Daily Reads


Happy Friday, friends! It's been a week full of all the things that make summer my favorite time of year. 
It's been an especially sweet season for us, watching Michael enjoy it all. Having a child makes everything new, for me at least. Every afternoon in the park, every dragonfly, every fountain, every new tasty food becomes something special with a child who experiences it for the first time. What a joy and a blessing!

Tim took that picture of me while we were in Portland last weekend, and I love it. Portland is such a beautiful place, and when I look at this the sights and sounds and smells come right back to me. Those kinds of pictures are the best, aren't they? 
The rest of our week looked like this...

Swinging in the park / Yummy dinner in Portland / Sailboats on Casco Bay

Maine summer sky / Salted caramel yumminess / Morning milk in a dino cup

He loves to draw! (and eat crayons) / Little visitor on our window / 4th of July breakfast table

Cooling off in the park / I will never get tired of sparklers / This little man has a lot to say these days

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Are you on instagram? I'm mtchristi, if you'd like to follow my feed.
What are you up to this weekend? It's our last weekend in Boston and we will be 
squeezing in as much fun as we can before it's time to go. 
Wishing you a relaxing weekend - see you on Monday! xoxo

~linking up with Life Rearranged and iPhoneography~


  1. Stopping in from Insta-Friday. Love all of these pictures! Those berries look DELICIOUS!

    1. Thanks Lori! So excited to meet another Houston blogger :) (We are moving there next week!)

    2. Awesome! There are quite a few of us in the Houston area and have meetups once a month and sometimes some of the girls do happy hours. Here's a link to the blog http://htownbloggerhotties.blogspot.com/ There is also a facebook group, I think the link is on that page.

      Hope your move goes smoothly!

  2. Hi Christi! Im visiting from Life Rearranged too. Love your blog! I think it's awesome that you guys travel so much. My husband and I are about to move to another part of the country and one of our biggest resolutions is to travel/explore more! I will definitely have to come back here for tips. Have a great weekend! :)

  3. You have some great photos here! My favorite is the crayon shot :) Over from Insta-Fri!

  4. LOVE portland! took a trip last summer with a dear friend and hit oregon, washington and bc. it was better than lovely. can't wait to take the family!! love the photographs :)

  5. Such great pictures=) I hope you and your family had a wonderful 4th of July week!!