Mustard Seed Trees

For Bonnie’s first birthday (over a whole month ago now), I bought her Raggedy Ann, her first dolly (and my second favorite dolly ever!), along with Johnny Gruelle’s classic story book Raggedy Ann and the Camel with Wrinkled Knees. When I was a little girl, I found an illustrated chapter book of Raggedy Ann and Andy stories at our school library. I checked it out, read it, and renewed it for as long as I could. When I absolutely had to return it, I just waited a few days and checked it out again. I remember our sweet librarian saying, “This again?” while I nodded in silent glee, and took it back to class with me. I think eventually she told me I had to give other people a chance to read the book, too, and I was made to check out something different. If I could, I would pass along my childhood enchantment with library books about play things that come to life and adventure in the woods. Red yarn hair, candy hearts, striped stockings, oh I hope eventually she loves all of it as much as I did!

For now, though, I love how these photos of my silly, sweaty girl in an old red wagon turned out :)

I’ve killed all the herbs 3 times over. Like, I killed all my spring seedlings and replaced them twice with new plants, and killed those too. I shall never give up. NEVER. NOT EVER. 

Friday night fun in Coolidge Park playing in the fountain! Bonnie was so into it! I can’t wait to take her back.

river walks + ice cream cones + baby toes and sunsets = a pretty nice life.

We are loving living in Chattanooga now. There’s so much I want to do, still, and we just don’t have enough weekend to fit it into. I used to think the walking bridge was touristy. Or college freshman-y. but there’s that summer time breeze coming off the water, and so many beautiful people out. Art and boats and glass bridges. So much Chattanooga love.

My Bonnie blue eyes

My Bonnie blue eyes