Rain Dancing

Ah, the rain. It brings out the worms and my truest, happiest self. Jude and I have been busy doing nothing these cloudy days... splashing through puddles, making hot chocolate, picking out which knit hat to wear from an overly stuffed and ridiculously unnecessary hat rack, watching snails, pretending it'll be like this forever. Even though he doesn't look much like me I now know he is my child. This kid loves rain.

And I've finally started doing some of the things on my to-do list that I never thought I would. I've made two new recipes a week for dinner from the stack of cookbooks I'd never previously cracked open. I ordered, organized and filed the 500+ pictures of Jude I've taken since October. I even started making barrettes for myself because I can never seem to find exactly what I want in a barrette. It could be the fact that my hair is as thick as a brillo pad (and not much softer, thanks Mom!) but clips just don't stay in. Here is one I made with Swarovski crystal detailing.

I also joined Facebook after being peer pressured into it from my BBC girls (you know who you are). I was very hesitant to start another online venture, but it was immediately fun to reconnect with friends from high school and beyond. I actually started a true friendship with a guy who terrorized me during my first three years of high school (it would have been all four years but he moved away our senior year. I considered it God's graduation present.). Well I guess we terrorized each other, it was an all-out war. If anyone had told me back then that I would come to cherish Randy Heckman as a friend I would have stabbed them in the neck with my No. 2 pencil. But here we are.
So that's what I've been up to lately. Lots of bubble baths, good food, chocolate kahlua cake, rain, cozy scarves and movies by myself. My motto for this year is: I survived 2008, I'm going to enjoy 2009. So far, so good.
A few favorite images from the past few weeks:



And I will leave you with a video montage of Jude's best dance moves:


emily said...

girl-- now that I've found you, I am NOT letting go. I LOVE your posts... I wish there were more!!

Beautiful photos, and that hair clip is GORGEOUS. As is your amazing blonde son.


Danielle said...

Love the pacifier one! He's like, one for my mouth, and one just in case! Haha. Love all the pictures, Carrie, seriously, you are amazing. I am glad you're soaking up the sun out there (even though it's raining)!

Jen said...

haha i loved the video carrie! that kid has some MOVES. i am especially impressed by that super fancy footwork!

Lisa said...

i love rain too. you cant help but love that damp earth/fresh smell :)

Laura said...

Yay, you are back! I've missed you around Blogger! Haha. Jude is so stinkin cute. He looks so angelic with his porcelain skin and platinum locks. It sounds like you are enjoying 2009 thus far! Love ya Carrie!

Laura said...

Oh yeah, and I love the barrette! DO I see another side project in your future?