Thursday, July 17, 2014

salty sandy sweetness

baby blue skies
wispy clouds
chipped pink nailpolish
salty skin
sticky sweet watermelon slices

oh summer, we love you.

Monday, July 14, 2014


things we are loving about our new home
  • wildflowers
  • woods
  • awesome neighbors
  • resident chipmunk family, (all named of course) Summer, Chippy, Autumn & Spring
  • lots of birds, and a nest of robins we have our eye on
  • our home is on the end of a dead end street = NO car traffic = play play play all day long
  • family room fun
  • our own basketball hoop
  • a garage for the jeep! (no more wet seats)
  • sunlight, breezes and so much green
it's good to be home.

Thursday, July 03, 2014


june went zoom!
SO much happened here in june.
end of school activities for one 2nd grader and one 4th grader, full of field trips & art shows
then one very special dance recital for our irish stepper
all the while packing up our townhouse to prepare for our big move into a home of our very own. the first home we have owned in many years. big exciting (a bit stressful) good good stuff, all packed into those days of june.

so hello july!  PHEW
we welcome you.
we are all moved in, mostly unboxed even. enjoying discovering the light in our new space, the yard, fave nooks, etc.  settling in, feeling like ours already. i have some pretty pink roses (yay!), and  a crop of poison ivy (eek!) the yin and yang of home-ownership. 

now that the whirlwind of june is behind us i hope to fill july with as much sand, play, corn on the cob, strawberries, blueberries, salt water and ice pops and i can.
because summer is here!  and she is so very fleeting.

i haven't had much time to pick up my own camera these days, so here's some flickr love showing all the goodness of the summer i love so much. 

happy july everyone!

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

first ever

tonight we loaded up all four bikes and hit the trail together.
our first official family bike ride ever.
i have been dreaming of this day.
excited to make this part of our routine as a family.
so proud of my girl who out pedaled us all tonight.
go casey go!!!!
june you are off to an amazing start!

Monday, June 02, 2014

hello june

june arrived on a sunday.  a gorgeous sunday.
unfortunately working in the restaurant, or most service jobs, means you work on weekends.
jason made good use of the weather and loaded up the bikes and took kellen and casey to the eastern trail to get casey's "bike legs" back.  she had just learned to ride a bike without training wheels at the end of last summer so she was rusty, but mostly rusty in her mind, fearing that she couldn't do it all over again. she was wrong.  we knew that, but convincing her is not always so easy.  she was up and riding in no time jason said.  her confidence grew so quickly he couldn't keep up with her on foot. i was sorry to miss that, but happy that she had such a good time and gained back that confidence she had forgotten about all winter.
when i did get home from work, we cooked burgers, corn on the cob and split a beer. the perfect summery meal in my opinion. then we packed up a blanket and headed to the beach hoping it wouldn't be too windy.  it wasn't. the sunset was getting that great summer gold color, we stripped off our shoes, cuffed our jeans and stuck our feet in the water. OMG cold!  like really really painfully cold. there was only one soul in the water, a brave surfer fully outfitted in a wetsuit.
it was the perfect day/night to welcome in the summer month.

hello june.
we love you.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

21 candles !!!!

once upon a time,
a long long time ago,
there was a tiny baby girl who made me a momma...

today we lit 21 candles on her birthday cake!

happy twenty first birthday to my girl.
you looked radiant tonight.
may your new year be full of love and laughter.

PS~  "liquor before beer, never fear... beer than liquor, never sicker."   ;)


Saturday, May 17, 2014

ten times around the sun

waffles for breakfast
new legos to build (Hulk Breakout)
Lionel Messi jersey to wear while watching Barcelona play today
a few new stuffies to snuggle
gifts, cards and wishes from all your family and faraway friends who love you
zucchini lasagna for dinner (your request)
then Garfield cake for dessert (chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting)
lasagna and Garfield, HA!  didn't even plan that on purpose. Garfield would approve.  :)

happy 10th birthday Kellen
you are the best gift everyday.
wish big!