Cherishing the Inbetweens

The title of my blog is about the inbetweens. Inbetweens are those moments between the hustle and bustle of life that make life worth living.

I'm talking about when you're running late dropping your kid off at preschool while also trying to get to work on time. You hurriedly drop him off and head towards the door when you hear a familiar voice across the playground saying, "Mom! I love you!" followed with a smile, wave, and blown kiss.

Or rushing through listening to the voicemails you missed while at a work meeting and after several messages a tiny voice that belongs to your baby girl comes on saying hi over and over again.

Or when you've made another late night trip to the store because it's the only free time you've had and you're tired and crabby and thinking of all the things you still have to do before going to bed. All of a sudden you walk out the doors and it is snowing the first snow of the season. You look up into the dark sky and feel all of those beautiful white flakes falling across your cheeks. For that single moment all is right in the world.

Those, my friends, are the inbetweens. Sure, we all love a good birthday party or a school play, but those moments that happen unexpectedly when you've had a stressful day and just want to throw in the towel those are what keeps you going. Cherish those inbetweens.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween fun

This year I decided to make Aiden's Halloween costume. It was definitely made with love and NOT skills. He was Super Aiden. I picked up some adorable vintage like fabric with little boys playing with rockets to use for the cape. Some of it was thrown together at the last minute, but overall it looked pretty cute.

Maisy's costume was based on the movie Gnomeo and Juliet. I always thought Maisy looked like Juliet from the movie when she was younger. I had planned on making her costume, but was super busy, so I bought it on etsy from Wonderfully Made. The dress is well made and just super cute. I am still going to try to get some more pics of the kids, but this is what I have so far. I added some striped tights to Maisy's costume that look really cute. I'm hoping to get some more pics tonight.


  1. Made with love and no skills? Whatever! Both of their costumes are adorable - and Aiden's is perfect. Eli is jealous; he told me he wants a cape, so I guess I know what my next sewing project is. lol.

    P.S. He heard your music and said, "What is it? I think I hear music! Make it louder."

  2. No skills? Girl, his costume was awesome! They both looked so cute. :)