it's no secret...i'm a big fan of a currently post. not only are they informative of...absolutely nothing, but they do provide me a look back into my life of exactly all the things that are not important.

but it is fitting...because everything around here is pretty random these days. three kids = no joke.


i'm totally wishing...i could pull the trigger on my nordstrom cart. there's a cozy cardigan and some mules (and some booties) in there that i thiiiink i need...but i really shouldn't be purchasing ANYTHING until i burn everything in my current closet. someone slipping her happy pills? is she on drugs? what's going on? our sawyer-muff has done a complete 180º and is an absolute treasure (that is what you are - bruno mars) as of late. the fits are at a complete minimum, she listens, she's smiling, she loves me and not just our farmer...i can't tell you how little i've yelled lately. as in...i don't think i've yelled at all. what?!

kaye...however, kaye and i have reached the dreaded stage in life where she wants to pick her clothes every day, get dressed herself, and wear her hair in a frizzy faux-mullet because she insists on brushing it herself as well. friends - i'm ALL ABOUT the independence...but girlfriend needs a little help here and there. as, it's 31º can't wear shorts. we've been having lots of talks about weather-appropriate clothing. after fight #994847 i took to putting away anything with short sleeves. so that's our main issue...her gusto for complete independence.

on the flip side...there's never been a better big sister. if i ask her to keep an eye on elli when i hop in the shower...i'll finish and come out to check and kaye is right there singing her the same song she started with...on loop. she also thinks when elli has the hiccups she's hungry and insists i feed her immediately. and then looks at me like i'm the meanest mom when i don't. #pickmybattles #iflookscouldkill

allllso - kaye has turned into quite the artist. her drawings are in 3d, she loves including special notes. and has even taken to constructing little airplanes...i don't even know. i was not this kid. (extremely co-dependent, little sister...and i still am. hi kelli!)

sipping on...some glorious coffee. i just love waking early in the morning to enjoy my coffee while it's still hot. lord knows if i have to reheat it it'll get forgotten in the microwave and i won't see it again until the next day. also, i used to put almond milk in my coffee but have recently switched to cream and good lord...i've been missing out.

this past weekend...we got our farmer the entire time! friends - i can almost taste the end of harvest. (granted...we still have about 1000 acres of corn to finish...) but whatever! we got my farmer the entire weekend and it was the best. we met up with friends in boise. we ate out. one of his college buddies came to the farm and shot a deer (we have no fewer than 1 million deer on the farm that eat all our corn). we attended amy's harvest party...and all in all it felt like a real weekend!

trying to get motivated...our outside needs serious attention and i've been full-on neglecting it since september 6th...the day elli was born. so...i should probably get busy. pulling all our outdoor cushions and pillows. storing away all the outside toys. mowing the lawn one final time. and maybe i'll get motivated and buy some mums and hack down some dried corn stalks and decorate our front porch. buuut...probably not.

i also need to get busy on the workouts. my treadmill is just calling my name downstairs. i'm six weeks post-partum TOMORROW! so...i'm going to go for it today during elli's nap.

the holidays...they are upon us! as in...they'll be here before we know it. what do you do for thanksgiving / christmas? for the past few years we've traveled for thanksgiving and stayed home for christmas. i'm definitely leaning towards california again for thanksgiving (hi kelli and rob!). then i'm going to try to talk my farmer into driving down the coast to monteray bay. i hear there's a great aquarium there, so, that could be fun!

watching...nothing. sigh. i finished call the midwife a few weeks ago and it was GLORIOUS. any recommendations are very welcome!

bringing back...guys...i need to bring back Monday Mama! it's just a little series i used to to featuring moms who run their own businesses. know of a mom who could be featured? have them contact me and we'll get the ball rolling!

happy happy tuesday!