Tuesday, August 31, 2010

there she goes

 "see ya!"

it is literally heartbreaking to see my girl grow up and move into the big bad world on her own.  "it's just 1st grade" you say?  well, i happen to know that even in elementary school it's a dog-eat-dog world.  i was there once, myself.  and as i see my precious children get older it's hard for me to let them be a part of the world where they are not loved and adored and nurtured every minute.  i saw the happiness of childhood in her this summer and realized that even a kindergarten school-year stole a little of her spark.  i shudder to think of what 1st grade, 6th grade, and so on will take from her bright little innocence.  

the precious (and joyful) job that is mine every day!  to love, protect, and teach these little ones is more apparently neccessary to me today than any other day of the year.  

Monday, August 30, 2010

three things

1.  My Boys. Wear pink lifejackets at the pool.  And diapers the rest of the time.  

2. The Backyard. Is finished. 

3. S'mores S'more S'mores. All Summer Long!

(i am mourning the end of summer.  luckily we have 2 TRIPS coming up before i let it go completely.) 

The Smell of the Warm Summer Air

MIA from blogging...that's me.
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feliz cumpleanos

all hands on deck! he's got the lungs of a 64 year old!!

kitchen remodel. check.

(note: brandon is finishing up the fence in the following photo...)

Friday, August 20, 2010


what is this game called? ninja? i don't know but it's hilarious to watch these girls pull out their best kung fu moves on each other.

best cousins playing in the sand
pink diaper? nope. just a lifejacket.  weirdo!
gorgeous girl!
maxin and relaxin.  nothing better than a good book on the beach.  i borrowed lucy's book hunger games for a day and finished it.   

cutest cousin conversation ever.