Tuesday, September 27, 2011


The kids have been in school for a couple of weeks now and life is settling down again. Owen's no longer the super easy dream baby he was six months ago. He's discovered his "fire within" and now lets his voice be heard. It's both lovely and terrible.Fall is here but you wouldn't know it. I'm missing the fall colors of Utah but also loving the beach. Can't have it all I guess.
Brent's working like a crazy person but we're thankful for the work. I'm feeling content lately. I know crazy can strike at any time so I'm just enjoying the present. Today. Today was a good day.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Friends at last

They did make friends in the end. The dynamics just worked, you know?
Granted the relationship may have been a little one sided.
It went something like this..
Owen could do whatever he wanted...
and Sarge would eventually just go to sleep.
Not a bad recipe for a baby/dog relationship.

Monday, September 12, 2011

A day at the lake

I started going through our trip pictures yesterday. We had such a great time! LOVE seeing the country, the family, and most of all spending so much time with my kids. It was a precious 2100 miles well spent.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

a rainy day

At the first sound of thunder we ran through the house opening all the windows.
You see, I'm teaching my children to love thunderstorms.
Something about the wind and the rain and the sound. It's like the song of my heart.
The smell of wet earth and air. The sound of rain on the roof. Seriously folks, it just doesn't get any better!
And then, of course, there are puddles...

Thursday, September 1, 2011


One of the things my kids love most about my awesome sister's house (aside from seeing my awesome sister and her family of course) is the chance to love up on all her animals. This trip is the first time we met Sarge, their new basset hound.
Owen had a sticky face and Sarge did his duty and took care of it. Honestly, I didn't see it coming and as a result, it took Owen a few days to warm up.
Poor Sarge. He looks so innocent doesn't he? Aside from the fact that he eats everything imaginable (electronics included), this guy is a serious lover. I didn't have to worry one speck about him being around the kids. Aside from the licking of course.
Owen however, worried a lot. He had this look on his face for three days. They did make friends eventually. Sarge's gentle nature and
comatose sleeping habits won Owen over. Come think if it, I think he won me over too...