datestampUSESunday, May 31, 2009

Salton Sea

These pictures are from our trip back in April (I'm finally getting to a little catch-up). Take a look at Max and El. I'm starting to think they are the world's first twins born 3 years apart.

Leap Frog

This is what a rousing game of leapfrog looks like
when your daddy is 6'8".

datestampUSEFriday, May 29, 2009

City Life

Bryce just got back from NYC. He spent his free morning taking in the city on a road bike. If it had been me, I might have surpassed the biking and gone straight for the shopping. (Gasp!) I'm in love with this perfect NYC - inspired take home gift for the kids. Maybe next time...

datestampUSEThursday, May 28, 2009

Super Someday

Max had preschool graduation today. (More pics to come.) I can hardly believe it. Mama's a little bit sad, a lot happy - and super proud. When asked what he what wants to be when he grows up, he answered, "A super hero." No surprise there. Most days, we think he already is one.

P.S. There was one answer to the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" that had us all in stitches. This sweet little girl's reply was: "The lady who draws the line through your receipt at Costco." Oh to dream!

datestampUSEWednesday, May 27, 2009

Tart Yogurt and Honey

If you like this (and who doesn't?)'ll love my new favorite summertime treat. Dreyers has a new FROZEN yogurt blend called Tart with Honey. Yum! If I can't have a Pinkberry or Red Mango machine in my freezer (oh to dream!) this has to be the next best thing.

datestampUSEWednesday, May 20, 2009


*image of Max by moi'
One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.”
-Helen Keller

datestampUSETuesday, May 19, 2009

Beautiful Words

*image via frolic

A few weeks ago, I spent the day volunteering at my Alma Mater as a hostess for their annual Women's Conference. During our training we discussed a quote by an Indian spiritualist and Nobel Peace Prize winner named Rabindranath Tagore. Several weeks have passed, yet I still have this in my mind.

" I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy."

Isn't that beautiful? I'm trying to live by it each day.

datestampUSEThursday, May 7, 2009


As many of you know, I'm in the middle of an exterior remodel on my 60+ year old colonial home. Every day there is another question to answer, another decision to make, and another check to write. It's exciting and exhausting all at once. (I'm living a bit of deja vu from 4 years ago when we spent 7 months living off site to have our interior done.) At least this time I know how great the reward is in the end!

Today I'm obsessed with
this tool on the Sherwin Williams website. The above picture is a sample "colonial exterior scene" that allows you to click and drag different paint colors to different parts of the home (has an interior option as well). I'm surprised how much I love my current door color "Porpoise" on the new clapboard on the top half of the house. I always thought I would go lighter...hmmm Sherwin Williams you got me thinkin! Welcoming your opinions!

datestampUSEWednesday, May 6, 2009

Am wishing for...

...a moment to sit smack in the middle of this photo and cuddle up with my laptop to visit all my favorite places on the web. (How much do you love this? I don't even know the source but am in la la love.) I'm home from a wonderful trip to the midwest with my mom and my sisters but am anxious to get settled back into my routine. Until then...