Monday, May 23, 2016

Three Photos...

I remember going to Taylor's fifth grade graduation.  Then Gavin's kindergarten graduation.  Adam's high school.  Then the cycle repeated it's self all over again...each kid achieving their special milestone.

Three photos they told us fifth grade parents... only three... how do you sum up the loves of your life in three photographs?

It is the eve of Macey's graduation and I am wondering how I am going to hold it together as they play this song with the slid show of my baby and all her classmates, and their three photos.

So much of love is in the letting go.  They are born dependent upon you for their basic of needs.  You get to teach them how to not only survive but thrive.   You get to be there at all the firsts...first snows and how it feels to touch the powdery magic...and how it feels to sit on grass, or let the waves of ocean wash over tiny toes.  We are there to cheer them on for every small  accomplishment; hold a spoon, crawl, stand, walk, go to the potty, tie shoes, read and spell their names, sleep though the night, don't talk to strangers, shave...legs and faces, deal with the unfair realities of life, drive a car, make wise decisions.

The crazy thing is while you think you are teaching them how to live, they are teaching you the same lessons in their simplistic and pure ways.

Wish me luck... my heart is a little sore over this milestone.  Feels like only yesterday I inhaled her newborn baby scent, counted all her tiny fingers and toes, wondered if she would ever grow into her big beautiful blue eyes....

These are my three....

 The top left one of her and her best friend forever Stella

Thursday, May 12, 2016

A Love Story

Modern Love is my favorite weekly podcast.  I loved this story, I hope you do too! 

Dedicated to frog!

Click here to listen...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hey Mister DJ

Can you play me a song?

Chris Knight 2003

Macey found this in my car's glove box and said "I'm want this!" as she went to place it inside her school folder.  "No way!"  I exclaimed!  "This was the first photograph that I ever saw of your dad!"  

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sigh... It happened

Tips for my new driver:

Drive like there is a cop behind you.
Parallel parking, um park somewhere else.
Speed limits do not include "ish" example 45ish.
The new level of swearing you will now reach, Mom doesn't want to hear in the house.
Everyone thinks they are great drivers... doesn't mean we really are, this includes you.
Getting lost can be a fun adventure, but it doesn't excuse you from curfew. 
Now is not the time to reenact all the bragging tales from your grandpa's and father. 
Don't let your car look like the floor of your bedroom!
Don't give rides to strangers.
Do remember to lock your door and roll up your windows.
Do wear your seat belt. 
Call your mom when you are late.
Enjoy your new found freedom!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

who took these?

We took a little trip and we frequented the owl bar just around the corner from our room!  Oysters, taps, and good people.  The last night we lived it up...and these were the pics on my camera...

Not sure what this dock and ropes do for me now?  But I did go down to the group of people trying to take a picture and took it for them...



for real...I guess what happens at the forgotten coast is truly forgotten
but the best is yet to come.......

Who took this pic?  
Much like the mystery of what was so funny that I fell down in my closet laughing in New Pal?
 yeah, that is water...but don't fault a girl for a little too much wine...
she still knows she loves that ocean and the crazy man who's picture we are not sure who took?

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Somewhere my heart lives...the forgotten coast

St George Island

Cape San Blasa 
 Yummy!  Fresh off the boat that day!
 The Owl

 Where we stayed...that veranda to the right..yeah that was us!
 Stephen King....this is a place to stage a story.  Miles and miles of lumber...lined up...out in the middle of nowhere and no cell it and fear it at the same time!