{this moment}

“A single photo. No words. Capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.”

-joining Soulemama!

the nook

An Autumn Walk

A friend of mine, told me about a great park not too far from where we live. Ellie and I headed down there for the morning and enjoyed a lovely autumn day, finding leaves, walking along the trails and enjoying the outdoors. It was a beautiful autumn morning with my silly girl.
foster park


walking on the path

hi mama

off she goes

cool and crisp

the nook


whats in there?

skeleton leaf





pb in leaves


way out

a new home


This weekend started out with some baking and ended with lots of sewing at Gramma and Grandpa’s house. I’m trying to get Jeff’s quilt finished before Christmas, but this thing is so big!! In between, we lounged around, Jeff and Ellie made Saturday morning pancakes, and we visited the park a few times (sometimes with dogs and child and sometimes with just child in tow). A very nice, quiet weekend. How was yours?

autumn felt board


pancake morning

jeffs quilt



Portrait Project

45/52eloise: you stroll down the block pushing your baby in the stroller. You hit a bump in the sidewalk and she slumps over in her seat. “Oh no! P.B!” You exclaim. I watch you as you kneel down beside her. “You okay baby? Oh baby. It okay.” You take her out of the seat, give her a hug and settle her back into the stroller. I love watching this empathy in your play develop. Some days I feel as if I’m failing as a mother, but then on days like this, I see, I must be doing some things right. 

-joining Jodi for the 52 project!

Some Peace

Thank you for all of your kind words and uplifting messages. These past couple months have been tough, but having so many people on my side, rooting for me and supporting me has made it easier. I’m feeling a lot better these days. Slowly trying to get back into the swing of things. Making, playing and enjoying life and stressing less.

Today I captured the moon glowing brightly in the sky, after a lovely (finally chilly) evening at the park with Ellie. I am so grateful for this life I am living.

the moon