A sip of cider and catching up..

Oh hiiii, yes, we're still alive and well here!
Thanksgiving has come and gone here last weekend.. and I'm still sipping cider and nibbling leftover ham.  Most of the leaves have fallen around here, though a few trees are still ablaze against these rainy grey days.

Things I'm thankful for right about now:
+ a hot soak in the tub.
+ kids that are equal parts mischief and hilarity.
+ books that feed my soul.
+ hot chocolate with gooey marshmallows.
+ conversations with my man.
+ friends within walking distance.
+ washed dishes.
+ rain against the windows.
+ the sweet hallowed silence of evening.

Just to name a few...
..oh, and a sweet baby GIRL kicking gently from my belly! 

Hope the week is being sweet to you friends,
Mel ;o)


  1. Congrats! Is Azi excited or did she want to be the only femme fatale in the family?

  2. Oh my gosh! A baby girl! How wonderful! Blessings to you all!

  3. Yay, a girl! Our baby girls can play together!

  4. Awww... yeah! You found out too didn't you? Exciting! Giving her an eviction notice soon eh? xx

  5. thanks so much, we're pretty delighted ;o)

  6. Hehe... she said quite a while ago that she indeed did want a lil' sister... and that if we were to have a boy "we would all CRY" according to her! Not sure how we'll do with another drama queen... but we'll enjoy another gal here. ;o)

  7. A girl!!! Congratulations, Mel. How exciting!!!!

  8. oh my goodness!!!! a girl. congrats mama!! and miss friends within walking distance.... xo

  9. Yay! In my experience, girls are much better sleepers. (Of course, you pay for it when they turn two, but at least you get to sleep during the first year!)

  10. Oh that's such music to my ears Jo.. lol! I'm convinced this BOY of ours is the worst sleeper compared to Azi.. was hoping for another babe that actually sleeps again... it will be a wild ride either way I'm sure. ;o)

  11. Thanks! You and I need our walking distance pals eh? Now that we got a big van I'm even more leery about getting a drivers! ;oP

  12. Shyeaaaah, thanks! We were pretty happy with that news.. though a boy would have been.. like.. our second choice. baha.

  13. ha! funny you should say that. i am studying for mine and will probably go take the tests either this week or the following. i need to start driving. mostly for Lily. but it needs to happen. i scurrrrrred.....

  14. awww wow, way to go mama - every one OFF the sidewalks!! I mean, I'm sure you'll be awesome! xx

  15. Awesome!!! A GIRL <3 <3 <3 Congrats you beautiful lady!!!
    And now I am madly needing a cider of my own:)...I wonder where I can find one at 230am:):)??

    Loving you from the US...Wish I could hug you and was within walking distance!
    Have a sweet, relaxing weekend with your fam <3.xx

  16. Good grief 2:30am.. you don't need a cider, you need a nightcap! ;o) Thanks for the loving, it would be dangerous if you were within walking distance.. I'd be at your door every hour!!

  17. Woot! Woot!
    Congratulations on your little sweetie pie!


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