today we spent a few hours at pullen park for a little birthday party. danny's friend tommy's son luc was turning one. it was hot out, much hotter than i had expected it to be, but we had a good time. i think we were all sweating the whole time. yuck. i'm not ready for the hot, humid summer. malcolm had fun running around with luc, and i spent the entire time chasing after him, so i missed getting a photo of them together.
this is luc at malcolm's first birthday party in january
alanna and garrett went out on the paddle boats
alanna cooling off after all that hard work on the water
malcolm taking a break after running around in the hot sunshine
i was born & raised in salt lake city, utah. at 16 i became a single mother. having alanna truly changed my life -sometimes the worst situations end up being the best. at 24 i met danny, six months later we were married & alanna and i moved to north carolina. in 2008, after eleven years, i became a new mom again. life with a toddler & a teenager is totally crazy, but i wouldn't trade it for anything. these are some bits & pieces from our home to yours.
"hurt no living thing: ladybird, nor butterfly, nor moth with dusty wing, nor cricket chirping cheerily, nor grasshopper so light of leap, nor dancing gnat, nor beetle fat, nor harmless worms that creep." -christina rossetti
this is my online scrapbook of sorts, where i save & share little bits of our day-to-day. i originally started this for my mother & family who live 2,000+ miles away, but have met some wonderful people along the way. please say hello, & thanks for visiting!
p.s. do not use any of my images without permission. xo