the everyday


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<untitled>Coffee on the front stoop and quiet evenings making spicy thai noodles and watching the rain. There is nothing spectacular about these days. But they are what life is about. Like when I was younger and the days were full to the brim even without leaving our yard. We would read Nancy Drew and The Babysitters Club in the hammock, in the pool, up in the tree, on the porch swing. We would eat lunch and play house and find worms in the dirt. Most nights we would take a walk or a bike ride around the neighborhood, a gaggle of two adults and three small girls, one with extremely unruly hair. We are in between the time where we are the children who get to do these fun kid things and the time where we become the ones responsible for skinned knees and trips to the library. But even in between we get to have a life where it is the two of us getting excited about a stormy sky, a favorite movie, a new library book, exploring a new place, laying in the grass. I know when these days are over I will miss them and keep the memories close to my heart, so I will make them count even if the memories are full of nothing spectacular.

8 comments:

Katie said...

this was absolutely beautiful Chloe. The pictures, your words, everything.

CHEVRON and GEOMETRICS said...

This is beautiful. I love all of this because I love transitions, the in between stages...they always seem to be full of simple lovely things.

Cait said...

ex.cep.tion.al. thank you thank you thank you for sharing this little piece of yourself with the world. it's really marvelous.

nikaela marie said...

i love you.

Faith said...

Just caught up with your blog after being absent awhile. You have truly developed a beautiful place here. I love the look and feel of your images and your words.

twobirdstone said...

completely relate to everything you write here. love love this post.

chloƩ said...

thanks everyone! your words mean a lot. xoxoxo

Alison said...

I feel the same way, that I'm still in the in between time of my life and that I can't quite feel right in either one completely. I loved reading the babysitter club and nancy drew books growing up. Who doesn't love a good mystery?

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