This and That

(The boys hiding in leaves at Papa’s party.)

This week was crazy busy as we prepared for the boys’ last day of school and Christmas parties, and a joint birthday party for James and Ryan coming on Saturday.  I stayed up way too late most nights, but I crossed a ton off my To-Do list, and I’m looking forward to the weekend.  Here are the things that caught my attention this week, and a few are very personal.

First, first, first!  My dear friend, Melek, gave birth to her sweet baby boy (her third!) last Sunday, at home.  This is the delightful ending to a personal journey for her, and she shares her story here.  Congratulations, Melek!

Next, I volunteered as a writer for Blog Trends, an amazing resource for bloggers, and my first piece was posted this week!  You know I love to blog about blogging!  Check out Blog Trends and their fun Twitter Chat every Monday night at 8 pm CST.

Here are some gorgeous photographs inspired by the work of Edward Hopper.

And here’s a fascinating story about Charles Schultz.  You know, Snoopy’s dad.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!