Monday, May 31, 2021

On Memorial Day


For those who leave never to return and those who return but are never the same, we remember and honor you this Memorial Day. xo 

Sunday, May 30, 2021

In Celebration!


After a delicious lasagna dinner (made by David) we celebrated Grace, as well as Dave's parents 50th anniversary, with two of the most delicious cakes ever!
Boston Cream Pie Cake in celebration of Dave's parents' fiftieth, 

and Lemon Raspberry in celebration of Grace!
Two of our most favorite cakes from Flour. The perfect way to celebrate these special occasions and a sweet ending to the first time we were all together again after fifteen months apart! xo

Saturday, May 29, 2021

On Eighth Grade Graduation Day!


Today we gathered together to celebrate the eighth grade class of Seasons of Seven! Not only was this a special day for the eighth graders but it was also a special day for our family as it was the first time that we have seen either set of grandparents since February 2020! And while the weather was unseasonably cold and rainy (a whopping 44 degrees for the high) the day was absolutely spectacular! We all gathered on Zoom where pictures of the class as babies/toddlers/younger grade students, in addition to present day pictures of each, as well as their art work was shared. Where speeches were given, first by Ms Jaia, then by each of the eighth graders (as is the tradition at Waldorf eighth grade graduations) and then by all three of the directors, followed by well wishes from all the parents before certificates were given out. This ceremony was probably the best ever and it was such a wonderful way to come together as a family and as a school community to celebrate this extraordinary year, this incredible class and to send them on their way with love and good wishes for high school (wherever it may take each one of them)! We are looking forward to celebrating Emma this same way next year! Thank you Melisa, Nicole and Melanie for making this dream of yours a reality last summer, and thank you Ms. Jaia for the most incredible eighth grade year for Grace! We watched her grow in ways we never imagined and we are so grateful for your love, support and encouragement for Grace (and Emma too)! We are grateful you took on class seven in addition to class eight and are so very thrilled we get one more year with you! Many wishes for a wonderful summer to all! We look forward to all that Seasons of Seven high school has in store for Grace (and all that Seasons of Seven class eight has in in store for Emma) next year! xo 

Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Emma's Rube Goldberg Project


On Saturday, Emma, with an assist by David, created her Rube Goldberg project. Today, they shared their projects in class! Ms. Jaia said that Emma's project was "so fancy!" That's how we roll in this family! xo 

Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Last Day Of Nature School!


Yesterday, in addition to being my birthday, it was also the last day of Nature School! Another wonderful year has come to a close and they are one step closer to summer beginning! xo

Monday, May 24, 2021

On My Birthday


I had such a lovely birthday today! The picture above is from the birthday card that Dave gave to me. I just love everything about that card, but most specially that he thought she looked like me! We mostly celebrated yesterday since Dave had to see patients and teach today and the girls had their last day of  Nature School today. Yesterday began with cards and a wonderful gift (the Simon and Garfunkel Concert in Central Park on vinyl!) and a trip to Flour bakery for treats! Fast forward to today and a delicious breakfast with Clare and Jessica (Julie, sadly, couldn't join us), pedicures with Grace and Emma after I picked them up from Nature School, a walk with Jess, and cake with Dave and the girls once Grace was home from dance! Sprinkle in there calls (even one from my dad!), texts, Facebook messages, more cards, a few gifts and some of  the girls from Emma's dance class wishing me happy birthday in parking lot when I picked her up today and it made for an absolutely perfect and truly spectacular day! Thank you, everyone, for making this day so special for me! I am so grateful to have such wonderful family and friends! Here's to my next trip around the sun! xo

Sunday, May 23, 2021

High Atop The Steeple


Today, as I sat in the car out front at church, while the girls were at youth group I was chatting on the phone with my mom when I noticed a hawk high atop the steeple! Evidently it's a regular visitor but this is the first time that I noticed it! That sure is a great spot in which to see the whole of Framingham (and perhaps all of Metrowest)! xo 

Friday, May 21, 2021

In Which The Dance Team Celebrates


It was an absolutely beautiful evening to gather at the Portuguese Club to celebrate this unprecedented and incredible year, in general, but dance specifically! This entire team rose to the challenge of dancing during a global pandemic, with all sorts of restrictions and precautions in place and they more than succeeded! In fact, this was their best year ever! We are so grateful to Ms. Lauri and the Center Stage staff and coaches for all they did to keep the studio going and the girls dancing! Getting a chance to come together and celebrate these girls and their hard work and determination (and get dressed up to do it!) was the perfect ending to an incredible year! Next up: recital! xo

Wednesday, May 19, 2021



The lilacs have been particularly gorgeous this year (the colors are so, so vibrant) and they smell just as incredible!!! If ever there was a scent for the month of May lilac would be it! xo

Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Impressionist Inspiration


In which Grace creates her version of one of Degas' ballerina paintings during the eighth grade class' study of the impressionists. xo

Sunday, May 16, 2021



Saturday's to-do list. Made by me, with an important addition by Dave. xo 

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Today At Old Sturbridge Village


Photo shoot at the end of day one of Junior Intern training! Photo cred goes to Dave as I was with the Holliston youth group! xo

Friday, May 14, 2021

Thursday. 8:15am


And just like that we are almost a fully vaccinated (Pfizer) family! We have never seen the girls so excited to get a vaccination before! xo

Sunday, May 9, 2021

On Mother's Day


Thank you David, Grace and Emma for making today so special! Beautiful cards from my beautiful girls, a new watering can, a subscription to the Ferjulian's cutting garden and a lovely planter full of flowers planted by the girls at youth group today! So grateful to get to be the mama to these two incredible girls of ours and equally grateful to get to do this parenting (and marriage) journey with Dave! xo 

Saturday, May 8, 2021

A Special Day


Today we had a visitor. 

Fozzie was with us since it was Adelaide's bat mitzvah day and due to Covid  some of her extended family members were watching the service from her house as the only non-vaccinated people who could attend were her younger sisters. Her mom (my dear friend Clare) thought it would be less chaotic for Fozzie if he spent the day with us. 

After the service there was a car hora. So, of course we had to bring Fozzie with us! He was so excited to be in the car and even more excited to see his family! 

He is an absolute sweetheart and we loved getting to spend the day with him! While the girls and I were at Adelaide's party, Dave and I and Fozzie went on a long walk! I am pretty sure he is going to sleep really well tonight! xo