They wake each other up in the mornings.
Stepping and stumbling and maneuvering their way down the hall and the stairs and the kitchen until they make their way to me.
And when they do, they face me, standing shoulder to shoulder.
Of tousled hair and sleepy eyes and off kilter pajamas.
Of cheeks and voices and thoughts still kissed with night.
Of dreams on the tips of one breath, and plans for the day in the next.
As the sun slants through “the big door”, it frames them, and I can’t help but want to do the same.
I want to slow them down just like this.
The way they laugh and play and love and sometimes argue, all of it.
Because one of summer’s greatest gifts is this kind of spaceless together.
Alison and I are over the moon to start a new tradition with you — a once a year Memories Captured! A time for all of us to slow down and zoom in on our moments, and tell their story.
We can’t wait to swoon for your stories, and can’t think of a better way to celebrate them than with books!
We’re thrilled and grateful to be giving away five amazing books signed by their stunning authors!
Forty Beads: The Simple, Sexy Secret for Transforming Your Marriage by Carolyn Evans
Motherhood Comes Naturally (and Other Vicious Lies) by Jill Smokler
Actual Organics: The Radiant Woman’s Handbook by Joanna Runciman
Our linky will be open through Friday evening, you can find out more about Memories Captured — and find the badge — here, and with that –let the linking and the swooning begin!