Monday, August 23, 2010


facebook post reads:
baby steps to big dreams...or you can just take a leap of faith.

no rain today
however a few days ago, after attending lexie's back to school night
my camera sat in the seat next to me just like good company does.
just sat and listened...
as i walked out of her class after "proud mama" moments and read a welcome note she left neatly on her desk, the wind blew, hard.
the smell of rain in the desert- none like it.
i love that smell.
it tried to pour. making more of a fuss and a beautiful sky than any amount of precipitation.
rain already!
spitting on me, my windshield and a little on my lens, i captured that magnificent sky.
...and just like that a rainbow.

for some reason anytime you see a rainbow. hope.
hope that there is a pot of gold at the end...
or maybe just a cute little leprechaun dancing and making you smile.
either one.
it's a magnificent thing.
amazing really.
makes you believe.
believe all things are possible.
gives you courage.
courage to look to find what exactly is at the end of the rainbow...
maybe for that pot of gold? or just the hunt for it is fun too...

and then alas!
the sun peeps through
breaking up the clouds and the color...
the bright light. the light at the end of the tunnel...
pure joy.
somewhere over that rainbow
blue skies.
big soft white cotton candy clouds.
like soft white clean sheets blowing in the wind...
but in the in shape of a big 'ol open let me love you heart.

go look again.
you'll see it.
somewhere over the rainbow.

Friday, August 13, 2010

looking through lips...

and so the sun does shine in san diego...

we've made it through the first week of school.
i had no doubts-
my kiddos love school but it does
make me reminisce on some of our summer fun.
there's too much to post.
i try.
but to be honest-
i am ready for real time.
you're missing the banana nut bread and random road trips...
not really- i will post.
but i'm ready for real time...
did i say that already?
this is like a 4th job...
{that ways extremely heavy on my mind when it is incomplete}
'cause i have like 3-
wait 4.
no reading between the lines here....
i hate that i feel like i am running 24/7
probably 'cause i am. literally.
oh! and that reminds me you haven't see the new kicks either-
catch my drift?
r.e.a.l time.

i will admit
looking through lips is kind of fun...
almost as good as rose colored glasses-
but better.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

sweet days ahead...

and so another school year begins...
and the school supply list gets more ridiculous every year.
ridiculous or not-
and of course...
is a must.

this is how we roll...

bff bracelets/hair ties/anklets
a must.
and so is target.

the backpack mission came to an end on sat-
lex- or shall i say "Alexis"
"mama is not going to another 15 different stores and locations...
better hope they have one here."
that was a close one.
and it fits.

and how 'bout that little rockstar.
he's awesome. he's my guy. my little buddy boy.
my bub-ee.
i love that he rocks his
com-berse* and peace shurt*.
he'd where it everyday if i let him...
he loves his backpack
from last year-
imagine that.

action hero
{that sounds better}
vintage metal lunch box.

annnnd here we go....

when will they realize
that this is what i do.
and i will-
grumpy put that lens down faces and all.

dylan unfazed by all the drama of
"first day of school"
he's more into the playdough.
gimme that playdough.
hugs and kisses.

"bye buddy i love you, have a great day!"
no reaction.
"bye buddy. dylan. dylan?!"

ah ha!
eye contact

"bye mama. i love you"

and off to see little miss to her class...
completely and totally annoyed-

"mom! i know where my class is!"
so do i-
let's go.
siiigh.....where's my 2 year old chongo bow little bebe...

though she is "too big" for her mama to walk her to class
she reminds me it's only because it's the first day of school.
that's funny because...
she keeps hugging me and telling me how much she loves me.
she is glad i am here.
she knows i know that.

composition books.
functional pretty ones.
in there place.

a desk.
awaiting a very smart, confident, beautiful, amazing little girl
for her first day of 2nd grade.

followed by a look i know all to well.
{i give the same one}
a quick reminder...

okaaaaay... i'm going...i love you

happy first day of school!
sweetest days await...

i love you.
ok bye.

*i love that wittle voice...