October 14, 2014:

Things have changed a bit here. Life as a new mom is pretty amazing. That first month though I questioned how anyone had a second child, but now I get it. Once the emotional and physical wounds heal, being a mom is a blessing and truly amazing. Henry is a hilarious little boy who continues to grow and change each day and I just love being his mom. So yes, I am completely down the parenting hole and see this blog reflecting this as well! If pictures of the babe and mom topics are not your thing, I apologize. But, I have to write about where I am now in my life and this is it. I hope this blog continues to be a collection of snapshots of life, just with a new “little star of the show” Mr. Henry. Does this mean I am a mommy blogger now? Perhaps. But, I guess I am just happy to still be blogging and sharing and finding community here. I hope you continue to come back and check in on all of us as we  take shape, shift, and be a family….Melissa

And feel free to reach out to me:

Twitter: @maalkire1

E-mail: maalkire529@gmail.com

January 16, 2013:

Funny how the original plan for a blog changes after you sit down and commit to writing. I have found myself truly enjoying writing little snapshots of life here in a collection. It has been a creative outlet, a place to reflect on appreciation, and a running list of some yummy (veggie-ful) meals. I hope blogging about the odds and ends of daily existence in my corner of earth could inspire conversation, inspire community, and, even perhaps if I am lucky, help me keep working on my own identity.  It is just so fun. Now if only I could pick a theme to stick with, but 7 months in, I am enjoying where this is going, where I am taking it, and where it is taking me….Melissa.

June 7, 2012:

I am a local High School History Teacher.  This past year has seen many changes in my day to day.  Just 13 months ago I married my best friend and love, David.  Just 2 months ago we bought a house. And just 1 week ago, I decided that I wanted to make more meaning of my summer vacation. I have blogged fairly unsuccessfully in the past and perhaps that was because my blog had no real purpose, vision, or  topic. To give more depth and structure to my summer vacation from school, I am going to attempt to stay off the couch and out of the AC and embrace my new neighborhood through some volunteering, organic living, cooking, reflecting, and exploring. Here is to meeting this goal!

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  1. I just found your blog today… much like you I blog inconsistantly and really never have one topic i am all over the place looking for the me inside of me. I have started a “food” project and that will help me blog more consistanly. I love your pictures and your blog keep it up… you have another fan and follower 🙂

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