Then vs. Now

Image via 3191

I'm totally transfixed by this photo from 3191's Year of Evenings blog. Maybe it's because pre-kiddos my evenings involved some combination of the subject matter. Oh yes, there was wine and dark chocolate and baths...often all three at once. But I know my day will come again, and then, while I'm gulping down red wine in the bath, I'll just be longing for the baby-years -- you know the simple pleasures like wrestling two wet seals during their bath while singing endless off-key renditions of "twinkle star" (as Audrey has renamed it.)

On the upside, Bryan and I are staying true to our resolve and have a date on Saturday. There will be no new shoes involved, but it's a real-life, grown-up date nonetheless.

P.S. If you have a sec, check out the excellent interview with Stephanie Congdon Barnes over on sfgirl...she's one half of the brilliant 3191 duo. When asked by Victoria, "who do you admire and why?", she responded, "I admire people that live simply and intentionally."

I just love that.


karey m. said...

i try for intentionally...not sure there's hope for simply these days.

am loving how your blog has evolved. well done. you should be very proud of it!

and i can't wait to see what you make. until then, this blog is more than enough for me and probably gobs of others! best.

perfect bound said...

I am eagerly awaiting this book as well. I'm so glad you commented on my blog so I could read yours! Your eye for the simple and intentional is stunning.