Thursday, June 23, 2011

Clair de Lune (an early morning lullaby)

I think I heard this song playing in my heart early this morning when my kids came in for some snuggle time. 

Just had to share a little continuation of my previous summertime vacation post A Good Day.

Good Morning to you. . . 

As far as you went from the door, which was not far;
But you had awakened under the morning star
The first song-bird that awakened all the rest. . .

You had begun it, and if there needed proof--
I was asleep still under the dripping roof,
My window curtain hung over the sill to wet;
But I should awake to confirm your story yet;
I should be willing to say and help you say
That once you had opened the valley's singing day. . ."

-Robert Frost

Monday, June 20, 2011

A Good Day (Morning Song)

open my eyes

and i can tell it's gonna be a good day

i can tell it's gonna be a good day

did you sleep well?

did you dream at all?
can you tell me the time?
on the alarm clock

i can tell it's gonna be a good day

i can tell it's gonna be a good day

but you can sleep in

you just keep dreamin
for us

i can tell it's gonna be a good day

i can tell it's gonna be a good day 

-Priscilla Ahn

Sometimes, the lyrics speak for themselves; in the simplest and most true way. When I get so lucky as to get away from 'it all' with my little family, this song is pretty much how I feel. Smiles come easy. Laughs come easy. I'm walkin' on sunshine even if its storming outside - you know what I mean? Now don't get me wrong; all is not calm serenity and bliss when you have two little ones who need your help with everything all the time ;D We've got some crazy in us too! But, you know, I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Here are just a few pics from some of our summertime adventures (thus far) with our family and some of our best friends as well. I have to say, as a little aside, that one is truly blessed when one of your girlfriend besties is married to one of your husband's guy besties (do guys say that? that would be a "no".) and they have kids and their kids are also some of your kiddos' besties. Ok, enough with the word 'bestie'. You get the idea. Much to be grateful for! Treasure your true friends. The ones who stick with you through 'it all'. And make you laugh till your sides hurt :D When you're with the ones you love, "its gonna be a good day".

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Three Little Birds

"Rise up this mornin',
Smiled with the risin' sun,
Three little birds
Pitch by my doorstep
Singin' sweet songs
Of melodies pure and true,
Sayin', ('This is my message to you-ou-ou:')

Singin': 'Don't worry 'bout a thing,

'Cause every little thing gonna be all right.'
Singin': 'Don't worry (don't worry) 'bout a thing,
'Cause every little thing gonna be all right!' "

-Bob Marley

I rocked out to sang this in the car with my kiddos today ;) One of the best songs ever, right? I think it really does lower your blood pressure and calm your nerves at the first sound of those. . .what are they called. . . steel drums! Cue sunshine, the sweet smell of a salty beach breeze, warm sand on my toes, and a pina colada in hand and I'm SO THERE!

Ok, so you can pretend with me . . .  ;D

But while you're at it, check out these Three Little Birds and their fun parents! The Whiten clan kept me on my toes and kept me laughing, too. I love the spontaneity and wild abandon that kids have in front of the camera. They give their whole little heart to whomever they are engaging with, and the love is evident. (And the silliness is too! ;D )

bye bye munchkin. . . .