Wednesday, July 22, 2009

sweet summer day

and.....a lazy sweet summer day to follow our busy one

The girls and I spent the afternoon out in the country dancing and giggling in the rain, it was perfect happiness; THIS is what being a little girl in the summer is all about!
I have no pictures of our day to share other than one of me in the van that I took for an e-course I am doing right now, and this one of my mother-in-laws flowers, because I too was dancing in the rain...I'm living in the moment my friends, it's good good stuff.

Wishing you a summer day just as Blessed and relaxing as ours!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Zoo day

We spent the day at the zoo today with a couple of gals that we happen to adore...such a great way to spend one of the warmer summer days we have gotten so far, and the first time we have been to the Zoo this year. I Love watching the girls get excited about the same things I can remember loving as a little girl...those adorable crazy monkeys, the pink flamingos, and then there is just something about those big bears that always grabs every kid as they arrive for their zoo adventure!
Tiara was our vigilant map reader, Emy was our FAB peacock caller, and little Bella looked adorable in her carefully chosen "zoo clothes" ( AKA: a flowered dress, polk-a-dot tights, sparkly pink dress shoes and a safari hat LOL...I wish I was 4)
The Monkeys always have been and probably always will be my personal zoo fave...they're SO funny
...and this rare species of Monkey is pretty funny too, I have to say ;)
We had such a great time just doing the day at our own pace, which is sometimes so much better than the scheduled guided field trips. Was nice just to stop and sit in the grass for a picnic when we wanted to and stroll along as we pleased.

I completely adore this little moment; the warm end of day sun, the way Emy is holding her cute little foot and the gentle way that she stops to help her little sister to fill her water bottle at the fountain. She is such a sweet Big sister

I Love signs like this...they make me want to leave the walkwayExcept for dudes like this guy with the crazy hair to scare me into staying on the straight and narrow! The kids got a real kick out of him staring down at us with all of his unique and funky flaireveryone took turns hatching out of big dino eggs and huddling inside of giant trees in the barn to finish the day. It was so super Rawkin' fantastic!
HUGE thanks to Julie and Jodi for spending the day with us girls and making it 100 times better just by being who you are!!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

in the moment

Another page from my 8x8 "Grow" journal. It's been far too long since I shared anything art journalie. This one is has layers of paint, molding paste, and tape underneath ( see the dots and the textures?)
then it is topped with burlap and wood patterned mac tac, and some stamp and doodley bits.
I made this one out of the desire to express how I want to live my life "Being in the moment and Living right here and now"
I don't ever want to be too caught up in my own silliness to see the beauty around me. My life is truly a gift in so many different ways. I know this 100%...
That doesn't mean I am always good at putting aside all of the curve balls and savoring the moment, no siree, but hopefully this little page will serve as a good reminder and I will keep on trying my best :)

Today I will:
-leave my camera at home when we go for a walk so that I can giggle and jump and play with the girls,
-I will take time to observe the people I Love and appreciate what makes them each special,
-and I will make the choice to be patient and at peace in long lineups or traffic Jams or whatever comes my way...perhaps I will even play eye spy instead of getting ticked off.
That's the plan!!!

How are you making the choice to be living in the moment right now today?