Monthly Archives: August 2014

Friday, Fun-day…

I’ve had the expectation that Friday’s were going to be these gloriously beautiful and lazy days.  My son doesn’t have school on Fridays, so I pictured us sleeping in, watching cartoons, eating cinnamon rolls, cuddling ’til noon.   But, so … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Children, house, household, new home | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

not playing out as dramatic as I’d hoped

Today should be a big day, but it’s not. Today I dropped my baby-girl off for her very first day of school.  That’s the kind of thing that usually calls for some drama right? And we did have a little, … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Children, Parenting woes | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

our sounds of silence…

The chirping melody of a thousand crickets, The creaking and popping of bare-feet on a hundred-year-old wood floors. The soft slow breathing of the people I love, safe and warm in their beds, still lost in their dreams. The not … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Children, house, household, new home, saving the world, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I love the rain.

Cyclone has started attending a soccer skills camp every Friday evening.  This past Friday the coaches called it quits within the first few minutes due to “bad” weather.   I stood up from my sheltered perch and silently cursed the rain, “How … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Children, Cyclone | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Celebrating all things girl-y

Thankful: Getting to watch my Little-Love explore the girl-ier things in life. So much of my girl’s play-life has been dominated by boys.  Between her brother and our neighbor-boys. . . And we have loved it. However, I am not … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Children, Little-Love, Parenting woes | Leave a comment

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ―Anaïs Nin

Adam is in the process of turing an ugly gravel pit in our back yard into grass.     I would have just spent the money, bought some sod and called it good.  But not my man. First, because he … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Fun Projects, house, household, new home, saving the world | Leave a comment

Reason 10,452 why fathers are important:

This past weekend we went to a local baseball game with an out of town friend. Half way through the game it came to our attention that there was a man giving away free “energy-efficent” lightbulbs. (Who cares right? Well. … Continue reading

Posted in Blessings, Children, Parenting woes | Leave a comment