Happy 10th Birthday Samuel…

Happy 10th birthday!
You’ve just finished your very first decade.
This calls for a BIG celebration — because you’re officially a BIG kid now.
(But I’ll always see you as the cute little baby that made me an Aunt 10 years ago…)

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Samuel,

Hope you have a fantastic birthday! I’m sorry I can’t be there to eat cake with you, but I sent my gift for you with Grandma.  I still am in shock that you are 10…how did you get so grown up! Just wanted to say happy 10th birthday again! What a momentous day for you — you’ve officially joined the Double Digit Club. You’re in the BIG leagues now. Bravo!

Luv, Aunt Sarah

Happy Leap Day!

It’s that time that every 4 years we get an extra day! Hope you made the best of it… and enjoyed your extra ‘leap year day’!  Here’s your little random fact of the day: Did you know that traditionally that on Leap Year Days… that was the only time a woman could propose to a man? leap year_0002One of my favourite self portraits of me ‘leaping’ in the sunset on the beach in El Salvador…

Icy Trees…

This past weekend while driving I was greeted by the most amazing sight.  The trees on either side of the road were sparkling in the sunshine.  The crazy weather from earlier this week left the area with snow and freezing rain…which left everything covered in icy goodness! icy trees_0001

I love how the ice clung to the fence which normally would have just been a boring line in the photo below! Even the fields were full of shine and sparkle as I drove past! icy trees_0005

The road signs and street signs also were covered in icicles that at one point had been dripping, but then stopped frozen in time… sometimes life is like that. We are moving along and then suddenly we are frozen in time…until the sun comes out and we are released and ready to flow again.  icy trees_0002 icy trees_0003

Had to stop to take at least one fun selfie in Milo’s window… icy trees_0004

…close to sunset one last snap that makes me smile and be glad I was there to witness it! icy trees_0006

It feels good to be taking photos again, although I feel a wee bit rusty. But I do know I’ve missed my photo walks with my camera.