Colin, Emilie & Molly

They make me laugh everyday...

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


This summer was fantastic from beginning to end and went by way too fast.
Days after school got out I loaded these three little nuggets into my car with my sister and headed South. Our destination was Ojai, CA but we wanted to see as much as possible on the way.
Once we got thru Oregon we stopped in to say hi to the red woods in Northern Cal.

You can not go south without a hello to the golden gate bridge
We said goodnight to the San Francisco fog and headed to Monterey.

Took a nice drive down the coast.

Had lunch before we made it to our destination

Made it
and now we rest
Surprise visit with our best friends


We took a fun trip to Orange/Riverside county to show my kiddos and sister my past.
The past that made me who I am.
Finally made it to the La Brea Tar Pits.

It was awesome!!

Along came the end of July.
Which means time to take my little family East to the best place on earth.
Our cabin in Montana really is the best place to stop and think.
  This year we took a day trip/hike up to Leigh lake

Like I said...
the best place to think

Take morning kayak trips around the lake with my kiddos

Finally captured one of the lightning storms that came thru this summer

Still day dreaming....

Lots of laughs and smiles

This was the first summer since my twenties that I floated, napped and wandered around our beloved lake.

Like I said.
this summer went by way too fast.

Friday, May 17, 2013


Every year gets better and better. 
I can finally enjoy the beach and not have one of my 3 kids complaining about something.
When it rains instead of screaming like its acid my kids look up at the sky, smile and love it.

We try to chase the low tide as many times as we can.
This chase we brought some friends along.

Bringing friends is such a treat.
We are all reminded how special this place is with every squeal and oh my gosh mom look at that!

Max never forgets how amazing this place is.
He can run and run and run....

Treasures found with friends will always be the best treasures.

and running...



  The sun stars are amazing!

{Siblings XOX}


Molly and Doug had a ton of fun searching out crabs

Max as also found a new love in hunting crabs.
He was obsessed with them. 
He would mess with them until he had his nose chomped on at least a dozen times. 

After that he finally mellowed out...


Little Miss had a field trip this week.
And she was excited

Off to the zoo we went.

It was really neat to see her so excited.
I have this same picture somewhere from when Emilie went at this age.

I couldn't resist.
If only there could have been 3 of them swimming around...

 Happy spring!!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

just cuz

When I first brought Paisley home this is exactly what I hoped for.
Emilie loving on her and Paisley loving back.
This little ball of fluff is amazing.
Patient, kind, just the right size and 100% full of love.

Speaking of love...
I LOVE this flannel fabric.
I can see myself sitting with my sister at the bistro set and cruising around pulling the little purple trailer.

Its from my new favorite fabric designer Dear Stella and is even better in person.  I'm slowly starting to add her fabrics to my shop.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

little walk

My girls and I took a little walk down to the pond this afternoon. 
Colin was going to be home from school soon and we had a mission we needed to complete.

Our mission was to collect frog eggs for Em's kindergarten class

Mission complete with a great smile
I need to remember that these short little walks mean a lot to her.

We  had some time left over to say hello to our 4 alarm clocks
These beautiful geese fly over our home every morning

Time to get Colin and start our evening.
I am so ready for summer and all of the adventures I can go on with these kiddos.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

February and March

February and March flew by.

We started February off celebrating Emilie's 6th birthday.

{I can't believe this was her a year ago.}

She has grown so much physically and Emotionally this year.
She still amazes me everyday and I love her more with each passing day.

We also celebrated a new addition to Emilie and Molly's bedroom in February. 
My uncle created this amazing barn for her birthday.
It turned out more amazing then any of could have wished for.

We finished off February with Molly's 4th birthday.

Even though home-girl does some crazy stuff during the day she is the kindest and funnest little girl I have ever known.

We spent a lot of March relaxing at the cabin.
It is the perfect place for me to go and not think about work.
I  just enjoy my family.

Even Paisley got some extra relaxing in.

Colin has gotten really good at skipping rocks/sand dollars
Way better then me.

Max is still the best dog ever.

Molly is so good with the sea stars this year.
Last year she was pulling legs off every time she touched one. It got to a point last year I would be running toward every sea star to protect them from her.

Paisley....Her life is really hard

These two have come so far together this year.
Less yelling/screaming and a lot more talking and playing.

This was her favorite treasure find


Itie bitie sea star.
Look real close

Lots of super groovy purple ones 

Tons of hermit crabs

We welcomed April in  by spending Easter with family and friends that have become family at the cabin.

Heading out to the sand

To play catch and explore.
Love it when the tides goes out

 morning boat run

Fun Easter egg hunt on the beach

Tiny oysters

Brave girl

Amazing family

They are defiantly keepers

Crazy stairs that thankfully we never have to go up.

Had to toss in this last picture of Duke.
Max's bro came and hung with us for the weekend too and as always he was fantastic.

Happy spring!!

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