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

Monday, December 13, 2010

Seasonal joys- part 2

One of my highlights in November was to pull into my driveway everyday and see the change in the orange trees.  At first they looked like this:


As the fruits ripened, I would see hints of orange peeking out from the green.  Every day they seemed to be getting braver.


I had planned to take a picture every day from the same spot, to document the change.

Unfortunately, I only remembered a couple of times.  I mean… I remembered to ask Jeff a couple of times.


Time to bring out the citrus juicer!


  1. So much to be thankful for.....I love your yard

  2. We need to come and pick kiddos LOVE the oranges from the other day!