Thursday, June 9, 2011

snippets of life

A little peak at our last few months....

this is life from colleensimply on Vimeo.

It's actually very bittersweet for me to watch this. On one hand it makes me so happy to see our life documented in a tangible way but on the other hand it just amplifies how quickly it is all slipping past. Being a parent is an amazing, overwhelming, terrifying, WONDERFUL thing.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I woke to the sound of rain splattering against the window this morning. It was in the forecast and so it really shouldn't have surprised me except that the sky had been so clear and beautiful yesterday evening. I was up with my husband as he headed off to work but everything seemed darker, and quiet. So quiet. My little early risers were sleeping unusually late, no doubt tired from all the sun and play of yesterday. I always enjoy when I can sneak in a few solitude moments before anyone else is up. A little bit of peace before resuming our usual chaos. Minutes later the littles were awake and our regular routine ensued. The rain has now stopped and I even see patches of light through the clouds that were so thick and grey just a few short hours ago. While I enjoy the peace that a summer rain brings I'm ready for the sun to shine.

Monday, June 6, 2011


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Today was the perfect summer day and so we decided to kick it off with an afternoon of splashing in the pool until our fingers were pruney and our teeth were chattering. Have I mentioned yet how stoked I am for this summer? Bring on long days in the sun and warm towels to snuggle in after getting soaked through from a day at the water park or an afternoon in the pool. Bring on dinners out doors, popsicles to cool you off and cool breezes in the mornings before the sun can get hot. YES! I love this time of year.
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