Counting the infinitesimal.

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“The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions — the little soon forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heartfelt compliment, and the countless infinitesimal of pleasurable and genial feeling.”

Samuel Coleridge

This summer has flown by, and now that fall is creeping up on us, I feel the need to make a list of the small things I missed here on the blog, but that i am so grateful for.

Baby friends (aka forced cousins, or maybe arranged marriages).


This girl, who has the best laugh, and who is just starting to give us a peek into her thoughts.

cool dude

Our amazing garden, brought to you by neglect and decent weather.


Birthday parties with piñatas


This girl, who is so thoughtful and kind. I have to remind myself daily that she is six, still so little.

Hannah and Micheal

Great Grandmas


Watching these relationships form, these bonds strengthen.

doing dishes


Pool days with friends.


This girl, who is as fancy as she is ornery. Who else would wear a party dress to the park on a cold Tuesday, and then play in the splash pad after being told “No” 15 times?

papa clay, tina and tillie visit!



This guy, who somehow makes everything more fun.


A new sister-in-law


Our very productive chickens


And Penny. Penny Penny Pen-a-roo. What was our life without her? I can not remember.


Life with Penny


tiny cupcake


Are we all caught up now?

4 Responses to Counting the infinitesimal.

  1. Ami says:

    Wow! Sounds like you had a very big & most wonderful summer. Very cool. And congratulations again. I’m so glad to see your blog pop up in my reader again. Happy fall, Ivory! (Oh, and would you like to be Facebook friends? If so, my full name is Ami Corleto-Bales.)

  2. Meghan says:

    OKay so first picture when Simons eyes are all squinty and closed, my first thought was that Ivory has mad photoshop skills to put a baby picture of Becky and Penny together… Auntie Fail

  3. Michele says:

    LOVE this post! Is that blanket in the first picture knit? And the picture of Penny in the bathtub looking at her sister (Becky?)–just priceless.

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