a gentle reminder, documented perspective of sorts.  i love my life.  we are so very blessed.  big girl worries make me forget this at times…i think i worry to feel responsible—silly, i know.  saturday, we played, we laughed, we painted, we went to the food store as AJ calls it…simple yes, but such a treat for them; trader joe’s has fruit water and samples.  we grilled hot dogs and ate dinner on the patio.  swings, water, gardening, outdoor play…their kitchen, their playhouse and running free. she pushes her lil brother and they get along swimmingly…i enjoyed their exchange.  they are together 24/7, and at 14 months apart, their patience for each other often wears thin…their love with it’s colors is also so strong.  i continue to ask for patience, guidance and strength to be a good mommy, to let them find their way. to let them fully experience what god has planned without my overprotective tendencies.  i want to embrace the messy, fast paced rhythm of raising toddlers with joy…let them breathe…and feel my presence…a delicate balance.

starting the week with a simple post, one to remind me of my blessings.  i’m listening to a tape series again. little rituals help settle my mind sometimes.  she talks about how no matter what is going on in our lives, we are either sitting, standing, or lying horizontally—no matter what our circumstances.  

here’s to smiling inside and out, and to knowing, god has a plan. how gracious are his blessings. here’s to experiencing joy in our moments.

it’s a pleasure being here. with you.  peace :)

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image via flickr photostream multicoloured arc

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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               

                                                                                                                                              sonia choquette

 

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.

image by fritz henle via luminouslint.com

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Just popping in briefly to share a thought for the day.  I hope to feature some new work this week.  My design business has me running around a bit, so here’s to finding some quiet time to devote to you.  

image by:  jana

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words and image by:  jana

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all images by jana  

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Saying found on Tumblr via here.  Photo taken yesterday on our walk to have ice cream and play in the park.  I need this today; just not feeling whole. Some days are like that.

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Perfect timing for so many reasons.  I happened upon this motto photo through the lovely Katy Elliott.  I encourage you to stop by her blog and at a minimum learn a bit about her.  She has an impressive background, is very down to earth and feeling the impact of this economy on her career path; her outlook is quite refreshing.  I have to agree with her #10.  Photography is a newfound interest of mine that has been rekindled as I prepare the studio and write here regularly.  Motto originally created here.

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