Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Creative inspiration...

...check this out...looks like artistic bliss, doesn't it? Can't wait to grab me some fabric, eyelets and run!!

62 years of...

...in sickness and health, honor and respect, loving and living.

This couple (AR's parents) is a living example of what the covenant of marriage means. It was such an honor to be asked to document this celebration of 62 years of marriage for them. I hope I captured a little of their special day to preserve for them and for generations to come. Enjoy AR!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Family Matters

This weekend was full of family time and family fun...soccer games. Family reunions. A baby shower. Spring cleaning of the garage. Mowing the yard. And double-date night with family & friends. What a blessing that the weather was beautiful for the reunion (despite a bit breezy) and sunshine prevailed for the baby shower today. Here are a few pics from this weekend:

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

on parenting...

after walking the boys to school today, I found myself on the way home, reflecting on how quickly they are growing up and how I need to cherish each and every moment with them and not to take any time with them for granted. And now, checking emails and blogs I frequent I came across this little gem of insightfulness:

"The perspective needed to guide and shape my parenting is this-When I begin to see the day to day as a delight, rather than drudgery...When serving my children is seen as a privilege, rather than a chore...Knowing that my actions are slowly and through repetition shaping them for the rest of their lives...Then it [parenting] becomes a task of enormous and lasting consequence.It becomes a 'higher calling' and the reality sinks in that giving it my all, demanding my best and expressing love in ALL that I do, is the least I can offer to those who mean the most to me."May you find joy and purpose and affirmation in the relationships that YOU touch today...they matter so much!

Have a beautifully blessed day!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

More with a "Silent E"

ok...so yesterday I told Boo to "go let Daddy know it's time for dinner in five more minutes." He began composing a note to slip under Mick's office door (as he was on a conference call). Here's what he asked me:

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Today's agenda...

according to Boo (as he is getting ready for school on Fri.): "Today I AM going to be my two favorite things...RICH AND FAMOUS!!! (said with much enthusiasm and gusto)

I was shocked. Where was the humility? This wasn't my son! Ian, being the ever vigilant, rule-following son, quickly interjected, "It's ok MOM. He's just quoting from the Suite Life of Zack and Cody."
Gee. What a relief. :)

2nd pic is of the 4 cousins playing dress up "Rock Stars" for the new Handycam (over Easter Weekend).

The "4-packs"...

at least, that's what the BEBZ are calling them. Apparently, not quite buff enough to dub them "six-packs" but with spring soccer and summer baseball and tennis taking in our midst, they are hopeful for he development of full-fledged 6 packs! LOL