The Others

The  Top 3 are my main focus this year but there are so many others on my list both for this year and beyond.

Learn to knit

Plant (and successfully grow) a vegetable garden

Read more books, less internet


Camp with the fam

Craft with the kids and on my own

Run (1/2 marathon keeps popping into my head but I’m quite a ways away from that)

Discover new music

Celebrate the little things

Get my photos off of the computer and into albums/books

Improve my time management



But most importantly, not get so overwhelmed by all of the to-dos and great ideas and just do something.

Shopping for a cause

I share the Nielsen’s story in the post about our family portraits.  Here’s a great way to help them out and get a little shopping done (Christmas is coming you know).

And if you haven’t checked Etsy out before, there’s no time like the present. I guarantee you’ll find something (or twenty) that you love.

The First Last

This past weekend Jeff and I went to Supper Club, our official first last here in San Antonio.

Our “club” is really just four couples who got to know one another through Church.  We really enjoyed each other and started meeting for dinner in each others homes almost four years ago.  Life was simple in the beginning , there were only two babies in the group and we met monthly.  The boys played while we ate gourmet meals, sipped wine and had great conversations.  We’ve now seen four babies born, added two kids when another couple joined us and there’s one on the way this summer.  Things aren’t so simple and we meet, when everything falls into place, bimonthly.  The conversation is still great, in quality and interruptions.

So, when we realized this would be our last Supper Club, Jeff and I called the sitter, forked overa chunk of change and had a lovely, interruption free, evening.  This group has been such a lifeline for us and we will truly miss them! 

Of course, this also brings to mind all of the other lasts that we have ahead of us as we prepare to leave for Colorado.  It’s going to be a tough 6 weeks as we say goodbye to all that has been so important to us in the last 4+ years.        


I found this little sign while shopping this weekend.  I picked it up thinking it would be a fun addition to the boys’ room or play room in our new home.  It definitely will be that, but then I got thinking. 

The words on that sign are a very accurate summary of the last 4 years and 8 months of our lives.  When it comes down to it.  It comes down to those four words.