and just before bath time….

this happens. I can’t make this up. You can not stage a 2 1/2 year old. These images of today show what happens in our backyard almost every single day








IMG_0312. Oh yeah, and the budding mango tree!

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Flashback Friday.

A few days ago, Mike and I began to discuss and book our summer travel plans. One trip we love to take is to see my family in upstate New York. Let me be clear here, we are no where near NYC, in fact we are a stone throw from Pennsylvania and it is strictly country! This is the township where I grew up and it is very dear to my heart. The weather is always such a refreshing break from what we deal with during July here in South Florida. This year we booked for just two short weeks, allowing us to spend July 4th there but also leave room to possible travel one or two other places. (This is where I make my plug to my Sitti Souad for a trip to Lebanon this summer and this is also where I potentially cross off one or two items from my 30 list). I’m also thrilled that my sister and her soon-to-be fiancĂ© will be joining us for part of this trip. As I count down the days to this established trip, I really love looking back on pictures of London, the past 2 summers we have spent there, and appreciating the time we have with my family and grandparents each year! I can’t wait to be on the porch of 239 N. Second Street!!!





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Almost every year, spring skips over the state of Florida. No tulips or daffodils have ever graced the lawns of a Boca Raton home. Not to say we miss out all that floral beauty, just a great deal of it because our spring has already boasted 86 degree weather. Here are a few pictures of London this morning pretending to pick flowers!

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