8 hours ago
Friday, October 10, 2014
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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Posted by Sammia Atoui at 10:33 PM
Monday, September 22, 2014
This summer, we "staycationed" for more time than Adrian and I maybe ever have. Having moved out of the city last year, we decided to explore our surroundings. This is as good a vacation as any to the kiddos - Amira now referring to any day off as a "vacation". And we started our own adventures & art, bringing drawing materials on hikes with us, and stopping with the kids to picnic, draw, and enjoy the outdoors. I can't begin to say how much I enjoyed having some simple family time, to take the time to do what we want. And in truth, we even took some time to ride the train into the city - and that was a blast too!
Posted by Sammia Atoui at 10:14 PM
Thursday, June 26, 2014
A year ago.
A year ago, while Adrian repaired a door frame, I took the kids to King's beach for the first time. Since then we have visited six local beaches. Today -after Amira's preschool graduation!!!-we took a walk at Marblehead's Devereux Beach. Looking forward to visiting many more beaches this year!
Posted by Sammia Atoui at 11:40 PM
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Is a fixer upper...This past year has been full of projects, little and big.
All the while, our babies are becoming kids.
Sometimes helping out.
It's been an adventure. It's been most of our time.
I look forward to sharing some of the before and afters.
We're hoping for a wonderful transformation.
Posted by Sammia Atoui at 11:15 PM
Monday, May 6, 2013
I've been away from this blog for a while again...
Smiling while doing naughty things (like eating crayons!-yes I caught you!)
We experienced lots of snow-and a few holidays:
Played in more snow
Big girls walking
And baby cuddled up
With extended family
More walks in the snow
Even for forlorn little girls
And lots of snack time.
The days don't differ much, but time keeps passing. It is incredible to see time measured in the faces of our children. This winter felt long and hard, and we all look forward to a summer by the beach. But I am reminded of my Grandmother's warning, not to wish my life away looking too far forward. How much life happened this winter was worth more than each short cold day-and regardless of obstacles, I resolve to see the value and joy in each day lived.
Posted by Sammia Atoui at 4:00 PM