hello my dears, i am here…


It’s been a while, but here I go again.

FIRST, to sum up the past few months…


It. Was. Crazy.

Too busy to blog some say? What? Yes.

Good- but K-razy.


Topsail 2010


First, the family beach trip for a week…

ella at the beach 2010

Linc’s job was to keep watch over the stroller that lay under the tent…he did fantastic…

Linc, 2.5 weeks old at the beach!

(please note how skinny his little legs are…he is only 2.5 weeks old!)

Why, yes, we did bury our daughter in the sand…she loved it, can’t you tell?

ella buried in the sand

The HAIR. I would kill for it.

ella at the beach

I look pretty contemplative, don’t I?  Just wondering why I am at the beach right after birthing a baby, that’s all.

family at the beach

Ok, that was a GREAT week.




Then 2 weeks later, we left for Cyprus with the whole family! The weather was BLAZING hot (120 degrees on some days), the people were AMAZING, the trip was TOUGH, but I am learning ALL THE TIME.

A little glimpse…

The people we would meet were so great and went BANANAS over our kids!!

Linc in Cyprus

ella in cyprus

The view…

cyprus coastline

The cove…

cyprus coastline

ella in cyprus

We visited a mosque on the north/south border…or as ella’s cousin called it…a “princess castle”…

mosque "princess castle"

ella and sarah in the mosque

The Saturday market…that is me on the right and my SUPER MOM double stroller…

wed market in cyprus

My AMAZING husband with Ella in front of a church in the village…where we prayed…

Linc’s perfect face and his natural mohawk that happened every time I washed his hair..

linc's mohawk

We may or may not have used a suitcase for Lincoln’s bed…

linc's bed in cyprus

Ella made a fast friend at the playground! She was so sweet with Ella…

ella's cyprus friend

A GOOD but HARD trip. I am so blessed to have been apart of it all.


New England 2010


2 weeks after Cyprus, like a CRAZY PERSON, I pack up my kids AGAIN and head to New England for a week to visit family (and NO husband….WHAT?). Thank GOODNESS my parents were willing to make the trip with me- they were wonderful and I would have literally died with out them.

First to beautiful Vermont to visit my mom’s parents…


It almost felt like fall already!

ella in a pumkin patch

fam in vt

Lincoln with “Grumps”….this is a very scary thing…for both of them…

Linc and Grumps

It was rainy most days, but we powered through and found a playground anyway. You can tell by her outfit that we didn’t come prepared for colder weather…

ella and mama in boots

ella swinging

“Gram” gettin in on the fun…

ella and gram on the slide

ella on playground in vt

Linc playing on the playground…

Linc on the playground

Then off to New Hampshire to visit my dad’s parents…

ella's great grandparents

That is me “sailing” with my sister…with very little wind….

sailing in nh

Visited the “Friendly Farm”….Ella did not appreciate this AT ALL….she was terrified of all the animals…

on the friendly farm

ella and mama on the friendly farm

on the friendly farm

“Pop Pop” took Ella for a ride on the tractor while he was working on the driveway…

ella and pop pop on the tractor

And “Aunt Julie” took the kids to the beach on the lake…

aunt julie and ella on the beach

ella at the lake

I feel like he wants to say something…

linc at the lake

Another great trip- so happy to see my family.



On Monday, I will introduce you to “EIGHT”….my most favorite china cabinet EVER.