April 4, 2013

Whatever the day.

Spring Break at the beach

This morning when I was helping out in Grayson's classroom and I thought no one was looking I buried my nose in a Reader, hardback and big pages. It smelled just like second grade.


Spring Break at the beach

Spring Break at the beach

The other day I was remembering about that first meal after giving birth, or really, more the hunger. There's nothing like it. With the boys in the hospital I always ordered French toast and bacon. With Ivy at home I think I ate beer bread and spinach dip and then that first week, never forget the casseroles. All this moving has made me ravenous.

Spring Break at the beach

We've been here two months now. I almost can't believe that. It feels like a lifetime! In the best way, I mean, look at these photos. And it's April four, again, and I've come to the place now almost three years to the day, rushing in between school pick up and baseball practice to gather all four at the ocean wayside, wind and rain whipping around and risking all papers and drive-up coffee receipts blowing out as soon as the car doors open. And I was like, I can not  force this. And it's totally okay. There are better photos still on the camera from last week and they don't give a care about the date.

Spring Break at the beach




17 comments:

  1. Hello Stephanie.. I don't think I ever commented here, but I've been a faithful reader of your blog for a few years now..sitting thousands of miles away I almost everyday check your blog. I am a bit sad that you are not regular here as before:) I sort of connect with you while reading your tales of moving -I have moved many a times right through school, college, husband's job changes, and I understand the challenges and opportunities of building up a new life with each move.. My husband has moved again this week and I am still deciding whether to meet up on weekends or move with him because this move is only for a 3 month training and after that he may be posted elsewhere for further training.. unsettled life! No kids yet, but that's another story of struggle altogether.. right now I am just enjoying the alone time:) You have a great night.. while I try to wrap up my work for the day and catch a train in the evening to spend the weekend with my husband:)

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    1. Oh thank you! And wow that is a lot of moving. I think I thought I was more resilient than I turned out to be, or maybe I didn't realize what a toll it would be emotionally, not just physically moving! But I do have to say it's like turning the soil, nice to have a fresh place again and honestly even when I'm on vacation I search for the little things that make me feel at home, maybe some of us can find home anywhere. Best to you!
      Steph

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  2. The kids have the best playground I've ever seen! Can't wait to play on it myself.

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  3. I'm convinced I need to move to the ocean now. Thanks a lot.

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  4. I don't know how in the world you decide what photos to frame. They're all so frame-able. Your house could be covered in never-ending frames.

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  5. Oh ha. I keep doing that, that's me Heather NL-S 93 up there. oy.

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  6. I know life is far from idyllic, but you sure make it seem that way. I love your pictures and your words. Miss you and wish we could get all the kids together to play. xoxo

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  7. I love the image of you sniffing that book. Every time I walk into our elementary school I'm overwhelmed by its smell. Like childhood.

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  8. I totally opened up some school books while browsing through curriculum (we homeschool) and took a huge whiff. Ahhhh... reminds me of elementary school too! My husband thought I was super weird and wondered what I was doing. SEE?! I'm not the only one going around smelling school books!!!

    And I am a ravenous mess after birth as well!

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  9. I just love this post... really stunning and I am loving your ocean everyday photo on instagram!!! So glad you are enjoying your new home and all the adventures that it brings!!!

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  11. Just gorgeous! New reader from ETST and immediately had to come read more. Looking forward to much more.

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  12. Chocolate pudding! Mmmm...I can't wait to hold this little peanut that I'm growing in July and enjoy some. Linked over from ETST and enjoyed reading today, thanks!

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  13. Mmmm...nothing beats the smell of a book! :) Gorgeous photos!
    xox
    giedre
    www.walkingdotphotography.com

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  14. Seriously, with the beach fort? I mean, come on! So cool! And that first photo, Needs to be displayed somewhere in your house. For reals.

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