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I ran my very first half marathon over the weekend. And I almost didn’t do it.  I made a bunch of excuses. And I almost backed out. Then sure enough, {…Read More…}

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{3 Things} Celebrity Girl Crush

A new series: A simple list of three things — a different theme — every week, just for fun. Play along if you like. Leave your list or a link {…Read More…}

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Hawaii Part 2

 Read part 1 here. In my last post I talked all about our experience at the Disney Aulani.  Because there was so much to do, we only spent 2 of {…Read More…}

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Hawaii Part 1

Oh you guys, this really was the most fabulous vacation.  Ben had never been to Hawaii and I hadn’t been since I was 15 years old and my best friend {…Read More…}

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Life Lately via IG

Instagram has been special little gift for my family.  A daily journal. An easy way to keep up with the simple, every day moments in life. I imagine the boys {…Read More…}

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Hello Monday: Feeling the Love

Sawyers shirt c/o The Printed Palette Hello Monday. These 3 boys are my life. They are my happy place. And because I’m not feeling especially wordy today,  I’ll just say {…Read More…}

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And then I chopped off all my hair, true story

For as long as I can remember, my hair has played a huge role in my identity. Not because it was fantastic or pin-worthy. And not because it was horrible. {…Read More…}

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{this moment}

{this moment} – A weekly ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, {…Read More…}

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{3 Things} Gals to Lunch With

A new series: A simple list of three things — a different theme — every week, just for fun. Play along if you like. Leave your list or a link {…Read More…}

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{3 Things} TV Shows

A new series: A simple list of three things — a different theme — every week, just for fun. Play along if you like. Leave your list or a link {…Read More…}

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{this moment}

{this moment} – A weekly ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, {…Read More…}

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Catalina Island

Catalina Island is perhaps my favorite place on earth. One hour ferry ride from the California coast. Life slows down. No cars. Everything within walking distance. It’s one of those {…Read More…}

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Pumpkin Patch

  We spent 2 hours at the pumpkin patch last night. Two hours. And I relished every minute of it. The boys played hard. Until their dusty little legs couldn’t {…Read More…}

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{this moment}

{this moment} – A weekly ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, {…Read More…}

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Taking Stock

Sorry Spidey.     We’re working on “independence” around these parts. That means doing things for ourselves. Being a big boy. Including getting ourselves dressed. So when shoes and even {…Read More…}

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Hello Monday: County Fair

Hello Summer Fun List. Namely the Ventura County Fair. Hello to a milestone day. Where my Wes-man rode his very first amusement park ride with NO fear. And then he {…Read More…}

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Only One Chance For That First Talk

I took Sawyer on a morning walk by the elementary school just a block away from our home. School was in session and I smiled as I passed the bustling {…Read More…}

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{this moment}

{this moment} – A weekly ritual. A single photo – no words – capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, {…Read More…}

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Inspired By

Today I’m inspired by… these words: this post. and this one. and this video:

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Creating and Living

I know that I have been a bit MIA this last week. I’ve been busy soaking in every single little Summer moment with my boys. And though I’m exhausted, it’s {…Read More…}