October 31, 2011

October 30, 2011

day three hundred.two


trekking through the deep snow. we were all surprised by the snow storm on these last couple days of october.

October 28, 2011

day three hundred


heading out to take candy from strangers. our city shut down main street and businesses opened their doors for the costumed and eager. it was a lot of fun, especially with close friends and their baby dressed up as a fuzzy duck.

October 27, 2011

day two hundred.ninety.nine


getting ready for halloween. for us it is all about the candy. our son can enjoy a few pieces while mom and dad hoard the rest. we have a few more years of getting by with that behavior. the boy is thrilled to take the streets as a superhero.

October 26, 2011

day two hundred.ninety.eight


our son's first official school photo. it blows my mind we have made it this far. granted it has only been four years, but it has passed by with tremendous speed and effort. i am also impressed with how much he is learning. he will come home singing songs with such ease. songs i have not heard before. he says he learned them in music class. and then he comes home to tell me he not only had to remove stickers from his chart in class but to take down the chart itself. my heart aches for him to get it someday. to grasp the concept of right and wrong. i pray he gives his heart in submission to our LORD and savior and he truly understands what that means. i know GOD will move in him. i look forward to framing thirteen more photos just like this one.

October 19, 2011

day two hundred.ninety.one

i'm getting that itch to create again. i found this ball of yarn on top of the fridge. forgot why or how it landed up there.

October 17, 2011

day two hundred.eighty.nine

i can't take credit for this photo. i have such little time for anything anymore, let alone taking photos. sad. one of my students took this of her work today. it certainly speaks volumes. it is my prayer that each of my students truly believes in this mighty GOD we serve.

October 15, 2011

day two hundred.eighty.seven


i was supposed to be having a baby today. instead, i am in downeast maine waking earlier than my husband to drive around this peninsula in search of fresh breakfast [camera in hand]. it does not sadden me, really. it is more of a numbed ache scabbed over. i can only thank GOD who has brought us here. to this point in time. this moment. he changed my plans without hearing about mine, and i trust that his ways are higher than mine and his thoughts higher than mine [isaiah 55.9]. i find myself coveting a nine month belly, yet slightly cringe when 'friends' in social media complain of going past their due date. my due date was today. and i have nothing to deliver. i take it in with silence and reflect little on what could have been. because GOD does not want what could have been. he has given me what is now. and what we have now is what is best.

to see more photos of maine click here.

October 14, 2011

day two hundred.eighty.six


my husband and i have a treat ahead of us: a weekend away from our four year old. he seemed not to care once he was dropped him off at grandmas with legos awaiting.

October 13, 2011

October 12, 2011

day two hundred.eighty.four


my class finished reading 'charlie and the chocolate factory.' what better way to celebrate than tour a local chocolate factory.

October 10, 2011

day two hundred.eighty.two


broken down repair shop. saw this while waiting in a parking lot for daddy to join son and me at the movies.

October 09, 2011

day two hundred.eighty.one


we bid my parents adieu. today marked their last official sunday at our church. they both find themselves retired and itching to do something about it. the dominican republic whispers for them to come back. their alternate home in virgina lies in wait for their occupancy. while my heart shares in their excitement i share in the sorrow that after thirty five years my parents will not be right down the street. see them again i will, but i am being forced to see them less. i love you mom and dad and i pray God uses you in ways you never imagined.

October 07, 2011

October 06, 2011

day two hundred seventy.eight


showing off his mad building skills. lately he has been constructing different kinds of housing for his toy vehicles.