Friday, June 24, 2011


photo by m smith



not a staged photo, no props used...simply a quick snap after a long day's work {hunting and gathering} by our young friend and his mother. 


Wednesday, June 22, 2011



our view


simple beauty created by an unseen artist {someone created lots of these!}


100 year old cottages...SWOON


husband helping in the sea glass hunt


gardening artists are everywhere


cousin time


no words necessary

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

country girls

i don't listen to country music that often

even though i love it

carrie singing this song makes me cry at the end every stinkin' time!

and did you hear Shania is back?

{love this new song of can get it on itunes}

talk about God making beauty out of the ashes

i wrote a lot of posts this morning (in my head)

but music seemed to be the order of the day

what a big, fat gift God gave us when he made our vocal chords

i think i'll go sing to Him now while i clean...

Saturday, June 18, 2011

home again


time for a long, hot shower and starting the laundry

...more pictures soon from our lakeside getaway

no matter how much fun we have

coming home is always the best!

Friday, June 10, 2011

right now


been watching a lot of this...


and trying to get this job done for Alaska...


so that we can enjoy this next week

hoping your summer is off to a SuNnY the sky & in your heart


Monday, June 6, 2011

finish line


she crossed it yesterday

what a pleasure it is to be her mom!

and what joy to sit in that sunny stadium next to my husband and our sons

and near the two buddies i met the first day i walked her into that kindergarten room


that's the only time i choked up, really...

when the three of us moms posed for a picture.

because through those encircled arms about waists

i felt all that history joining our spirits together

how amazing that all those years ago

God knew to place our daughters and son in Miss Byrne's afternoon kindergarten classroom

He knew we'd love each other from the start...unique as we each are

and that of all the friends we'd meet and enjoy through these school years

it would be the three of us still holding hands 

as we crossed this first big finish line together

*a testament to how much i love these girls...what a disappointing picture of me!

Friday, June 3, 2011

busy as a...


all's good

but my little wings sure are getting a workout

{did you know a honeybee flaps her little wings 230 times a second?!}


bees are pretty, from a distance

but i'm sure loving my own little bee of sorts right next to my settee!

her little price tag stung me with surprise...$29 for the whole lamp!

{i like bees alright, but i like tj maxx a whole lot better}

happy weekend...may your flying about bring you alongside people who remind you of big, beautiful flowers!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

twenty one...


...years today

my heart overflows with
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