// cultivate joy

Last week I took the kids to the park. While they were playing on the playground — running around, climbing, jumping, going up and down the slides — I sat down on the swing. I started swinging back-and-forth. Pumping my legs, going higher and then higher still. Suddenly I was flying through the air. I…

Golden Hour // June

Golden Hour // June

This afternoon I was out walking with my babies and my nephew. There was a constant soft warm breeze. Suddenly we walked into a cloud of dandelion fuzz. It was everywhere, a cloud of soft white puffs, floating through the air. My nephew looked at me and asked in all seriousness, “Is it snowing?” My…

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Letting go.

“Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.” –Cheryl Strayed Sometimes I feel that I am dealing with more than a…

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Halloween 2015 // Magical

We had the sweetest Halloween. We met up with my sister & my nephews at my parents house for lunch. Afterward we headed to a Trunk-or-Treat and then out into the neighborhood for some good, old-fashioned Trick-or-Treating. We stopped at our church where the beautiful witches were handing out very special pumpkins. Unfortunately I didn’t…

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a few days in the woods…

After weeks of Marina’s ceaseless screaming, things had gotten a bit “heavy” around here. I desperately needed a change of scenery and M. needed some peace & quiet. On a whim, I decided to pack up the car and head up to my parent’s trailer in the woods for a few days. It was pretty…