Friday, May 28, 2010


went for a nice long hike today through the woods and around the lake. A snuggled in for a nap while mama got some exercise. it feels so good to be moving through nature, feeling movement in my body, and being out and about. there is no place better than the forest and the ocean. i always feel at home in both of them.

when i was younger i used to take people i was dating to the ocean. i used to think that if someone would get in and swim with all their clothes on or in the middle of winter than they were the one for me. no one was ever up to the challenge. i would lay on the rocks and watch the stars, or lay in the sand and talk or make out, one boy even brought his guitar and we spent the afternoon sitting on the rocks with him singing and me listening. so many awesome peaceful moments. but then, i met my husband and after just two months of dating we were away for a weekend and we saw a beach on the way home, pulled over and jumped in with all our clothes on. it was the middle of march. driving home i was secretly giddy knowing he was the absolute one for me.


nature, the natural world surrounding me has always been important to me. i feel very much a part of nature, of the earth and the ocean. being in the forrest with A feels like the most natural thing in the world. i can't wait to take him camping and hiking in the moutains this summer.

looking forward to every moment....

Thursday, May 27, 2010


every day i wake up and every day i go to sleep so grateful for the life i live.

my life was not roses and sunshine growing up and i didn't know what happiness was until i met my boyfriend (now husband) at 21. i didn't know what a healthy relationship was, what a healthy family was and i am still learning this today

but every day i can't help but think about where i came from and where i am now. the life i live is a joy, a blessing. my husband is my best friend, we have an awesome, mellow baby. we have enough family and friends to keep us busy and keep us feeling filled up. i know my son will grow up with plenty of loving, awesome people around him and it makes my heart swell.

i wouldn't change one thing about my life. i am in awe that i even get to live this life. i want to never take my happiness for granted. my story could have been much different than it is and the fact that its not is something i will be forever grateful for

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


just reading a post at the one small change blog about the oil spill and how we can take small steps to lowering our oil consumption. how hugely important is this? why aren't there newswbreaks and roundtables on ways to shrink our dependency on oil?

just thinking about all the sea turtles and other wildlife dying and suffering in this spill makes me sick. why don't the images on tv and in print scare people into action?

it is time for a huge step away from oil and an investment in wind or solar energy. this will change the way we live our lives but isn't it time for that change?

my husband is an electrician and is hoping to be put on a job in december building a wind farm. it is an offshore windfarm and we would have to move but i am so so so excited. i hope he gets it because to be at the forefront of a change in the way we harness energy would be awesome. he is hoping for it for the same reason. it is time to adjust to a new way of living that will keep us and our planet safe.

but for now we can all do our part. knowing the changes we have made as a family gives me hope that so many other people just like us are doing their part too. hopefully when my son is an adult with his own children oil spills will be a thing they read about in history books.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

some days i would like

to walk right in to dance in the rain to sing loudly and off key to roll the windows down to scream in the library to walk barefoot to not mop the floor to fill a vase with rain to watch the tomatos grow to talk to the snail in the green shell on the front porch to eat whatever i feel like to be pregnant again to light a fire to say a prayer to make a wish to believe in something to have faith to just know how it all turns out

but today i just hum a little tune by modest mouse about how we all float on instead

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


today i wish for a quiet ocean breeze

shell seeking deep communication style

a secret message

a sign

an unbelievable adventure....


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Sunday, May 2, 2010

this weekend has been full of fabulousness:

~took A to the woods on friday. every time the wind blew he looked up and squealed and smiled. it was the most innocent and wonderful thing i have ever seen

~went with A and my sis to the rose garden friday evening. took pictures in all the secret places inside

~went to the beach with A and hubby on saturday. picked up rocks, watched A smoosh his toes in the sand, took lots of pictures

~received the best compliment ever about how it is obvioius to outsiders that my husband and i are best friends and actually "really like each other"

~and am now currently spending some quiet downtime with said hubby

ah...weekends like this i am in love life