Play Me a Song

Someone is hard at work learning her piano songs for her upcoming and first EVER piano concert. Growing up NOT playing an instrument I am tickled to hear music fill my house. Especially on cold and stormy nights that are promising the first snow of the winter season. It may be cold outside but we are toasty warm from the inside out here.  #Thankful…

This Time. Every Time.

My girls have been helping with chores around the house and have really taken to their “jobs.”  Taylor, 11, helps with the glass, vacuuming, and dusting while Cate, my six year old has been emptying the dishwasher, folding laundry, and putting it away.  She stacks the spoons backwards, and can’t reach all the cupboards, so often we work together – her handing me the…

Music of the Soul

Music is a powerful force.  A single note can take us back, instantly, to another place and time.  Songs you’ll never forget, no matter how much time passes, so connected to your history that they aren’t just songs, they are tangible memories, part of your past, and the emotional reaction when you hear them is back to something that you don’t just recall… you relive. Sometimes…

Exhale

Taylor and Cate, August 13, 2013 My two girls returned to school yesterday. Taylor boarded the bus at 7:20AM.  That was a first for us both and I know she was nervous, though she tried not to let on. She timidly smiled and gave me a small wave as she stepped up on the stairs and disappeared from my view. My heart caught in…

Open Your Own Doors

Sometimes in between those big life altering moments, you have small ones, just as significant, that you recognize will completely change everything.  And when you recognize the significance, it’s not scary or overwhelming, it’s the opposite.  It’s like coming home,  maybe the home where you should have always been you were just too scared to live it – to live the truth of it….

Seek Adventure

“Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life.” ― John Muir This spring my girls got to experience the mountains of Colorado…

Cracks

Cate plays this game when we’re walking on the sidewalk.  She extends her arms out like wings and skips, avoiding the cracks hopping from one foot to the other. She’s careful to never let her foot hit a fissure on the ground at her feet.  She laughs, sometimes holding the hair off her face, never losing focus on the ground.  So, as we set…

Siesta Key 2013

This year I took the girls to Siesta Key for Spring Break. It’s one of our favorite places on Earth. http://www.onetruemedia.com/share_view_player?p=121ce05c30f9a20855e491f Make a video – it’s fun, easy and free!www.onetruemedia.com