Friday, July 31, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
With my husband on my heart, and another year of his to celebrate, I leave you with some of my thoughts on this camping trip and his kind soul...
Rickey taught Brooklynn how to cooler-drum
The first family picture in a long while
Imagine that same hotdog in the dirt and picked up again a few times
Thursday, July 23, 2009
For those of you who don't read A Cup of Jo, enjoy one of her recent postings here. Jaw-dropping and hilarious. It will definitely brighten up your afternoon~It did mine!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I can hardly believe it. My little girl is old enough to go to pre-school. We've been talking about it for months and it was this very idea that had her encouraged to get potty-trained fast. She's been talking about her teacher, Mrs. Reive, and the things that she MUST tell her, for months now, too.
I couldn't resist taking these first-day-of-school pictures. Reflecting on this morning, I realize I was pretty anxious for her and her big day and her first time in the classroom. Yesterday, I kept telling her with excitement that she was "going to school tomorrow." After a few times, she said, "can you please quit telling me that I am going to school tomorrow?" Smart, funny girl. Here she is in all her cuteness. Unfortunately, she fell and skinned her face on the sidewalk the other day, but still, she is so very cute.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The waters have been murky with patches of clarity lately, causing much distress and confusion, and long followings of self-talk. I've been reading Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul, and it is the perfect companion for this period of self-reconciliation. I feel encouraged and nurtured by Moore's words; that hope lies in the parts of us that are unfortunately perpetuated. I'm trying to better understand these parts of me and how to handle them when they are stirred, because the living and feeling never halt. Understanding how to be and deal with such vulnerability is what I am after.
"Care of the soul is not solving the puzzle of life; quite the opposite, it is an appreciation of the paradoxical mysteries that blend light and darkness into the grandeur of what human life and culture can be." ~Thomas Moore
Love this sweater/shawl. I want one. :)
Monday, July 13, 2009
It has been so long, but the break from the day-to-day and computers and telephones was much needed. The last week or so has been a BUSY one with a staycation, a holiday, family in town, and a bachelorette party. We've been on the move constantly, so it is with relief that I sit down to recap what we've been up to recently, and really, just sit down! I want to thank you for having such great blogs! Bloghopping is so relaxing and so very inspiring, too! It's my favorite way to take a breather and re-coup.
Here is the run-down on our fun:
My oldest sis, Tammy, and her four boys came to visit from Montana. It was so nice to see the family over the two weeks. They spent half their time at their old neighbors' houses and the last half of their trip here with us. Me and the kiddos met up with them the first day at Oaks Park. Even the little kids had a good time with train rides, kiddie rides, and even a small roller coaster for Brooklynn. Well I thought it was small enough when I agreed to take her on it, but during the ride she was petrified. Poor girl.
Tams and I
A few from the fourth:
Its become a tradition that when Tammy comes in town we take the kids and have donuts in the park. A good combo, right?
Some good ones, hu?
The summer is turning out to be sunny and fun here in Camas. We've got Nate's birthday coming up this weekend, camping trips to look forward to, and more vacations to take. We'll have no issues with making the most of the next month and a half! Hope your summer is going delightful!