July 28, 2011 in Friends, Road Trips, Vacations - 2 Comments

I feel pretty fortunate in the friends department. After almost six years of living in different parts of the country, the distance hasn’t pulled my best friends and me apart in the slightest. If anything, our growing families and myriad of life experiences have aligned our lives even more. Although we communicate often,…

Moment Enthusiast

July 25, 2011 in Motherhood, Videos - 5 Comments

I talk a whole bunch about moments. Life is full of them. Moments consist of so many different things. Each moment, someone is getting married. Someone is at work. Someone is having a baby. Someone is at the hospital with a dying loved one. Some moments are average and routine….


July 22, 2011 in Beach, Michigan, Vacations - 4 Comments

Nothing quite beats the breathtaking sunsets on Lake Michigan. I’ve tried to explain them to friends out west who can’t quite visualize them. But they really must be seen in person. As usual, I couldn’t resist the beautiful slanting light en route to the sunset view.  You may have noticed that…


While in Michigan, we are renting a little place across the street from beautiful Lake Michigan. Our days are filled with sand and water and more sand. It is delightful. Did I mention sand?  In Blake’s mind, the number one reason for our trip to Michigan is to play with…

Home Sweet Home

July 19, 2011 in Beach, Michigan, Vacations - 3 Comments

photo credit: Kyle Lawson My first three impressions: 1. Everything is so green here. 2. Lake Michigan sand is so much softer than I remember. 3. It is insanely hot and humid. But I don’t mind melting away because waves of nostalgia wash over me with every corner I turn.

Summer Nights

July 15, 2011 in Sports, Summer Activities - 1 Comment

It happens rarely, but I think my favorite summer nights are when we slow down long enough to eat popsicles and lounge on the hammock. And watching these two play together never ceases to melt my heart.


July 7, 2011 in 4th of July, Cabin, Nature - 5 Comments

There was a beautiful wildflower field next to the cabin that the boys and I ventured to in between our barbecue and fireworks. It was discovered that American Flags make good trumpets.

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