Response to Letter 8/3/11
Dearest Autumn,

Thank you for your letter. I loved it. Things are really great here actually. I'm starting to feel like it's home. And enjoying the process of making it feel like it is. If you knew the hours I've put into planning how I want to organize and decorate it, you'd be embarrassed for me. But it makes me happy and distracted from the hard parts to moving clear accross the country, like missing my sister....

Unfotunately, this process of getting settled down has been keeping me so busy, that I forget to take pictures, or blog for that matter...but I did find this little gem:

You might recognize the little angel fact in this photo. It was one I took right before we left. Give her and the rest of your kiddos big hugs and kisses from me. I'll get to do it myself in a couple of weeks! 

I am currently relishing in the fact Ryder and Penny both taking naps. Ryder has almost, if not completely X-ed out the 'ol nap, but I'd be lying if toward the end of the week, that little fact is most evident in his shrieking eel reaction to everything he feels isn't completely just with the world. So it was one of those, go lay on on your bed and if you haven't fallen asleep in fifteen minutes, you can come downstairs--I haven't seen him since. Speaking of the boy, his birthday is coming up soon and I don't know what to do for it. I want to make it a big deal because I feel like he deserves a little extra attention--but at the same time I don't really want to throw him a party quite yet. Ideas, I need ideas! I do know what he wants, however. A dragon. In red, of course. 

As for Penelope Rae, it seems as though her cuteness increases so does her stinker streak. Currently, her favorite activity is climbing on top of the kitchen table, walking to the edge and yells, "shump! shump!" (jump, jump). The second I get within 3 feet, she, well, jumps. And yes, I've always caught her, but that doesn't take away from the fact that these incidents have taken five years off of my precious life.

I totally need to Pandora P&P music. I too shall listen to it while in the kitchen...making pb&j's. Also, I love you idea for your family picture colors. I can't wait to see them! Speaking of color, I just bought this chair at Target...eek! I'm a little nervous because the reviews online say the color is a bit greener and brighter than what it shows, but I kind of love it anyway. Sadly, it says it won't get here until September :( I think it's going to be for our playroom/office area. I'm trying to make it fun and bold--but a bit more sophisticated than your usual playroom. And by sophisticated I mean, a pretty playroom :) If you could just fly over here and help me figure out what to do with it that would be great. Thanks. 

Well, now the boy is awake and his episode of blessed Wild Kratts is almost over. 

I love you very much and miss you always.

Love your Savvy East Coast Sister (lol),



  1. fun update!
    I love that chair... I wish I had room to put it somewhere in my apt.

    I am still awaiting the pictures of your finished home :)

  2. Ok, so I know this is a letter to your sister, but I thought it would be OK if I commented since you posted it on your blog. I love this party blog and it had a cute idea for a dragon birthday: http://www.hostessblog.com/2011/01/real-parties-knights-dragons-birthday/. I love looking at all their party ideas (even though some of them are over the top.)

  3. The chair looks lovely! Can't wait to see it in person!

  4. What a fun chair! I'll have to respond.

    Bytheway, I say never be embarrased by how much you think about something. That's all I can do right now, is think. Then, when it comes time to actually do...you're all set!

    Much love, Autumn

  5. I love the way you write. Very entertaining and informative!