nothing shouts happiness than being in the middle of nowhere, which is of course somewhere, on a map, but being surrounded by snowy tree branches and a crisp lake with my family, while we create our own sledding paths is exactly where i want to be. i love standing in this place, trying to envelope its ability to just be. our trip to leavenworth was cancelled because of dangerous snow storms and power outages, so we packed up, jumped in the car, to find our freedom. this (lake easton) is where we landed.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
the very first tooth!
i was trying to have you show me the "gap" with a smile
so it ended up like this.
i stared at you (you know how you just stare with all of those intense emotions at your child) in the rearview mirror over the river on the green bridge (yes, i should be looking forward) to clear lake. i love this everyday drive to gaze in awe at the beauty of the northwest and the beauty of my children. i got teary-eyed thinking how you are so handsome and becoming a sweet, little man.
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
pumpkin pitch zuchinni car
pumpkin wheelies. let the race begin!
soaking in the sun
massive fire truck wheel
the perfect pumpkin
my favorite gourds and my favorite gabe
love this sky blue truck. it's a permanent fixture.
on top of the world (really just the work truck but just as good)
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
we had made a decision. camille was going to lyman to be with brett. my role in her anxiety was changing and it hit as i stood at the window that sunday morning staring at my katsura with its luminous leaves and whimsical branches. i wasn't ready for the leaves to be wind-torn. i wasn't ready (even though nothing could get worse and everything only better) for the leaves to go. i was fighting change with a hatchet and shovel (can you tell we have been digging up a clothesline bearing concrete from the ground?) tears from years of energy spent fixing every unexpected moment jackhammered my body. for hours. then, i realized my role needed to be redefined. free.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Monday, July 30, 2012
i think i gave my heart away to the ocean and this guy.
most amazing two hours spent walking and watching
the sun set at Manhattan Beach.
gabe hitched his ride on the funcycle.
yes, i have more of these but don't want to bore you with broccoli like the time i made brett sit through an endless slide show of deer eating.
i came out from behind the camera for one eensy second.