a collection of memories that are near and dear to us.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

as always, practicing patience....

You cannot plant an acorn in the morning
and expect that afternoon to sit
in the shade of the oak.
-Antoine de-Saint-Expery
eden - you are my angel

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

our beautiful baby boy~

is growing up too fast...
in just weeks he'll be turning 4 and in the world of kids 4 is so grown up!
thank you for all of your hugs and kisses. thanks you for all of your spills and your messes. thank you for all of the sweet nothings you whisper in my ear before bed and for all time time you assure me that i am indeed the greatest mom of all time.
know that we all love you trey bear, up to the moon and back a million times over and over.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

they say new england is for lovers...

and that is where these two California beach bums have been spending the last 10 days. OK, so they are not exactly beach bums they are actually extremely hard working bio-medical scientists aka aunt allyson and mr. mike. we don't see nearly enough of these two so when i saw this "way to cute" pic of the two of them posted on FB i stole it!

little gems~

check it out! this is the work of my good friend liz and the sweet little peach modeling her work is her darling daughter kate; Ahhhhh what a great name.
anywho... with our marathon trip to the midwest fast approaching i ask liz if she consider whipped up a few pieces for me to take back to iowa and share with some of our loved ones and she kindly obliged. so thursday morning after crossfit the kids and i stopped by her house to pick out our favorites. it was difficult but we managed and i can't tell you how excited i am to give these gifts.
thanks liz - you are amazing!

one of these kids is not like the others...

but who can tell...
so glad we were able to share such a happy day with you~