July 24, 2014

the best

Every so often I find myself experiencing the best "____" yet.
- The best weather.
- The best photo ^^^
- The greatest Christmas.
- The best beach experience.
- The sweetest time spent with friends.

Each happening beats the last.
Everything just gets better.

Or, is life just getting better?

I credit it to carrying with me a deeper appreciation for life in general.
Choosing experiences over things.
Living in the moment.

I always felt that it takes more energy to be mad or feel down
than it does to smile and be happy-- to let things go.

This way of thinking is one I hope to instill and nourish in my daughter--
my free spirited, earth loving, artistic, and kind babe.
She inspires me.

In our family, we strive for simplicity.
We appreciate life as a gift.
We find extraordinary in the ordinary.
We choose nature first.
We want less.

And in turn, we feel happier because of it.
And that for certain is the best.

July 20, 2014

summer | | s t i l l s . . .

1. Admiring our newest treasures.

2. Simple. Beautiful. Daisy.

3. The littlest patriotic gal I know.

4. The first pepper of the season.

5. The pre-hutch photo that we gave new life to for Logan's room.

6. Glitter nails. Rock in hand. Typical Lo.

7. We've been swimming through summer. Wish time would slow down just a bit. I can't believe it the middle of July. Gah.

8. Logi Yogi. This girl has such an earthly heart. I adore her.

July 19, 2014


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

Logan: My sweet treat garden girl.

Loving this, this , and this from last week.
Linking up here.


"A portrait of my child once a week, every week, in 2014."

Logan: Helping set up for Pop's retirement party. Eagerly awaiting the guests.

July 9, 2014

t o d a y

Dirty feet,  freshly fed ((full)) tummies,  and  lots of exploring.
We are doing summer right.
So right.

Photos from my instagram.

blueberry picking

I'm especially fond of impromptu Sunday morning outings --this one takes the cake! Since we missed out on blueberry picking this spring, we took to the blueberry bushes at our go-to pick-your-own farm. I had never been blueberry picking, so this was a fist for all of us. Despite the hot heat that morning, it was so much fun. And the blueberries were delicious! 

We ended our visit with cold drinks, ice cream, and some play time at their playground. Judging by Logan's rosy cheeks before and after, it's safe to say that that mint chocolate chip ice-cream hit the spot.

We hope to go back to get more of those delicious berries. We'll see... For now, we are going to savor the memories from these photos.

How cute is this little set-up with the old door and the rustic "Enter" sign?

the fourth.

We spent the fourth in flower crowns, on the lawn, with our favorite baby girl.

It was magical.