Tuesday, July 10, 2012


So I got this new and amazing camera. Total surprise from my thoughtful husband.  Still trying to get acquainted with it.  One of the best things about it is it takes video as well as photos.  Check out this adorable cutie pie.  Many, many more to follow...

Monday, July 9, 2012

kinder coming

Kindergarten is coming.  Quickly.  And amidst all the vacations, lazy mornings at home, swims at the pool, days at the beach, and time playing with friends, we are "trying" to prepare.  I'm eager to see how my middlest does in school.  I really have no idea how she will respond.  No clue what she will be like in a classroom far away from her mommy.  Each time I find myself getting anxious or worrying that I haven't prepared her well enough,  I must pray.  My worrying does nothing.  My praying does everything.  For her and in me.  I pray she loves learning, makes wise choices, connects well with her teacher, and finds good friends.  It will be hard to let my Ellie go...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


seven years old
seven teeth lost
seven dollars saved
for 2 frogs
or maybe a turtle
love this too big girl

Monday, July 2, 2012

where we live

I love where we live. 
It hits me at times like this. 
When Brooklyn pedals her bike,
and Ellie pulls Leighton in the wagon
3 short blocks to our neighborhood park 
in the middle of the day,
in the middle of the summer,
in a warmish 70-some degrees.  
No complaints here.