Saturday, September 12, 2015


"Portraits of my daughters once a week, every week in 2015"

Lottie Cakes: Tiny Sorceress frolicking in the spring flowers
Rosie Lou: Our Tiny Elfin princess, who has finally been named (two weeks in:))
Lottie & Rosie: The day we brought our littlest home, The look on Lottie's face says it all! xo


 "Portraits of my DAUGHTERS! once a week ever week in 2015"

Lottie Cakes: My sweet little mermaid basking in the bliss of big sisterhood. 
Rosie Lou: Does it get lovelier than you? 
Lottie & Rosie: Love at first sight, two sisters meeting and falling in love. One proud mama bear.

A name for our lovely lady ...

After weeks (2 to be exact) of deliberation we have decided on a name for our newest little lady. We had a few names picked out but when she came she was the sweetest little soul, gentle and light and the choices we had made before meeting her seemed all wrong. So here she is, our darling little 
Róisín Lois

Róisín - a lovely and special name from Ireland, where her parents met and fell in love in the majestic green countryside. It means 'little rose' and is also the way the Irish kept their patriotic song and poetry alive in the sixteenth century after it had been outlawed. They would disguise their nationalistic verses and love songs and sing of "Róisín Dubh" (Dark Little Rose) as the poetic symbol for their country. 

Lois - For my great grandmother, Róisín and Lotties Great Great - who, luckily for us, is still around today. She is the gentlest woman on earth who helped raise me under the Appalachian sky, barefoot amongst the hummingbirds and sunflowers. All through Rosie's first week of life and occasionally even now I can smell her and its the sweetest smell I know. 

Welcome to the world Little Rosie, our gentle little butterfly. xo

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

And then there were four ...

Last Thursday we welcomed this little lady into the world under the beautiful August moon. We are still searching for a name as sweet and gentle as she and in the meantime we are stealing all the newborn kisses, snuggling cheeks made of the softest material on earth and watching (and joining) her sister falling so deeply in love. Welcome baby love, we're so glad you're ours. xoxo