Thursday, September 25, 2014

new england vacay...

we went back east for a family wedding and got to make a nice long vacation out of it.  here are some highlights from our trip...

fried dough at derry new hampshire fair

live painting of jason and elyse's first dance with family in background
jarad riding in vermont

berkman brother sandwich before wedding
staycation in wells, maine

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

happy birthday colton!

happy birthday colton steale!  you are growing up to be such a funny, smart, athletic and sweet young man!  you are very loved!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

the triple A's...

i heard a relationship expert on the radio today and her advice to couples was easy and something we can practice everyday.  it is the rule of the triple A's...


here is another list of the triple A's that also seems appropriate.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014


great quote!!!

"goals are dreams with deadlines" anonymous

Saturday, September 6, 2014

new addition!

congrats to our good friends mike and lauren on the new addition to their family.  at two weeks old, we got to visit with them and meet camille.

of course we couldn't go over there empty handed and it is common to bring over the new parents a meal.  so i threw together my white bean chicken chilli in a ziplock bag (with instructions) so they can store it in the freezer and cook in the crock pot when ready.  hope they enjoy it!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014


feeling inspired by this, it seems like an appropriate message to remind myself of...

entradero park...

unfortunately i haven't been able to work from home in about 6 weeks.  my schedule is finally calming down and this was my first work from home day!  i celebrated by sleeping in a little later than normal, going to the gym, taking wilfred to his favorite park (entradero) and making jarad breakfast!