the harvest moon

magnolia bloomdaisies and fernssucculentglads and jalapenoscherry tomatoesgarden flowersdayliliesgarden rosesharvest moon

as summer comes to a close and the autumn equinox arrives on sunday, i am reminded that the energy and eager intentions spring brought quickly declined as i struggled with first trimester sickness.  luckily we did get to enjoy homegrown tomatoes, bush beans, banana peppers and jalapeno’s as well as multiple varieties of flowers from the garden.  the harvest moon may bring the summer growing season to its peak but there are still plenty of moments in the garden to be absorbed.


summer birthdays


slip n slidebirthday

sprinkle lipsleigh

leigh is ten.

full of energy, always talking, always dancing and quickly becoming a preteen. she loves color, sparkles, jewelry, makeup and hair accessories.  full of adventure except when it comes to food, she does not like vegetables.  she absorbs everything around her and always has a plan to craft something, go somewhere or try something new and a trip to the mall is her favorite.

decorated for breakfastcandles and balloonssarahrosessilly sarahearly morning birthday

sarah is thirteen.

a teenager.  quiet, laid back, always has her phone and is becoming a joker.  she is slowly venturing out into the world with friends and without us.  she loves road trips, movies, music and is becoming an awesome clarinet player. adventurous and will always try new things once including foods. always a carnivore. loves to browse you tube for new music and the internet for facts on her favorite tv shows and movies. 


summer visits to the alabama coast

mobile baycrabbingtacklebait and bait stealershorepilingspool time

we try to always plan to go fishing and crabbing on our visits to the coast.  nothing compares to saltwater and our visits to moms house when my sister is also visiting makes it extra special.

city on the baywildlifeboardwalkswampyseaweedmoss and mushroomssunsetfungi and flowers

a stroll around daphne’s bayfront park is a favorite nature walk on the coast.

beach chairsparasailingmorning surfbeach plants

an end of summer treat in a condo in gulf shores, al.

sunset on the bayway

a beautiful sunset over the city of mobile while driving across the bay.