Friday, August 24, 2012

5 Years

Happy Birthday Baby Girl!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


Yep... she's learning yet another instrument.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Some photos from Lil' Miss' kindy session.  I can't resist taking these images but they break my
heart at the same time.

I ask you, how do I send her to school and give up all those hours of sweetness?


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Sun and Sandy Toes

"At the beach, life is different. Time doesn't move hour to hour but mood
 to moment. We live by the currents, plan by the tides and follow the sun." ~author unknown

"If you are not barefoot then you are overdressed." ~author unknown

And it's over, just like that another perfect summer vacation at the beach comes to a close.  

We're getting ready for school to start in just a couple of weeks.  It makes me sad.  I'm trying to 
appreciate every second of the days we have left before the old routine settles back in and our lives
become dictated by a much hated clock.  This year is harder than others, this year my Lil' Miss will
go to kindy.  I'm not ready for it but she says she is and so, as a good mom should, I'll lift her up
on her tiny wings and release her to fly all the while downing the nest for a soft landing at the end of
each long school day.  Until then, we will rise with the sun, sleep with the stars, and take each
moment as it comes. 


Friday, August 17, 2012

Waking in the Woods

I'm not so much for the sleeping on an air mattress, freezing cold showers, or lack of amenities...
BUT I do love waking up to the sun rising through the tall pines casting a glow to the dew covered
pine needles and fern.  It's a fair trade as the beauty is overwhelming.

This was our campsite in the morning, miles from other people with nothing to worry about except 
the animals.  

The road less traveled is the only way in and you need a vehicle that can make it
 miles on a messed up two-track.

Oh, and hang your food, there be bears there... now, in case they can read, I'm sure we've completely
fooled them with the "video games" box :)  These were hung about 12 feet high where the lowest
branches on the pines started.

Next post, we'll head to the beach, my favorite place on earth.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Chasing Seagulls

We've been on vacation!  I can't resist showing this photo before the others are even edited.  She was
afraid of these birds when we first got there but by the end of the day she was chasing them
across the beach.

Friday, August 3, 2012


"It aint the clothes that make the cowgirl, its the attitude and heart." ~author unknown