Wednesday, June 30, 2010

This is how we float.........

its about ALL we have been doing these days

and's an understatment

Monday, June 28, 2010

First wasp bite

Thank goodness Dad-O was here when the wasp decided to see if E tasted as sweet as she looked

Who better to kiss it away!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Mud Pies

on a hot day, when the dirt is crackled and steam is rising off the wet patio

and your children are water-logged from days upon days of swimming

wet down that dirt, throw in some sand and dollar store sprinklers
and "cook" up some mud pies in the blazing sun
remember to eat them in pretend land, because they look good enough to eat

{for real}

Saturday, June 26, 2010



The pictures say it ALL....

Friday, June 25, 2010


more to come........


One definition for nostalgic is.....a wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a formertime in one's life. This is true for me in reference to my kids. I love creating traditions for our family. Simple traditions that do not overwhelm me at the thought of upholding them. Traditions that help them to see that a simple life is a BEAUTIFUL one.....

When I look back at my life, before and after my parents divorcing, much of it I see in small snapshots, quick memories, that for some reason, I have held tight to and filed away in my head to ensure its return in my journey of parenthood.

Dudes Donuts is one of those memories. It might be attributed to this place being trapped in time....

quite literally.......

From the use of this register, with the pull down handle and cha-ching with every purchase.....
to the CASH only sign and white paper napkin hats the donut makers wear......

I remember walking to this place with my Dad, the smell when you enter, and all the writing on the wall. The rows of donuts behind the glass, and picking out the perfect donut for my growling tummy. 

It's a great place to carry on a tradition....

to pass along a simple pleasure......

to create in them a wistful desire......

and pass it on to their children.....

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Is it possible?????






Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Lovin'

It is hard not to love this time of year
Dad-O home for a spell
cool pool on a hot day
brown tan lines rested on sweet cherub bums
popsicles for no reason
impromptu bathes 
afternoon drives for a cold drink
carpet picnics
tightened skin from the sun and chlorine
checking off the summer to-do's
answering 800 questions a day {2 toddlers at an average of 400 a day}
listening to them love each other with the love of my life
wearing swimsuits more than sundresses and bermuda shorts
just being our family of four
and loving our life together

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

 my two favorite men 
you both move me
you love me
you make me a better me
in your own way
you take care of me
I thank you
I adore you
I love you