Sunday, October 2, 2011

Rainbows and Change

Please join me at Wonder Dept. I will be inspiring over there for awhile.
xo, c.f.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


We had a playdate with our whole family after school. Everyone was a bit grumpy at first. It has been unbearably hot, like 110 hot. By the end of the day we all left with a smile.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hang Ten

who watches shark week then wants to learn to surf? in the ocean even.
mine do.
hmmmm. wonder what's out there?
they are thinking about it.
they go for it!
they are up! but why are they both facing the wrong way?  all day we surfed and i am glad to report no sign of any fins.
xo, c.f.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

let me tell you

- why i lose my breath so often and have to remember how to breathe, in out in out.
- why i live with my heart in my throat.
- why he teaches me confidence.
- why she teaches me perseverance.
- why at the end of the day i always have a smile on my face.

she will slowly build her confidence over and over.

 until she has success. sometimes this takes days and sometimes it takes YEARS! but she doesn't give up. she is amazing.

now this one, he knows exactly what is to be done before he starts. and when he starts, 
holy $*&@!
his confidence is rock solid.
it has to be to fly like that.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

day8/ Denial

they tell me summer is almost over. they say school will start next week. how can this be true? craziness.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011


we finished off the ice cream we made on our romantical date.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 1

it's so hot here. we decided to do some collaging. she has such a great imagination.

Monday, August 1, 2011

x games inspired

 i can only watch him fly for a little while.

she laughs at me and tries her own tricks.
it helps me not scream watching him through a lens. amazing.
xo, c.f.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

I can't decide which I love more. What do you think?
xo, c.f.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

ice cream

a tradition after the beach is to get a cone at Mc.D's.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


took a trip to the family home, and the water was great!
XO, c.f.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Guess Where I Am

ok my loves, guess where i am. over 15,000,000 have passed through here with their pants down. i know i did. good luck guessing. leave your answer in the comments, i'll be checking.
xo, c.f. 

Monday, June 27, 2011

good ol fun

he loves to go outside and play, from the minute he wakes up until the sun goes down. right now handball is the game. i was handball queen back in the day.
xo, c.f.

Sunday, June 26, 2011


she made us dinner. thank you sweets!
xo, c.f.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

stop hitting me!

i can always tell it is here, summer that is, when i start hitting watermelons in the produce department. i really think it is just luck whether you get a sweet candy like melon or not. but i always look through the bin abusing each melon i pick up. i hit it and listen to the different sounds i can make, quite like a child. what am i listening for? perhaps a juicy whisper stating it is a sweet and delectable bite? what i hear every time is a hollow slap, which in watermelon language probably means stop hitting me! so far this season i have had decent luck with the melon, have you?
xo, c.f. 

Friday, June 17, 2011

be kind

he was dealt the worst hand but was the sweetest heart to the end.
xo, c.f.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

See Happy

jules over at has a challenge to find faces. here is mine :) . it is always fun to slow down and take stock of what is actually around you. i am usually pleasantly surprised at what i discover.  happy face hunting and check out her adorable blog.

Monday, June 13, 2011

I've Got Your Back!

it is summertime. we have standing wed. beach dates and lots of simple relaxing fun planned. she had a great party ( more to follow on that ). now we can breathe for awhile. we love summer! what are your plans, i hope they involve water and sand :) .
xo, c.f.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

we had to try them first

first of all i have tons of pics. i just have to make it through the next few kraazyy weeks. it seems like all at the same time everything is coming to an end and new adventures are starting. i bought a cute mini donut maker so we can decorate donuts at her birthday party. well of course we had to try them first. they were so yummy! stay tuned more to come!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

I've Got Your Back!

all i can say is, how beautiful is this picture? on a totally unrelated topic this kid won't get off his skateboard! love it!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

day89 beach babe

when i was her age i loved the show Gidget. we watch it together now. she is extra brave early in the season catchin these waves. i think it is shapin up to be a fun summer!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

day 88

we had a great time at the happiest place in the world. and how amazing is it to see a rainbow over toon town.

Friday, March 25, 2011

5 happy things

he says i love you more than your heart loves me.
* molasses chips from sees
* all my sisters are awesome, i'm so lucky!
* walking buddies
* the sun is out, well sorta.
xo, c.f.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

looking for spring

today we went on a search for spring.

she found flowers, and..

he found sticks of course.
wishing all a wonderful springtime.
do i smell salt water??? i think so!
you know where we will be.
xo, c.f.

Friday, March 18, 2011

inspire the endless summer

"in the depth of winter,

i finally learned

that there was within me

an invincible summer"

...Albert Camus

Saturday, March 12, 2011

shadows day 87

he is incredible. this day was all fun for his sister. she flew, watched a movie, ate like a rock star and had great fun. we waited until she was done. he did not complain once. he has wanted to fly since he could first walk, 9 months old. but didn't ask once to fly. he let his sister have a wonderful day, for her. and he was happy about it. we even went to a candy store where he didn't ask for anything! what 5 year old doesn't ask for candy? of course we got him a big old bag of cotton candy.

he is an inspiration!

Friday, March 11, 2011

i've got your back

we went for a little hike in this wonderful weather we are having. butterflies and snakes were found, yikes.
we hope that japan has a quick recovery and we are sending our strength and thoughts to them.
5 happy things:
1. a smile from my boy
2. a foot soak, hot tea, and the tv changer from my true love
3. out to lunch with my love
4. sweet songs from my girl
5. 80 degrees