4.18.2014

This Moment . . .

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Megan and her BFF's.


Many blessings for a happy Friday and a beautiful weekend ~ Wendy

4.17.2014

A Busy Day (part 1) . . .

After a day of being stuck inside due to pouring rain and wind, we were happy to jump into the car and take a road trip to my Mom's little cottage in the woods to help her celebrate her birthday.  It was a chilly but gorgeous day, filled with lots of sunshine and blue skies!!


The kids are off from school for spring break this week and our "adopted" son, Jakhai (our Fresh Air Fund child who has been a part of our lives for almost 4 years now!!!  So hard to believe!!!) is staying with us for the week.  Brendan and Jakhai are joined at the hip when they're together.  It truly is a beautiful thing to see.






The Universe works in the most incredible of ways and it certainly worked its' magic the day our family was introduced to Jakhai's family.  Amazing Grace at its' finest!!!  : )


Many blessings for a Thursday filled with Amazing Grace ~ Wendy


4.16.2014

And We're Back On Again!! . . .


The heat is on again.  As are the coats.  The house was 59 degrees this morning.  We woke to a dusting of snow and 30 degree temperatures.

My neighbor's roof.


The beloved sandbox has been covered once again.  : (



I think Buddha's struggling to find his center, at this point.  : )


I think I even saw my daffodils shivering a little bit.  : ) 
Oh well.  This is how spring in New York goes sometimes.  We'll be complaining about hazy, hot and humid in no time.  That's pretty much a guarantee!!!



Many blessings for a beautiful Wednesday ~ Wendy


4.14.2014

And We're Off . . .

The heat is off.  The coats are off . . .



The cover to the beloved sandbox is off . . .


The shoes are off . . .


I just couldn't resist!!!  : )


. . .  and all is right in this soon-to-be-four year old's world!!  


Many blessings for a beautiful Monday ~ Wendy


4.04.2014

This Moment . . .

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Playground weather is finally here!!!!  : )



Many blessings for a beautiful weekend ~ Wendy



4.03.2014

Signs of Spring . . .

Flowers blooming in the yet-to-be cleaned up front garden.
Holes being dug in the back yard, once again, by the one below who is definitely not as innocent as he looks.
The culprit, Sparky.
Mornings that are warm enough to go outside in your jammies.  Even if it's just for a few minutes.
What looked like this in February . . .
became this in March . . .
and now looks like this in April.  Buddha has been thru the ringer for sure!!!  : )
Mr. Bigglesworth is happy to be on the prowl once again.  I should be receiving little gifts in the form of moles on my door mat again very soon.  Unfortunately, he was already an outdoor cat when we adopted him and there was no way he was going to stay inside.  I've learned to live with it but it still makes me nervous!!
"Is someone gonna let me out or am I gonna have to sit in this window and give everyone a dirty look all day??"
Brady sniffing the fresh spring air.
Buds on the trees that will soon turn into shade from the summer sun.
One final season of lacrosse before he graduates in June.  So hard to believe.
Playing outside without a coat.  Or a hat.  Or mittens.  Or a scarf.  Or snow boots.  I think you get the picture.  : )
Spring is always so bittersweet for me.  It's nice to feel the warmth of the sun again before it gets too hot to tolerate.  It's nice to hear Brendan ask if he can go hang out at the baseball field behind our house with his friends again.  It's nice to know we can begin to spend time in our backyard with friends again.  However, hazy, hot and humid summers in New York are the pits and spring means they're just around the corner.  Yuck!!!  We were so lucky last summer to have really only about two weeks of super hot weather and then a very mild August.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a repeat performance!!  For now, I'm enjoying the windows being open and the sound of school children screaming on the playground at the school behind us.  The next couple of months are going to be busy ones for us but I'm going to take them one day at a time and not get ahead of myself.  I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately.  More about that later . . .


Many blessings for a beautiful and peaceful day ~ Wendy



3.28.2014

This Moment . . .

{this moment}
A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.
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Many blessings for a beautiful weekend ~ Wendy