Sunday, May 4, 2008

I'm moving on...

I have been floundering with this blog for a while now, feeling like I needed a new direction and focus but not sure where to go. After a lot of prayer and discussion with my husband I have decided to end this blog. I have found a new direction and theme but this blog did not seem like the right venue. I thought that starting anew would be the best option. I have a lot of work to do before it's ready but I did want to let you know why you will not see any more posts from me on this site. In the meantime, you can keep up with me on my other blog. Thank you for reading my blog, it's been fun!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Where do you live Weekend?

My friend Lori over at Just Pure Lovely wants you to write about where you live, sort of a tour around the world from each blogger. I posted mine here if you want to check it out. Let me know if you joined in so I can see yours.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

When you live near the coast where do you go for vacation? Because even those beach bums need a vacation, right? And not at the beach, of course. (OK, that's not really true, offer me a house on the beach, waking to the lapping of waves & I'm absolutely there. But for the sake of this post, let's just say, not the beach.) We have decided to take a vacation, an extended vacation. We have decided to head to a place with abundant wildlife, diverse nature, and flourishing children. I will have spotty, sporadic internet access so I'll keep you posted on our adventure. So for now I better get back to packing and preparing, have you ever taken an extended vacation? There is sooo much preparation involved. But we have lots planned and will have lots to share. Next time I'll post pictures...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sweet, Simple Saturday

Originally uploaded by mom2aejs
Yes, I know it's Tuesday but these came to me on Saturday and I was so happy. It's time to mow the lawn so my sweeties, who know I love the natural look of wildflowers, brought me these goodies from the yard. The books showed up in the mail, these are a few we have been anxiously awaiting.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

My Mudpies!

Originally uploaded by mom2aejs
"Ama, can we please play in the hose?'
"Uhm, let's not do that please. I don't want the mud tracked through the house right now."
"Ok, Ama."

It's a good thing they're so cute!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Weekend in Philadelphia

This weekend we had a wonderful, whirlwind trip to Philadelphia. Our main purpose was to help our beloved Uncle Rob (my husband's brother) celebrate his 50th birthday. We really enjoyed spending time with family that we haven't seen in almost 4 yrs. They adored the kids and the kids adored them. Fun was had by all. We were fortunate enough to take a tour of the city on a double decker bus. I had a very fussy, tired baby in my arms so I handed the camera to hubby who did a stellar job. I love history, especially seeing where it happened. Betsy Ross' house

City Hall with William Penn's statue

Flags from every country line the streets that lead to a
fountain and a view of city hall.

I really thought this was going to be the highlight of the trip for me, aside from visiting family. But in all honesty I enjoyed seeing real life, what was occurring now, the heartbeat of a large city. It's been a long time since we have lived in or around a bustling city and it is so invigorating. I love walking everywhere and watching and smelling and touching, it is a very sensual experience and I have missed it. I loved watching and listening to the bagpipe player in the park, watching the wedding party run across the street in their formals for photo ops by the fountain, tasting the corner Philly cheese steak, watching my daughter observe nature in the middle of all of the busyness, observing the homeless man finding his next meal in the street trash can (yes, this is heartbreaking but it's real, it's not history yet, it's happening now). All of these seem to be in contrast to one another yet they were just steps apart.

I'm off to rest and unpack. It was over 20 hrs to drive home and we are still a bit travel weary.

Monday, March 24, 2008


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Can you see him? This little guy had some sporadic neon current flowing through him. He wasn't doing too well so we couldn't get a shot of the current. After a few scary episodes last year we know to keep our distance from these small but ferocious creatures. Oh and to carry the necessary equipment in case we have a too close encounter.

Jellyfish sting essentials: white vinegar (too neutralize the sting), meat tenderizer, and Benadryl. We keep this in a bag in the car.