May 30, 2017 at 09:27PM

I just love him so. #sawyerlukeallen

May 27, 2017 at 12:03PM

We made it to Hoboken for the weekend. Exploring the city with our favorite Lolli and Poppy (@joekathyfox). It’s a beautiful day to breathe in city life with my boys. #beckettjamesallen

May 26, 2017 at 02:04PM

First and last day of the school year. I love this boy so much and can’t believe how big he is getting. He rocked it out this year – making new friends, playing hard every day, learning to read and write and do all kinds of fun math, and just learning more about himself and this beautiful world. I’m amazed by his creativity and his persistence in solving challenging problems. He got up early this morning and came in my room to cozy up to me. He rolled up and said “I’ll never ever be small again, I’ll just keep growing and growing until I’m just like daddy. But I can always snuggle with you, mama.” Oh my little love, I’m so glad you’re mine. #beckettjamesallen

May 21, 2017 at 08:23PM

Our last week of run club. #beckettjamesallen showed up to play every week, proved to be an obsessive rule follower (and therefore non-winner of every game of red light green light), and finally learned to run straight (instead of bobbing and weaving) on his final race. He runs with endurance and joy and we so enjoyed this sweet time every time Sunday afternoon. We will see you in the fall Run Club. (Also, the picture at the top has got me in all sorts of giggles — he had enough time to look up and smile in his big race before narrowly missing some dirty passing ahead ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ˜‚)

May 12, 2017 at 02:20PM

Heard this song today…
“Is to take it in fill your lungs
The Peace of God that overcomes
Just breathe
Let your weary spirit rest
Lay down whatโ€™s good and find whatโ€™s best
Just breathe”
These last couple of weeks have worn me down. I feel raw and experiencing a lot of self doubt. But these smiles remind me that in laying aside even the good in my life, I am seeking the better, the best. I may do it kicking and screaming sometimes, but the long game is worth it (even when I can’t make sense of right now). Praying that I continue to be alert but at peace, seeking and present, and breathing in what’s next. #sawyerlukeallen