changes round here!
first off, a little someone special is finally officially walking. She's been working on it for a couple months now! This gal takes her sweet time and likes to do things once she is really confident.
she finds walking to be a supreme delight these days.
she's also quite a social young thing, although that's no change by any means, i am just looking for an excuse to share these photos. the other day oliver came over for a couple hours and on his suggestion both kids got in the playpen. they had a blast bouncing together.
we also had a late summer bbq with friends, and darin was baby-swarmed.
but the big change!
darin started full time work at the Bookery! he is now just on-call at his other work, giving him ample time to focus on our bookstore endeavors. all this is in anticipation for the next couple years when we will hopefully take over half ownership of the shop. we are very excited to try to make this wonderful place that we love become our livelihood and lifestyle. although the next couple years might continue to be a financial struggle, we are pretty much used to that anyway, and now we will know we are hopefully building toward a more stable future.
Nancy and Celia, owners of the Bookery, celebrated 30 years in business right as Darin started working full time. They threw a huge anniversary party Saturday night. Tons of supportive customers and friends showed up, their were flowers galore and treats and live music and of course, books!
Lucy really started walking that night down the bookstore aisles, giving all the party guests and booklovers quite a show!
It was a great party and a nice reminder of what an important little institution this bookstore has become in our town since the early 80s. Darin and I hope to keep it alive for many years to come. So far, despite the changes in technology and internet competition, the Bookery fills a niche here on Main street and has actually done very well even in recent times.
checking out the bookery scrapbook....
We are excited and feel really lucky to have the chance to raise kids here among these crazy labyrinthine shelves of endless books.
I know there are lots of changes going on lately, and that lovely feeling of the turning season starting to revitalize the air around us all. I wish you all loads of happiness in whatever endeavors you're embarking upon!