Sunday, October 20, 2013


"I howled at the moon with friends,
And then the sun came crashing in.
But all the possibilities,
No limits just epiphanies..."
Best Day of My Life by American Authors

This weekend we've got a house guest.
One of those feels-more-like-family-than-just-a-friend friend.
He got here Friday, and the locals who miss him
have been stopping by to visit.
And bringing some good wine with them!
Last night we were up until past midnight waxing philosophical, laughing, 
arguing and laughing some more.
It was good.
{late...but oh, so good!}

There were more friends today...more wine...
and the sharing of memories and dreams.

In the midst of all this, I was privileged to be included in a very special baby shower.
We gathered, family and friends, at a local restaurant and piled mountains of gifts across two long tables. 
Every detail ~ adorable.
Countless hand made stars and moons and chocolate lollipop favors
told the story of one sister's love for another.

When the mom-to-be walked in the room,
her eyes welled up with tears. 
It felt like that moment when you see a bride for the first time at a wedding.
You see, it's been a long road to pregnancy for this mama.
{might have been told she wouldn't have children}
She looked at the room today, at all of us, and said through her tears,
"I just never thought this would happen."

So today, as I toasted a friend's 50th and celebrated the promise of new birth,
I realized I was having one of those days.
One of the really good ones.
One of the days when the sun comes crashing in and
I see more possibilities than limits.

When the epiphanies of the howling hours
make sense in the light of day.

{It must also be said that THE SOX ARE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!!}
{Worst to First...Believe it!}

Joining the Sunday gang at Kathy's for


  1. I enjoyed both your photos and commentary today!
    I loved 'one of those days the sun comes crashing in' - well said.

  2. Beautiful written and illustrated.

  3. I cannot stop smiling!!! Who would have thought! And the new banner at Fenway? "Stay strong" - and what Ortiz said - reliving the game from April - I love this city and this team!!

  4. What a great day ! Thanks for sharing I will be smiling all day.

  5. a "perfect" weekend.....and the "SOX" won!! YeH!

    soft, beautiful images!!

  6. Indeed, you've had a great's to many more♫♪ My song...:

  7. Sounds like a fabulous time indeed. Loved that 1st shot. Made me want to be there enjoying the festivities.

  8. Beautiful post, one that brought happy tears to my eyes.

  9. Wonderful times... a new mamma is always a delight!

  10. Love your phrase that "the sun comes crashing in." Love hearing about your warm and love-filled weekend. And I love that last photo especially -- the subject, the light. Just beautiful!

  11. Amazing vignettes of your weekend! I've enjoyed seeing bits and pieces on IG. Every bit of sounds perfect.

  12. Fun, fun,, love, love. Truly ingredients for a best day recipe :). And can I just add I am sooooo happy to feel I can participate in the World Series excitement this year...after all, it's my former Phillie Victorino that kinda had a role in it :). Go Sox! Thanks for joining in on Song-ography.

  13. Good times! What a lucky baby to be longed for so well.

  14. Happy days! What wonderful things going on in your world right now.