Now that it’s nearly spring (or mud season, as we call it around here, which may or may not include more snow), I thought I’d come back and finish the list of things that I am learning, which I started midwinter. Thanks, Emily P. Freeman, for the inspiration! 6. In addition to winter being a … Continue reading
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What I’m Learning: Mid-Winter Edition
“It’s not the experience that brings transformation,”says author and teacher Jan Johnson, “it’s our reflection upon our experience.” Emily P. Freeman Mid-Winter is an invitation to pause. We’ve already had significant snow (though the yard is mostly bare and brown now), the holidays are done and our attention at church is drawn toward Epiphany, days are … Continue reading
Questions…questions that need answers
Parenting is chronic. Sometimes you need to take a break, lest you lose your everlovin’ mind. Locking yourself into the bathroom alone, or miracle of miracles, stepping outside of the house without the kids, provides a blessed bit of space, which allows you to remember that you do, in fact, love these funny little human … Continue reading
Crystal Moments: On being 13
The light has faded, along with its promise, and you, snuggled up under ocean covers – light deepening to purple, hiding the mysteries beneath – hopeful for a bedtime chat. Slats of morning march inevitably across the floor, and with arm flung across your face, you murmur: not quite yet. A mother’s litany grows as … Continue reading
In honor of the past few grey days, and the upcoming April snowstorm (and this winter that just won’t quit), here are a few of my favorite beach shots!
I am unofficially following along a photography course that Ian is teaching. This exercise: photograph the books you are reading. We’re currently in the habit of doing Compline (a lovely before bed prayer service from the Book of Common Prayer) with the kids each night. Here’s what we use for that:
Double & Rotation
Day 19 of Photo 101: Double & Rotation. Double can be interpreted in many ways; here are my two kids, each looking at their reflection (and each has a shadow in the background). The photo was actually taken by my husband, but I came across it and realized it was perfect for this theme. Here, … Continue reading
Movement & Motion
Day 13 of Photography 101: Show movement and/or motion.
Warmth (an evening at the beach)
Day 9 Photography 101: Warmth. Show something warm, in sunlight. An afternoon/evening at the beach with my family fits that bill, and is enjoyable for everyone!
Birds and Bees
“I don’t know what to do about this.” “Sorry, what?” He looked up from his computer. “The situation with the kids? And that country song? Why can’t they just stick to lovesick crooning and runaway dogs and makin’ Momma proud?” I asked. “Uh…what seems to be the problem?” His computer was shut tight now, giving … Continue reading