Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Fleetwood Mac

makes me happy.


You know we have a daughter named Stevie, right?

Enough said.








Monday, April 29, 2013

Stevie's 1st Birthday

makes me happy.


I've got lots I'd like to add to this little record of our life here on TBLE and am thrilled that I'm getting back at it.

Over the weekend our Stevie turned 1!

The past year with her has been pure joy and an afternoon party with her cousins was the perfect celebration.

That smile!















Friday, April 19, 2013

Good Ol' Balance

makes me happy.


We've been "Go! Go! Go!" around these parts as of late.

Which is great.

As having work and children to, "Go! Go! Go!",  with is a wonderful thing.


As is enjoying some Medium Pace time.


Which, over the course of a month, always seems to present itself enough to even out the weight of "Go! Go! Going!".



Like this moment, right now.

A toddler in pre-school, a baby napping, a cup of coffee, some photos, words, and a bucket of gratitude.




It is that balance, in our world, that we use a a measure of success.

Feeling good.

As I most often do on April 19th!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Thawing Out

makes me happy.

These days, out in the park, some of us like to race.

A lot.


And others, like to swing.

A lot.

Me?  I'm just happy to be outside.

A lot.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Child's Play

makes me happy.


I wanted to make this post deeper then this but, basically...

I've got a guest whom frequents my bar, and more often then not, when I ask him how he's doing (which is usually about 6 times a night), he responds with "It's all good baby."

To some, those might sound as simple as four words.

To me, they sound as simple as a way of life.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

24 Hours With My Girlie Friends

makes me happy.


Saturday around noon, Kelly and...


I set off on a 24 hours adventure with...



Sammy and Debbie to the Westin Blue Mountain.


It was my first 24 hours away from Stevie and I had big plans to...


SLEEP for at least 6 hours in a row.


Although, said sleep, would have to wait until after we checked into the Scandinave Spa for massages,


followed by a sunset dip...


in their hot baths,


cold plunges,


and a rest in eucalyptus steam room.


Divine indeed.


Back a the hotel there was a chilled bottle...



(or six) of champagne waiting for us, 


along with a ridiculous amount of cheese and a deck of cards.

Fun and games ensued.

It wasn't until around 1am when I decided it was time to get that sleep in and the girls decided it was time to take the party to the bar.


Which meant the next morning I not only woke up well rested but...


also totally entertained by the hysterical tales of adventures had.

Truly, twenty four hours well spent!