Posts Tagged ‘spring’

What’s that phrase? April goes out like a lion? Is that right? Well, whatever it is about April dumping rain all over everything, it was definitely true for the last part of the month. It was almost constant and occasionally it would stop and the sun would come out and you would sigh and think that finally it was going to be possible to take the kids outside to play and then… it would start raining again.  Yes, I am a bad Oregonian. I do not enjoy the rain, as a rule. There are exceptions, but mostly I do not like it and I give a cheer when it goes away for a while.  And it’s gone until Sunday.

PicMonkey Collage

There’s nothing that gets us girls more excited some sunshine and an afternoon spent outside.


Also, it’s so easy to get pretty pictures of the girls when the sun is out. I have been dying to take some sunny pictures of the ladies in their dresses for a couple of weeks now. I feel like they are growing up so fast and if I don’t start taking some good pictures then I’ll have missed something. Haley will even tell me “I growing too fast, Mommy.” And I say “yes, you are, Haley”.


I wish I could remember who this poem is by, but this black and white of Hazel makes me think of it.

And the riverbank sings

Of the waters of March

It’s the end of despair

It’s the joy in your heart


I got so excited about the sun that my paste-y, paste-y legs came out.


14I’m trying to make a bucket list for this summer. The problem I ran into last year was that I had all these things I wanted to do, but I didn’t write them down and before I knew it the summer was almost over or I missed the dates for events that I wanted to go to. I want to go to Oaks Park, the beach, the lavender festival, berry picking, but I know there are lots of other things going on. Does anyone have any recommendations?

16Haley took this picture. Kinda. But she was very insistent about taking a picture by herself. So all I did was hold the camera and help her press the button. She was so proud.

17And, of course, little sister had to have a turn. But, y’all, this was the stillest Haley has held for a picture in her entire life. I love these girls.

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A Letter


Day 27, Monday: A letter to your readers

Dear friend,

Don’t you just love spring? There is something so hopeful and happy about spring. And there is so much to love about it. The extra hours of sunlight. The extra skin that starts to peak out from underneath the layers of sweaters and leggings. The birds singing. Being able to spend hours outside, breathing in the flower scented air. Sticky juice running down your hand as you scramble to finish a popsicle before it melts.

The best part about spring, for me this year? Sundresses on my babies. I am obsessed and looking forward to a wonderful summer full of beautiful dresses on beautiful girls.

tumblr_mm6s7hLkQ51qdrf5co1_500There is so much hope and promise wrapped up in this spring. I think this summer is destined to be wonderful and I hope you all are as excited as I am.




tumblr_mm8um3ANBj1qdrf5co1_500PS. What are your favorite things about spring?

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Just the H’s playing outside in our beautiful, beautiful weather. PS. I took these photos myself and I’m pretty proud of them.




I did something funky editing this photo and then couldn’t figure out how to undo it.








Blowing kisses!




And then we went home and this ridiculousness ensued!


She fell in accidentally and wasn’t thrilled about it. Once I rescued her…


Hazel thought it looked like fun!


She loves her so much!



19She’s asking for “more”. I love that they sign so much now. I just wish they would remember to use them when they get frustrated.

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The weather last week was beautiful! It was warm, but not hot, sunny and bright. The grass was the most perfect shade of green and I woke up in the morning wanting to throw open the windows and start singing “the hills are alive with the sound of music!”

But I didn’t. I, instead, stumbled over to the coffee pot and tried to ingest as much caffeine as humanely possible before the early rising sun woke my children. I expressed my happiness not in song, but in clothes. Well, sundresses.


I mean, now that they are both walking how could I resist, right???



And the joy I felt at not having to put tights or leggings on underneath their dresses? Indescribable.

7Yes, she’s eating a dinner roll. We love our carbs!



Sweetest angels ever!


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