Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Softball sibling shenanigans

What do you do at a softball tournament when it's dusty, dirty and 90+ degrees out?

You grab a friend and climb a tree. Yes - get to the very source of that shade.

Yes, that's the one and only Dragon with my girl!


Re-living the Manchester preschool glory days.

Monday, May 22, 2017

From The Ridiculous To The Sublime

From the Ridiculous . . .

. . . to the sublime . . .

. . . to the Ridiculous . . .

. . . to the Sublime . . .

. . . from, oh how Ridiculous . . .

. . . to how utterly Sublime.

Yeah, I don't know either; I don't know which is which.

Although, I'm pretty sure . . .

. . . it's all Ridiculous . . .

. . . and it's all Sublime.

Friday, May 19, 2017

brb, livin the dream

first Reykjavik, 

 then Scotland.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mama's Day 2017

Another Mother's Day has come and gone. Here's a peek at my 2017 edition.

Breakfast in bed. Please note star and heart eggs in toast. Oh, and that I'm so special!

A Mother's Day bouquet that will never wilt! Compliments of my youngest. She made the snail too.

And this epic poem.

On to the next meal. Mother's Day toast with MY mom.

My crew post-brunch.

And last but definitely not least - champers in Mother's day chairs fit for queens with one of my all-time favorite moms - the lovely Jacquie!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Field Day

Remember Field Day last year?

Remember that rain?

Well, it rained this year, too.

Because that's what it *does* on Field Day. It rains.

And as a result our camera was inside and so no photos were taken.

Whoopsie!

But!

Sunday dawned bright and shiny . . .

. . . and by "dawned" I mean "right at the crack of noon."

But it was beautiful out there in the Field when the sun finally came out . . .

. . .  that rain makes everything lovely, doesn't it?

And of course, being Field Day Sunday, it was also . . .

. . . Mother's Day! Hi Mumsie! We missed you terribly, Mom-in-Asheville.

And just as importantly  . . .

It was Mermaid Day.

. . . the day our friend the Mermaid comes out onto the Porch for the Season.

Maybe she'll be what finally ushers in some warm weather?

Friday, May 12, 2017

friend.2

Driving into work yesterday, I was so pleased to see my best friend from 2008, whom I've never met.  Remember?

Here's the photo I stalked her to get. It was saved as "friend.1" in the blog's photo storage.




And here she was, live and in person, 9 years later:


There's no doubt that it's her, right? But what you can't see, because I crossed out the whole first version of this post where I zoomed in on the license plate for comparison because even *I* am not that creepy, is that the license plates are different! Maybe she got a new registration for some reason, and sure it makes sense that one would acquire a new helmet after all those years, but if you look closely, you'll notice that the seat is a different color!  You guys, it's not her! I HAVE ANOTHER NEW BEST FRIEND. 

I'm so popular. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hanging out

We got a new yoga wall installed at the studio. It's fun! But not many of us really know how to use it, so we had a two day training.

The training was fun, and informative, and there was a lot of hang time......


Monday, May 8, 2017

We do go out. We do.

It may seem like all we do is stand on the deck with drinks in our hands and look out upon our Field . . .

. . . I mean, I know there's a lot of evidence to support that notion . . .

. . . but I am here to tell you . . .

Ooooh, look! Rainy day version . . .


. . . anyway, I am here to tell you . . .

. . . that is utterly untrue.

I mean, sometimes we go inside to tweak a photo . . .

. . . and sometimes we take photos of eachother on the deck . . .

And sometimes, sometimes . . .

. . . we leave the premises . . .

. . . yes, we go out into the World . . .

. . . and hang with our gorgeous, alluring, talented, compelling, espectacular peeps.

. . . and look what's waiting for us when we get home . . .

Friday, May 5, 2017

Maui nights

We thought the first night's sunset was the most beautiful thing we'd ever seen


Then it rained on the second night, and the sunset looked a little like the inside of a pirate bar


Then it rained on the 3rd day, but the sun came out just in time to set for us


And to turn the sea purple

The fourth night had a lot of distractions who were wearing little more than grass fronds






But then we were distracted away from the distraction by more of this 


and this



Don't get me wrong, it's not all about the nights. The days are pretty good too


But man, those Maui nights are something else