Friday, May 31, 2013


We can't understand when we're pregnant, or when our siblings are expecting, how profound it is to have a shared history with a younger generation: blood, genes, humor. It means we were actually here, on Earth, for a time - like the Egyptians with their pyramids, only with children.

Memorial Day Lantern Ceremony 2013

Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013
And the warm wind blows in that same old sound
And the water below gives a gift to the sky
And the clouds give back every time they cry
And make the grass grow green beneath my toes
And if the sun comes out 
I'll paint a picture all about
The colors I've been dreaming of
The hours just don't seem enough
To put it all together
Maybe it's as strange as it seems
Everyday I love her just a little bit more...

 a little bit more...
a little bit more...
Everyday I love her just a little bit more...
 and she loves me the same.

Me and Him

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I can't even remember the last time I got to do something special with my boy.
And this was really special.
A friend gave us tickets to The Sea Life Park, and me and Carter went on a special date.
We swam with and kissed the only Wolphin in the entire world- and even brought home his new favorite stuffed animal.
My sweet boy even asked to pick out a present for Ellie and brought it home to her.
I hope he always thinks of others even when the day is all about him.
What a good trait in a person.
Let alone a child.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


He turned five.
He lost his first tooth.
Then he went ahead and graduated preschool.
It is official.
He is a kindergartener.
If it is possible, he breaks my heart, and makes it swell with pride all at the same time.

I savored him.
I didn't drop him with the sitter, or to grandmas house.
I read the books, got the snuggles, played pretend, and knew this would all go too fast.
But not this fast.

My house is going to be a little quieter Monday though Friday.
I am so excited for him.
I know he will love school.  He is so bright.

But, I am not ready for this stage in my life to be over already.

My arms want another baby to carry around.

Monday, May 20, 2013


Why can't I pass by a cute little mushroom without taking its picture?

Sometimes joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile is a source of joy.

Baby Makapuu Tidepools

Way Cool.

Mother's Day Flowers

First Visit from the Toothfairy

That little wiggly one up front was his first lost tooth.  Came out 5/13/2013.
Officially a Big Boy.

Sometimes we go to the park and it rains on us.  Then sometimes we just keep playing. Then occasionally we just take our clothes off and drive home naked.

That's me.  Officially teaching yoga.  :)

Feeding Fish

How lovely is this place we call home?

She actually talked me into dressing up like a monkey, and doing the Banana Man run. 
Despite the ridiculousness, I managed to run a 5k in 30 minutes.  My personal best.