The details

Since we returned from our trip, life has truly been lived in the details. There has been barely a moment to focus on all of the big thoughts rattling around in my head as we recover from a rough bout with jet lag and jump back into life at full speed.
So, I am taking it slow, trying to focus on one thing at a time.
We've stayed close to home, cleaning and organizing.

We've also spent time celebrating, both my beloved Frank's birthday and the ten year anniversary of the day that we met.
I gave him this dear little ceramic bird, with a special message tucked inside...
and baked him the perfect, yummy, birthday cake. The same cake that I baked last year (I feel a delicious tradition forming), this cake is really chocolate heaven...
We've also celebrated (and mourned a little) as our beautiful boy headed off for his first day of Kindergarten. I was so concerned with those details, making sure that he was ready, reassuring myself that he was excited, not scared. Accepting the sweet surrender that change brings is hard and uncomfortable, but I feel like I am getting better at the surrendering part, just releasing myself into it.