Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Dandelions are flowers
planted from above,
Just for Tegan Rose to pick
to give away her love!
But when they turn to seed,
to puffy balls of white,
She blows to send the fairies
drifting into flight!

Soccer on a Sunday

Side kick!

Uncle Shaunie will be so proud!

How much does Tegan love you?

This much!

Tree hugger?

How can anyone possibly hug this?

Portrait of me

I am so excited that Tegan like to draw and color. She has colored pages and pages of brightly colored pictures, all of which I am saving for background scrapbooking paper. I used to spend hours coloring with my kids when they were small, but they would leave after 15 minutes and I would remain with "my picture". Thankfully, Tegie can color for hours and hours so I feel thoroughly rewarded! So far, Sawyer only likes to sort or hide crayons, but who knows? I could have another budding artist/color buddy!

From the devotional: Jesus Calling

"LET ME INFUSE MY PEACE into your innermost being. As you sit quietly in the light of My Presence, you can sense Peace growing within you. This is not something that you accomplish through self-discipline and willpower; it is opening yourself to receive My blessing. In this age of independence, people find i hard to acknowledge their neediness. However, I have taken you along a path that has highlighted your need for Me: placing you in situations where your strengths were irrelevant and your weaknesses were glaringly evident. Through the aridity of those desert marches, I have drawn you closer and closer to My self. You have discovered flowers of Peace blossoming in the most desolate places. You have learned to thank Me for hard times and difficult journeys, trusting that through them I accomplish my best work. You have realized that needing Me is the key to knowing Me intimately, which is the gift of all gifts."

This has been the hardest year of my life and I weep as I write. As the providence of God would have it, I turned almost hourly to Him, in despair and confusion, lost and anxious, becoming childlike, in need of constant care and attention.

Thankfully, my need for the Lord became a relationship, one where I could say: "Lord, I'm really disappointed that you are not answering my current prayer" or "Please, please Lord, just give me the strength to handle whatever comes my way" and "Help me find a coupon for this item I need for dinner!"

I have had moments where peace and joy literally bathed my being after prayer. I know he is real and I know he loves me infinitely. Best of all, I do have an intimate relationship with my Savior, which is the gifts of all gifts!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Gettysburg National Cemetary

On flames eternal camping ground
Their silent tents are spread
And glory guards with silent round
The bivouac of the dead

Strolling through the graveyard of History's brave

So many lives lost here.

She stands on hollowed ground

Where flowers still grow

Shaun and his girl

What a wonderful reunion!

Monday, November 14, 2011


Ipicked some yellow flowers!

But who shall I give them to?

Here ya go, MomMom!

juice box

Halloween Park

Parks are nice cuz they have trees!

And slides!

Walking through the leaves is fun!

And sitting in the mulch is fun too

Wow this is a ginormous slide!

I'll stick to my comfort zone, thank you!

Slides are fun, but let's go see what all the creepy stuff is!

This cemetary is way to creepy, Im getting out!

I kind of like creepy things!



Come closer little children!

Much closer!

Quick! The exit is over there!

Oh, crap, what a time to fall!

Another monster!


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Father and son

Fall in the park is magical!

A little ray of sunshine on my sunshine girl

Her hair is golden, lit by the sun

She looks like an angel having fun

Childhood was meant for days such as these!

Two little elves swinging in the autumn breeze!

Monday, November 7, 2011

bones and tubes

I am riding a dinosaur!

Look at me!

T-rex' aren't so scary!

And so, the love of dinosaurs begins...

Yea, I'm hooked!

Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones!