30 September 2013


I know...I'm a day late.
The little two have been sick for what seems like forever.
I'm ready to get them healed and get on with the show.
So, on with this show...a day late.

 My Child.
I have a ton more patience with you now then I did last week.
You have been battling with being sick for almost a month.
What I have found is that you need more mommy cuddles.
And that I have found more time for!
I love you dear Z!

 My Sweet.
You were with me just a few days this week.
You went to visit with the Grands for a few and boy, have we missed you!
You came home from school early today because you weren't feeling well.
I'm posting a photo from last year around the same time.
Here's to celebrating Fall with you, 
picking pumpkins,
pomegranate pudding,
Halloween costume designing,
fire building...
I love you!

My dear Papas Boy.
My, how you do love your papa!
You are just so precious and sweet and funny.
I hope you continue to be that way throughout your whole long life!
I love you blue eyes!


24 September 2013

Finding Joy :: 11

Making the time to do things for myself.
It's so important that we, especially as parents,
find the time to do things that interests us!
Grateful for those little moments.

23 September 2013

Finding Joy :: 10

It does my body good.
I received this lush piece of chocolate from a friend of mine.
How can it not be good for you with these ingredients!?!
Sweetner blend (coconut nectar, agave, yacon), 
Coconut Oil, 
Klamath Lake Blue-Green Algae, 
Himalayan salt and
 Essential oils.

22 September 2013


 Oh my dear Zeke!
You are so challenging.
It was a rough week...though I wait for the day I will look back and laugh.
Thank you for teaching me patience.
 My Little One.
You are so dear.
Oscar wore this cap when he was a year old.
I will have to find the photo and post a side by side here.
You are so fun, keeping up with the brothers, eating everything in sight
and doing some entertaining by yourself.
I love watching you grow!

You want to learn **everything** and right now!
You put on skates on minute, the next you are reading a book and the next you are 
practicing your writing.
You have a cute crush on a girl at school, it's very sweet.
I love watching you grow into a young man!

Happy SonDay!
I Love You!

19 September 2013

Finding Joy :: 9

Taking a trip down memory lane.
I can hardly remember when it was just two littles.
Now, there are 3.
Simply Amazing.

Happy Days to You!

18 September 2013

Finding Joy :: 8

Last week, as I drove into town for yet another function.
I was in a driving daze.
Thinking of all that I needed to get done.
All I wanted to get done.
I hadn't realized that right outside my window was the most beatufiul day.
Just right there, glistening little sparkles on the road.
Rays of sunshine in the sky.
I decided from that moment on to look outside.
Happy Humpers!

15 September 2013


Oh my boys!
How ever fast you are growing.
Some daze, just not quick enough.

 We played outside a lot this week.
The weather is cooling down quite a bit.
Towards the end of the week 
You my little Fender and Zeke went to Grandma and Da's home.
Mama had to get some much needed work done.
You both had a blast.
Went swimming, wreaked havoc and got spoiled. 
I'm glad to have you both back home though!
I missed you and love you both!

While the littles were away,
you and I went on a date.
Wow!  You are so fun! and funny!
We went to a bookstore, you bought a joke book and a duct tape book.

After having 8 potential books laid out in front of us, 
you put your foot down and declared that we chose a book and find food.
You were having too much fun sitting in the craft book isle.
We then headed into town for sushi.
 (your pick)
We sat at the counter and laughed and laughed.
I asked if you were ready to go home or out one more spot 
and to the coffee shop we went.
A benefit concert was playing.
We sat outside and visited with each other and friends till late in the night.
I have already penciled in another date!
I love you my dear one!


14 September 2013

Finding Joy :: 7

Here it sit after running errands.
Waiting to walk into the madness that is my home.
Good madness.
Just back into reality, my reality.
I say a prayer and look out the window 
and there is the most beautiful reflection.
Sometimes it's the little things.
Sitting Still.


08 September 2013


I didn't realize how much we actually did in a week
AND just how hard it would be to pick one photo for each child! 

 The little boys wound up wearing the same thing last week.
Their vintage Spiderman shirts with jeans so I took them out into the yard to 
snap a few photos.
They played along nicely!  ;)

 Well, the days of crawling are just about over.
You want to walk everywhere.
(or to be carried by mama)
You love to listen to papa play guitar just about as much as
you love to play yourself.
Whenever the drumming starts your head starts a bobbing.  
You have less of a rock-n-roll 
and more of a sway.
Stevie Wonder like.
I adore you and all your sweet kisses!

 My Zekie,
You love to "run in the grass"
You have an unending energy that is so contagious.
You put the fun into everything you do.
Having no fear, you jump onto the highest gate rail and yell 
"Look Mommy!"
My daring little monkey, I love you so!

My dear one.
Sweet sweet Oscar!
You have a presence of a wise one.
A very watchful eye for the young ones, you have.
We went to the lake this week, you had such a great time swimming around.
I love you so my silly wise one  ;)


06 September 2013

Happiness Is :: 6

Celebrating with the ones I love this weekend for my birthday.
Could not ask for anything more!

 To the Rodeo we go....

Have a Happy Beautiful Weekend!

05 September 2013

Happiness Is :: 5

Finding this beautiful 1950's strawberry dress in my local antique shop.
And the best part...
it fits me!
I went today in hopes to try it on with 2 little in tow.
I brought some fun toys back to the dressing room,
they were occupied and I tried on this lovely.
So sweet!

Happy Almost Birthday to me!

04 September 2013

Happiness Is :: 4 Wednesdays Love Letter

Good Morning
and Happy September!

03 September 2013

Happiness Is :: 3

I really enjoy making breakfast for my littles.
It sets the mood for the day.
I get time in the kitchen and they get yummy food.
 Most days, there is a variety of fruits, homemade yogurt,
Whipped Cream, Scones, Bacon.
Some Hot Chocolate is always a favorite!
There are times when we have cereal too.
Can't always be a perfect morning!
I'm lucky to have a man that likes to bake also.
He is a mad biscuit maker!
Happy day to you

02 September 2013

Happiness Is :: 2

Finding a dozen coffee mugs at the market for a quarter a piece!
What a score!

Happy Monday

01 September 2013


Oh my!  
You are 8 years old and so very wise already.
Today, you drew the Owl Medicine card.
As I was reading to you, you were finishing the sentences written in the book.
When I asked you how you knew what the next words were,
you responded,
"because I'm an Owl"
You are amazing, so handsome, caring and sensitive.
You are learning to read.
Asking for a new book to read everyday.
This morning you read a whole book of Spanish!
I love you my dear Oscar.

 My Wild Hearted Child.
Yes, you have a wild side,
bang your head,
but you are also sweet and sensitive.
You do love some Who and Def Leopard, 
requesting rock-n-roll music to be played in the car at all times.
When at chances you come to cuddle, I embrace those fleeting moments.
They rock me to my core.
I love you dear wild one!

Fender, my sweet little love bug.
You are so darling.
Not speaking any words, you let **anyone** just what you want.
You won't and don't put up with your big brothers putting you off, you play right along their sides!
You have started walking more.  
Although, knowing that mama is going to carry you everywhere you would rather that!
You have the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever laid eyes on.
I love you my little one!

Happy Son-day