Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Belated Scavenger Hunt

1. Smile
2. Stand Alone 
 3. Rusty or Old
 4. Artificial
 5. Repeating Pattern
Thanks for stopping by, I hope y'all are having a great week!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Scavenger Hunt: iphone collection

1. Sunset
I'm so happy that we had a sunset in the middle of all the rain!

2. Black & White
(taken in the mirror)
 3. Day in My Life
 4. Four

5. Colorful
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Friday, January 20, 2012

Friday Flower

Yep, just one flower- this daffodil didn't wait for spring... and I'm so happy to see it!
It's a reminder that spring is coming soon :)
{taken with my iphone}
happy Friday, everybody!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fabulous... Monday?

I thought I would link up with Fabulous Friday but as you can see... it's not Friday! 
Apparently I got distracted and didn't post this but I love the softness of Darcy's fur too much to leave her in the files.
title: soft
While I wouldn't call today "fabulous" I have certainly had worse. My kiddos are on the mend which means lots of grumping and scrapping but the weather was gorgeous and as soon as we went outside we could feel the angst melting away (well, almost). We crammed all the important activities into our precious outdoor time: riding bikes, swinging, feeding the bunnies fresh grass and drawing with sidewalk chalk. That fresh air and bunny TLC made all the difference in the world- I even feel renewed patience and gentleness (a much needed gift from God) now if it can just last 'till bed time...

How about you? I hope your week is starting out well!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Scavenger Hunt

My mouse is dying so I've used minimal Photoshop and we'll keep this short and sweet! 
1. Stacked Up
oh look, the princess rescued the prince!
2. Winter Wonderland
Are we in Narnia?

 3. Sweet
I would gladly use a photo of my husband here but as you know, my sweet husband can be stubborn when it comes to having his picture taken! 
 4. Hole
 5. Frozen 

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

This time last year

So much has happened since this time last year
For example- I have two new nephews and two new nieces! 
My little kids are growing into big kids before my eyes 
and I can't help but observe that the Lord has graciously and abundantly provided for all our needs. 
Every single day. 

I heard a fun song on Pandora, my husband will say that it's cheesy but I like it anyway :)

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes,
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Moments so dear.
Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?

In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights
In cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.

In five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure
A year in the life?

How about love?
Measure in love

Seasons of love. 

Five hundred twenty-five thousand
Six hundred minutes
How do you measure the life
Of a woman or a man?

In truths that she learned,
Or in times that he cried.
In bridges he burned,
Or the way that she died.

You know that love is a gift from up above 
Share love, give love spread love 
Measure measure your life in love.

Weather Update

Current: Overcast
Wind: S at 10 mph
Humidity: 51%

Hey look! Blue sky! 
We were all moping on the couch this morning when my sister in law sent me a text saying 
"the sun is shining!" 
We made it out just in time to enjoy the sun for a minute. 
Now the sun has hidden and it's chilly again but we don't care. 
We are cuddled up inside, watching movies and reading sweet stories like "Bear feels sick." 

Not a bad day after all!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Please Shine Down On Me

So the other day when I said that I like the gray and the rain? 
Well, I'm trying not to go back on that but I am starting to pine for the good ol' days 
when we basked in the glow of the sun. We played outside for hours every day.
We laughed and enjoyed such good times.
Now every one here is mopey (that's a real word, right?) 
and it seems gray and rainy inside too. 

(this was taken in the summer, long ago)
I'm not trying to complain.
All I'm saying is that we will really appreciate the sun... if we ever see it again!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

U is for Umbrella

We've had a lot of gray skies and rain here lately... but I don't mind. 
We are all a little under the weather so we are keeping warm and dry inside and we are learning simple lessons like loving our brother (and sister).

I'm having the time of my life!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Four Scavenger Hunt Items (and a couple soft things)

It's been a while since I participated in Scavenger Hunt Sunday... so if I find two things that fall under the category of soft do I get extra points? Just kidding, I really enjoyed the hunt this week.

1. One Color
(no photoshop here, I promise! I found this shiny bronze thing on our new back deck)
2. Laundry
I love how it says "energy preferred" -yes please- I would like some energy!
3. Empty
My husband likes this drink a lot. It gives him a little spring in his step but he can drink one
and go straight to sleep, no problem.
I drank one once and it gave me SO much energy,
I felt like I could defeat an army or clean the house from top to bottom in approx. 3 seconds.
So I 'm keeping one on hand  in case of a Zombie Apocalypse... or unexpected company... whichever comes first ;)
4. One Dozen

5. Soft
two count them TWO soft and squishy, chubby bunnies! Aren't they adorable?

Check out Ashley Sisk's awesome blog: Ramblings and Photos if you want to join the fun and see what the other hunters have found!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Fabulous Friday!

Over the Holidays I sort of lost track of which day was which, which was really nice because we were just hanging out and doing fun stuff and enjoyable work like eating candy and playing with new toys (it's a rough job but somebody has to do it). Now I'm ready to get back into the swing of things- you know, like getting up early, regular exercise, healthy eating, organized and productive work...except tomorrow is Saturday so that will have to wait 'till Monday!
Anyhoo (that word looks strange and my spell checker doesn't like it but I don't care. much.), yesterday I  picked up my camera for the first time all week and took a zillion photos of my Christmas Orchid with my Christmas macro lens, only to find out that not a single one came out sharp. No worries, I'll just have to try again! When the Orchid was exhausted (or maybe that was me) I stepped back and snapped a few with my 85mm. I know it's nothing spectacular but no worries, I'll try that again too! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

My husband gave me a macro lens and I'm in love!

That's right, I married 
the most wonderful man in the whole wide world (but I knew that before Christmas).
Anyway, I have taken literally a million photos with this new lens... well, maybe more like 309 *sigh*
My New Year's Resolution is to take more photos ;)
Here are a few of my favorites so far:

Life is good.
That is all.