Yesterday marked the end of another school year.  I can hardly believe how fast it all went, seems like we were just buying school supplies, and now here we are making our summer bucket lists.  It’s all good though.  We are ready.  Ready for a slower pace in the mornings, summer adventures and time at the pool.

Homemade Nacho Cheese Sauce

While I look forward to warm summer days, and time together at home, there’s usually a bit of trepidation too.  It’s only a matter of time before the bickering sets in along with,  ‘Mom, what are we gonna do today?’ followed closely by the ever popular, ‘Mom, I’m hungry!’

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It finally started to feel a little like spring around here this week. And by finally, I mean that there was no snow in the forecast (yes, we had SNOW in MAY) and the temperature reached a balmy 72 degrees with sunshine.

Fresh Fruit & Yogurt Parfait

Our whole neighborhood seemed to emerge in celebration of the sun. The rumble of lawnmowers and children’s laughter filled the air. My boys have started asking when we can fire up pizza on the grill and eat outside. My answer? Not soon enough!

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Today, I’m over on ‘The Creative Mama’ sharing a more personal post. Something a little different for me outside of family, food and photography. It’s about how I’ve learned to add a bit of bravery to my days. After much trepidation about pressing, ‘PUBLISH’, I took a deep breath and did just that.

How to Live Bravely

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! I will be running half marathon #6 and hoping that our crazy weather (snow…on May 2nd!!) has settled down by the time the starting gun goes off.

The sun in finally shining here today.  Finally.  Despite the thin layer of frost, it feels like maybe spring is going to try and make an appearance.  It feels like we’ve been waiting and waiting…counting down to spring days, waiting for the our favorite parts of this season to begin….

Crossing off the days until my oldest boy turns 12 (that actually might be him more than me) ….

Beginning the taper days leading to my spring half marathon

Counting down to the opening day of our local Farmers’ Market

Buttermilk Pesto Dressing

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