I blinked

    And then half of summer just flew by. I am trying ( rather unsuccessfully) to pack as many summer activities in our day that I can. But still the days are rushing on by without my consent… Soaking up all of the moments I can… Because before long it will be snowing again.


Pins and Needles

Bella and I are on pins and needles today! Why? Because today is the day we will receive word if she made a competition team for her dance studio! No matter what happens today I am super proud of my little Bell Bell. She loves to dance, but this was the first time that she


Growing Pains

A realization came to me last night , while I was sleeping , so strong – like a kick in the head . No, really. I was kicked in the head . Several times. At first I kinda ignored it . It’s amazing what a mother can endure in the middle of the night when


Grow Garden Grow

This is the first year that I actually have an in ground,  real, vegetable garden. The first year we were here I planted tomatoes , cucumbers, and herbs in pots on our patio. It was SO incredibly hot that year that every single plant wilted and died. The second summer I decided to test my


Little Dancer

Sorry for the picture overload. I am just one proud Mama of a sweet little dancer. It has been amazing watching her dance this year. She worked hard, and had fun. Michael and I were just astounded with the passion she has found for dance, and the confidence it is giving her. She has totally

Some Art-y Organization

So it’s no secret that when it comes to art and craft projects with the kids, I go a little crazy. When they ask to pull out the supplies, my knee jerk reaction is usually a loud and resounding, “NO WAY!” Play dough on the floor , and paint on my table have the tendency