Saturday, June 21, 2014

A kiss of rain


couldn't have picked a better day to unleash the crazies down at the farm. we got caught off guard by a burst of rain that sent most scattering to their cars as if they were melting haha. not us though, we took full advantage of having free rein and making a mess of ourselves.
denver and his leaf umbrella inventions, and london stuffing her skirt pockets with pet rocks to take home. smh.

love the way the rain kissed nev's face and that captured moment of her swinging on that magnificent magnolia. a sweet soul embracing the good things in life, and learning to toss the bad.

life is good as long as you stop to look at the little things. slowing down and doing what makes your heart happy.
cool rain on a hot day, puddle diving, shrilling screeches of joy that remind you to look up and pay attention, and then getting the back seat of the car completely soaked.  yep, that's how we roll.
hope you find clarity in the moment and allow that next rain shower to kiss you right in the face!

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
― Eleanor Rosevelt


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

quittin's ok





my baby boy was so excited for swimming lessons but he soon realized its not his thing.
he has a thing against water in the face so i guess he figured he could get all the way through it without getting wet! he lasted three lessons and after the final meltdown due to the instructor forcing him underwater for the second time, he decided swimming was not what its cracked up to be. these were supposed to be happy times and my poor guy was scared to death. after the lesson as he was dressing, he made the decision to not come back until he is ready. i totally support that. it was his decision to sign up, and its his decision to bail, totally up to him. he got what he needed out of the experience and that's all that matters.  
kudos to the instructor for putting up with his hard little head and cries and struggling arms, she sure earned her keep those 3 days haha.
I appreciate and am grateful for the beauty in the whole experience though, including the random lady that walked by me with the turban.

loving my guy for trying  ...and lovin my guy for letting go of what did not feel right.  <3 <3 xoxo

“All I am saying can be summed up in two words: Trust Children. Nothing could be more simple, or more difficult. Difficult because to trust children we must first learn to trust ourselves, and most of us were taught as children that we could not be trusted.” – John Holt




  









Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Xo! Xo!




another lovely weekend with my all time love. farmers markets and new dread wraps and cuddles in bed till noon.. my idea of a saturday evening is drifting upstream with the sexiest bearded man alive, listening to pandora, soaking up more than just the sun. we're soaking up each other, and loving every minute of it. (even if it consists of getting hit in the head with a paddle cause i cant help but be so close).
its a relationship of complete freedom to be, and acceptance, and keeping our minds open, going with the flow, trusting each other and the universe, and i have never been happier.
Erica loves Brian 365x12+1

 "I Choose You"

Let the bough break, let it come down crashing
Let the sun fade out to a dark sky
I can't say I'd even notice it was absent
Cause I could live by the light in your eyes

I'll unfold before you
What I've strung together
The very first words
Of a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you
(Yeah)

There was a time when I would have believed them
If they told me you could not come true
Just love's illusion
But then you found me and everything changed
And I believe in something again

My whole heart
Will be yours forever
This is a beautiful start
To a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you

We are not perfect
We'll learn from our mistakes
And as long as it takes
I will prove my love to you

I am not scared of the elements
I am under-prepared, but I am willing
And even better
I get to be the other half of you

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
Yeah
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you
I choose you