gratefulwarmly or deeply appreciative of kindness or benefits received, thankful:[source] 

i am so grateful for the women in my life, my mom, and grandma, and that i have been able to grow up with their love and instruction.  let me tell you.  these women are incredible.  they can cook like no one's business, create beauty out of anything, and love even when you're extremely unlovable.  and those genes, wow, i'm a lucky girl.  (i bet you can't guess how old young my grandma is!)
since life has been so much busier for all 3 of us lately, the time we have together is even more precious and something to treasure.  we spent the afternoon at Hillwood Estates in D.C. last week celebrating my grandma's birthday.  it couldn't have been more lovely.  that rose garden was. beautiful.
and what day isn't perfect when you end it with georgetown cupcakes?! 
i love those women, and admire them. so. much.


  1. What a wonderful day it was indeed. I want to do it again. By the way, I am so blessed to have you as my all-time favorite daughter! Love ya!

  2. such a beautiful post, and beautiful images!
    xo TJ

  3. this is such a sweet post! seem like a lovely family. and who can say no to a georgetown cupcake? :)

  4. What a beautiful situation.

    From Paris with love!
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  5. I love your blog Clancy! So nice to read about your every-day-life especially now when we live continents away! Keep me updated :)/Sara Norgren

  6. Hi sara!! so glad you found this little blog of mine :)
    my mom and i were just talking about a trip to sweden this morning!
    maybe some day soon!