Thursday, May 29, 2014

the start of summer...

last weekend went super fast. somehow they are all going really fast this year. we had a very full weekend and got to share in some very special days. we took m and her friends to the airport to fly off on another adventure. they are really enjoying these final days of freedom. leaving boston i got a txt asking if we were interested in meeting a couple of darling couples for lunch in cambridge. oh let me think... that is a no brainer and afterwards i got to wander around anthropologie for an hour without interruption. i love those laid back kind of days. we celebrated more birthdays and enjoyed our friends beautiful new home right on the beach. falling asleep to the sound of the waves is something i will never stop loving.

 so lucky...  loving my life.


we watched an amazing sunset while eating seafood and drinking wine.  what more could we ask for?

our lunch dates...

              cooked on the grill and remembered all the reasons why we love summer so much!  we plan on
                                               making the most of the summer of 2014!!!

hope you had some wonderful days too!!!

love sent, xo

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

a remarkable voice...

"I want to thank you, Lord, for life and all that’s in it.
Thank you for the day and for the hour, and the minute. ”

- Maya Angelou

Thursday, May 22, 2014

just another random thursday...

it's thursday 10:28 pm, another week is winding down.  i am not sure where it went.  the house
is quiet.   it's a beautiful spring evening and we had a really nice dinner tonight.  it has stopped raining and i am enjoying the silence.  tomorrow will be another story when the house will be chaos and filled with lots of recent graduates stopping in on the way to their next adventure.  tonight was one of those "moments" when all is right with the world.  you meet friends unexpectedly and share hugs and feel so happy to be where you are in this world.  we hold on to these moments because they have the power to sustain us through the not so happy moments.   my favorite times are the moments that are very ordinary where there is laughter and surprises and sharing an ice cream sundae.  simple moments to remember.
tonight i looked up at the sky and how it framed my world today and embraced the moments of this random thursday.

                                       simple things that made me happy today

wishing you love,

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

my faves lately...

since hearing this again on the voice, which i have really enjoyed this season... i can't stop
listening to this.. i think we have all related to this at one time or another.
playing on repeat...

i have read lots of reviews on this and even got a sample in my birch box delivery
it's all the rage

purifying technology, this is really good stuff.  i did get a bit freaked out when i realized it
is actually black in color, but i love the mint scent.
charcoal is the new secret weapon

loving this...  i changed hairdressers and i have not been able to get my hair as shiny as
i thought it used to be.  but..... i think i found a solution
softens AND locks shine

reading these days... a beautiful, honest, heartrending story of life and death.     
this story will get to your heart and make you think twice about some choices in your life.
beautiful and so sad...

so excited to think we are actually going to visit one
of the world's most beautiful cities.     je t'aime

and my favorite quote of all time...
yes, this is exactly true....

happy hump day.

love sent, xoxo

Monday, May 19, 2014

celebrating ....

this was a super busy week/ weekend. as usual, this month of may always is.  but in the best of ways.
we have so much to celebrate . 

may you are awesome.

thanks for the memories and reminders of how lucky we are.

one of my favorite pictures.  xo

happy birthday love.  you deserve nothing but the best...
thanks guys for making it such a great night. 

the sweetest family.  happy first communion cam.  xo

happy first communion mac.  we almost didn't recognize you in that suit...

the real you.....  xo

john with the ones he loves most.

 all we need is love.

love sent, xoxo

Friday, May 16, 2014

the seconds as they pass...

i know i have said this a thousand times  - be in the moment,  for it is so fleeting.  and here we are celebrating another milestone.  again, not sure how it all goes so quickly. i know this feeling well, the passing of time. i  have done this all before...  but it never gets easier.    a minute ago i was tucking you into bed and stroking your hair, kissing your cheeks and smelling your just-tubbed smell reminding you to brush your teeth and reading you a bed time story. then  in the blink of an eye it is over.   that’s the essence of all of this: remembering to live in the moment even as we realize it is already dying on us.  sometimes it's  unbearably painful, for me at least, when i stop and think about it.   but i know how lucky i am and how grateful i am to have shared this journey with you and that i get to continue to be here enjoying this time.  we love you and are so very proud of you.   congratulations on this very special day.  you are an incredible person, you have taught us so much!

whatever you decide to be  -  be a good one....  we  love you from the bottom of our hearts... xo



Saturday, May 3, 2014

dinnner on the deck... first of 2014

                                            recipe via  my new favorite cookbook.

 i did replace the polenta croutons with real croutons, but the salad was excellent and still healthy. 

love sent,  xoxo

these moments...

"like a dream where the details get fainter the harder you try to grasp them.
what mattered most was the feeling."

theo from the goldfinch

love sent, xoxo

Friday, May 2, 2014

the ride is almost over...

wow.  friday again.  
before we get into this next weekend i wanted to post some of my favorite photos from last weekend.   last weekend was so bittersweet.  i am so very proud of m, yet so sad that this piece of her journey is coming to an end.  she has had an amazing 4 years, but why does it all have to go so fast?
here's to a new adventure.
there are so many new horizons to explore, so many experiences and adventures to be had.
but there is this small piece of me that mourns all the hours, days, weeks and years that i can never get back.
heartbreak and joy woven into every moment of every day.

i love you.

                                                                     celebratory dinner.

love you,  xoxo