Thursday, December 30, 2010


he stopped on the side of the road so i could capture the beautiful sunset, before i asked him to. so sweet and thoughtful.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2010-12-29/day69c*f* today's palette

today is one of those cold days. thankfully it isn't so cold we have to shovel our way to the mailbox. it's just a jacket and scarf cold. but it's a perfect day to start my  after christmas organizing and begin the year fresh goal planning. it's a start a fire and hot cocoa day. hope you have cozy plans today.

Monday, December 27, 2010

2010-12-27/day68*c.f.- iphone shot

here is a cool iPhone pic, i can't believe the camera capabilities it has. i always hear the best camera is the one you have with you.

 this street is so fun with all the colorful lights above, we love to drive around and check out all the xmas displays. this is turned into one of our family tradition. what are your favorite traditions?

Sunday, December 26, 2010


our family had a wonderful holiday playing, laughing, eating and visiting with our loved ones. i love this time of year. december has been a great month and i hope that it is a sign of what is to come. i wish a happy holiday season is had by all. let's get ready for 2011 cause i have a feeling, it is gonna be a happy one!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010


our days are super rainy this week so we are putting the finishing touches on our holiday decorations! they worked and created for quite awhile and now we have beautiful snowflakes gracing our walls and windows.

Monday, December 20, 2010


he made a gingerbread house. what a beautiful set up they made for his class. much fun was had, even the parents were getting creative!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

2010-12-18/day64*this weeks palette

for most of the week we enjoyed this. the bluest of skies and the warmest colors drifting down from the trees to blanket the grass, sidewalks and streets. what fun we had in these leaves!

Friday, December 17, 2010

2010-12-17/day63* what i adore

this week i adore that:
  • he wakes up in the morning, wants to sit by the fire and sip cool tea with me.
  • she notices the unfair killing of innocent animals and wants to save all of then so passionately.
  • when he finds a sharp pencil he instantly looks for a pad of paper to draw on.
  • there were beautiful birthdays 
  • there will be gift exchanges and gingerbread house creating.

Monday, December 13, 2010

2010-12-13/day62*c.f. Ive got your back

we love the smell of pine trees. wonder which one is the perfect tree? for us, picking a christmas tree is unusually hard. sometimes we visit several lots. why is it so hard? they are all green, they all smell the same, and they all pretty much look the same! i know, it's weird. but for a tree to join us for the holidays, it almost has to call out to us. for us it has to be the perfect charlie brown xmas tree...

Friday, December 3, 2010


we are starting to give our home a little spirit.
do you believe?
a popular question around here, especially with our 9 year old. of course there is no room for non believers. we make it impossible to be the grinch. i personally love to imagine what kind of treats will come from that tiny little bakery shoppe! happy friday to all.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


happy december! i don't think that November has ever gone by so fast. today she plays the flute with such grace. this is her first year and she plays like she has played many many times before.

Monday, November 29, 2010


i hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. winter came to join our wonderful party, so this is the best seat in the house.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


we are off to feast with family. we always have so much fun, we laugh until our faces turn ugly and tears are rolling down our cheeks. we have a lot to be thankful for. i wish you a happy holiday.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


they did art by the fire. she was making thanksgiving day decorations. he was helping.

Monday, November 22, 2010

5 happy things

1. the weather here has been perfect for walking, i love it!!!

2. bumped into an old friend from my old neighborhood. It is so great to talk with friends that you haven't seen for a long time.

3. my little man has a wonderful class full of great kids and very involved parents. he had a feast with all his friends at a park and it turned out beautiful. we are super lucky.
4. pancakes for dinner. we had cheese and chocolate chip. soooo yummy!
5. red velvet pancakes, need i say more? we like pancakes around here.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

DIY1-thankful tree

head over here  to find out how to make this super easy thankful tree! it's a great way to display all that makes you happy.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


we were out and about today and saw this beauty. we always get so excited when we see a rainbow.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

2010-11-18/day 54*c.f.

she wants a cell phone or an ipod. i think she is too young. all her friends have one though. she decorated her door with this. at least she knows what is really important.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


i made mini corn bread muffins for his class. they are having a feast tomorrow. that is my favorite way to celebrate with friends.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


this is the view from  my favorite restaurant. we will be going soon! So you better feel better soon. lots of luv.

Friday, November 12, 2010


these jacks were mine. before that, they were my moms, now they are his.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

5 happy things

1. family + food = the best things in life.
2. perfect cup of coffee.
3. going to the bookstore... alone.
4. creamy goodness of milkyway.
5. brotherly love. crunch + sirius = bff
and a bonus, i guess it was a happy week!
6. exciting plans for monsterz and headbands and maybe even tees and old school go fasters.

Friday, November 5, 2010


i thought about here alot. it is almost 100 degrees here! wishful thinking.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


every time i walk outside these colors take my breath away. or maybe i just forgot to breathe, i do that sometimes. i love this season.

Monday, November 1, 2010

2010-10-31/day 48*c.f.

we had lots of treats! now the trick is... to fit into my jeans.

Sunday, October 31, 2010


 she went for a long walk with me and the dogs to map out our halloween trek. he carved his pumpkin all by himself. we are getting so excited for tomorrow. i know charlie brown is in our future, we looove charlie brown holiday cartoons!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


when it rains we pile our shoes at the door. i think we should do it more often.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


i guess i talk about my dream beach house a lot. he said he will sew a sock monkey and then sell it so he could buy me one. what a generous heart he has.

Saturday, October 23, 2010


sick days, chicken soup, card games, lysol, out my kitchen window after the rain.

Friday, October 22, 2010


still sick and gloomy, we made turbo paper airplanes and played inside most of the day.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


the birthday party was after school at the park. his whole class was invited. he was so excited. he made her a necklace and a space picture for her gift. then he got sick and couldn't go to her party. he was worried that he couldn't give her the gift. we got the present to her and she said "i am going to wear it everyday".

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


there was thunder and lightning all night. the excitement and electricity keep them up way past their bedtime. bed covers flew over their heads with every roar of thunder, and their eyes stayed wide open.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


it rained on and off today. we took all the dogs for a walk, one at a time, and each time we passed hi. we said hi back and smiled.

Monday, October 18, 2010


she had fun at the amusement park, but after it is all said and done, we love our cozy home the most.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


on the way to see grandma.


this is what i brought home from the fall festival! the cookies were warm and fresh, the ice cream was thick and creamy. what a perfect couple. i used a fork to devoure it.


the sun is setting earlier, it seems bedtime is also earlier.

Friday, October 15, 2010


there are clouds, hot sun, wind, rain, and  beautiful summer roses.
is it summer or fall?

Thursday, October 14, 2010


i love the wayat this age, he plays the drums and doesn't worry about wrong or right. he just has fun.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


i think the plants and trees are confused with the wacky weather we are having, but it makes for beautiful scenery.

Monday, October 11, 2010


he took the halloween decorations out, everyone is starting to get excited.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


i think those missed so dearly find little ways to tell us they love us.


when i asked her to water, she watered the tops of the palm trees.

Friday, October 8, 2010


he very carefully stacks the rocks over and over until they are perfectly balanced,then happily knocks them down and moves on. i love how children live in the moment.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


he stomped in puddles without a care in the world, except to make  the next splash bigger than the last.