Friday, April 15, 2011


Spring is almost here. After a pretty miserable week of grey skies and rain clouds we have a little sunshine today and reminders of what is waiting for us just around the corner. May is one of my favorites, it always has been, and I think I'm ready for it.

A few weeks ago we had our first warm weather venture into the park.

It's getting a little bit tricky to find family field trips that everyone can truly enjoy and the age gap is becoming a bit more obvious as it begins to present obstacles. Yet, I wouldn't change anything and it's really amazing to see the dynamic between these kids. Watching their balance shift and sway as they grow, I am reminded daily just how incredible they are.

Maija pushed Saoirse on this scooter nearly all the way there and Saoirse felt like she was in heaven, you should of seen the way she puffed her chest out while clinging to the handle bars.

You know you have a big family when....

You leave 'No Vacancy" signs at the swing set.

We hosted Easter this year and it was lovely. Lots of music.

There is something sort of, well, just wonderful about having your living room full of music. And our house is pretty noisy and lively on any given day, but this was really special and I feel blessed to have this and to share it with you all.

I know I've been missing in action around here and this time I won't make any silly promises about how it won't happen again, because let's face it, it will. There is just so much to juggle and simply not enough time in any given day to fit everything in and that's okay, it is, and if this blog gets a bit dusty from time to time, it usually just means that our real daily life must be kicking it up an extra gear.

There is a lot to explore after all...

And as I often like to point out, there is just so much beauty in everything and sometimes you need to slow down, take a step back and really try to be in the moment because the moment is breathtaking.

I will remind myself of this everyday and I will cuddle up to these beautiful moments as often as I can. It's been a long winter and I am more than ready for a new season.


Coleen Ruffing said...

of course all of your photos are great IMO, but the side shot of the kids in the swings is frame-worthy for your home!

Amanda said...

I too LOVE the swing shots!! Love you Sam!

Patti said...

I love your photos! Your header is adorable too, so glad I found your blog:)