Thursday, September 20, 2007

birthday morning for emmett

in our house, I like to have my boys wake up to a party.....
(and apparently when you are only turning 6, it starts just after 6am)
and yes, we have cake for breakfast!

emmett is so cute in the morning
(but my hair at that hour- yikes! a bit big looking in this photo!- it looks way cooler than this usually)
more Star Wars LEGO stuff!!!!
and even more! this was... "this is what I've been wanting!)
Eli helped emmett figure out how to use his "PokeBall" for Pokemon....

just a little excited......

and the next morning, they are working hard first thing in the morning before school!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

dirt cupcakes

I made these cupcakes for emmett's birthday snack at school:

They came out great, and were not hard.....
frost with chocolate frosting,
sprinkle the top with finely smashed (crushed completely) Oreos,
stick in gummy worms (I cut them in half and pushed them in with a toothpick)

The way the kids eyes grew when they saw them this morning was priceless. Made me happy.

birthday new things

I had a fantastic birthday this year. Mostly just that my head was in a different place and it was a good place. I felt hmmmm.... sunny and good and happy.

I got the brand new iPod that had just come out the day before. so cool. I have music and photos and even video on it! I have felt so out of touch with music for a long time, but it is back in my life, and it makes me happy. This is my first iPod, and I am loving it! I got the cool green one, and now will get a dock and more for it.

I also got a new haircut. Last year I did too, and let it go kind of curly and wild, and was feeling that way. This year, I got it cut two days before. I hadn't really been going for a new look, but then the woman blew it dry in a whole new way, and I felt so great, sexy, and beautiful. I had her teach me how to do it, so I can keep the look :) It is long loose wavy hair, straight-ish, with big loose curl at the bottom. I get compliments on it like crazy. The first day taking emmett back to school (the day after I got it cut) I had so many compliments, I felt fabulous. So many people loved it, and I did too! Will post a photo soon.

It was a great birthday and I felt like I am changing, growing, and coming into my own. I have both kids in school full day now, and that changes alot for me. I am even looking toward teaching skiing this winter! Yeah! Still doing henna, and loving that, and still drinking tons of tea. Wish I could figure out how to do my tea business, but for now I need to let it go. I will get back to it at some point when it is right.

Friday, September 07, 2007


I saw a quote about a caterpillar turning into a butterfly the other day. Can't for the life of me remember it (damn mushy old brain), but it generally was about how when the caterpillar thinks it is over, is just when it becomes a butterfly....

that is how I feel today. I am psyched to open my wings and start flying soon! yeah!

Monday, September 03, 2007

a sparkling island week

This is the view when sitting inside(!) in the boathouse. We just spent a week in this little slice of heaven. and yes, the ocean is as close as it looks in the photo below! -about 25' away at high tide!

the view from up the hill from the boathouse. the sleeping cabins are to the left of the photos (out of view) ...

just about sunset , taken from the other side of the property... with Camden hills in the distancethe boys on top of TipToe Mountain... looking across the FoxIsland Thoroughfare, with NorthHaven in the near distance...
Our friends that came and stayed with us for a few days....
fabulous blackberry bushes all over the place.... these gathered from just beside one of the sleeping cabins....
our campfire one night at low tide....
super beach glass finds!
the best shower... EVER! the wall comes to about neck height (on me) and a view onto the cove, with tons of hot water to keep you warm..