eleanor interviews me all about my book!

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Quite possibly one of my favorite experiences ever took place a few months ago in a recording studio in downtown Phoenix when my nine-year-old daughter Eleanor (though she’s ten now!), interviewed me all about my book, A Coat of Yellow Paint! When I first asked Eleanor if she might want to do something like this, she cut me off as before I even finished asking with an emphatic, “YES!...

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paris mother daughter trip!

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eleanor and i took a mama daughter trip to paris last week! and while i shared a lot on my instagram from our girls weekend while we were there in real time, i wanted to write a little bit more about it here on the blog, plus share a million more photos (i actually had to break this post into two, because i had over 70 pictures in this one and that is some crazy scrolling!)

while this trip fell on her birthday weekend, the main reason we went was because we have two baby girls joining our family in may....

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seven!

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the birthdays of my three babies are always such an emotional time for me. every year, i think maybe it’ll get easier, but every year proves me wrong. this sweet baby girl is SEVEN years old today, and i can hardly express how she has made these past seven years the very best years of my life. ...

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first day of school.

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“samson, this is the sign you make if you want a drink of water…” she motioned with her hand while she walked beside him, their backpacks bouncing up and down hitting their backs with each stride they took. “…and this is the sign you make if you need to go potty…got it?” he mimicked her motions with the biggest smile on his face and i swear my mama heart was all sorts of bursting as i walked along side them watching and listening as eleanor gave samson the last run down on kindergarten while we walked to school yesterday morning on their first big day....

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