Notes to my children

havre de grace lighthouse

{A weekly portrait project} 18 // 52

Luke: You see an open field and you run! You need wide open spaces to explore, create and be free. You are the best travel companion and are always up for an adventure. 

Jett: I love watching you with your Daddy. You two are the best of friends and I hope it stays that way for a long, long time. 

*We celebrated 11 years of marriage this past weekend and I can't imagine life without you boys. Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the love and happiness you would bring to our family. 
** pictures taken in Havre De Grace, Maryland

Monogrammed PFG fishing shirt by Columbia

monogrammed beach cover up by Columbia

Welcome to my latest summer obsession, the monogrammed PFG shirt by Columbia. I started seeing these pop up on Pinterest and immediately began shopping. The men's Columbia Bahama II Long Sleeve Shirt  is now my favorite beach/pool cover up. (I ordered the colors lemon whip and gulf stream and the monogram colors are to be determined. Men's size medium was perfect for me). The fabric on these shirts is cool, breezy and protects me from harmful UV rays, which I love. Skin cancer be gone!

*photo credit: I'm still searching for the original source of this adorable photo. If you find it, please let me know so I can credit properly. 

Notes to my Children

I've fallen behind a few weeks on this project due to our busy summer schedule. Truthfully, we haven't been all THAT busy. We've been enjoying our time together doing summer things like swimming, sparklers and lazy movie mornings. I took the pressure off myself and allowed us to breathe for a few weeks. I've missed blogging and look forward to jumping back into my routine now that June has passed. 

People ask me if I'm ready for you to go back to school and the answer is no.  I know these younger years are fleeting. Your unconditional love fills me up. Your sweet faces make my heart smile. Your funny stories, your never ending questions, your spontaneous dance moves, your random kisses. They're all worth the exhaustion at the end of the day. And when I peek in on you soundly sleeping after a long summer day, I kiss your forehead gently, say a prayer for you and look forward to doing it all over again tomorrow.

{A weekly portrait project} 17 // 52

Luke: You continue to practice your golf swing. You love to play, you love to practice and you're getting to be a pretty awesome golf partner for Daddy.  

Jett: You weren't real happy to pose for this Father's Day picture but this was the first time you ushered with Daddy. You're much more of an "in the moment" type of person and I get that. BUT it was Father's Day!!! 

Notes to my Children

{A weekly portrait project}  14 & 15// 52

Luke: Watching the US Open with your dad on Father's Day. On Saturday, you cleared the water on a 77 yard par 3 which made your Dad literally jump for joy. You told him you could never do it. He told you to stay positive. Pretty good advice.

Jett: You're as active as ever and you never go anywhere without your shades. You competed in your first rookie swim race and were extremely proud to show off your ribbon. You're fearless around the water which means I never take my eyes off of you.