“POOL NOODLE RULES”All visiting occurs outside. Every family member has a mask and a pool noodle. If you get any closer than pool noodle length to another family member (outside your immediate unit) without a mask, you get whacked with the pool noodle. Masks may be removed (for eating, drinking, etc) as long as you are >1 pool noodle away from anyone outside your immediate unit.Additional stipulations:Handwashing and masks are required at the food table. Please wipe designated bathroom with Clorox wipes if used.
A glimpse at our lives, one second at a time…
Mr. Bob passed in February
C.A. & K Wedding
J.R. & A. Expecting
Israel Trip (our first!)
J.S. & M. Wedding
This video was created using the 1SE app (paid version) and music from EpidemicSound.com
Welcome, baby Caleb. Born October 2019.
My first nephew, I’ll always remember the day I met you.
You’ll be in our lives now, forever. 💙
A Saturday, in October 2019…
Today is an important day. A day of labor, and a day of dis-comfort. A day of faith, hope, trust, and love. A day of waiting and perfect timing. A day before the day, when it’s not quite time for the birth day – no, not just yet. We’ve waited for this day. And we are ready for tomorrow.
A, you are so strong and so loved.
Blessingway: in Native American tradition [Navajo], a ceremony called a Blessingway created space for women to come together as a support circle for the expecting mother, and bless the way ahead for her. It is a gathering of the most trusted and cherished women in her life; those who will provide support and encouragement as she explores the challenges and joys that lie ahead as she approaches motherhood.
As the time comes close for sweet baby Caleb to arrive, we honored Autumn with some of her favorite things (henna and lattes!) and words of encouragement and love. Never doubt the power of a woman, especially when surrounded by other women supporting her.
Lately I’ve been grateful for friends with adorable babies, for summer breezes, and for food-truck dinners.
I’ve been especially grateful for my bearded man who sticks with me through the fun stuff, the hard stuff, the easy days and the hard nights. Through thick & thin, hot and cold, winter or summer — I’ll always love you, babe.
“Once upon a time, there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.”
—Nicole Krauss, The History of Love
“Love is, in fact, an intensification of life, a completeness, a fullness, a wholeness of life.”
— Thomas Merton
Congratulations to Carol Anne & Kendall… May your journey be filled with many magical days.
Wedding Photos by the incomparable Kristin Faye.
What do you do when the bride’s birthday falls exactly 7 days before her wedding? Throw a Bachelorette / Birthday party, of course! On March 9th, 2019 we celebrated my not-so-little sister’s birthday (and her bachelorette) with Goat Yoga, bellinis, a private belly dancing class, birthday cake, and margaritas!
Tune in next week when she gets married!
In September 2018, Dana and I teamed up to throw this shower for ‘Bride-to-Bee’ Carol Anne. The wedding countdown is on!
All I’d want is you to be my sweet honey bee
And if I was a tree growing tall and green
All I’d want is you to shade me and be my leaves
Take me by the hand and stand by my side
All I want is you, will you stay with me?
Hold me in your arms and sway me like the sea…”
For the weekend of my 30th birthday, we went to Key West. We ate crepes, drank cuban coffees, rode a scooter, swam in the pool, gawked at iguanas, visited gardens, and petted six-toed cats at Hemingway’s house. Mostly we were in love.