Our sweet girl turns three today. We were all buzzing with energy last night, wrapping presents in leftover Christmas paper for Piper to open this morning during her party. This morning we woke up earlier than usual; Will snagged a pavilion by the playground and set up decorations, which included a pinata and various Dora… Continue reading 3 Years
On Saturday we drove out to Treasure Island and St. Pete to spend our morning at the beach. When we arrived at 10:30, the sky was overcast and so we enjoyed a few pleasant hours bathing in the gulf before the sun (and the heat) finally came out from behind the clouds. My favorite part… Continue reading On Haslam’s and Hobbits (and a few things in between).
We took the wagon to the park this morning. I packed two mason jars filled with homemade strawberry banana smoothies, and we set off through the neighborhood. Today is a beautiful day; although it is windy, warm beams of sunlight would sometimes rest upon our skin when we found a particularly open area outside. Once we… Continue reading An encounter at the park on a quiet morning.
I love reading time with Piper. On dreary days especially, we like to climb into bed with a few baskets filled with our favorite stories. I thought I would share a few titles with you here, as I know some of you have children, while others still are childlike at heart. Favorite Winter stories (and… Continue reading Cherished children’s books and stories
Outside, the scent of Jasmine lingers around our doorway, emanating from the vine that creeps up and around the ironwork just in front of our house. The orchid by the steps now sports three flowers. All of our hibiscus bushes are in bloom. Otherworldly dragonflies glide through the air as the sun casts its light on their iridescent bodies and paper-thin… Continue reading Spring as we see it.
I woke up from a beautiful dream in which I was in a pond or cove waiting for my husband; we were about to be married. I remember the water vividly — an all encompassing blue that brought about such a real sense of peace and happiness. My in-laws were with me, and I recall… Continue reading a day well lived