My inspiration for this record of my days:

“The biggest mistake I made [as a parent] is the one that most of us make. . . . I did not live in the moment enough. This is particularly clear now that the moment is gone, captured only in photographs. There is one picture of [my three children] sitting in the grass on a quilt in the shadow of the swing set on a summer day, ages six, four, and one. And I wish I could remember what we ate, and what we talked about, and how they sounded, and how they looked when they slept that night. I wish I had not been in such a hurry to get on to the next thing: dinner, bath, book, bed. I wish I had treasured the doing a little more and the getting it done a little less” -Anna Quindlen

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

‘Tis the season

I used to feel bitter during the winter, because winter should be cold.  A beautiful, warm winter can only mean a torturously hot summer is on the way.  This year, I have been able to just relax and enjoy the beautiful sunshine… even if it comes at an unconventional time of year.

Here is how we are spending our days:


Juicing lemons for lemonade


Playing ball outside on the grass


And smelling the roses!


  1. ahh...I'll say it again...I love your backyard....we should come and play sometime for lunch!

  2. Man, I wish we could do all that during winter! Maybe one or two snow days are nice, but after that I want nice, warm sunshine! Send some of those lemons my way, wouldcha??