*our girls*

February 18, 2011
there was a phase of our life, when these two girls were our only babies.

they are 22 months apart.

and, we really debated not having any more kids.

i was charmed by husband saying things like, “for my girls” and “there’s my girls” in reference to the three of us.

we thought two kids was perfect, one for each of us to manage, when moments get crazy.

{ha! that didn’t last long… we had two more, now we think 4 is perfect!}

but, for 3 years, kiana and myla were *our girls,*
we lived in Asia &



February 10, 2011

my kids have been sharing cold symptoms for three-weeks now.

i’ve taken three of them to our pediatrician, and i’ve been told three times,
they have colds.

fevers. sore throats. head aches. tummy aches.

occasionally, i catch myself day dreaming about sunny days, our swimming pool, and flip flops.

and by occasionally, i mean frequently.

when i look at these pictures by the-ever-talented-vanessa

i can’t believe our grass was ever that green.

we have flowers that grow in pots, on our patio?

we have sand that is warm to the touch?

we have barefeet outside?


our fourth of july

July 6, 2010
friends. family. good food. swimming. popsicles. volleyball.
fireworks. croquet. bounce houses. soda. laughing.

thank you to everyone who shared the day with us.
we love you.


volleyball nite

September 9, 2009

number nine!
{i’m still hoping for a few more}

we concluded our labor day weekend with good friends, good food,
and some awesome sand volleyball!

why did we have huge balloons? no reason. just fun. where did the ginormous balloons come from? we were lucky enough to have those given to us after the incredibly-talented becky spent her morning taking gorgeous pictures of my girls,


volleyball nite

August 21, 2009

number eight.

on the evening of our kids’ first day back to school,
we couldn’t help but to have a little party!

we had a bbq-swimming-volleyball-reunion with some pals from our previous neighborhood…

it was fun to re-connect with everyone.

thank you to all the families who came,