:: little girls :: walking behind my daughter and her friend, i listen to the exchange between these sweet girls.  their soft (for the moment) voices, their giggles, their eight-ear old anecdotes bring a smile to my face. :: siblings :: after picking my son up from his wilderness class, he sits in the back [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  my daughter watering the garden one morning this week...winter coat {unnecessary, mind you}, my rain boots, jammies ::  the way my son and daughter held hands in the grocery store during this week's trip...melted my heart :: many of us know someone facing this's [...]

:: noticing the moments ::

taking some time to reflect upon my week... :: anticipation...the outcome is sometimes so sweetly satisfying :: swings in weather lately...appreciating cozy, rainy days on the sofa and crisp, windy days in the yard..all this following summer-like temps of 80+ degrees :: connecting with my husband and children :: moving through the murky waters of [...]

a gentle dance

these blooms, these petals...are fleeting.  but i am so enjoying their beauty right now.  all winter long, i have savored the bare branches against the winter sky.  and now i am  reveling in the beautiful colors against our spring sky.  the leaves are beginning to push their way through, and hues will shift from whites, [...]

{noticing the moments}

taking some time to reflect upon my week... ::  even though it's a bit early, i'm so enjoying the warm weather, the increasing songs of birds, the blooms of life ::  connections ::  appreciating my husband:  he works hard so that i can be home with our two children; he makes time to paint basketball [...]