Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gratitude Sunday...

Joining in with Taryn for her heartfelt Sunday tradition. 
A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful. 
This week I have been grateful for...

....Friday night date night
....The crazy fall wind
....Extended family time this upcoming week
....Making plans for his graduation trip
....His sing-song voice saying Nene's Bed when it is naptime.
....Pink sunsets
....Warm slippers on a cold morning
....Candle-lit corners
....Spending an hour together drinking coffee and wrapping Christmas presents...remembering the past and
    imagining the future.
....Her wanting group hugs, including the dog, 5 times a day

Friday, November 22, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

(Found these last night on Chloe's camera...forgot all about them.   This was our weekend trip to the Lake over Memorial Day weekend.)

We went with some friends, took their camper, set it up and Bray and I explored. 

Weeping Willows skimming the top of the water...

the dock was my favorite place to sit and enjoy the sounds all around

The boys stayed at the camp and we went to the swimming pool.  She, of course, met everyone there and we ended up staying until lunchtime.  She loved this bear! 

The water was so still, I loved the reflections off of it.  Clouds and setting sun, pink sky. 
It was beautiful.

love the reflection of the lights off the water

We woke up Sunday morning to this: (and thunder and lightning and wind)
after 2 movies, we decided it was time to pack it up and come home.  6 people, 3 under 5, in a small space...well there is only so much you can take!  We only ended staying a little over 24 hours, but we had such a good time.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Gratitude Sunday...


Joining in with Taryn for her heartfelt Sunday tradition.
A time to slow down, to reflect, to be grateful.

This week I have been grateful for...

......Taking a few minutes on the way to work to admire the sunrise

......The smell of Fall
......Ballet practice with a coffee shop right across the street
......Family knowing I'm forgetful and making sure I get what I left behind back
......A hard fought battle to become friends finally won
......A husband who loves to cook
......Extra time with her at night.  Extra time with him in the morning.
......Redwood scented candles
......Open windows while it's raining


Thursday, November 14, 2013

Oh Fall, you were so good

" Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves!” 
Humbert Wolfe

leaves changing colors, connecting

spider webs, learning, reading

 long morning shadows, writing

leaf jumping, having fun

Friday night dates, sharing

bright blue skies, creating

sunrises, cashmere yarn, candles

rain, wind, frosty mornings.

the circus, museums,

early Sunday mornings, crocheting, hot chocolate

 Cotton candy clouds, handmade blankets

Halloween, mums, pumpkins, pansies, chocolate

foggy morning drives

twirling everywhere! loving others
sunsets, pj's still warm from the dryer

making mistakes, learning, growing

bare trees against gray skies

cookie making Saturdays, decorating for Thanksgiving

parade, these two always, grateful,