It’s single digits until the kids go back to school (not that I’m counting). It warms my heart to hear them talking about how they can’t wait to go back because, let’s be honest, I can’t wait for them to go back… Read More

Our summer is moving along, lickety-split, and if I’m being honest, it’s actually been pretty good. This time last year, I could have not anticipated how much better this year would be. Last summer we were living in the the freshly-home-cocoon.  This… Read More

from the zoo…

It gets pretty hot.  But I’m thankful there are a few reasonable hours in the morning.  And for these… my people… who agree to the picture on the hippo every time we are here. ❤️

Wordless Wednesday

For the ability to bring the outdoors to the indoors during the hottest times of the year… Thankful. 

Yesterday made me realize that there is never a wrong time to focus on gratitude.  So, that’s the plan for July!  Every post, every photograph… all focused on being thankful.  And what better timing?  July is here and the full-steam-ahead month of… Read More

There is no possible way I am about to type this. My fingers are rebelling. My heart is squeezed a little tight. My mind doesn’t want to accept it… But it’s true. My oldest?  She woke up as a ten-year-old this morning!… Read More

This guy and I got to hang out for a while today. He said, “I love it when it’s just the two of us, mama.” It’s rare, and I love it, too.  We started our date with an eye exam. Turns out… Read More

We just got back from a little family vacation.  Didn’t go too far away, and have I ever mentioned how thankful I am to live within driving distance to the beach? I love the beach. And you know who else loves the… Read More

Photography Friday (on a Saturday)

I’ve been really good about sticking to my resolution to back off of social media this summer.  This week has been refreshing.  I played with the kids more.  I read more.  I took more pictures.  I scrapbooked.  I DID more.  Because I… Read More

I bet if I looked back and found any blogs posted during the last week of school, they would contain similar themes… Excitement about the impending summer vacation and the freedom to step back from the scheduled existence we live during the… Read More