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I’m moving to a new website!

by Lesley on September 1, 2015 · 0 comments

in uncategorized

TweetHello faithful friends and readers! It’s with great excitement that I’m making a change to my blogging home. From here moving forward I’ll be writing at This site will stay live for awhile, reminding you to head over to a cleaner and prettier site, for more stories, photos, encouragement and conversation. There’s a few new posts up […]



Tweet My engagement ring has been making a strange rattling sound for a few months so I stopped into a jewelry store yesterday on the way to the beach. The kids and I were lathered in sunscreen and they rubbed their greasy fingers all over the glass display cases while I explained my concerns to the owner. “I think it’s loose,” […]



Tweet It’s the Monday after our week-long, kids-free vacation. Real life and responsibilities loom a bit larger today, as my salty swim suits still dry out in the bathtub. We returned on Saturday after a week on the Big Island, where we stayed at my aunt and uncle’s beach house. (Lynn and Bill, you are so generous! […]



Tweet “I’m not sure what I’m supposed to say —is there a right thing to say?—but I call her back from a gas station in Oregon and the tears come flooding out when she answers. This little fleeting baby, tinier than any fruit or nut, has the power to crush us both. I am considering […]


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Formerly known as Magnolia Lane

by Lesley on July 24, 2015 · 3 comments

in growing up

Tweet We’re moving again this weekend. Did I tell you already? I’m not sure I have—partially out of denial and partially because I didn’t really feel like talking about it—but now that I’m in the thick of packing I will do anything to avoid responsibility. Packing. Ugh. I very much dislike packing, especially when it’s not my […]

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