29 December 2013


this weekend, like this week, was low key. quiet and peaceful were on the agenda.
pjs was the wardrobe choice of all. nibbling on festive leftovers was the feast of choice.
errands that had been put off had to be run. at some point we had to get dressed and fill the depleted larder.
much time was spent pondering the upcoming new year. what will my *word* be? my focus?
today we shared a leisurely breakfast.
worked side by side on our outside chores.
this afternoon will bring culling of roosters followed by broth making with a few of said roosters. Cruella will get a haircut. Sawyer will exhaust his rc car batteries over and over.
just the kind of weekend i crave...easy and quiet.

i am joining with the ever fabulous amanda.
share your weekend if you please.

27 December 2013

this moment

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. 

26 December 2013

this i know for sure...

*the look in my children's eyes on Christmas morning is the true gift
*being comfortable in your own skin is liberating beyond measure
*its not Christmas without a book or four under the tree
*there is nothing better than a clean sheet calling out for a good list
* bread made by your own hand tastes better than any other
*relationships are complicated, marriage is hard, but rarely is anything of value easy
*giving grace blesses you more than the receiver 
*listen more, speak less
*there are few things funnier than Modern Family. i am sorry, that show is hilarious. 
*i have missed this space

what do YOU know for sure?

14 July 2013


this weekend was a trip to the Farmer's Market 
and then migas for breakfast.
it was a quick look in an estate sale...the late Ms Jeffrey
she was a fascinating women
lived in Japan just after WW2, was extremely well read, and an exceptional conversationalist. i adored her.
Sunday brought garden work. the Autumn garden is started.
a fish fry for my Cameron
and a wonderful visit with my sweet friend Lisa
the best part of the weekend was snuggled up with the mister 
watching a marathon   

How was yours?

linking up with the ever fabulous amanda

08 July 2013

the best

today was the best kind of summer day.
morning chores, kayaking, my sweet Aunt Janice's vanilla ice cream, playing with pals, watching movies.
what perfect days we have on our daddy's day off.

05 July 2013

this moment

Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
Linking up with Amanda

04 July 2013

pomp and parade

As John Adams wrote to his beloved Abigail...
I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews, Games, Sports, Guns, Bells, Bonfires and Illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this Time forward forever more.
The Bonin family will celebrate by watching the John Adams mini series, reading David McCullough, making ice cream & eating watermelon, and loving each other. 
Happy Independence Day.