Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sweet Love Poems

This morning I awoke before sunrise. I couldn't sleep..there is just so much on my mind lately.
I was organizing a pile of papers and came to a notebook with this beautiful little acrostic poem written in it by my two wonderful children. I don't know when they wrote this or what for, but I felt like the luckiest Mama alive reading it in the early morning quiet.

Needless to say, I shed a few tears..

Abby road
Right handed

Eats Helthy
Two kids
Open mined

I didn't take a picture of it & quickly stashed it back away because it isn't mine yet..but hopefully, one day very soon, it will be in my hands to frame.

May you too find little bits of love scattered throughout your day...
Blessings Friends!

Friday, November 27, 2009

Gratitude Friday

This week, I am grateful for...

:: watching Maya bake a Thanksgiving Apple Pie with Grammie...

:: enjoying that apple pie with our big family after Thanksgiving dinner..

:: this fantastic pile of bamboo knitting needles gifted to me by my aunt..

:: an evening spent looking for crinoids at our favorite beach..

:: a majestic sunset over Lake Michigan after many rainy days...

:: and this little girl who is absolutely smitten with Ramona books.

What are you grateful for this week?

Monday, November 23, 2009

This weekend I am thankful for..

:: spending time with my wonderful Mama, brother & kiddos...

:: this concert (Plain White T's)..

:: that this boy & this girl were so happy to see..

:: this city that I so love..

:: Mickey Mouse!!

:: The Magnificent Mile Lights Festival & Parade in Chicago..

:: Santas arrival in downtown Chicago...

:: an amazing fireworks show over the Chicago River...

:: early morning coloring...

:: Zuzu having time to run around & play...

:: Grammies Finches... :)

:: Making paper snowflakes to decorate Grammies house...

:: Playing cards with family..

:: Baking cookies with Grammie.

What were you thankful for this weekend?

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gratitude Friday

This week, I am grateful for...

:: Several game nights with the kids that threw us into fits of laughter.

:: Baking a Butter Cake with Mayas 2nd Grade class that turned out delicious.

:: Massaging some wonderful clients. I believe they center me just as much as my massage centers them.

:: The sun finally peeking through last night over the lake. It has been 5 long, gray, dreary days.

:: Hot, organic coffee & Christmas music on the car radio in the morning.

:: Zuzu. My stinky dog who has decided suddenly that it is ok to lay on the couch/chair/bed whenever she pleases. She is getting a bath after this post.

:: Almost finishing Mayas Winter Solstice present.

:: A great book recommendation that kept me up late last night. A Homemade Life by Molly Wizenberg.

What are you grateful for this week?


Monday, November 9, 2009

Today I Discovered...

...the magic of Photoshop....WOW.

I fear I may never sleep creativity peaks in the wee hours. ;)

Sweet Dreams, my friends!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

My girl

My girl & I...
we like to hike.

I love the way her little, delicate hand feels in mine, just as much as I love the hundreds of freckles that cover her cheeks.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009 was a scramble til the end as I sat finishing my knitting up until 15 minutes before trick or treating (at a but, we made it! And our Halloween couldn't have been better...pumpkin soup..great friends..just the right amount of spookiness...I love this time of year!
I wish you all a blessed Samhain, may your fire burn bright within your circle, may your cakes be light, your bread hearty and your mead stout....and may all the doorways be opened!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Seven year old thinking..

Just the other day, Maya & I were having a talk about why it is important to think before you speak. I was explaining to her how just thinking for a moment makes your choices more meaningful & full of intention. She was wide-eyed taking it all in and then says,
"Mama...whenever I am doing something at school, I turn my brain on like it has a switch on the side of my head *she pretends to click it on* and whenever we move to a new subject, I click and move the first to the back of my brain for safe keeping and then I pull the new subject forward to the front of my head. Isn't that a great idea, Mama?"

It is a great idea, Maya.

I just adore my girl.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Halloween Week!

When witches go riding,

and black cats are seen,

the moon laughs and whispers,

‘tis near Halloween.