Much worse. But since frequent postings of wallpaper peeling progress would be the Internet equivalent of watching paint dry, I'll switch gears to mom-blog and share some pictures of our lovely little afternoon picnic. But not before I assure you that the fruit basket border is NOT staying; I just hadn't found the ladder yet at the point of this photo.
It was one of those days, weather wise, where everything seems absolutely perfect. When I took this shot, I announced that it captured "everything I have ever wanted." I think it felt all the more sweet because I have recently been doing a lot of thinking and reading about intentional living, and have been keeping a running list of the things that I want my life and our home to be like. One of the recurring themes is simple joys, the carefree time spent together sharing the beautiful gifts we've been given.
I kept a notepad on the kitchen counter for a few days with the header "I want our lives/home to be..." and jotted down random ideas as I thought of them. I found Tsh Oxenrider's books to be inspiring and practical - check out Notes from a Blue Bike and Organized Simplicity. The theme and content of the two is similar, but the former reads more like a memoir and the latter more like a manual.
Off the soapbox and on to more pictures:
Family photos are exponentially harder with the addition of each child. These are my two favorites from the series. Three out of four are smiling. And the toddler is holding her nose.
Aaand, totally accidental, but perfect hand position from Anna.
What is your perfect Saturday? I hope you enjoyed some of it today :)