I like this guy. He’s pretty much my favorite. Weekends are so sacred to me- I get the whole day to be around him, and not just a few hours at the end of the day when we are both wiped out from work and life. Here’s to lingered morning snuggles and days off. Happy Sunday friends!
There are only a couple of weeks left in our summer so with the bustle of school on the horizon, I decided to try and adjust my morning routine. There is something about the quiet mornings when the house is still that brings me such contentment. Starting the day feeling content changes everything. Rather than looking to fill my day, I am learning to lean in and enjoy it. This isn’t to say I don’t still have those days where I clamor to find a foothold -but now, fitting in all the things feels a little more attainable. I find myself working from a space of contentedness rather than frenzy. I am more satisfied with what I am producing. Now, let’s see if it still sticks when the sky is pitch black until 7am!
Almost 15 years ago, this sweet old girl came into my life. She was the runt of the litter, disproportionate with a tiny head and super long legs, one of 13 pups. She wasn’t thriving, her siblings weighing almost 5 times her weight. I took her in, bottle feeding her. She became my classroom project, we would feed and weigh her, graphing her progress. At about 4 months I gave her to my friend Jon. He was looking for a rescue and I had three pups, which was kind of a lot for a gal who taught full time and worked at a coffee shop. About two years later, I married the guy to get my dog back 😂 She is the best dog I have ever known and this photo encompasses everything I love about her temperament. She has a tumor and has lost so much weight. Her arthritis has her walking with a limp, but she still romps in short bursts. She still eats with enthusiasm. Each day she is still with us is a surprise and delight. #fridayintroductions
Dreams fulfilled. Today, a lifelong dream comes true. This little girl, this joyful, happy child, becomes my niece. My sister becomes, officially, a mom. Miss E, you are hopes realized, dreams actualized, and the answer to prayer. Welcome to the family sweet babe. We love you so much. 📷: my amazing friend Tina with @threshold.photography
I stepped outside last night to watch the lightening flash over the mountains and enjoy the smell of the rain. That pink sky layering against the storm clouds was so lovely I decided to snap a quick photo with my phone. As I pressed the shutter, the lightening flashed and this is the resulting image. Pure luck and so much joy. I struggle to love the desert. I prefer trees and grass, or ocean views. Moments of beauty like this help center my heart and enjoy this place God has us living, even if it doesn’t have enough trees for my taste.
Happy #internationalkissingday - now this is a holiday we can get behind! If you need us, we’ll just be over here on the couch celebrating!
I do love me some fireworks, but you have to admit- Arizona really knows how to put on a color show all her own! Happy 4th of July friends!
I love dogs. We have a menagerie up in here, and we just added this sweet girl Rosie to the pack. She is a goldendoodle from @pheasanthillgoldendoodles and we are 100% in love. We are full on in the puppy life- middle of the night potty breaks and hiding all the shoes, and I am loving every puppy kiss and snuggle.
I always saw myself as a boy mom. I am good at boys. Bugs? No problem. Dirt? Doesn’t bother me! But somehow, God saw me fit to mother this girl; and the old me that thought mother-daughter matching outfits were silly is now looking forward to the days she wants to look like me. #fridayintroductions