disney : may 2016

We spent last week in Florida with the Littles…kicking off the week with a day at Disney. We intentionally kept our first foray limited to one park (Magic Kingdom) and one full day (we arrived at 9am and literally carried them out at 10pm).  Those that know me know that Disney really isn't my thing. I've been to Disneyland a few…

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a marvelous mother’s day weekend

FRIDAY – Yes, we pretty much celebrated an entire weekend around here…and it was marvelous. We kicked it off with a May Day Celebration at McCartney's preschool on Friday. It was spectacularly sunny, and the smiles on the kids' faces made the event even brighter.  SATURDAY – I enjoyed coffee on the deck. Our view of the lake is definitely…

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2016 project life : february & march

That's right…I'm skipping January for now. It was a big month with my birthday & our Mexico trip, so I want to take a little more time sorting out what to do with it. "Catching up" on February & March was relatively simple. I ensured that photos were downloaded from my camera & my phone, I scrolled through Facebook as…

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the jagged path

"Believe in the integrity and value of the jagged path. We don't always do the right thing on our way to rightness." Cheryl Strayed, Brave Enough April had it's fair share of jagged paths. There were times that tensions ran high & patience wore thin. And then, as if to add insult to (literal) injury…I'm ending the month with a strained…

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ottawa : april 2016

Took a quick trip to Canada's capital city last weekend…and I have to say that I much preferred it to Montreal. More space, less French. We managed a little shopping at IKEA and MEC, and brunch at Wilf & Ada's, before Hope embarked on another summer of tree-planting.

hello april 2016

And just like that…another month has gone by. I often think that I should just throw in the blogging towel…and then I think "nah, not just yet." Here's what I'm saying hello to this month… hello to the final night of The Advanced Course – Dan & I weren't able to attend the final night in Los Angeles, so we're…

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hello march 2016

The fact that I'm a week late in posting a hello march entry should be indicative of the pace of our lives right now… hello move. It's over. It's done. It wasn't exactly pretty. And…we are loving our new home. It has beautiful energy & amazing light.  hello Hope. My eldest is home for a few weeks! So fun to have…

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current 2.23.16

drinking bulletproof coffee & waiting for it's magic to kick in. seeing stacks of boxes ready to be moved. so excited.  reflecting on last night's seminar distinction about inauthentic fear. been there, done that.  wishing that I was still in bed. i simply can't cut corners on sleep like I used to. pondering Stitch Fix. have you?  reading about duane…

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celebrating the little things.

We have a large glass jar that sits on our dining room table. It's our "mirth & mitzvahs" jar (M&M for short). We jot down things that made us laugh, things that made us happy, things that we want to remember on slips of paper and toss them into the jar. Our plan is to read through the jar on New…

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2016 project life : cover page

Project Life and I were on a break last year. I'm super happy that we've found our way back to each other. I put this cover page together pretty quickly (except some frustrating printer mishaps) on Sunday…reminding myself to keep it simple.  This quote pretty much sums up life right now. I think it's fair to say that 45 is…

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hello february 2016.

February can be a brutal month. Bitterly cold, snowy, and dark. Today, we kicked off the month with temps in the 40s, and daylight as I left work. Grateful for both. Saying hello to so much this month… hello to packing – we're moving on March 1st, so this month is all about organizing and packing. We both downsized a…

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the taco cleanse : prevent or reverse taco deficiency!

While most of the world was kicking off their NY resolutions to eat healthier, Dan & I were in Mexico enjoying all the eating & drinking, courtesy of our all-inclusive resort. Now that we're back to "real" life, we're returning to our salad & fish habits…with infrequent episodes of eating chocolate chips out of the bag, and finishing a bottle…

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cabo san lucas : january 2016

Dan & I spent an amazing week in Cabo. We lounged by the pool; hung out on the beach; went on a whale-watching cruise (saw whales & also learned that Dan gets VERY seasick); ate chips, guacamole, & fresh shrimp at least twice a day; took a water taxi to the Arch; drank countless G&Ts, mojitos, and pina coladas; rented…

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this is forty-five.

I turned forty-five yesterday (THANK YOU for all the kind birthday wishes!!). I'll admit that while not a typical milestone birthday, this number feels weighty. The past couple of months have been an absolute blur, but I've had the number bouncing in my head quite a bit. Since that usually means that I need to do some reflection, I'm taking…

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#reverb2015 : catching up

Travel, the Landmark Forum, more travel, and general life seem to have kept me away from any reverb-ing for the past couple of weeks. So here's what feels relevant to catch up on… What was the low point of your year? How are you healing & moving forward? I pondered this question for a week or so, and realized that I didn't…

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#reverb15 – one word & i love

Kicking off this year's #reverb project in California (LA yesterday, SF today). I'll be following Yoga Freedom's prompts, and as always…will pick & choose those that resonate, bundle days when needed, and just generally do my own thing. (You can find my 2014 & 2013 projects in the category cloud to the left if you're reading on the actual site,…

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the thanksgiving cards that I didn’t send…

It's an annual tradition of sorts…at the beginning of November, I decide to send out Thanksgiving cards. Not a mass mailing, but a carefully curated lot that is both heartfelt & handmade. And then, moments before Thanksgiving, I sigh…accepting the fact that the best laid plans simply didn't match up with my life. So. In lieu of cards, I want…

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it’s been awhile, here’s some -ings…

Confession – distance is not making the heart grow fonder when it comes to this blog. The longer that I'm away, the more difficult it is to come back. Is it relevant anymore – to my life, or anyone else's? Is it the "right" space for sharing? I'm not so much figuring out 40 these days, as much as living…

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