New Life

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the Master calls a butterfly." Richard Bach

Saturday, January 14, 2012

~*News Flash*~ We moved!

*News Flash*!!!

We have moved to 

 I took a leap of faith...
With a bit of trepidation...
Photo by Tracy Watson
And bunches of encouragement and know how from my big brother..... 

Looking for a friend to jump over there with!...
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And hoping everyone will jump on over too!
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Come on over!  Would love to see you there!

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Friday, January 6, 2012

Patches of Light

It is P week...

There was pomegranates, pickles, pierogies, pizza, peas, peanut butter, and pancakes.

Here she is
Painting Pooh

  and Making Play-doh

 in pajamas (For Pajama Day)
There was even time for...
Paperdolls, paper airplanes, pet rocks

And Modern Day Princesses (from Big sisters)

 The pandemonium of Popping Corn....
pure happiness.
the magic
Patches of light we glimpse for an instant before it moves on and is gone.

It is amazing what the light illuminates.  It is a paragon.  Flawless to a momma.
Just for a second, time stands still.

  "For with You is the fountain of life;
         In Your light we see light."  Psalm 36:9
Thankful for The Light.

Friday, December 30, 2011

Saying Goodbye to 2011.... A Year in Pictures

"The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot." Michael Altshuler
Love that dog!
My Big Brother the Sky Diver
Handmade flowers for residents of The Little Flower

The Linus Project

Love cookies

Williamsburg, VA with friends

Our Easter snake found while hunting eggs

Homeschool experiments

New life

No Complaints

Rising Above

Meeting Ann Voskamp

Summer flooding

Mom Retreat

Library volunteer

Beach Jewels


Balloon Fest

Love Notes

The power of one

Picture Study

Gavel Club

Ellie's masterpiece

CHRISTmas bells
YMCA Dance Team Talent Show

He is the man!

 "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called “Opportunity” and its first chapter is New Year’s Day."  Edith L. Pierce

 Shalom 2012!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

My Favorite Things...

 Inspired by Robin at Pensieve...

Sung to the tune of My Favorite Things from the Sound of Music...

(I got carried away and added two extra verses)
If you know me, personally, you know these really are my favorite things :)

My Favorite Things...

♪ Soft fuzzy socks and a hot cup of tea
children decorating the Christmas tree
Fridays with friends and the laughter it brings
These are a few of my favorite things.♫

♪ Books for a deal at 25 cents
Blankets and sheets to build forts and tents
A day of yard sales and the treasures it brings
These are a few of my favorite things.♫

♪ Drinking Coke icees and time at the beach
Homemade ice-cream, blackberry and peach
Tic tacs and chocolate and birds in the Spring,
These are a few of my favorite things!♫

♪ The scent of a baby and warm skin hugs
Flying the girls on my feet on the rug
Blessed to stay home with kids under my wings
These are a few of my favorite things!♫

♪ Snuggling close for our school read a louds
On our backs looking up at the clouds
Salvation Army and the bells that they ring
These are a few of my favorite things!♫

♪ When I stumble, when there’s bad news
When I'm feeling sad.
I simply remember all of God’s gifts
And then I don’t feel so bad. ♫

Okay,  now it is your turn!  You have at least one verse in you :)