Looking back on the year: May, June, July, August


It was Matt’s birthday.  I joined my friend Aidan’s Here Year project.  We celebrated the end of 3rd and 5th grades with a family ziplining trip.  Grace, Whit, and I go to Niagara Falls.  It is jaw-droppingly gorgeous and wildly, tackily commercial at the same time.  Grace and Whit both go to sleepaway camp for 3.5 weeks.  For the first time since I began blogging, I took an entire month off (August).

Some of my favorite posts:

Mothers and daughters

The not-deciding deciding

In the noticing is the magic

Overwhelming awareness of this life’s sweetness

I shared a quote every Friday.  One of my favorites was:

Allow beauty to shatter you regularly.  The loveliest people are the ones who have been burnt and broken and torn at the seams yet still send their open hearts into the world to mend with love again, and again, and again.  You must allow yourself to feel your life while you’re in it.

-Victoria Frederickson



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  1. Posted December 29, 2014 at 10:42 am | Permalink

    Another beautiful quote. So glad our paths crossed in the blogosphere.

  2. Posted December 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Lovely quote! It’s been a great year reading your words and enjoying vicarious vacations 🙂 Those pictures from Galapagos (that was this year, right? If not I’m really losing track of time) and Niagra were beautiful. Hope you have a peaceful new year.

  3. Posted December 29, 2014 at 7:41 pm | Permalink

    And so many beautiful skies.

  4. Posted December 30, 2014 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

    That quote! My, my, my I NEEDED that today, thank you. xo

  5. Posted December 30, 2014 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Love the quote. Absolutely love it. Thank you for sharing that. Have a beautiful New Year.