Saturday, June 19, 2010


dear dad,

thanks for the blue eyes, confidence in front of large crowds, need for loud music, edgy sense of humor, love of writing, interest in photography and intense appreciation for the simple things like- laying in the grass, eating off the grill, sitting by a campfire and back tickles.

thank you for always encouraging, cheering, corralling and forcing me to try and not give up.

i'm so lucky to have a dad that made life colorful by blaring james brown early in the morning during the paper route, buying fresh oysters that ended up getting puked all over the boardwalk and telling jokes that made us fall out of our dining room chairs.

i'll never forget the love you showed me when you brought me orange juice and powered donuts between tournament basketball games, offered me a blessing every year before school started and made up a special verse of "the way you look tonight" to sing to me at my wedding reception.

and more than anything, thanks dad for loving my babies too. they're so lucky to have a grandpa that will sing them to sleep, send them special postcards and take them to feed the ducks.

i love you very much.

look what else i found in the duck pond folder:
eyelashes, snot and popsicle stains

brooks and phoebe

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

-dennis and carol,

we miss you both and love you.
let's plan for august.
the boys will need some cool grass underfoot by then.
and i'll need another elephant ear.

ps- ade loves brandon more than anyone in this planet and when i forced him to come inside while brandon was planting the trovita orange tree because it was 104 degrees outside-
he still found a way to be close to him.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

-go on. get out of here.

i'm taking a blogging break.
this month is going to be full of fun things.
maybe a little new websiting for the blossoming photog bizz.
maybe a couple of shoots for that previously mentioned blossoming photog bizz.
maybe a bit of reading from the spilling stack of paperbacks i've been longing for.
maybe some momma alone time with the #2 baby now that the #1 baby is starting preschool.
maybe dipping my toe back into some dirty waters.
and maybe i'll be throwing up some posts on this site to keep my mom and dad entertained.

but don't you worry about any of that.
enjoy your june.