Thursday, July 11, 2013

an AWESOME book

ryan and i have high hopes
of teaching our boys the great importance
in living creatively,
seeking adventure,
dreaming BIG
+ holding on tight to those big dreams.

we recently found the most awesome kids book
that captures these values so beautifully.
just so happens it is called


...yes, there are places in the world
where dreams are almost dead

so please, my child, do keep in mind
before you go to bed...

to dream a dream as big as big could ever dream to be

then dream a dream ten times as big 
as that one dream you see

then once you've got that dream in mind
please dream a million more

and not a million quiet dreams,
a million dreams that ROAR

a million dreams so loud they scream
so loud they sing and shout!

please dream for those who've given up
for those who've never tried

please use your dreams to make new dreams
for all the dreams that died.

cause your the one whose dreams can be
whatever dreams you want

whose dreams can change the way things are
and the way that things are not

and if they say that all your dreams
seem too big to come true

you tell them that i told you
that's what dreams are meant to do!




 met some fabulous new friends today.
the federspiel family = total rockstars.
so so fun.

sneak peak:


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

wear love.

some pretty awesome bedtime banter between me and oliver last night:

oliver: oooh mommy, i like your pwetty pwetty ring.

mommy: thanks buddy. daddy gave me this before we got married.

o: where did you go to get the married?

m: we got married at the pike place fish market. do you remember that place? where they throw the fish?

o: oh. and did daddy get you that nice ring at the fish market?

m: thankfully, no.

o: mommy, you always always wear that ring.

m: yep buddy. it is a special ring. it means daddy is the only boy i love.

o: (with a verrrry concerned look on his sweet face). but you said you love me and miles. we are boys!

m: oh i do love you and miles silly.

o: so you love just boys that are in our house? can you love reece? i love him. he is a boy. can you please love him?

m: oh buddy. i love reece. very much. what i mean is that there is just one big boy - one that i love sooo much that i married him because he is so awesome.

o: you married him because he can do wheelies on his bike?

m: yes. that's right.

o: and no dolo (girl) will go to the fish market with me until i am big because i can't do wheelies on my bike?!

m: i love you oliver.

it was an amazing weekend for photos and i (and dad and ryan too) took full advantage of it...
a wedding, a senior portrait session, and

first portraits of a PRECIOUS new baby girl (a 4th of July baby)!

meet sweet baby norah (and proud big brother henry):

she is perfect! welcome to the world sweet norah elizabeth.




a couple of weeks ago
while on the treadmill at the gym
and paying no attention to burning calories
but rather intently watching
hoda and kathy lee on GMA
i learned of {wear love}.
KL and hoda were showing off
their new {wear love} tshirts and hoodies...
super chic! 

so i looked it up as soon as i got home.
turns out they sell lots of super fun clothing
AND they are non-profit
AND their organization benefits
non other than
a non-profit run
by the super inspirational and incredible
bob goff
(who just happened to author one of my very favorite books... LOVE DOES).
fun coincidence.

i see a new tee or hoodie in my near future.

check out {wear love} HERE to find sweet stuff and to see how you can help
this incredible charity.