Thursday, June 26, 2014

A Perfectly Sunny Sunday

makes me happy.

Indeed, we made the most of the first official Sunday of summer this past weekend!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 25th 2014

makes me happy.

Today Evan turned five!

Oh, how we love that little dude.  Life is, without a doubt, richer with him in it.

And there is a lovely summer storm happening in our backyard right now for Rioja Wednesday.

Rioja Wednesday?

Kev and I sit around, drink Rioja, and play crib.

Could it get any better?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quick Bat, Quick Bat, Quick Bat

makes me happy.

While on deck, waiting to go up to bat, I often think of the many batting basics Kev has trained me on over the years; Keep your eye on the ball, watch the bat hit the ball, be patient.

Solid tips to say the least.

But when I stand at the plate, readying myself for the pitch to come in, my thoughts in the moment are all Crash Davis.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Backyard Fun

makes me happy.

I'm not ashamed to say,

there are many a summer day,

that I just never manage...

to leave the Urban Cottage.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Monday Night Softball

makes me happy.

The fact that I get to go and play softball with Kev, these dudes, and a handful of other cool cats, every Monday night is very simply mind blowing-ly awesome.

Friday, June 6, 2014

All Of It

makes me happy.

I had some fun the other night with the girls, their funny stories, greek food, my camera, and the magic light from the sunset.

Enjoying the light the evening sun brought into the house reminded me of something Kev had said earlier in the week,

when we were sitting in the backyard,

watching the sun slowly sink behind a row of tall trees thick with leaves,

"This sunset, behind these trees, has been happening for hundreds of years.  I guess it's just our turn to enjoy it."


As well as friendships,


and the funny stories.