam a deep fryer for Father's Day and since he caught a 22 inch fish the other night I think we'll have some fish tacos for dinner tomorrow night. That fish taco recipe is my all-time favorite so I thought I'd share it again on here.

SIX| this little face is everything to me. While we were in Connecticut we went out to out quite a bit, and, since that's Adri's favorite hobby (both eating and going out to eat) she was a happy camper. 
She got eggs and bacon for breakfast here and was eating like there was no tomorrow.

SEVEN| Megan posted this article about Minimal Living last night and it's really good. It's something that I'm always working toward in our home (not that we're making great headway) since I find that more is so often less, and, at least for Adam and I, we have WAY too much stuff. We could easily get rid of over half of it and still be comfortable. 

Okay, I'm off to take a morning walk with my wee ones. Have a wonderful weekend!

New England Photos batch #2: Beach Day 2018

On Sunday we all headed to the beach. We spent the whole day splashing in the water and sunning in the sand. The perfect way to spend Father's Day. Later in the afternoon we left and went over to Wesley and Claire's for seafood and a cookout.

Now I'm back home again, and, as much as I enjoy traveling and adventures it is SO NICE to be back home again. As Jane Austen says, “Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.”.
I have a long to-do list, that mainly includes washing sandy laundry and doing and a ton of work. But I'm also going to try to fit in some reading and a walk.

Happy Wednesday! 

New England photos. batch #1

So how's THAT for the most original of all blog post titles? Yeah, I know, so lame. I honestly don't have time to think of a better one though. So, that's gotta do.
This first batch of photos is all from our Saturday walk at Harkness State Park. It's right along the ocean and the views are so beautiful. This was right after we had gone (all twenty of us) to take my dad out for pizza at the pizza place he's been going to since he was six.

We had also taken a trip to Ikea earlier in the morning and I scored a giant fiddle leaf fig for only $20.00! Best deal I've found in a while-those things go for like $100.00 on Amazon (the large plants do, at least).

This trip has been so wonderful, and just what was needed, for all of us. Lots of food, family, and the ocean. The cure for all things.

Happy Monday!