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Monday, March 22, 2010

Tonight we ate dinner outside on the front porch. I made homemade pumpkin donuts, which I know aren't exactly healthy (even though they were both vegan and gluten free), but every once in a while- its alright, ya know?

We had to shoo away the bees as they came to sniff the sweet powdered sugar that blew off of our paper plates and drifted towards their hives. Go away bees, go away.

After dinner I changed out of my skinny jeans and put on my favorite pair of sweats. Kicked off my flip flops and tied on my Adidas. We strapped the baby into our new cranberry colored ERGO carrier, let the toddler climb up into the same stroller that shes been riding in since the day she was born- and we all went for a walk together.

Even though we've lived in this house, on this street, for nearly 2 years, every spring it seems like there is a whole new world to explore. The familys come and go quicker than the seasons, impacting the neighborhoods and the houses that occupy them. New flowers here, a new tree there. A puppy playing outside on a front yard there on the corner, a little girl riding her bike in the street behind us. Fallen branches, pebbles, and leaves littering the nature path.

Lots of adventure.

But when you're new to the world, rather than just exploring something new, everything is an adventure.

I think we should have donuts for dinner on the porch more often.


Angela March 22, 2010 at 9:03 PM  

Sounds like the perfect evening!

Anonymous,  March 22, 2010 at 9:05 PM  

Ah, doughnuts on the front porch sound amazing. Glad you guys enjoyed a nice treat together!

Danielle March 22, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

You are always making the yummiest dinners.

Sounds like a great night.


jessicajane March 22, 2010 at 10:35 PM  

wish i had someone to spend that kind of evening with! sounds so nice and relaxing and happy. did you put on your hot pink sweats?

Ashley Stone March 23, 2010 at 1:12 AM  

sounds like a great night! I'd LOVE the gluten free pumpkin donut recipe! Sounds amazing!

Colleen March 23, 2010 at 5:55 AM  

Awww... that's a wonderful adventure.
I also love the sound of doughnuts on the porch, or doughnuts in the kitchen, but I think I won't have a doughnut in my bed, that would just be taking it too far! :)

beka March 23, 2010 at 8:39 AM  

Mmmm, those doughnuts sound so good. And front porch? We don't have one. How odd, none of the houses on our block have one. :(
Those pics of Charlie are so cute!

Oh Mandie March 23, 2010 at 11:25 AM  

We eat dinner on our back porch all the time when the weather is nice. There's nothing like some fresh air to make whatever you're eating taste that much more scrumptious.

Glad that you and your family were able to enjoy your adventure, from the looks of it, it was awesome :)

CraftGirlAlli March 23, 2010 at 4:50 PM  

evenings like that are the best! I love that you have donuts for dinner...and eat them on the front porch! it's the little moments like that, that your children will always remember!

OliveStreetStudio March 23, 2010 at 7:47 PM  

ooooo the donuts sound divine....

i agree - always something new to discover on a walk around the block.

Johanna March 23, 2010 at 8:09 PM  

how's the ergo carrier? we have one for Noah but I find that my knees hurt when I use it for too long.
And pumpkin donuts...oh yum! Please post the recipe!

TexasBobbi March 25, 2010 at 12:02 AM  

Sounds like an amazing evening, we all need to have more like it.

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