August 17, 2014

30.31.32 .52

30.// Logan: sometimes simple style beats the rest. 

31.// Logan: accessorizing may still be your favorite form of dress up. Let's hope the oversized glasses look never dies.

32.// Logan: my little collector, and beach explorer expert.


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

Logan: basking in her glory, this girl jogged a mile at the track along side her older cousins. 

Her ambition and drive is so inspiring. As a parent, I couldn't be more proud.

Keep on shining my sweet girl, this world is big, but your desire is bigger., if only I could channel some of that energy this way.

This photo from my instagram. I've been taking to that form of social media over anything else lately. I love the simplicity, the community, and the creativity. Follow along if you wish! I have some catching up to do here, and hope to do so the next couple of weeks. We've been very busy...I've been preparing lesson plans for our homeschool preschool, we've vacationed, we have done a ton of exploring, and enjoying time with the cousins as the sweet summer slips away. I'm behind in my project 52 too. As much as I dread the closing of summer, I'm looking forward to fall. Lots to tackle, so stay tuned.

Linking up here with many others here.

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.