Friday, June 20, 2014


Today is Clare's first birthday.
At 10:21 pm on Thursday, June 20th, 2013, my sweet girl was placed in my arms for the first time.  Immediately, I felt an overwhelming sense of contentedness and completeness.  I had never felt so whole as I did in those moments.
Clare has completed our family.  She brings light and joy into our days.  She makes us smile and laugh.  She amazes me everyday.  Each and every time I look into her eyes, I am taken by their brightness and her undeniable intelligence.
Clare bear, you will do amazing things in your life, and I can't wait to watch.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

June Days

My husband, my daughter, and I were all born in June. 
It really is the loveliest month.  Fresh greens, soft blooms and butterflies abound.  The days are warm but not oppressive and the nights are cool.  The air is sweet, and all of the birds start to sing their summer time songs.
The mosquitoes are certainly terrible this year, and I am finding myself inside more often,  but when the wind is up and the sun is shining, it's simply perfect.