Flashback Friday: Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time – 2007
This is my three ring circus back in 2007.  I love this photo so much as it captures my kids’ personalities so well.  Alison, the focused, competitive one.  Henry, the sweet observer (with his shirt on backwards and inside out!).  And Kate, the youngest, who is always wanting to join [...]

Flashback Friday, kids

Free to Fly

July 2010
So.  The other day Kate woke up and proclaimed, “I’m going to ride my bike without training wheels today.”
All three of our kids have proven to be quite different (varying personalities and varying learning styles), so Hank and I weren’t quite sure what to expect.  Kate is incredibly determined much like her sister (who [...]

Photo of the Day, in my life, kate

First and Last.

First, September 2009
First day of school, September 2009.
Nervousness and uncertainty about the upcoming year.
Excitement about the newness of everything: new shoes, uniforms, backpacks, kicks.
Hints of a fading summer tan.
Grogginess from staying up too late.
Bidding adieu to summer.

Last day of school, June 2010.

Confidence and relief after a long, rewarding year.
Boredom of the routine.
Hints of a forthcoming [...]

Photo of the Day, in my life, siblings

In Summer, the Song Sings Itself

Only a few more weeks until we can kick off our shoes and welcome the long summer days filled with bike rides, ice cream, picnics in the park, the beach. . . can’t wait!
For now, though, I’ll enjoy the little hints of summer. And you? You can enjoy them too. . .
Kate and [...]

Photo of the Day, henry, in my life, kate, siblings

Farewell, Summer!

Dear Summer,
Thank you for a great season. For the extra moments to linger in bed before greeting the day. For the long stretches of daylight and cool summer evenings. For backyard camping and peanut butter s’mores. For chocolate covered bacon and popcorn at the county fair. For sand in [...]

in my life, kids

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