Wednesday, June 25, 2014

A Day in the Life of Claire Carpenter

This year, June 15th was not only Father's Day but graduation weekend at the local university and only the second day in our new house. Suffice it to say, life (and my house!) was a bit chaotic. I only managed to snap a few pictures of my day, which I suppose is itself a comment on my busy-ness!

After breakfast, the kids and I settled down for some reading. Because of the move, I'd only left out a few of our books, the current most important one being Cinderella. This was our third read-through of the morning :)
My littles: Benjamin (4.5) and Madeleine (2.5)

To make up for the loss of books, we checked out stacks and stacks of library books. (Nothing makes me quite so nostalgic for childhood as the feel of a crinkly library cover.)
Not even the half of it!

Inbetween reading and playing and cleaning, I emptied boxes.

This is our stack of boxes waiting to be broken down. As soon as the stack goes away, more boxes instantly appear....

After naptime, Benjamin headed out to the back patio for grapes and milk in the warm Oregon sunshine.

As a reward for all the unpacking, I allowed myself a few minutes to work on our mantel. It's still a work-in-progress but it makes me happy every time I see it. I bought the Louvre poster in Paris 13 years ago and I can't imagine ever having it far from my everyday.

Pretty hydrangea blossom from our new yard.

We also took a moment to take pictures for Father's Day. A happy tiring day :)

Silly happy kiddos in front of our new house!

The father of my children and love of my life.

You can find more of me in a few places:
- my two Etsy shops (Studio Claire and January Sun Yarnworks)
- and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram


  1. Thanks for sharing your day. Enjoy your new home.

  2. Claire you are amazing.

    I am so blessed that my son chose you!!

  3. Gosh me Claire with all that going on, how did you find time to that photos and amazing ones at that :) Thanks for sharing your day with us and hope you have a wonderful time in your new home, cheers, :) T.


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