Tuesday, February 28, 2012

waiting for the sun to rise

in morning's light
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, February 27, 2012

created for us

I open our brown box like a Christmas gift, marvel at colors, textures, flavors
such perfection, beauty, infinite variety...
romanesco cauliflower
well, it is a gift isn't it?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

for today, a song

have I shared this one before? maybe I have. but it's worth another listen. and another...

Saturday, February 25, 2012

soap creatures - good clean fun

kitchen science 4
need some rainy day fun?
kitchen science 3
got ivory soap?
kitchen science 1
how 'bout a microwave?
kitchen science 2
zap the soap and watch your creatures grow -not to mention your kids eyes...
kitchen science 5
clean up? easy -send them all to the tub!

Friday, February 24, 2012

katie in fairyland

katie in fairyland
Fairy Tales are more than true; not because they tell us that dragons exist,
but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten. -G. K. Chesterton

Thursday, February 23, 2012

a wall of world history

the timeline
Spent the bulk of our school morning sticking the timeline to his wall.
Tristan loves history and thanks to classical conversations and these audio books, this kid knows history.

Monday, February 20, 2012


taking shape
the warship
a lot of projects going on around here on this beautiful Monday
I've been catching up on some things myself, like over here...

Friday, February 17, 2012

yesterday today

yesterday she was two
kate at the beach 1
a happy, playful, adorable, two
and now she's 3
today she is three
and now she's 3
and still happy, playful, adorable, katie.
and now she's 3
oh kate, we love you so.
happy birthday little one!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

after a full day...

in the car
...of driving one long errands-and-appointments circuit, found myself (finally) alone in a hair salon parking lot, feeling like I "accomplished" nothing. why do we tell ourselves such un-truths?

Monday, February 13, 2012

it's a beautiful day


there are so many moments in the day when I have a choice. when I fail miserably.
grumbling or joy? right now, this moment, I choose joy.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

on prayer and us

quiet afternoon sunlight
"We must lay before us what is in us, not what ought to be in us." ~C.S. Lewis

Saturday, February 11, 2012

today i...

a huge old tree
talked to Lisa on the phone while browsing $3 photo frames at the antique shop down the road
-the one with the amazing old tree that stands guard out front.

Friday, February 10, 2012

under a blue sky

under a blue sky
"The love of Christ is like the blue sky, into which you may see clearly,
but the real vastness of which you can never measure."
~Robert Murray McCheyre

Thursday, February 9, 2012


the eight year old
beach play
the beach baby
my three
{happy birthday, tristan, my sweet boy. i love you so much.}

Monday, February 6, 2012

there was a moment...

blurry boys
as the long day's light faded,
and they jumped for pictures, laughed at blurry selves, ran to jump again, laughing again-
when life suddenly came into focus,
dazzling, bright.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

so this is winter in Florida

just my size
 colorful planter boxes and short sleeved Saturdays...
the mom&pop store
we wish for snow and cozy fires and cute winter hats...
that kinda day
...but really, we can't complain.

Friday, February 3, 2012


elderberry syrup for the sick one who can't sleep,
espresso for the one who must hold and cuddle and wipe the runny nose
editing with espresso
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