June 2014 archive

Calling me back…

I can hear the beach calling me back. Our summer days haven’t been so filled with wide open sandy places. Somehow with a baby that likes to eat sand and a 3 year old who loves to be neck deep in the waves I am torn between who to rescue. It has become more like work (the shlepping, the lifeguarding, the hole digging, the removing of sand from swim pants and diapers, the instructor of how to boogie board) all in the midst of trying to “enjoy the moment.”) The boys would rather go to the pool than the beach and I usually quickly agree knowing the work to get there is so much less. But oh how I miss you beach! We need a date soon!

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Cousins

Sweet sweet cousin time. As my dad would say…”it warms the cockles of my heart” when we are all together! Could my nephew and niece be any cuter? 🙂  _MG_4439 _MG_4413 _MG_4375 _MG_4310 _MG_4268

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I love…

I love…

smirks • ongoing giggles from swinging high • big ol’ smiles • a surprise delivery of perfectly ripe pears • farmer bacon that melts in your mouth • good nappers • great friends • chocolate moustaches • help with laundry • grocery store entertainment • lunch out with my 3 boys • changing table conversations • and 3 fun kids.

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Running after life…

Life sure has moved at a pace I feel like I’ve been running after these last few weeks. It was Gress’ birthday, then Rad’s birthday, then my birthday with a sweet visit from my mom and sister and her 2 kids, and a quick visit from a dear old friend Michelle, then Vacation Bible School for Gress, lots of time at the pool, squeezing in a little time to make creative gifts, and a baby that is now crawling and sitting up in her crib. There was so much in between and all around that I just couldn’t find the time or energy to sit down and pour my thoughts out. Not to mention a blog that was full and a camera that had no more room for photos. Life is full. And great. And simply sweet.

Loved celebrating my cute now 7 year old. He choose sushi for his birthday lunch and lucky for us Mimi came to visit on his birthday. He opened presents throughout the day (which is a great way to spread your birthday love around all day). He is one neat kid and I am so lucky we have gotten to have him in our lives for the last 7 years. He wanted a homemade cake for his birthday and if you know me, you might know that baking is not a skill of mine. Luckily it worked out…so well that I mistakenly made too much cake and Mcree ended up with a cake too!

We also got to celebrate another handsome guy…Rad. With his favorite dessert (Boston Creme Pie…that I did not make), handmade cards and all, we felt lucky to get to spend so much of this birthday boy’s day!

Then there was my birthday and how special to have my mom, my sister and her 2 sweet kids with me for a few days. We swam, went to the beach, and loved watching the kids be together.
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WELCOME

Welcome to our new site. We are excited to have new space to stretch out and grow. And we have definitely been growing. We are weeks behind on blogging so we hope to get caught up in the weeks to come. There have been birthdays, and visits from family, and swimming, and family time and more swimming and the list goes on. Memories are definitely getting made this summer. More to come…

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