Right before Christmas this now past year of 2017 (wow!) I decided to try baking my first ever pie. I knew I wanted to do blueberry and to have a lattice crust and I was 100% nervous about making it since I’ve always heard pies are difficult! I found a recipe for pie crust and blueberry pie over at Sally’s Baking Addiction and I got to work! I made my dough 2 days before my baking day as I was also making gingerbread men, wheat bread, and banana bread, and well I need to time everything in time for Christmas!
So confession time, I don’t actually like pie hahaha but I adore making desserts soo my husband and family were all my taste testers. My husband said it was one of his very favorite blueberry pies he ever had oh and it was beautiful looking too( my parents loved it too)! I will definitely be makin more pie in the future!
What we see, what we feel, what we imagine. How you see the world. Do you find faeries peeking out at you from under dewdrop leaves in the wee hours of morning, as you rub the sleep from your eyes, quietly strolling with babe snuggled close and your pup taking in the delight of a perfect morning. I enjoy believing that there just might be a bit of magic in the world, and that somehow I might catch a glimpse of it. I have always loved to read and one of my favorite books is Anne of green gables (the whole series is wonderful) and I love how she sees the world with her imagination and her humor, I like to think that I could be a bit like that.
I’ve always loved the quote “He who hath Imagination is blessed or cursed with a fearful magic whereby he may scale the heights of Heaven or plumb the deeps of Hell.” – Jeffery Farnol. I know that we have to see the truth in the world, the beautiful wonderful ones and the horrible dark ones, but I also know that it is good to have an imagination, to be able to see things that could be. My husband and I both have a love of reading and we are teaching or little boy to love books, although sometimes that means reading the same book over and over again, much to our amusement.
If it gets really quiet in our home and I’m not sure where my boy is, I will often find him tucked away somewhere quietly flipping thru a book or three. Being his mother has brought new wonders, fears, insecurities, and loves into my life. My heart beats fuller every time I see my sweet boys face and I am filled with wonder as I watch him grow and take in life with such curiosity. I also look at myself and wish my stomach was a little smaller, my hair less crazy, and maybe those dark circles from lack of sleep could go away. But then I really think about it and imagine I am 16 years old again and size 6 jeans and realize that I would give up my idea of “perfect” every time for what I have right now.
How I see life, how I feel life, how I imagine life. How I see the world. My perception is unique to myself, not one other person will see everything exactly as I do. I look in a mirror and see my flaws, my husband’s peers over my shoulder and sees his beautiful wife, my child peeks around my legs and sees is perfect mama. I am thankful for my mind, my imagination, and I am so thankful for the people who surround, me who fill my life with love and constantly show me new ways of viewing myself and the world.
Christmas was wonderful this year, we kept it simple with stocking gifts for each other and just a couple sweet little wooden cars for Kai. We spent a little time at our own home and enjoyed watching baby boy enjoy some wrapping paper and then we headed to nana and pops for Christmas breakfast and a lot more presents! My parents love love Christmas and my dad gets so excited about everything and he loves santa! So we surprised them by having Kai dressed up as a little santa complete with fuzzy red slippers and a santa hat! I took entirely too many photos because ya know being a new mamma and all we are a little obsessed with our babies 🙂 . My mom had made this paula dean French toast for breakfast with a side of bacon, which was amazing, and we sipped coffee and listened to Christmas music while we watched Kai try to figure out how to unwrap a present. After breakfast we took turns opening gifts and enjoying family time together. We spent awhile being lazy and watching the baby play, and then decided that we should all take a hike to work off that breakfast and make room for lunch 🙂 .
My mom and dad both got new bikes so my mom wanted to take hers for a spin while we hiked( my dad crashed awhile back and can’t ride at the moment), so we packed up the baby and headed off to a trail! It was soooo crazy hot out for Christmas day, a whopping 74degrees out, add the sun, hiking, and some humidity; and you get some very sweaty people (which felt so wrong on Christmas day). All in all we had a wonderful day and I’m already excited to experience Christmas with Kai next year! I hope that everyone else had a wonderful maybe slightly cooler Christmas too, ciao bellas!