sore cheeks (from so much smilin)

i don't want to miss beauty in this disorientation. i am trying to continue capturing pictures of the everyday that make my heart smile. here are a few from the last week.

last week was far less ordinary of course because we had the great joy of welcoming Hannah Beth and Melissa to Seattle. Its difficult to describe the dear, sweet and open love those two little girls have for each other. Seeing my daughter so full of laughter and glee, as well as so confident really swelled my heart. It's so completely delightful (and LOUD) to watch them together. it was also quite a treat to have a birthday date with an incredible friend of mine and to be known and honest and eat every delicious bite. Those Miller girls are a huge gift to our life and offered such refreshment to us.