Thursday, June 20, 2013

sachuest point national wildlife refuge

hands down, our favorite spot in the newport area.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

soaking up summer

we have one more week with the girls in newport, rhode island before we move to maine so i'm lathering on the spf when they get up and we are getting out to explore. cramming an entire summer into one week. they are planners just like their mother. so when they get up in the morning they want a laundry list of what the plans are for the day. nothing like four-year-olds keeping you in check.

these pictures were from our first trip this season to second beach on saturday night when the sun was low on the horizon and energy was high.

Friday, June 14, 2013

we are moving

to maine (the portland, maine area)! my heart is fluttering while i write this because there has been so much emotion behind this move. ever since i made a trip to this state in 2006 i have been enamored with it's realness and dreamt about raising a family there. you all know i'm a visual person so the design aesthetic of maine is something that captured me and has not let me go. 

in 2007 josh and i planned a trip together before the girls were born and he felt the same way. for a landscape architect it is the ultimate. we tried to make the move three years ago and it just didn't work out for us. so after lots of scheming, planning and dreaming we are so excited that it is coming to fruition.

we are excited and feel a rush of adrenaline because it is sort of scary at the same time. to leave the safe and familiar. but we are being true to ourselves and we know deep down in our hearts that this is the right decision for our family and now is the time to do it. 

phew. that feels good. do you know how hard it has been not being able to tell you all. so it's going to be a little nutty around here until we get our bearings. i'll be dancing the jig and sticking broccoli where my incisors are to keep things light.

hope you have a wonderful father's day weekend.

Monday, June 10, 2013

around the house

hope you had a lovely weekend. some pictures showing what we were up to:

1. k+r's paintings on construction paper.
2.  a red quinoa, watermelon, tomato, arugula, jalapeno, red onion, and feta salad. 
3. recent books i checked out at the library. are you reading anything that shouldn't be missed this summer? i would love to hear.