Sunday, September 18, 2016

welcome in


we got a new front door this week.
so here you have little jane saying tonight at the beginning of a new week...
"welcome in, here's a little peek at life in the defoyd home these last few days."

i admit this weekend i may have given a little "high-five" to my kids, husband and some mama friends as we took a breath and celebrated making it through the first full run at fall schedules.
a little, woot woot. 
we did it.
we got this.
no harm. 
no fowl. 
lots of smiles.
lots of good.
lots of feeling truly blessed.
oh yes.

and as our pastor preached this morning
"not to us, oh lord, not to us but to your name be the glory."
psalm 115:1

2nd grade curriculum night treasures
homework matchy matchy pretty moment
pre-practice fuel
cooking up some fuel for her babes
football season underway
soccer season kick-off party
after football he runs off to soccer with coach dad
soccer smiles
ballet for our little dancer
smiley gus
make that fresh gus...1 of more than 10 things he destroyed this week
not so smiley opening game for the cowboys
but a w for the pats
sadness when big sis goes off to the bus
but jane's off to school now too...1st day at little lambs
church but also now pre-school
shadows and flowers for her teachers
telling daddy about her big day
work from home "office"
and a day trip to the new york office
dell / emc merger for wes
special backyard barn gatherings
and some where we had so much love we broke the dreamy barn swing
but made sure a new swing was back-up for the next gathering
friends, family and twinkle lights
and a bit more practice
and equipment on every surface (not shown...cup too)
fantasy football lineups
sideline sister
ultimate chick snuggled
a bumper september tomato crop
a visit to the dahlia farm with the girls
sips, mags and golden hour...taking it all in.

here's to gratitude and how it turns
everything into enough.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

new hampshire bits


we are  leading into our first full, full week of fall schedules.
everything will officially be underway, 
it will be good to get into a bit of a groove.
if a groove is possible? 
perhaps.
hopeful.

in the meantime still holding on to what was a wonderful summer.
these summer bits didn't fit into my last post.
so a little look at our few days up in new hampshire.
white mountains.
santa's village / story land.
happy kids.
saco river.
sweet friends.
charming cabin.
summer memories.