That’s what it was about

January 12, 2010

Tuesday~January12, 2010 It was all about casual and smalland getting a turn at holding a babyIt was all about laughingand feeling baby kicksIt was all about eating togethera lot of eatingOh the eatingAnd then just sitting and talking in this beautiful spaceLike I said, it was good… I’m in love with this picture… Erin and Baby Tommy, Beth, Steph and Ivy, Sarah, Elizabeth and Babyat Cupcake ’10 And also, I’m in love with Beth’s belly… Yes, that’s me with Beth’s really cold bare baby belly. (photo taken by the amazing Crooked Eyebrow) We took some time that night in the candlelight(not just Beth’s belly and I, but all of us)and we told our storiesand just like women dowe opened our hearts to learningmoreand hearing and being heardand I can’t describe itTheir voicesthe rise of them when moved to sadnessempathyjoyhow they gesturetheir stylelittle bits of them that there’s no other way to knowbut to […]


Monday~January 11, 2010 Cupcake ’10 was small and even cozy. It was at times over-stimulating and other times completely peaceful and intimate and raw and real. It was beautiful, really. (We’re sharing much more about it (including photos) over on the Cupcake blog.) All drama (of the weather and traveling variety) aside, we had an absolutely lovely time together. There were less than 30 women at Cupcake, and yet I found myself thinking about how I was having many of the same feelings and experiences that I’ve had at bigger events. Then I started to think about blogging events in general and will now share with you my very scientifically studied top ten things to be prepared for when attending any blogging event… (OK fine, they aren’t studied. They are more like something a person thinks about on a seven hour trip home while trying to stay awake. So they may be a […]


Have you met the cupcakes?

January 5, 2010

Tuesday~January 5, 2010 It seems that every time I unpack a box and put the contents of it carefully around the house, I discover four more boxes I didn’t know about. (ooooh, I almost trailed off there, with a metaphor about boxes and the stuff in them and baggage of the emotional variety, but I’ll refrain. You’re welcome.) The thing about these boxes is that I have no time for them. There are two little guys here who need my attention and they’d prefer that I NOT constantly tell them I can’t play because I have other things to do. And also, they like it if I feed them occasionally. So yeah, the boxes are slow to empty. The other thing is, I’m preparing for a blogging retreat. Remember? Cupcake ’10? It’s already here (or this weekend anyway) and I’m getting SO excited. For a while there I wondered HOW IN THE WORLD […]


Tuesday~November 24, 2009 Cupcake ’10, a Midwestern bloggy gathering, was just a twinkle in my eye, and now it’s become a reality! (I’m so freaking excited.) For all the details and to find out how to register, please head over to theCupcake ’10 site! See you there! comments are closed on this post Thank you for allowing me to pop up in your inbox and for reading my words, silly or serious. I appreciate you. ~Heather

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7 Quick Takes

November 20, 2009

Friday~November 20th, 2009 -1- I don’t want to rush my children through their childhood. But man, I want to sleep later in the morning. You know, later than say, 5ish. -2- I don’t know Anissa Mayhew like so many of my blog friends do, but I’m still praying for her because that’s what happens in this community. I’m blown away by Annisa’s strength and vibrancy. She’s touched my heart this week and I’ll continue to pray for her and her family. (Anissa is a 35 year old mother, wife, and blogger who suffered two strokes this week and remains in the ICU. You can read more from her husband today at Hope 4 Peyton) -3- Have you heard about Christmas Change? I mentioned recently that Seth and Amber Haines had something exciting up their sleeves, and Christmas Change is it! If you’re looking for ways to share in the giving of the Christmas […]