summer solstice

We had a bonfire with s'mores and grandparents in honor of summer solstice.  Even though summer is not my favorite season (fall is), I do love it for what it is--minus the mosquitoes. I love watching the moon and its phases and how it defines the seasons.  I love  how all people of the world... Continue Reading →

for daddy

I knew on our first date that I wanted Alan to be the father of my children. Sound crazy? Okay, maybe a little...  but I knew what I was looking for and I knew when I'd found it. And here we are, eleven years since that first date, and Alan is now the father of... Continue Reading →

ten things

(inspired by one of my favorite bloggers, SouleMama.) Ten things that made me happy today: 1. getting my first CSA box of the season, complete with juicy plums and cherries. 2. meeting the newborn baby (Claire) of my (since third-grade) lifelong friend, Jolene. 3. having a mom who loves me so much that she subscribes... Continue Reading →

banana bread

Mia and I made this today and loosely adapted it from a recipe on We loved it! Here is the recipe: 4 mashed ripe bananas 1 stick melted butter 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla 1/2 C sugar 1/4 C brown sugar dash salt 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 1 1/2 C... Continue Reading →

bits and pieces of an awesome day

Today, I am 32 years old. I had an awesome day. As if that weren't enough (it would have been), Later, I had a nap with my chubby baby and went on a date with Alan for the first time in 15 months.  Then we had Tiramisu and coffee, courtesy of Alisha (BFF and babysitter)... Continue Reading →

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