Saturday, March 31, 2012

the little things

The boys and I took a vacation over Spring Break.  We had a wonderful time!  We flew to Seattle and traveled up and down the west side of the state just playing and visiting a few friends.  The boys ate pancakes almost every day (even for dinner) and swam almost daily as well.  Nothing but fun!

This was on my nightstand the evening before our trip:



“tomorrow is a super day – we get to fly – we get to go to the Space Needle! love Payton – to mom”

I love this boy!!!

these are my reasons

why do I …
try to keep the house clean?
make sure there is good food in the house to eat?
keep up with laundry almost daily?
try to make every moment a teaching moment?
play more than read?
stay at home a lot?
(fill in the blank … there are so many things I could ask here)

these are my reasons:


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

weekend time with family

we went to the cabin over the weekend
a good time with family
nice to unplug and get away from the city
the boys had a blast!






got to spend some time at Uncle B’s as well
great weather
watched a few movies
time in the hot tub
this really does NOT suck


getting away from home is good sometimes
away from all the normal daily chores
away from the unending “to do” list
time with family is priceless


thanks for joining us dad Smile


Sunday, March 18, 2012


these pages were ripped out of an old Nordstrom catalog … I saved them for various reasons … color, style, photographic layout … all because they give me inspiration …


what gives you inspiration these days?

Saturday, March 3, 2012

an ordinary day

it’s snowing today in Anchorage
very pretty outside
streets are slick
this is what everyday looks like in my office right now:


documenting this morning:


some things I love about today:
a quiet house
time alone
a blank page
boys with family
good news about friends
rooiboos tea – cinnamon orange flavor – with honey