Friday, February 29, 2008

One of my favorites.

I was browsing around in cyberspace today and somehow stumbled upon this wonderful blog. It is by a woman who has four children and is into photography. Not quite sure where she lives but she uses a lot of English (as in England) expressions, such as: nappie and Mummy. She sounds pretty ordinary so far but the thing that makes this blog so special is that a little over a year ago she lost one of her daughters. Her oldest daughter, Ava, died at four years old. I'm not sure of the circumstances - I haven't been able to read that far back yet but she documents her struggles with daily life and struggling to go on while living with a broken heart.

One of her quotes from the blog touched me so I wrote it down to share with you. It is so true. Please take it to heart and never take one day for granted.

"Live each day, every single day, with the understanding that one does not necessarily lead into the other. Hug you family. Tight. Put aside What Does Not Matter. Tomorrow could be a completely new kind of normal." -Sheye Rosemeyer

Take some time to check out her blog. Be sure to do it when you have plenty of time to sit & read. Grab a cup of coffee and a box of kleenex and enjoy getting to know her family and looking at the beautiful photos she has included.

take care,

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Signs of spring....

I was out in the yard today and got so excited that I had to run back in and grab my camera.
It lifts my spirits to know that Spring is just around the corner.

take care,

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted anything new. Truth is, I've been extremely busy lately. We still have basketball games going on (I know, no pictures yet - I'll try to get some tonight). Gracie has gymnastics & cheerleading. They've got the year-end celebration coming up on Mar. 1st. Rah! Rah! There are routines & cheers to be learned by all. Should be fun (I'll try to get pics of that too.)

We just had a visit from MiMi & Grandaddy (my parents). They came down for a couple of days to see all of the extracurricular activities. I think they enjoyed their visit even though Bray's team lost. I also think they went away with a greater appreciation for what this "stay at home" mom does in a routine school day. They normally just get to experience the care-free weekend days with the children - not so much this time.

Rob is getting a case of spring fever & looking for new fishing holes. The warmer weather we had a couple of weeks ago didn't help any. It made me want to get outside & start planting things. Speaking of getting outside - anyone who wants to come & help pick up pine cones please feel free. Just give me a call & I'll give you directions.

That's all I've got time to update you on right now. Hope everyone is doing well - send me some updates on your families as well.
Take care,