Friday, February 28, 2014


New washing machine this week means styrofoam with which to build a new Lego kingdom. Win win!!

Thursday, February 27, 2014


Big news at our house this week: a new washing machine. 

Wednesday, February 26, 2014


The plan is for all snowmen to GO AWAY as of March 1st. I will honestly miss this one, but I know he'll be back next year. So, bye bye snowman!! 

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014


Sometimes things don't work out quite the way I plan. For instance, a personal day being saved for some future fun in the spring turns into a winter Monday spent in a laundromat. C'est la vie. 

Sunday, February 23, 2014


Tonight was Bee's last basketball game of the season. Looking forward to a new normal, a break of sorts. No sports until softball starts in was fun while it lasted, but I'm excited for the change!

Saturday, February 22, 2014


As it snows outside tonight, I've realized how often my thoughts return to spring. My lovely peonies. Our messy garden. Sunshine...

Friday, February 21, 2014


It's daddy daughter date night around here. The neighbor's have a ride for us and it's her very last one (grades 1-5 attend...). It is a NIGHT TO REMEMBER.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Got kids? One way to brighten another dreary winter evening is a few glow bracelets from the dollar bin. So simple. So fun. 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


A little bit of sunshine had the kids creating their own Olympic Games outdoors yesterday. I'm loving their scoring system!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014


Today I was able to debate with a 7th grader about why Michael Jordan is the best basketball player of all time (and LeBron James is not...yet...). THAT was just good fun. 

Monday, February 17, 2014


So it's not my favorite month. Okay. 

I've figured out some great ways to enjoy it any way. Family. Friends. Rest. Love. 

Sunday, February 16, 2014


A break is a wonderful thing...three days off and I felt rested!! Back to life on Monday, but feeling very grateful for little breaks in the routine!

Saturday, February 15, 2014


Spent a little time tonight with a friend who's got a baby and a toddler. It reminds me so much of those days when I had a baby and a toddler. She's got a girl and a boy too. Then my own two, now ten and seven, independently bathed, brushed their teeth, and got into bed. As I tucked them in and kissed them goodnight, I realized how great it is to enjoy each phase we are in. This phase has some definite perks!!

Friday, February 14, 2014


Photo: In 5 days, we'll have known each other for 14 years...and it feels like a blink. February 14th, 2000 was my last sad Valentine's Day. I just needed this guy!
Blast from the past. My funny Valentine.

Thursday, February 13, 2014


Fifty four degrees. My Friday. All is well in the world today....

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


playing the parent-teacher conference card...not much reflective photography going on there...technical difficulties...

Monday, February 10, 2014


These crazy, fast-paced days remind me to stop wishing away time. Though parent-teacher conference time is not my favorite...I'm doing my best to take it all one day at a time. Sweet Jesus. 

Sunday, February 9, 2014


I love that she loves to make Valentines for her friends!

Saturday, February 8, 2014


Up the road and back again. Ten miles from home, ready to call it a day. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Tickets are purchased ~ can't wait to take the kids to their first Broadway show!

Thursday, February 6, 2014


A steady diet of Tuck Everlasting, twice daily, makes these cold February days much more contented. Have you read it? It's fantastic!!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


Some days, any hill they can find will do. Even if it sends them into a tree!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


We were dreaming about a snow day today (one that we did not end up getting)...but I honestly am wishing even more for a little SUN. 

Monday, February 3, 2014


A beam of light shot straight up this morning as the sun rose. What a gift!!

Sunday, February 2, 2014


So glad it snowed. If it's got to be so cold, it may as well be pretty and white. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014


Sweaters for my feet. Genius.