day 74, may 31, 2010

Mon.# 74 fresh SHRIMP!!!!!! : ) We had fourteen of us for the 1st w’end so couldn’t afford to really feast on seafood, but we did treat ourselves to local shrimp. It was delicious…

Day 74 – Monday – Which was a holiday and long weekend we enjoyed B.Q. with our little family and Abbie and I made chalk drawings in the back yard until after dark:)

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day 73, may 30 2010

Sun.# 73 We went to the farmer’s market on the island as often as we could, it’s a beautiful, tiny market bursting with flower gardens and vegetable gardens that are harvested to serve the market. This is a shot of Eric’s mama, Ms. Toni, carrying the sunflowers we chose to bless our cabin for the week.

 Day 73 Sunday – Rich still away at his course and I took the two little ones  to church, after church we went to In-N-Out, best burgers in California  according to food network magazine and always a favorite for us.  We took  our In-N-Out burger to the man made lake where we ate and then messed around  a little by the lake.  They tried to make little poles out of sticks and  line they had found.

day 72, may 29 2010

Sat.# 72 Eric and I enjoyed the luxurious freedom of sneaking away from the cabin early in the mornings for a bike ride to the beach together. Having our S. Carolina family there made little “dates” possible, and I couldn’t get enough of our time riding or walking together on the shoreline. This is a photo of the moody morning sky.

 Day 72 Saturday – Rich got up really early and left for a motorcycle course and I woke up to a beautiful shutter shadow on my dining room floor.

day 71, may 28, 2010

Fri.# 71 First walk on the beach Fri. evening. Chloe loved having her best friend by her side all week…she is especially bonded to E right now, and it is sooooo wonderful to witness.a great day at the market.

Day 71 Friday – Soccer party with the team.  One of the mom’s bought me this  pretty bundle of flowers and told me it was from the team but I know she  alone went and got them and I love flowers.  Abbie took a good fall during  the soccer party and I had to leave early with her but she ended up just
getting bruised up and it was okay after some time.

day 70, may 27, 2010

Thurs.# 70  Feeling the wind flow through the open windowed car,FINALLY packed and off for our adventure!

Day 70 Thursday – At the farmers market.  This night the band was wonderful  and we stayed until 8:30, Rich and Abbie danced and he also caught some  goodies the band was tossing into the crowd.  We bought hummus and pita to  eat and also some greek olives, oh and can’t forget the kettle corn.

day 69 may 26, 2010

I let the kiddos play in the sprinkler this evening cause it was so sticky hot and also to try and shoo them out of the house so E and I could try and pack, when I went out to check on them this butterfly was circling and circling looking for a spot to land on the warm pavement, it took a few tries, but I finally got her to hold still long enough for this!

Can you even believe the sweetness of our similar pictures…I love it when this happens!

Hope you have wonder filled days, lots of sunshine and peace… Will connect with you when we return (as much as I want to go, I am already looking forward to continuing our daily exchange and tending to my gardens, it’s nice to have things to look forward to when we have to leave the beach!)

BIG LOVE TO YOU ~ XOXOXOX ~ A.

 I’m off to a yoga class, I will be doing one each Wednesday thru mid August.  I know you are getting ready for your trip, you may not even see this until you get back.  I know you will have an awesome time, I looked it up, it’s perfect.  

 Today we walked up to the school for muffins with mom’s.  On our way up there are snails all in the sidewalk, Dylan and Abbie call it mission snail save.  They start picking them up and tossing them in the ivy so nobody will step on them and smash them.  That’s our moment:)

 Safe travels my friend.

Tracie

 

 

day 68, may 25, 2010

Chloe still has a high fever, thanks for sending us your sweet healing energies, she is resting now. I also took “real” pictures, two only, this evening when I rushed in from working for Freddy. I am sending the one I took while braiding Gaia’s hair (camera in one hand, braid in other!) it’s a nightly ritual that I usually just rush through trying to get everybody settled in for the night. I am going to pay more attention to the beauty and sweetness of it from now on.

I am so glad your family enjoyed your own salad last night! I really liked the perspective on the shot you took. : ) and, love that Dylanknew just how to harvest it!

I am sending so much love to you, and prayers for the unease in your heart to lift, dear friend.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo ~ A.

This braid is magnificent, it’s so thick and beautiful.  My favorite thing you had to say about it was this 

“I am going to pay more attention to the beauty and sweetness of it from now on”   I’m really enjoying how this project  has made us sit still and take things in a little longer, savoring the moments rather than rushing through them.  I know we will still rush from time to time, that’s so expected but more than not we will stop to think.  You are so full of love and non judgment, I knew that about you just from looking through your picture stream on flickr, I could tell you were so real and that’s important to me.  Your words brought tears to my eyes.  I sat in my kitchen about an hour ago thinking, about all the words I had sent and I started to think that you may think I’m crazy so I’m glad you did not it made me sigh with relief when I read your kind words.  I thank you for our across that states one of a kind friendship.  All friendships are different and special for different reasons.  I like that somehow we found each other.  I will try that coconut oil, I will try anything.  Dylan had sever eczema as a baby, his little face would get so raw it was almost oozzy.  I used to feel so terrible for him, lots of oatmeal baths, I had even tried a little of that bagbalm.  Wish I would have known of the coconut oil.  He out grew it did she? I was going to make a trip to our health food store too to see if they have anything.  We have acupuncture right around the corner from my house, funny I have also thought of that for Dylan, I think his eczema turned to server allergies and I often wonder if that could be helped by acupuncture…yep just not to certain of the cost.  I should really look into it instead of wondering so much:)

 The picture for today is the journal writing in the backyard.  It did feel good to write it out, then I laid on our hammock in the sun for a good while, that felt good too.  Still sending healing wishes for sweet Co-Co.  

 xoxo 

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