Celebrating five walks around the sun

Celebrating five walks around the sun

I can’t write about the oldest turning 10 without the writing about the youngest turning five. When my oldest was turning five, her one birthday wish was not to have her sister be born on her birthday, and have to share her birthday. My due date WAS on her birthday after all. But I willed […]

Double digit days of motherhood

Double digit days of motherhood

October is for birthdays here. It’s a busy month of fun parties and me processing my girls getting another year older. Another year gone by, too fast, for them and for me. The leaves changing in October are a beautiful symbol of this life cycle as we straddle two birthdays in seven days. Two girls […]

Chickens!

Chickens!

Our six backyard chickens are officially settled into the coop. The garden around the coop is still a work in progress. But you guys – we have chickens! I still can’t believe my husband (with some help from my dad) BUILT our chicken coop. My dad is a super woodworker fellow who built houses for […]

Catching up and letting go

Catching up and letting go

Part of me wants to play catch up here, filling in all the blanks of summer days ending and school beginning. Part of me says let it go. Which probably explains why I haven’t posted in SO long. Obviously, the beach is over and school is back. I DID get first day of school photos […]

On island time

On island time

The past three weeks I’ve been on island time. In a wonderful place where I can ride my bike to yoga, get a great cup on local coffee next door at one of my favorite places (where awesome thrift/artsy store meets quality food), then head straight over to the beach for a dip. Followed by […]

Fourth of July

Fourth of July

Here’s a few pictures from our Fourth of July at the beach. It was filled with family, laughs, a big parade, an old school lemonade stand, dogs dressed in holiday wear, beads flying off floats, wave jumping and fireworks on the beach. We missed our old gang at home and our neighborhood traditions. But our […]

Road tripping

Road tripping

There comes a time in summer when you just have to hit the road – and travel. There is a part of me that can only go so long without traveling, playing the part of a wondering soul. Putting my toes in the sand and seeking out new things. With the girls getting older, we […]

Pool days

Pool days

Pool days are truly simple now, at ages 4,7 and 9. With lifeguards on duty, a 4-year-old who swims like a fish, an open snack bar and some flippers – this is what summer is about. Coming up next is phase two of summer – beach times, road tripping and settling in for a good […]

Summer silliness

Summer silliness

I just uploaded my camera-s (there seems to be too many to keep up with these days with the multiple devices that get rotated and clicked about) and found so many silly things my girls have been doing without me “looking” so to speak. It’s like they were sneaking up on themselves, in an independent […]

Carrots, rain dancing and ballet

Carrots, rain dancing and ballet

I can barely keep up with summer this  year. It’s four weeks gone and it’s going fast. To say ballet camp was a hit is an understatement.  I’m certain we have a dancer on our hands. Which makes me really, really happy. To see a child have something that becomes so important to them is […]

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