And really, if I would have brought my lap top computer with me to Colorado, I would have been posting more. I have some big news to share with you so I've borrowed my daughter's computer and am sitting in a little wifi coffee shop in Castle Rock called lostcoffee, sipping a half-caf soy latte...I know, so Pacific Northwest of me. You can take the girl out of coffee country but can't can't coffee country out of the girl.
So I'm sure you're wondering what I've been doing in Colorado for the past month. Well, waiting. Waiting for baby Hudson to be born. And while I was waiting, doing a lot of playing with a certain rambunctious two year old.
Cooking and baking and stocking the freezer for the near future when I'll be back in Washington and mom and dad will be learning how to fit a newborn into their already hectic schedule.
Here he is again, the life of the party and the melter of his meemee's heart.
And finally, finally, his baby brother Hudson arrived on Saturday July 7th in his own good time, weight 8 lbs 6 oounces, heralded into the world by a chorus of booming thunder and flashing lightning causing his dad to think "Thor" might be his real name.
It was an honor to be a support person at the birth and I will forever marvel at the grace and strength his mother embodied as she brought him into the world. It was a difficult birth for her; he was big, had the cord wrapped around his neck and his shoulder was so big and lodged in the pelvic bone. But she did it, she pushed that boy out in only 12 minutes of pushing and birthed him naturally as was her strong desire.
I can't tell you how proud I am of my youngest daughter, she was amazing. And watching Mick attend to her and the baby made my heart swell with love and gratitude - what a precious time this has been.
And my other big news is more of a reminder. Registration opens tomorrow, July 10th at 10:00 AM Pacific Time for my 3 day workshop " Nourishing the Creative Heart" at An Artful Journey. I'm so excited to be going back again for what I know will be an adventure filled with artmaking and heart. I hope some of you will join me there!
I head back home on Saturday, bitter-sweet, and I look forward to catching up more with you here then. Until then...