Millie

Millie turned 9 years old July 5th.  She got to celebrate by being in the lake with her tennis ball. I think it is safe to say these are her two favorite things. Millie in her glory.  Playing with her tennis ball, until it rolls off the pier and then she sits and stares at…

July 4th

A couple pics from July 4th, spent the morning at the parade,  the afternoon in the lake, and that night watching the fireworks off the pier.. Loved watching my kids at the parade.  There was still the ear plugging for the loud firetrucks.    But what I loved most was the sharing that went on…

July: At the lake

July.  The month is almost over.  I have been doing what most moms do during the summer.  Soaking up this time with my kids. In the beginning of July we were visiting family.  Love being at my parent’s lake, it is my happy place.  We swam, we celebrated, we lived in the moments.  And yes…

Dance Recital 2013

Last night was Maddy’s dance recital.  She seemed so little on that stage and yet was such a big girl, to be backstage hanging with her friends waiting for her turns to dance.   She had a blast dancing, and  was so focused on doing her best.  She was beaming at the end of the…

Soaking in the sun: beach wedding style

Today I had hoped to take the kids to the beach, but it is storming out…again.  So inside time is where it is at… for now.   The rain is becoming a bit of a drag around these parts, especially when I look back at these beach pictures from the wedding at the end of…

The ocean for the first time

We are in week two of summer.  Which means that for two weeks now I have said I will make time for this space.  Swim lessons are happening and lots of play dates.  I made a promise to Hayden that play dates would happen this summer.  I told him this past school year that we…

Nine

Hayden you turned Nine almost a month ago, on mother’s day.  So fitting to get to celebrate your day with you on mom’s day, because without you I wouldn’t have been a mom.  You are the one who started me down this journey of motherhood and I am so lucky to have gotten you. You…

Disney: The little things

It’s the little things that mean so much, the silly things sometimes. These are the last of the memories that I don’t want to fade away.  Most are silly but I don’t care, I want to remember these little things.     The last night we were there, we celebrated Andy and my Dad’s birthday….

Disney: There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow…

There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day. There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow. Just a dream away! That is a song that is sung in the Carousel of Progress ride, one of Andy’s favorite classic rides.  It really isn’t a ride at all, more of a movie theater where…

Disney…take two

We were out to eat the other night and something with Disney came on the TV that was in the restaurant.  Our family paused to watch, and Maddy squealed with delight.  Andy turned to me and said…I could go back now.  This wasn’t the case when we left.  Don’t get me wrong we enjoyed every…

Millie

Millie turned 9 years old July 5th.  She got to celebrate by being in the lake with her tennis ball. I think it is safe to say these are her two favorite things. Millie in her glory.  Playing with her tennis ball, until it rolls off the pier and then she sits and stares at…

July 4th

A couple pics from July 4th, spent the morning at the parade,  the afternoon in the lake, and that night watching the fireworks off the pier.. Loved watching my kids at the parade.  There was still the ear plugging for the loud firetrucks.    But what I loved most was the sharing that went on…

July: At the lake

July.  The month is almost over.  I have been doing what most moms do during the summer.  Soaking up this time with my kids. In the beginning of July we were visiting family.  Love being at my parent’s lake, it is my happy place.  We swam, we celebrated, we lived in the moments.  And yes…

Dance Recital 2013

Last night was Maddy’s dance recital.  She seemed so little on that stage and yet was such a big girl, to be backstage hanging with her friends waiting for her turns to dance.   She had a blast dancing, and  was so focused on doing her best.  She was beaming at the end of the…

Soaking in the sun: beach wedding style

Today I had hoped to take the kids to the beach, but it is storming out…again.  So inside time is where it is at… for now.   The rain is becoming a bit of a drag around these parts, especially when I look back at these beach pictures from the wedding at the end of…

The ocean for the first time

We are in week two of summer.  Which means that for two weeks now I have said I will make time for this space.  Swim lessons are happening and lots of play dates.  I made a promise to Hayden that play dates would happen this summer.  I told him this past school year that we…

Nine

Hayden you turned Nine almost a month ago, on mother’s day.  So fitting to get to celebrate your day with you on mom’s day, because without you I wouldn’t have been a mom.  You are the one who started me down this journey of motherhood and I am so lucky to have gotten you. You…

Disney: The little things

It’s the little things that mean so much, the silly things sometimes. These are the last of the memories that I don’t want to fade away.  Most are silly but I don’t care, I want to remember these little things.     The last night we were there, we celebrated Andy and my Dad’s birthday….

Disney: There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow…

There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow shining at the end of every day. There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow. Just a dream away! That is a song that is sung in the Carousel of Progress ride, one of Andy’s favorite classic rides.  It really isn’t a ride at all, more of a movie theater where…

Disney…take two

We were out to eat the other night and something with Disney came on the TV that was in the restaurant.  Our family paused to watch, and Maddy squealed with delight.  Andy turned to me and said…I could go back now.  This wasn’t the case when we left.  Don’t get me wrong we enjoyed every…