About 10baretoes

Living what you love. Its in the little things. Giggles. Discovery. Blooming. Lighting. A warm breeze. Baby bed-head. Clean floors. Rolly Polly Chloe. Chloe. Watching someone work in thier gifts. Anticipation. Almond extract. Falling snow. Fresh sheets. It's cupping the small moments to take a peak and learning more and more what it means to love what I live...

Nummy Salsa !

 Compliments of The Mermaid Ranch. Naked Salsa was a hit at a recent get together. A mutual friend even recognized the salsa from his time spent at the Mermaid Ranch : )

 August Heaven.

Naked Salsa

Naked Salsa

Gramma Great


I grew up seeing my gramma daily sometimes more than that…. so I was beyond excited to see her last weekend.

 My Gramma ran a pre-school in Oregon for many years called The Nurtury that was, for a few years, in our house. The Nurtury was an educational jumpstart for me and so many other kids who grew so naturally into some quite scholarly years. I know we have her to thank for an incredibly easy entry into Kindergarten… so I’ll thank her personally.

Gramma.. I am only beginning to understand the level of gratitude I have for all you instilled in us kids. God gave you an incredible gift of authority in our lives and your use of that gift has implications beyond measure. The weekly themes to celebrate culture, the daily alphabet letter at circle time, the countless science experiments, the extravagant holiday celebrations and most of all your unquestionably defined manners we all kept specially for you.  I am so fortunate to have had you as my preschool teacher like so many who’d say the same, but I also have you as my Gramma.. now that is really something.

Soooooo Gramma brought Chloe The circle time song book with a tape of Gramma singing the songs! Wow what better way to get started on my best effort to recreate The Nurtury for Chloe : ) Thanks Gramma. I can’t wait to gather more of the wonderful things that made my childhood so rich. 

July 28th. 

Getting down from the couch. That’s new! She’s up and down rattling the lamps and everything! 

She also found a REAL RAINBOW! .. just like on Elmo and Rosita!