Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Wine barrels stacked at the Sonoma County Fair.
On an unrelated note: Congratulations to my good friend Krysti and her husband Ryan. They welcomed their third baby boy into the world this morning at 9:08am. Healthy baby William Ryan.
I think that deserves a toast! ;)
Sunday, August 1, 2010
So I tried.
The original concept for this blog was to capture a moment in my life every day and post it. But motherhood stood in my way. Yes, you heard me right. I am blaming motherhood. Since having my son, I have frequently used this excuse for many things. i.e. : "I'm sorry I can't attend your tupperware party Saturday afternoon, my son will be napping", or "You want me to do what?! Well, Kevin has a doctors appointment for this weird flaky skin thing he has." (No, my son does not have a weird flaky skin thing)
However, this time around, it's not an excuse but a full blown, acceptable (in my eyes) reason for failing to meet my own standards. And that's okay. It has occurred to me that there will be many things in my life that will fail, or fall by the way side, or simply slip past me because I am a mom. But unlike other opportunities in the past that I have let vanish due to my limited line of sight, this time there is a bigger reward for my idleness.
The reward, I have found, is in the big brown eyes that look up at me from a book and encourage me to read just one more at bedtime, or from the smile I get when I suggest a cup of milk and animal crackers after a hard day at the park. And as a mom, that's all you need.
There will be things in this life that I will challenge myself to do. Some of which I will succeed at, and some that I will ultimately fail miserably to accomplish. But at the end of the day, my boys will say "goodnight, Mom". And with that, comes the biggest triumph I will ever want to see in this lifetime.
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Monday, May 31, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Okay, so this picture wasn't taken today.
But in honor of my husband, who has been day dreaming of laying on a beach for some time now, this one is for you.
"I've got my toes in the water, ass in the sand, not a worry in the world; a cold beer in my hand, life is good today."
Whether you have a beach at your disposal, or just the loud hustle of a busy street, cherish whatever view you have in front of you. You're lucky to have it.
Friday, May 7, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE DAYS.
Let me let you soak that up.......
that's one whole year. And I'm about to embark on a challenge and commitment of proportions in which I am not used to. For the next 365 days, I will post a new picture each day that captures the madness and contrasting beauty that I find everyday in my life. I am a lucky woman. And I may be a lot of things, but a fool I am not. I am acutely aware of how fortunate I am.
With that said, I think it's time for me to capture it and share it with you. I hope you enjoy taking a peek at the madness, or following my every post for the next year, or perhaps simply just stumbling upon this in the weird way that everyone seems to do sometimes on the internet. Either way, my hope is that you take away some sort of perspective from this. That life is short, love is amazing, and every moment of your crazy life is worth capturing and living to it's fullest.