Ezra and I are back in the land of real snow (as opposed to that last photo!). But oh, what a wonderful west coast weekend we had! We were so thoroughly loved-up and graciously hosted by Carrie-Anne, who inspires me so as both a mother and an entrepreneur. In our quick trip, we certainly managed to squeeze in a whole lot of goodness! Ezra saw the things he wanted to see (though I know he'll be back there again someday), we stepped foot in the ocean, visited both Renegade Craft Fair and Echo Park Craft Fair (holiday shopping done, hooray!), and wrapped it all up with a visit to Universal to see the world of Harry Potter. And somehow, I managed to knit four hats!
But mostly, it was all about connection. Connection with a friend where we had the pleasure of taking our conversations beyond the phone and into the real world of late nights in the kitchen and early mornings by the fire. And connection with this 13-year-old boy of mine, without siblings vying for time and attention or our day-to-day distractions in the way. Solo time with our children is such a treasure, and for this guy and this time, I am so very grateful.