|photo credit Jude himself, he has only himself to blame for his weirdness|
Teenage Boys! Boy, do they get a bad wrap. But we have never moved before with two of them. Peter was 13 when we moved in here, Jude was 11. Now, they are 16 and almost 15 and both at least 6 feet tall. They have been so unspeakably helpful moving all the big stuff. We have taken three loads down to the new house, and Obi has only directed while they have done every single bit of the lifting and moving. Obi (who to be totally fair, is stronger than the two of them put together) has a really bad back, and constant lifting always ends with him in super bad pain. No more! Thanks, boys!
Jamaican Blue Mountain Reserve Coffee! My dad ordered this for me for my birthday last month, and it came WITH MY VERY OWN NAME ON IT! I cannot tell you how that lifted my spirits. A truly excellent personalized gift that really had the effect of making me feel special? Cheesy! Yes, please! And to top it off, this stuff was so, so good. Probably the best home brewed coffee I have ever made, and I am unapologetically well known for spending more on my coffee than my children's combined well being. So I know good.
Towelhoodies! These are the beautiful brainchild of my fantastically talented and creative sister-in-law Melissa Moody. She hand makes each one with care, and they are the definition of beauty and luxury. Each of my kids has one of these and we take them everywhere. They cut down on so much towel laundry for me because each kid really only uses their own and they hang them up by the hood and keep them clean. Absolutely one of my favorite all time products. AND!!!! She has just opened up business on Amazon, so, you go girl!
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Speaking of birthdays and handmade beauty, my darling little sister sent me this gorgeous pocketbook handmade by Anagrassia. The artist is none other than my sister's sister-in-law's roommate's sister, which basically makes me famous. Anyway, it is a thing of loveliness with real leather, real silk, and basically too beautiful to be seen with me, but it is an inanimate object and therefore I have power over it. Soooo....
Thanks for stopping by! And I have no time to proofread (much to my professor-father's chagrin,) so sic. sic. sic. All covered. There ya go! On your way!