January 30, 2011

day thirty

day thirty

it was one of those, "i know it's 3:00...but can you brew a fresh pot?" kind of days, as most sundays are. this day was created for us to relax. renew. refresh. here we are praying our son takes an extra long nap so we can catch up on our grown up shows that involve little to no animation. today wasn't one of those sundays. hence the afternoon brew.

January 29, 2011

January 28, 2011

day twenty.eight

day twenty.eight

winter sun rise. 'get out of bed...wake up! put your face in the sunlight. GOD's bright glory has risen for you. the whole earth is wrapped in darkness, all people sunk in deep darkness, but GOD rises on you, his sunrise glory breaks over you!' {isaiah 60:1 msg}

January 27, 2011

day twenty.seven

day twenty.seven
instead of cleaning the floors we drive our muddy trucks on them and over mommy's feet

January 26, 2011

day twenty.six

day twenty.six
a day at the transfer station. yes. i captured our son in action, performing our guilted into part to save the earth by chucking cardboard. it was one of those moments where the camera was on the front seat and i thought, 'this has to go on the blog'

January 25, 2011

day twenty.five

molly the cat

here is molly, the cat from ireland. my sister smuggled her back after the cat befriended my sister and her husband while they were livig in northern ireland for year. this was five years ago. the cat came back with my sister and has been here ever since. molly now resides with my parents who, when go on trips, leave molly with me. this look remains constant on her face, looking as if she is planning her great escape.

January 23, 2011

day twenty.three

day twenty.three

a little game of hide and seek. he's convinced no one knows where he is.

January 22, 2011

day twenty.two

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there's something unknown and kind of dirty that creeps up from the deepest pit of my stomach when i go to a hockey game. the thirst for watching someone else in pain. i've only been to a few but those that i've been to i have found myself, among others around me, craving the sheer insanity of gloves smacking to the ice and fists being thrown. this was our first hockey game as a family thanks to the generosity of our friends. i loved watching my son's eyes wander about the arena feeling the static energy in the air around us, soaking in every drop

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January 21, 2011

day twenty.one

day twenty.one

time to dismantle the couch cushions to have a place to rumble and a place pause for a breather

January 20, 2011

day twenty

day twenty

it's amazes me how something so cold and stiff as ice can be strong enough to walk upon yet be so vulnerable to the sun's warmth it begins to dissolve in a moment's notice. i'm reminded of psalm 147:18 {the msg} "...who can survive his winter? [God] gives the command and it all melts; he breathes on winter—suddenly it's spring!"

January 19, 2011

day nineteen

day nineteen

who dare awaken this in such an innocent slumber sheltered from horrid dreams by the likes of robots and spongebob.

January 18, 2011

day eighteen

day eighteen

probably my favorite tree in our town. one of the first things i photographed {as a teenager} and loved. and still do. we were out driving in the snow today and i had my camera in tow when i pulled over to capture this simple tree in all its majesty.

January 17, 2011

January 16, 2011

day sixteen

day sixteen

as i attempt to crochet a mitten for what looks like a mutant hand i imagine how
our heavenly father has woven each and every one of us. and how perfect the product is every time. he carefully contemplates the perfect colors of yarn to purl together praying a special word into each simple stitch. every stitch illustrates our character, passions, successes, weaknesses, hungers and loves. GOD's hands gently pulls the yarn over and through and shapes us in his image. i don't live up to his image everyday but as i look into the mirror each morning at those tired achy eyes i believe that what i see is what GOD desired me to be.

January 15, 2011

day fifteen

day fifteen





a glimmer of hope, rebirthing, in this frigid month. i am reminded of the prophet isaiah's words: just as the spring waters quench and nourish the earth, enabling buds to flourish, so the LORD's word will flood my soul enabling what he would want to accomplish in me. {see isaiah 55:9-11}

January 14, 2011

day fourteen

day fourteen

there was a time when i held each of these in my hands and devoured them. they had all been held at some point like gentle cooing babies. now they are perched up like a piece of art and weather with time, sadly neglected.

January 13, 2011

day thirteen

day thirteen

yours truly. a random snapshot that surprisingly came out half way decent.

January 12, 2011

January 11, 2011

winter friends wednesday



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day eleven

day eleven

the calm before the storm. snow will fall as we wake tomorrow. i am anxious to step out into the white and breath in the fresh. to see these branches and fence posts struggle to uphold piles of new wet snow. to pull on the gloves and rubber boots to handle the shovel and hear the scrape scrape. a refreshing of our current winter is coming. and now we lie in wait, eyes turned upward as the sky darkens each new moment.

January 10, 2011

day ten

day ten

a becoming monday tradition on the way to my part time job. it's not thought of as work as i really enjoy what i do for a few hours a day, but mondays do require a drinkable fudgecicle.

January 09, 2011

day nine

day nine

yep. it's 4:04 pm and i'm still garbed in pajamas and slippers. it's just that kind of grungy day. son will not stop coughing so why bother getting in the shower to go to church? husband had impromptu bible reading and song singing around warm cups of coffee and chilled smoothie.  movies have been on all day, very little play is going on and who knows if we will venture out when the sun goes down.

sunday blog hoppin

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January 08, 2011

day eight

day eight

snow. how delicate it floats to the ragged and scarred surface.

January 07, 2011

day seven

day seven

the piano computer desk is gone thus enters a desk that caters to a three and a half year old's stature. mr. bear lies in wait to be held once again. bills neatly stacked. notes jotted on the wall. coupons printed. days being marked off as we live in anticipation of another tomorrow. this is our new normal. tv is off, mom is on her laptop in another room. life is nice.

January 06, 2011

day six

day six

probably my favorite thing to do especially on a frigid january day. bake. these are a hit in our home: banana chocolate chip muffins with walnuts. i had to taste test as soon as they came out of the oven.

buzz on by thursday

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January 05, 2011

day five

day five

time to dust off the old black and white keys and dismantle. we've had this piano in our office for five years now. it was eternally out of tune. even a professional could not redeem its musical qualities (for cheap anyway). so my husband converted it into a computer desk. but now i want it gone, so i got rid of it. wasn't easy but i rose to the challenge, with the help of my three year old and we took enough of it apart to move the beast onto to porch. this is a shot of the piano before we dismembered it.

welcome wednesday

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Welcome to the Welcome Wednesday blog hop, hosted by Take It From Me! Welcome Wednesday is a great way to meet new people and learn new things as well as increase your blog followers! So let's have some fun!!

January 04, 2011

day four

day four

new year, we welcome you with pomp and circumstance. may you be good to us as we try to be good to you.

January 03, 2011

day three

day three

the boot tray is laid out to collect the wet and weary despite there being a lack of snow.

January 02, 2011

day two

day two

the lure of the iPhone technology is too strong to repel. trains wait expectantly on the track.

January 01, 2011

day one

day one

as we stripped the christmas tree of all its fanfare he wanted to hang the lights in his room. makes for a dreamy scape to ready himself for sleep.

a new year....a new project

i'm throwing myself on the bandwagon that is quickly becoming popular. plus i'm a little bored and need something to do.  for the year 2011 i will be posting a photo, taken by me, every day.  seems easy, but i can see how this will become a challenge as slothness comes easy.  i enjoy focusing on a beautiful creation whether it be my son or the world around me. may god's glory be revealed through my photos.