Monthly Archives: December 2010

Happy New Year!

I have exactly thirty seconds to write this! (the life of a new mama is wonderful but relentless) but wanted to wish you all a Happy New Year! Wishing you so much joy and dreams come true in the New Year. With so much gratitude for each and every one of you, Andrea

winters nap*

Nico, 7 weeks, Canon PowerShot S95

me and my boy*

SARK visit*

SARK and Nico, Canon PowerShot S95

Had my first few hours away from the baby last weekend when I went to be in the studio audience of my favorite radio show, West Coast Live. (If you are ever in the bay area on a Saturday morning, I highly recommend going!)

It was such a thrill… Not only did I get to see my dear friend SARK talking about her new book, but we were graced with Coleman Barks, Judy Chicago, Armistead Maupin and more… The show was magical. If you want to give a listen, you can listen to the show here. (I should also mention that I wrote an essay for SARK’s new book, Glad No Matter What: Transforming Loss and Change into Gift and Opportunity I am so honored to be a part of this beautiful book!)

One of the best things happening these days is the steady stream of visitors bringing over food, holding Nico and just generally blessing us. I am savoring each and every bit of company.

Happy Birthday Ben!

Ben is four!, Canon PowerShot S95

Ben is four years old today and it is safe to say, we are more in love with every year that passes… We totally scored with this guy.


Ben is four!, Canon PowerShot S95

Happy Birthday beautiful Ben! We love you so very much.

every small kindness*

self-portrait, ginkgo leaves, Canon PowerShot S95

What i am enjoying these days:
The fall leaves covering the ground.
Spending time with Matt.
Every sound that Nico makes.
Every hour of sleep I get.
Every meal that a friend brings over.
The books I have been devouring.
My home.
Making tissue paper pom poms for Ben’s birthday party.
Reading Expressive Photography and feeling so proud to be a part of it.
Watching Glee.
Collaborating with Brene Brown on a Dream Lab.
Every small kindness.

There is a way that birth opens you up, not only physically but in other ways too. This birth cracked me open, not in a traumatic way, but in the sense that I am more open now than I have been in a long time. The feeling that this is a window of opportunity is almost palpable- a crack letting more light in, more love, and more healing than I ever could have imagined. I am treading lightly with it, not wanting this window to close, wanting to be as conscious as I can to take advantage of all this moment has to give. I almost don’t want to say too much about it, just to acknowledge that this time feels sacred and fleeting, and that the possibility of miracles feels unbearably close.

riding the train

Riding the steam train at Tilden park… Hoping to write something more substantial soon! A good example of the mush factor of my brain however is the fact that I misplaced my glasses almost a week ago and have yet to recover them. To keep with the train theme, sometimes we feel like we’re coming off the rails over here, but we’re mostly enjoying this newborn phase in a way we weren’t able to last time. So grateful for the ease we’ve been blessed with this time around. It’s allowing for so much more joy and connection.