Just the Ladies

>> Sunday, June 26, 2011

Oatmeal pancakes, blueberries, coconut milk and kisses.
A handful of Cheerios at Target to keep your hands in business.

For lunch, spinach couscous cups,
Banana and cheese, you gobble up.

At nap time we snuggled and snoozed together.
Under a cool breeze and simple weather.

A concoction we created, for your afternoon snack.
So yummy and delicious, in our cheeks we packed.

Outside we go for the rest of the day,
You play, play, and play, shed tears when we don't stay.

We eat together your favorite fish,
Carrots, tomatoes, oh what a dish.

Books and puzzles to wind our day down,
A bath and PJ's, goodnight to our town.

You drift to sleep, while twiddling your ear,
Right outside your window, are 2 mama deer.


Rocks and Dirt

>> Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Went camping with friends and kiddos this past weekend and had an awesome, awesome time. Quinn was definitely in her element, getting to be outside for the majority of her days. Chasing balls, chasing bubbles, chasing boys... ;)

Finnian and Jonathan, two little men who were Quinn's playmates for the weekend, were the perfect pals.

Didn't realize how few photos I took while we were there. You'd think I'd saddle up and max out the card being armed with a new toy. But alas... Have no fears, friend and fellow photographer connoisseur Megan took some great photos of our weekend, which can be seen HERE!
(thanks Megan!!)

Can't wait to go back!


Dat-Dee Day

>> Sunday, June 19, 2011


>> Friday, June 3, 2011


See these little puppies? I am still craving them after being back from Panama for a handful of days. Freshly picked from a backyard tree, these mangoes are so juicy, SO flavorful. I mean, look at those colors?! And I love how they look so "dirty" and imperfect.

Got to eat these, along with star fruit and guava from a family's backyard. Delicious!!

I had such a great time down in Panama. Got to play in a brass quintet for the national music festival held each year in Panama City, coached youngin's as they plowed through Rachmaninoff and Rossini, and visited/played a mini concert at an orphanage. Definitely made me turn my dials back a bit and realize what opportunity and love I have back home.

It's winter down in Panama. Don't let the 90 degree temps fool you.

Had a fantastic time down in mango land. New people, new ideas, new music, new foods. But am thrilled to be back home to Joe and Quinn. Missed them teeeeerribly!!