Centered by the Ocean: My Gratitude Photo Journal

We have spent a lot of time at the beach over the last couple of weeks.  It is a time that relaxes and centers the kids, Kris and I.  This week I am grateful for: Watching Sydney come into her own, and joy from the ocean on the face of my son. For pails plenty […]

Time with Each Other: My Gratitude Photo Journal

Last week we got to spend our time on vacation together.  Being away, no distractions, not worrying about grocery shopping and watering the lawn…it was so nice.  We did whatever we felt like.  This is not all that different for us, except that we were in a new environment and had no responsibilities. This week […]

Limitless Love: My Gratitude Photo Journal

Some weeks I feel particularly grateful; for my children, my life and sharing my life with my children.  This is one of those weeks. Today, I am grateful for: The beauty of a dad who adores his daughter, and the view from a dinner out. For my little girls who believes she makes magic, and […]

Choosing Connection: My Gratitude Photo Journal.

I have watched Kris’s transformation as a parent.  I do not think he will mind me saying that he had no idea how his life was going to change once we had a child.  In fact, I do not think he believed it would. Couple that with a wife who does not back down and […]

Choosing Connection: My Gratitude Photo Journal

I have watched Kris’s transformation as a parent.  I do not think he will mind me saying that he had no idea how his life was going to change once we had a child.  In fact, I do not think he believed it would. Couple that with a wife who does not back down and […]

Back To Our Roots: My Gratitude Photo Journal

Kris and I took the kids on a day trip last weekend- we went back to the town where Kris and I were living when me met, dated and were engaged. We do not visit often enough and it is always special when we do.  This week I am grateful for: Owen enjoying the spots […]

Nothing That’s Planned: My Gratitude Photo Journal

Kris was away for part of this past weekend.  I have learned that when it is just the kids and I sometimes we need to chill with no plans.  It takes the pressure off and allows us to enjoy each other. So this week I am grateful for:  An impromptu ice cream, and water play […]

Just Another Day: My Gratitude Photo Journal

Earlier this week we met friends at the park- a typical day for us.  As I was uploading the pictures I realized;  it is all of these seemingly average days that are creating my children’s childhood- and my memory of them. So today I am grateful for: Another day spent climbing and trying and seeing […]

Mother’s Day: My Gratitude Photo Journal

I knew today’s entry was going to be random pictures of my children.  Because Sunday is Mother’s Day and nearly all that matters to this mom is her children.  The trouble came when I tried to choose just  a few photos of each child.  I spent hours sifting through photos, calling kris in to my […]

Connection: My Gratitude Photo Journal

With all that we went though at the beginning of our family, and all of the wrong choices and mistakes that I have made, there are some decisions that I could not be more pleased with. So this week, I am grateful for: Sleeping “uncomfortably” and just hanging out. For contentedly riding and sleeping so […]

All Day Every Day: My Gratitude Photo Journal

Some weeks just go well and this was one of them.  I am feeling healthier, the weather was nice and things just flowed.  And so most days this week I found myself thinking “I am so fortunate to get to spend all day every day with my children.”  Because man, they are some cool, kind and […]

Taking Off: My Gratitude Photo Journal

Spring in New England makes it feel as though all things really are possible.    So today, I am grateful for: Learning to try new things, with the support of a master. For quiet contemplation,   and awe and wonder.   For unexpected surf, and expected challenge. This week I am grateful for things taking […]

A Chill Week: My Gratitude Photo Journal

This week gave us more ridiculously warm weather here in New England, resulting in a pretty chill week for the kiddos and I. So today, I am grateful for: “Getting Out” for St. Patrick’s day, And taking time to check out the water. For baking in a friends mud kitchen and reciprocating with a day […]

Going Without: My Gratitude Photo Journal

We had record high temperatures here in New England this week and that makes me grateful for going without. Today, I am grateful for: Going without sleep because it meant we got to see a rare alignment of planets and going without a bath after dinner, because it meant we got dessert at the playground instead. […]

Natural Light: My Gratitude Photo Journal.

As spring heads our way, the days are becoming brighter, and the nights more beautiful.  So this week I am grateful for: Giant creatures that can be climbed all day long, and quiet moments that are naturally bright. For using the sun to tell time and for the clock not mattering at all. For observing […]

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