Zack’s 12th Birthday party🏉

Zachary Anderson was born at 3:46pm at Swedish Medical Hospital in Seattle. He loves the Seattle Seahawks and football more than anything..he’s quite good at it too. Last night as I was tucking him in I told him that I had a story for him. He loves to hear stories before bed, so he was thrilled. I pulled out his baby book and showed him pictures of the day he was born, how his dad held him like a lil football and they watched his first  game right there in the hospital room. I also told him that as much as it is his dream to play football professionally I also had a dream. My lifelong dream was to become a mom and twelve years ago he made that dream come true and I have never wanted anything as much thus far.

I am so proud of this kind, thoughtful, helpful boy. I wish him a lifetime of joy, adventure, and opportunity to use his God given strengths. I watched him head out this morning for the bus and all I could think about was how can I slow time down.






A Summer to remember


“Summer is like the ultimate one-night stand.. hot as hell, totally thrilling, and gone before you know it.”

“Summer should get a speeding ticket.”

“In summer, the song sings itself.”
William Carlos Williams

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Albert Camus

“Gone are the birds that were our summer guests.”

“Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.”
Russel Baker

“A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.”
James Dent

“If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance.”
Bern Williams

“Summer set lip to earth’s bosom bare,
And left the flushed print in a poppy there.”
Francis Thompson

“To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie –
True Poems flee.”
Emily Dickinson

“In winter I get up at night
And dress by yellow candle-light.
In summer quite the other way
I have to go to bed by day.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

“In June, as many as a dozen species may burst their buds on a single day. No man can heed all of these anniversaries; no man can ignore all of them.”
Aldo Leopold

“I question not if thrushes sing,
If roses load the air;
Beyond my heart I need not reach
When all is summer there.”
John Vance Cheney

“Oh, the summer night
Has a smile of light
And she sits on a sapphire throne.”
Barry Cornwall

“A life without love is like a year without summer.”
Swedish Proverb

“Press close, bare-bosomed Night! Press close, magnetic,
nourishing Night!
Night of south winds! Night of the large, few stars!
Still, nodding Night! Mad, naked, Summer Night!”
Walt Whitman

“No price is set on the lavish summer;
June may be had by the poorest comer.”
James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal, 1848

“Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmer’s year – it brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul. ”
Author Unknown