Just a couple of cool kids that keep me young while also aging me three times as fast in the process. These kids have found their stride in witty commentary, with Madalena often showing up in the kitchen first thing in the morning with her messy bed hair and a little hip pop with arms extended as she shouts, “SUUUURRRRRPRIIIISEEEE!” The boys drop everything to rush over and hug her....
Last month, I had the pleasure of pinching myself approximately 73 times (okay maybe just twice) inside a recording studio as I read my book, A Coat of Yellow Paint, outloud from start to finish for the audio recording you can find on Audible
It was nerve wracking and thrilling and draining and therapeutic and exciting all at once....
On the last day of 2020, we ate take-out deep-dish pizza for dinner picnic-style on the floor of our kitchen and introduced Madalena and Beatrice to their first cups of sparkling apple cider. “You like it, mom? It’s too spicy for you, mom?” Beatrice said as she casually stole my cup once hers ran low. She is my only child who calls me “mom” instead of “mama,” and I swear in this moment I caught a glimpse of her future adult self and I’m still a little bit shook....
wishing you a happy holiday season filled with warmth and peace and a hope for a bright 2021!
love, the davis family
PS. a christmas music playlist for you, and a few of our favorite christmas traditions from years past!
What are your favorite gifts that are more like non-gifts but feel like the best kind of gifts? 🎁
Josh and I spent a good while the other night going through our Christmas game plan before any last minute shipping windows close soon. I felt frazzled trying to remember what I’ve already ordered, where anything even is that’s arrived (hey renovation!), and also just that mom weight on my shoulders of wanting to give my kids the freaking world but also stay within a budget but also it’s Christmas but also not spoil them....