Sunday, August 29, 2010

Week 34

Friday, August 20, 2010
Who knew that regular critique and feedback 
would come to mean so much to me?

Saturday, August 21, 2010
Sitting on my new feather bed, 
spinning out the end of my story.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Full and satisfied after eating Grandma’s 
homemade cooking for Grandpa’s 89th birthday!

Monday, August 23, 2010
And, and, and . . . he’s under! 
Rylan goes under water his first swim lesson of the week. 
Miracles never cease.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Eight years we celebrate today, my sweetie and me.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Why does pizza always taste so good?

Thursday, August 26, 2010
We could see the vast amount of smoke 
billowing up through the forest, 
reminding us of how insignificant we really are.

Week 33

Friday, August 13, 2010
Pure fun and delight! 

Saturday, August 14, 2010

I’ve seen my future and it looks fast. 

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I’m incredibly thankful for companies that can 
repurpose our old electronics.

Monday, August 16, 2010


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Will we ever be a nation that truly embraces 
freedom of religion?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Why is it, that the clients always call 
on the days I don’t have childcare?

Thursday, August 19, 2010
There’s something about teenage angst that can 
motivate you to run up a hill.

Week 32

Friday, August 6, 2010
I just spent the morning with the wonderful, 
inspiring, Peggy King Anderson . . . ahhh.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

The words are pouring out of me and 
I am typing as fast as I can.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

You forget how good fresh picked vegetables are 
until you pick some yourself.

Monday, August 9, 2010

My no fear boy preparing for the X Games . . . 
thanks to the creative Miss Hanna for catching it on video!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

We are all planets and spaceships as 
Rylan has ventured into Star Wars.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It is serious business, watching four-year-olds 
gather to discuss their next bike race around the park.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 
Meetings. Meetings. Meetings. 
They just keep coming.

Week 31

Friday, July 30, 2010
I am continually blown-away that the 
depth of one person’s love 
is the root of another person’s hate.

Saturday, July 31, 2010
I’ve got nothing.

Sunday, August 1, 2010
I look at my two sons gazing back at me 
and am overwhelmed with all things 
warm and beautiful.

Monday, August 2, 2010

And so it begins, Rylan’s first foray into the world of youth sports . . . 
that’s if I can actually find the correct soccer field.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010
What is it about getting a hair cut that leaves you feeling 
refreshed to face the rest of the day?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010
You gotta love when you watch your children 
bounce the energy right out of themselves.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

I have the coolest family.

Week 30

Friday, July 23, 2010
The next best thing to brothers — cousins!
Photo by Carrie Minns

Saturday, July 24, 2010
Our two and a half year old has a new nickname: 
Captain Danger

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Can . . . this . . . traffic . . . be . . . any . . . worse? 
A five-hour trip in seven and a half hours. 

Monday, July 26, 2010

I’ve already missed my first post vacation appointment. 
I can’t quite get back into the swing of thing.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I can get used to these play date things — that is, 
the ones where I’m dropping my child off.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

There is a direct correlation between 
the weight of my foot on the accelerator and 
the length of the straight road that lies before me.

Thursday, July 29, 2010 
I can't decide if itty-bitty lego pieces were developed to 
nurture the creative soul or to test the durability of one’s vacuum.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Week 29

Friday, July 16, 2010
A single bird, alone, bothering nobody, coated in oil.

Saturday, July 17, 2010
O, laundry, every week you taunt me 
by flowing out of the basket.

Sunday, July 18, 2010
My almost five-year-old has discovered 
knock-knock jokes. Not so funny.

Monday, July 19, 2010
Every night we hit the “reset” button in our living room. 
And every morning, chaos ensues.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Loading the car, corralling the troops, 
getting ready for a week with the cousins on the coast!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Nothing like my ten-year-old nephew 
keeping his mom honest while she’s on live TV.

Thursday, July 22, 2010 
How is it that the chaos doesn’t seem quite so chaotic 
when I’m sipping on a glass of wine with my sister?