August 30, 2013

Friday favorites...

We are on holidays.
Our third year in a row at a pretty magical place.
If you followed me last summer...

Happy long weekend!


August 26, 2013

My most favorite things...

It is impossible not to share the things that make me the most happy these days....

Feeling extra grateful for every bit of these things.
Have a great week.
Here's to all things FAVORITE!

August 23, 2013

Turtle Cookie Bars! OMGOODNESS!



2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup soft butter

1 cup pecan halves
2/3 cup butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup milk chocolate morsels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Combine crust ingredients, beat at medium speed until blended.
Pat mixture firmly into an ungreased 9x9 pan.
Arrange pecans over crust.
Combine 2/3 cup butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar in saucepan.  Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Stir constantly cooking for 3 minutes.
Pour mixture over pecans.
Bake for 15-17 mins until golden and bubbly.
Remove from the oven and sprinkle with chocolate. 
Let stand 2-3 minutes then gently swirl chocolate with a knife.
Let cool before cutting.

(I may have overloaded on chocolate "testing" while creating this... hence the blurry photo)

August 17, 2013


Splash parks in our city are fun.
Kids running and screaming.
Kids running and fighting over cheap blow up floaties.
Kids running and crying.

And my kid.... running and trying to be naked.  WITH a digger of course.
A photo overload from some splash park fun this week.
... including melt down face (it lasted only long enough for me to snap the proof - honest, it was a bit funny).  Indeed a great day.

I'm so grateful to have these days with my little man.

keeping it real!

building, fixing, figuring, ALWAYS!

snacks in the naked?!

PEACE OUT! (it's his newest thing...)

Have a super weekend!

August 10, 2013

Being Present!

The long weekend involved a lot of sunshine.
A lot of country.
A lot of getting dirty.
and a lot of Papa.
AMEN to longweekends.

I try so hard not to overlook the average "everyday moment" but I'm human, so I do.
I try to take my camera everywhere I go, so I do.
I want to cherish my country upbringing extra hard as an adult through my own child's eyes, so I do.

A photo overload from part of last weekend.
It is very fair to say we were PRESENT!
Oh just guess where we were for some of it!?

And this weekend I'm heavy in that same mode.
BEING PRESENT... in the happy and not so happy (cuz we are foolish if we think they are all happy).

Is he not the cutest wee COWBEAN!!
(we also ate our share of peas, raspberries, and beets! Thanks Grama & Papa.)

August 2, 2013

Getting our puddles on!

Everything about these photos was fun (even the one wee meltdown).
Everything about these photos is unstaged.
Everything about these photos makes me eternally grateful to be a Mumma...

Happy long weekend.
After many HOT days in our pleasantville we got to enjoy some PUDDLES, hot chocolate and rain drenched mountain air!


While he still loves riding in his chariot, he is a big fan of pushing it by himself.  #mrindependent

For real... a double take!  It was nothing short of hilarious.
"Mumma... do you hear that?!?!#@"

"Don't touch! They have these in Zona (Arizona)."  He gets his smarts from his Dad.

... and the best damned chicken sandwich I've ever had (sub the hummus for old school mayo)!  FRESHIES!


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