Friday, July 26, 2013

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

 Inspired by SouleMama

Friday, July 19, 2013

{this moment}

This moment, smartphone edition

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Saturday Blessings

Sun shining, kids swimming, the breeze pillows the laundry on the line. Its going to be a wind dried smell in those sheets tonight :)

Baby playing, talking to his 'friend' and he goes over, again and again.

sam talking to graces baby. he was smiling, and cooing....i think he finally got disappointed in lack of response ;)


I can't believe it.

This giant plant takes over the garden. After 2 very disappointing years, Ill take it! This giant thing, everywhere, that just keeps growing.

The potential makes me smile.

i really hope they aren't eating those things?
The day draws to close, and supper in eaten by the happy, chattering 5. Even Sam sits amidst on Angelina's lap, watching, and putting in 2 cents every now and then. Can you picture it? I hope so. I hope one day when I look back thought my posts, and as I read through this, I can picture it.


A funny story to finish off the post. (no pics...)

Bryan is cutting out letters from magazines and gluing them on a paper plate for letter recognition. I give him an example, and he goes to town.

On this particular day the letter is Kk.

"Bryan what begins with K?" Goran asks him.

Bryan has his funny joking smile on.

I lean over and point to my center.

"What begins with K, Buddy?" I tap my chest.

His eyes were dancing, and that grin, that I'm not quite sure what to say grin, is on his face.

"What begins with K, Bry?" I say again, tapping, tapping.

"Errrrr, breast?" he starts laughing before hes finished and so do we!

To be fair, I was tapping my 'chest' and leaning over to be eye level, my shirt was gaping a little - so what he saw me tapping was my breasts I suppose.

At least he knows what they're called! 

Have a great weekend!!

Friday, July 12, 2013


Summer is hot weather, bathing suits, camping, babies in diapers, and a growing garden.

Summer is good so far!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Im My Garden - Holding My Breath

The past 2 years, my garden has been a terrible bomb. From pea eating rabbits, to strangely rotting tomatoes still on the plant, it has been one disappointment after another. This year we changed a few things up, and Goran was convinced it would all be ok.

"You'll see!" He said with confidence.

And then (insert swear word here) bunnies got in and ate my peas. Right down to the ground. 3 rows, all in one night. *sigh* I was so discouraged.

But something told inside me to me to get on it with it. So I did. I ripped out those stubby chewed down peas, (really I didn't want to look at it)  and planted, peppers, and lettuce, and broccoli. Swish chard, and carrots (2xs) and I planted tomatoes in pots. Zucchini, and cucumbers, and squash, and onions....

And it has rained, and rained and rained.


Ive gotten lettuce to eat, and everything else is growing so so well! But I'm kinda holding my breath yet. Every morning when I go out to see, I'm greeted with this flourishing, healthy garden. No wilting tomatoes yet!  

 And now I'm feeling SO confident, I'm going to try to those peas again!! I'm going to plant them, and put chicken wire around them inside the garden!

Wish me luck!