To my children: In life do this.....

Live your life as if it were easy.

Stand together with the wind to your back, the sand beneath our toes, and a whole ocean in front of you often.

Realize you are never to old to slide.

Find a source of happiness and drink it in.

Know it is a special kinda fun when everyone is together.

Believe in romantic happenings and happily ever afters.

Remember life when a childhood fight could always be erased with a hug and a "I am sorry!" Be that child as an adult.

Make silly faces often.

As an adult be side by side building more then towers but also building trust.Trust often, even when it is hard.

Explore the any age!!!

Learn that real dreams are unstopable and an imagination untamed and wild can lead to bigger things.

Feel loved just by eating pizza and ice cream while watching movies and staying up late.

Embrace distance between us and realize friends forever still can happen.

Know that although miles seperate lives and lifes individual paths have taken us further then we could have ever imagined love is still where it has always been.

Jump in, don't just get your feet wet in life.

remember the memories, rinse, wash and repeat. :)


  1. LOVE this post! Made me cry.....all of us need to remember this more often!

  2. I love it we need to remember to just live.

  3. I love your immerse yourself fully in life's moments way of doing things!

  4. This is so beautiful - it's simple, not overwhelming and beautiful memories your children will cherish forever!

  5. Cute post. I love the silly faces and the pink slippers! We do silly faces alllllll the time lol.

  6. Love it. Very good reminders to the adults as well as for the kids.

  7. Great post, thank you for sharing!

    1. Ohhh my goodness @merissa I just saw you posted a comment on my blog. I am over the moon. :)

  8. Beautiful post! And, a great reminder for ALL OF US!

  9. sweet post. and i adore the red chucks you are all wearing that's awesome

  10. What a beautiful post. A great legacy for your children.

  11. This is such a wonderful and touching post!

  12. How special! I love all the fun things you do! And the faces are THE BEST!

  13. Man, did I really need this today. Tears for sure but a reality check that was much needed!!!!

  14. Simply beautiful! After the last 6 months I have had, this was priceless.

  15. What a beautiful post. Thanks for the reminders.

  16. Hi Elizabeth,

    I adore your post. The pictures are wonderful and the meaningful messages to your children were beautiful. Your children are very lucky to have such a wise mother. I hope you continue to add to this list - daily!

    Best wishes to you and your family on your journey together,

    Mommy's Playbook

  17. Thank you so much for this post and the reminder to slow down to smell the roses.