Tuesday, June 25, 2013


To forget time, to forgive life, to be at peace.
                                                        Oscar Wilde

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with summer now upon us
and this next chapter
right around the corner

it's time to share-
we're expecting.

the past year has been a roller coaster to be sure-
anticipation, immense joy, soul-crushing heartache, game-changing friendship
fear, hope, anxiety, small miracles, trust

now, at 32 weeks
there is no hiding this bump of our soon-to-arrive baby

no, we haven't shouted this pregnancy from the roof tops-
we are so very happy.
and grateful.
and excited.

also, yes, a little scared.

we are taking life one day at a time.
and fostering confidence

we are looking forward
to august-

to remembering our boy
by celebrating his birthday

and to

 his little sister
(yes! a girl!)

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

happy list

a collection
of the little things that have made my week

OH shnikes!
i've been meaning and meaning and meaning
to get to this place
is here!
and half gone!

life has been busy, busy, busy
which, i suppose
is good-
these last two months-
filled with holidays celebrating parenthood
and warming tide pools filled with splashing babies
has left my heart heavier than i expected...

but, of course
there are the very happy things
that come with early summer, too...

dining al fresco
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in our sweet backyard

rising with the sun
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and finding such beauty

custom ellas
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on their way to a colorado wedding
(and to be worn with cowboy boots! love!)

a surprise delivery
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local, organic, summer berries
oh. my. yum.

the most happy thing of all-

the arrival of my people
those friends who really are family
whose summer migration north
makes every. little. thing.