sundrenched, warm and reflective
wispy, tickles and giggles
textured smoothness underfoot, comfort, open space, light filled folds
a quiet stretch, reminders of what matters most, young arms, the smell of summer, late nite walks
spacial awareness, visual cues, the ting tings, balanced priorities, utter freedom
how quiet reads of richness, taste with subtle smacks of creative knowing
jackie o’ so sexy o’ yes yes yes
a minimalistic take on the pretty… still very pretty
of secrets and sweet memories
a gentle reminder to play, play well and play often…for…ever and ever….amen
memories of aunt kris, amusement parks, a lot happened then…a lot that shaped me…..
of sunset, of then and now….of what’s yet to come….soaked in it, soaked in gratitude
photography via jason ierace found via desire to inspire.
I’m feeling particularly grateful this week. We spent a long weekend with boyfriend’s extended family here from WA state…we had a so much fun celebrating 3 decade birthdays, (Megan is 30, Fran is 40 and Pop is 70). We had an incredible time in Santa Cruz and it was AJ and G’s first experience on amusement rides—they loved it…AJ even did the haunted house :) Life is rich and we are blessed…I am in the knowing of that this week…thanks for blessing me with being here, it really does mean a lot to me. I’m rich in blessings and love beyond my wildest of wild dreams…God is gracious.
your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. your words are the greatest power you have. the words you choose and use establish the life you experience
sorry for the funky blog loading the last couple of days. newbie here; didn’t realize picture sizes were bogging the blog. funny the terms we use today. fraps, tweets, IM’s, flickr, etsy, DM’s, blip, um, what?
today’s visual is my apology. i added a thought about words. oh, and remember to smile. someone once said smiling adds days, weeks, months, years to our lifespan. at a minimum, it makes each moment a bit brighter. your smile, it makes me smile.
Taylor Nicole ‘tay’
Arlise Joelle ‘aj’
Guthrie Michael ‘g’
compassion. wisdom. patience and strength. stories and laughter and books at great length. see i knew i was lucky to just have my mom. but then i got married and another mom (in-law) came along. his warm family welcomed me into the fold. tay was lil then, somewhat bashful, yet bold. i always stayed close to my family as well. thought i was grateful, aware of my blessings. little did i know of the future and lessons.
life grew even richer with aj & g. now i know more deeply what mothering means. and i am still new, still learning, still green. but nana and grammy they help me so much. with words and with wisdom with support and their love. but what matters more and what makes me so blessed? the way they love our children, it’s precious, the best! their love is different, less rules, and more sweets. it’s as it should, you see, grandmas are treats. our children are fortunate today as i write. i want you to know that my heart sings at night. for i know our children are so very loved. by nana and grammy, both wise and still young. relatively speaking as i’m sure you all know. for tay, aj & g have a lifetime to go. but their lives have richness, great color…a spark. it’s grammy and nana like a day at the park. i take this moment to send you huge hugs, to remind you of how lucky we feel for your love. each memory is stamped on our hearts and our minds. we hope to pass on this love in kind.
photos by: jana
AJ and G are home with me today; our daycare provider is on the outs. This morning Arlise told me I was boring, gotta love her honesty. As I was putting her down for her nap, she said she wanted to stay home everyday, so I asked, ‘but I thought i was boring’, she said, ‘you were mommy, but you aren’t now.’ Imagine my relief. I mean really, say what you will, but boring, please please no, not boring.
I’m trying to carve out time for more substantive, fun, creative posts here, but that time continues to elude me this week. I’m working on a fun new client so I will plan to share more about that as things progress. Happy sunshine to you.