August 2, 2011


 beaches 1

True story: Beaches used to be my favorite movie and I knew all the words to all the songs and I haven't seen it in years yet I'm getting teary just thinking about it.

We have way too much going on right now. Like, coming and going more than ever in my whole life. Spinning plates. And stuff like that. But today- amidst far too much busy-ness we went to the beach with some friends passing through - like a big deep breath of fresh air it was.

 Ivy + Axel

We met up with dear Elizabeth and her whole family. In just a few hours I felt like, um, they could be my kids' godparents? Crazy much? Elizabeth and I already knew we clicked, but to see our kids get along just so, and how Ivy would rather be in her or her husband's arms than mine? It was a confirmation.

All our kids: six boys and one Ivy

Why oh why has no one invented that time machine yet? I would be Elizabeth's neighbor and we would be best friends forever and ever. Maybe we still can be...

Tonight I am so thankful for that big deep breath of beach. And for a life that includes friends that I love so much it hurts.


  1. aww--i love that picture of ivy with all the boys!

    i love friends that just are.

  2. Lovely photos of the little ones. Makes me look forward to our upcoming trip to the beach.

    Friends like that don't come along often, hold on tight to the ones you have. :)

  3. So glad you had such a great day with your friends. We have to meet again soon at the beach.

  4. ahhhh!!! I love you, too!! These pictures are great. When I get home next week, I will upload mine and get copies to you. So much fun. It was cute hearing John talk about little Ivy after we left. And we were remarking how kind your boys all are - to us and our boys, but also to each other. Anyway, I could go on, but I'll just say ditto to your post and will probably email you later. :) xo

  5. Beaches was my favorite movie too! You have made me want to watch it again.

  6. Oh, we must make it to the beach this year. We must! Glad you got a little breather, friend.

  7. ohhh, i love this. and elizabeth.


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