a home renovation begins.

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Well, here we are! Probably eating take-out tomorrow for Thanksgiving dinner since we don’t have a kitchen this week BUT does that even matter when we’re feeling the giddiness Christmas morning often brings as we’re starting our home renovation?!

We are a few months into our new home situation in Arizona and while a lot has happened on the home front in many regards (though never as quickly as I’d like!...

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life lately, according to my camera roll.

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so many photos. all from the phone camera and all holding special moments, i could blow them up gigantic and frame them everywhere, it doesn’t matter that the big camera never left the shelf the last several weeks. i’ve said it from the get go, but it doesn’t matter the camera. you don’t need the hottest lens or the most expensive camera body to document.  ...

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just a little bit of homework for tonight…

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just before our first monsoon of the season rolled in the other evening, i plopped myself outside on the patio to watch the sun tuck itself over the horizon. the colors drew me in as i’d passed the doorway, demanding my attention the way a saturated color palette stretched as far as one could see would.  ...

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tiny bubbles and hands so clean!

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if somewhere in the world there was an award given for “best hand washer,” i’d confidently place my bets on one of my girls to take home the title. beatrice and madalena have become exceptional hand washers in the year 2020 and diligently scrub their hands during the day like it’s their favorite pastime… to put it frankly – it actually is their favorite pastime....

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life lately, according to my camera roll.

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a photo dump of almost 50 images from my camera roll documenting some happy simple moments from summertime. birthday celebrations, small adventures near our new home, and apparently a lot of ice cream dates! i’ll let the photos speak for themselves. a lot of special nuggets in here that capture the spirit of these five spirited kiddos and our new chapter in arizona…....

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