I logged in today to do what I could to thwart my sneaky husbands plan–blog hijacker he is. (He called me the Navy Seals to his Isis plan today–funny, isn’t he?)  I thought I would pepper my sarcastic responses to what most certainly be a sweet, snarky anniversary post.  However, his post had me laughing […]

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  • kylee - June 2, 2016 - 3:03 pm

    I read this smiling.

    You two.

    What an inspiration. But better yet? I love that your kids are going to get to read this one day… and smile… and understand.

    Well done, you two.

    Happy anniversary. Here’s to 15 + 15 + 15 + 15 + 15 more.ReplyCancel

    • Summer - June 2, 2016 - 8:37 pm

      Thank you, Kylee. I (we) appreciate your words very much.ReplyCancel

It’s here. They’re here.  Finally, finally. After counting months and then weeks and then days and even today–hours.  Finally they are here. The dog days of summer are here. They obliged me this morning.  (Chanelle helped by holding her siblings captive.)  A rare occurrence for us.  All three in the frame and (almost) looking at […]

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  • Jill Hogan - May 27, 2016 - 11:15 am

    Beautiful images and beautifully written Summer! My kids are quite a bit older (15 & 17). It’s the first day of summer vacation and my daughter is gone on a shopping trip with friends and my son is taking a driving lesson. The days ARE fleeting but you seem to be making the most of them with your kids.ReplyCancel

    • Summer - May 27, 2016 - 9:19 pm

      Oh Jill, the space between where you are and I am might seem like such a great distance–but yes, I know, it really isn’t. Thank you for your words and for reaffirming that, yes, they ARE fleeting.ReplyCancel

It seemed like such a great idea at the time.  Chad and I whispered quietly about it when the kids weren’t paying attention to us.  (Lets face it, they rarely pay attention to us unless they are hungry or need help reaching something from a high place–in which case they ask Chad because, unfortunately, I’m […]

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  • lisa - May 6, 2016 - 9:04 am

    Oh Summer….how I laughed and cried reading every word!! As always, your pictures are simply magical and stunning!! my, oh my!! Your babies are just beautiful!! We took a trip very similar to yours years ago (Chicago!) and I just reveled in my memories as I read your story! Yes, you will only ALWAYS recall perfection! I can’t wait to hear how NYC will go down in the future! HAHA!! Keep being incredible…you do it so well! <3ReplyCancel

    • Summer - May 6, 2016 - 12:18 pm

      Oh Lisa, incredible is the only word I have when I think about you. Okay, maybe inspiring, beautiful and gracious, too.

      Thank you for your kind words and for enjoying the ride right along with us. I appreciate you so very much!

      And yes, NYC WILL happen. . . someday. 😉ReplyCancel