by Erin Napier
After a morning spent packaging 20,000 meals at the Stop Hunger Now event at church, I was so tired. I came home to clean house and cut vegetables for the salad I took to Clark’s birthday party at mama’s tonight and I was acutely aware of how much I enjoyed those simple tasks. With the sun pouring through the windows past our neighbors’ mediterranean cottage next door, I felt very happy to just be at home. Doing nothing, really.
I wish I had taken pictures at the party tonight! We mostly spent the night cooing at Lucy and Walker, discovering each other’s existence for the first time. She wanted to hold him and hug him, giggling, and he was just trying to be awake. Obviously, our family was baby starved the way those 2 have rocked everyone’s world since this past fall.
Also, here’s a cry for help:
I’m having a really hard time finding accommodations with a bed that looks truly comfortable and big enough for Big (6′ 6″, 300 lbs.) Ben. Have you been to Rome? Where did you stay?
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I’m Erin Napier, co-owner of Laurel Mercantile Co. and Scotsman Co. with my husband, Ben. I’m an artist and he’s a craftsman and we help people moving to our town find and restore old houses on HGTV’s Home Town. In an effort to count my blessings, this journal has documented only the good things that happen on each and every day of my life since January 1, 2010. I am a wife, a daughter, a homebody, a bubble bath lover, a book reader, a sentimental, stressed out, slightly obsessive southerner. Welcome!