We entered July. Rey left in March and here we are in July. There is still so many days to go, but we are inching closer. In this sixteenth week apart, we ate junk food, we watched/participated in our first competitive swim meet, we celebrate the Nation’s Independence and we had the normal highs and […]

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The house was once again completely mine during this 15th week. (Can you see a trend in my need for having the house to myself? To having my solitude? It is a bit troubling. But so deeply necessary to me!) Anyway, we said goodbye to my mom and the girls started their first summer camp. […]

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  • These pictures are so beautiful, Julie. Your life is beautiful. On the good days. The bad days. The busy days. The sad days. It is always beautiful. Every time I see your stunning images, it makes me want to take pictures of our life too. My teenager who is 9 parts teenager, 1 part adult, abhors the camera now, so I sneak a phone shot when I can.

    Sending love on this patriotic day. I prayed for your Rey today.ReplyCancel

    • I remember the teen years, Becky, and I know my access to the girls will end at some point. So I am taking full advantage now!ReplyCancel

I am not a great traveler. I really like to be in my own space. With my own routine. The week in California was such a¬†good one, though. My girls had tons of fun with cousins and grandparents. But when it was time to go, I was ready. Two days driving home, then a few […]

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  • Water balloons at 9 AM? And you think you aren’t a great mom! You are crazy!ReplyCancel

    • When it gets over 100 degrees, you have to do EVERYTHING by 9 am…even hate balloons! Otherwise, you will spontaneously combust in the heat.ReplyCancel