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Freedom calls | 4th of July

Posted on: Tuesday, July 05, 2016

We moved into our home exactly 2 years ago this month. I remember thinking about the times we'd have in the future, with our own children running amok amidst loud giggles in and out of the house, with watermelon dribbles, stubbed toes and friends, lots of friends. It was a distant thought, like something we wouldn't see for years, and by years I mean decades because well, growing from a 5 pound itty bitty baby to a talking, self eating toddler really should not happen in just 20 months. Luckily I'm among a hefty group of new parents that can fully understand the exact moment I'm in, we're all in really, because life is short, but it's even shorter when you live through the eyes of your littlest adventurer. And poof, just like that they're 35 years old saying the same thing with their own children. 

It's not uncommon for someone to ask me what it's like to raise twins when I'm out with them. My answer is always a guilty conscious from having to split precious time between two growing babies. With that, I take my hat off to moms of multiples at different ages, doing completely different things at different times and spreading time between each so gracefully. Some days I have Marlowe on my hip all day. But it's been like this from day one. I can remember getting incredibly upset at the baby owning the upper right quadrant of my belly who was kicking me to death whenever i'd sit down to relax at night, quite literally to the point I'd have to push my hand down on her and yell for her to go back to sleep. I knew from those later months of my pregnancy that this little Marlowe of ours would be a little more needy, authoritative and sensitive. And the bottom left quadrant baby, our little Macie Lou, she'd be our quiet, independent, care taking sweetheart. It's almost as if they were paired to be raised side by side, Macie always knowing sissy would need more attention. And Marlowe stepping aside when Macie needs me to focus on her. It's a beautiful relationship, one I'm so honored to be a part of. 

So anyways, that felt good to chat proud mom talk. Now back to friends, lots of friends, and watermelon dribbles and stubbed toes, and kicking off the Fourth of July weekend by opening our home to our closest friends (at least the ones left in town) for beer, bbq and babies. A little photo evidence below...

    and the fourth continues, party II...

Apartment Therapy | A Wright Home Tour

Posted on: Wednesday, June 15, 2016

It's surreal seeing your family and home on a site you visit often for inspiration. Jeff and I put a lot of love into our home to make it a special place to raise our little girls in so seeing it captured on Apartment Therapy, documenting this special time in our lives makes my heart so happy and thankful.
Thanks for sharing our story Heather Keeling.

Read and view the full tour here: Michele & Jeff's Chic & Playful Blend

Color of the Year | ROSE QUARTZ & SERENITY

Posted on: Tuesday, June 14, 2016

5 // Lovely pink hair courtesy of Pinterest 

Not one, but two colors Pantone has given us to outfit our bodies, faces and furnishings in for 2016. At first glance, Rose Quartz and Serenity remind me of a baby shower, old family photo's or my parents textured wallpaper in the 80's. But then I started looking at how this could translate into modern home decor. Rose Quartz in a flat paint splashed on the walls in a bedroom would look amazing, and even more lovely when paired with black. And Serenity, here me out on this one, worn in a shirt as a texture, then a darker Serenity hue in a jacket and matching pant. It's like a dressier take on head-to-toe denim. Am I right?

Sisters weekend in Sisters, Oregon

I got a call one evening from my best friend that lives in New York requesting a weekend away with our families to just hunker down under one roof and indulge in each others lives from dust to dawn for three whole days, and that's just what we did. Small lives change so fast, especially when seeing them through photo's, so it meant the absolute world to me that we were able to create our own memories, in the flesh, in nature, and with the ones I cherish the most. 
Our weekend in pictures, shall we?

Thank you Sisters, Oregon. You're beautiful.

Family Photo's | Home Edition

Posted on: Monday, November 16, 2015

Photo's by: Margaret Jacobsen

I found our photographer Margaret after gawking at photo's from a friends family session eight months ago and tucked her name away. I loved her style, the way she captures moments in their natural state and her story. We shared champagne, banana bread and sweet conversation about life's little pleasures; it was a beautiful day.

This shoot happened just before Macie and Marlowe's first birthday. I can't believe I've waited this long to share them but having to chose which to share was difficult. 

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