The girls have returned to school, and we’re getting back into the routine of packing lunches, early mornings, finishing homework, studying for tests, meet the teacher nights, and all that jazz.  El had her last first day of highschool.  The Bee started 6th grade.  They were excited; and as sad as it is to no longer … Continue reading

ahoy matey!

I’m a little late in posting this, but the Bee and I attended a pirate potluck party mid-summer.   The Bee spent days planning out her pirate outfit and searching out the most brilliant pirate potluck contribution.   In classic Bee-style, she killed it.   She’s the one with the red bandanna on her head.  She paired it … Continue reading


Today you turn 11.  I often refer to you as “the littlest”, but you’re not so little anymore.  You are growing into a very independent and wise girl.   And you are still the sweetest and kindest person in the world.  I wonder every day in amazement how we are so lucky to be blessed by … Continue reading