Thursday, August 30, 2012
#694 The brand new Monarch
#695 Mike's cargo area
#696 The actual size of the real snake (not pictured) from which Joel rescued me...
.....and the subsequent snake fascination from the boy (you can't see it, but he has a snake on his shirt, too.....)
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
Author's Note: Tonight, The Eldest's school hosted the Meet The Teacher night....highly anticipated both to actually meet the teacher, but also to come back to the school that last year at this time had been almost destroyed by a fire. So thankful...
#685 New Haircut
#686 New Old School
#687 New Routine
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Friday, August 24, 2012
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Author's Note: Not only did we wake on this last official day of everyone's summer to nourishing and refreshing rain, but also we celebrated the day my husband was born....my match-in-every-way and the biggest gift to this family. What a great day when he joined the world.
#667 Straight: a tandem stick horse
#668 Curve: the bend of bubbles
#669 Turn: metamorphosis turning things new
Monday, August 20, 2012
My kids are still away. I miss them, but let me just say, this was the first all church breakfast in 7 years that I didn't have to fix someone else's plate, I could talk to whomever I please (uninterrupted), and we were very, very early.
But back to the dare....
But back to the dare....
#661 CJ is back.
#662 The Men's Choir starting worship with "Brethren, We Have Met to Worship"
"Brethren, we have met to worship and adore the Lord our God;
Will you pray with all your power, while we try to preach the Word?
All is vain unless the Spirit of the Holy One comes down;
Brethren, pray, and holy manna will be showered all around."
#663 Singing harmony with my sister-in-love, Anna
With the children away at GG & Papa's house, I took the opportunity to deep clean some closets. Oh, the treasures waiting to be found....
#658 A trace of a boy away
#659 A remembered discovery of a bonus
#660 Evidence of a littler Eldest
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Author's Note: Last of the pics of the trip to the coast (maybe....), but today's dare kept me thinking about our trip as a family and how we bonded on our adventure. Thanks be to God.....
#652 The Beginning.....two became one.
#653 The Blessings...each different.
#654 The Bundle...together, we thrive.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
(final day of a great vacation week.....back home and settling in)
#649 Monstrosities of man....the scars on the land but the beauty of achievement
#650 Post-vacation laundry...the finality of the end but back to the familiar and comfortable
#651 Souvenirs...the jumble of colors but each one carefully selected and cleaned
(Day 6 of our family trip to the Texas coast....the last of the week....again, thankful.)
#646 Ring of a commercial washing machine....tending to the cabin that has kept us so well
#647 Curve of the bottle of Aunt Polly & Uncle Freddy's liniment...that sits across the street from their old quaint cabin
#648 Sphere of the graceful dancers....their mystery and strange beauty hypnotizes from a distance