Time for changing colors + bright reds, oranges, and yellows + Pumpkin Spice Lattes + sitting by the fireplace + thick cozy sweaters + tights + mittens + long afternoon shadows + early evenings + sunlit dew in the grass + apple pie + hearty soup for dinner + chilly mornings……
Yay! I just found out yesterday that one of my prints was added to Society6’s Shop!
I have a store on Society6 of some of my photos that may be purchased in print form. Later I will be adding more options such as laptop skins and iPhone case covers.
The photo is of The Mosteiro Dos Jeronimos in Lisbon, Portugal. My husband and I visited the country in August 2009 and we visited this amazing monastery on a day of siteseeing in the city. It was breathtakingly beautiful, full of culture, detailed sculptures and stained glass.
The detail of the ceiling caught my eye. It is one of my favorite photos from that day and one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited.
This past weekend the family and I headed north to Vancouver BC. It’s our favorite place to go when we would like to get away. Rob and I have been going for the past 13 years and it’s like our second home. Once we introduced it to the kids, they’ve fallen in love just as much.
It was Memorial Day weekend so we decided to go up for three days and enjoy some time together exploring our favorite spots and find new ones. Success.
The sun decided to stick around for us all weekend long which was fantastic! We went for a hike at Lighthouse Park, hit the farmers’ market at the Chinatown Night Market, went to Granville Island and watched the sunset at Stanley Park. Lots of good eatin’ and taking in the sights. Ahhhh……makes me wish I was back there. Right now.
We had a great time and are looking forward to going back real soon.
I would love to write, but I feel like you have to be a “writer” to write. I see a blank page and have no idea what to put onto that page. That scares the mess out of me. I am a rather reflective person and have thoughts, feelings, ideas and view on things but have never felt comfortable putting them down on paper.
This assignment is 30 days long. Everyday, there is a prompt that you receive via email and you write about the subject matter of that prompt.
(My palms are sweating. Can you hear my hear beating fast? No? It’s racing!)
Set your timer for 15 minutes and write about “15 Minutes to Live”
Wow. 15 minutes to live. Fifteen minutes.
Where am I? Who am I with? What got me to my last 15 minutes of life.
All I can think about is my family. My friends. My life. It’s been a good one. Sure, I’ve had ups and downs and ins and outs. Times where I thought, “Is it worth it?” I’m so happy that I decided that it was.
I’ve come very far from where I thought my life was going. I made different choices. Set a new mind frame and could not imagine my life being as beautiful as it is now.
So, I begin a letter.
My children. I love you more than I will ever be able to say. Just looking at you puts a smile on my face. The way you talk. How you smell. The sound of your laugh. I hope that I have left you with a piece of myself. To love. To trust. To care. To use your heart to guide you through life. Life is the most wonderful gift you could ever receive. It’s precious. Live it with grace, compassion, and again, love. Know who you are and what you believe and don’t stray from that, no matter who or what is around you.
I love you. Always and always and always forever.
Seven minutes left.
My husband. My best friend. You have been by my side. Constantly. And never have you faltered. I know that you love me beyond what I can ever imagine. You are a lovely soul and I will carry you with me always. You know me better than I know myself at times. Your unconditional, fierce and true love have always shone through our years together. Thank you for your heart. Your trust. Your laugh. Your touch. You. For you. I can’t speak of the magnitude of my heart for you. There are no words. I.Love.You.
To my family and friends. You’ve touched my life in more ways than you’ll ever know. You’ve made me into the person I am today. More open. More honest. More willing to live my life on my terms. This is a huge blessing. Huge. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I love you.
Life is good. Life is fulfilling. I am blessed. A few regrets, sure. But mostly. Good. Delicious. Wonderful. Magical. Peaceful.
The heart slows to a steady beat.
Peace has entered my soul. My mind.
A smile spreads across my face. I close my eyes. Take one deep, long, filling breath.
I Heart Faces Photo Challenge People's Choice....Best Face February
I took so many cute pictures of my kids in February, so it was hard to choose just one for the I Heart Faces February Challenge. I chose this one of Nicholas tasting snowflakes as we were headed outdoors to go sledding.
Go visit I Heart Faces to see LOTS of other great pictures of February faces!
We got load of snow in the past 24 hours (and it’s continuing to come down right this minute) so when the kids woke up this morning, the first thing they asked was “Can we go sledding??” Rob and I had a bet as to how many seconds it would take for the question to be asked. I said 5. It was 2. Two seconds after I opened the door, both little people were jumping up and down wanting to know when we can head outside. We promised that after lunch, we’d get dressed and head out for some sledding.
They finished up their morning chores, got in some play time, had lunch and soon we were outside. One and a half hours later, after throwing snowballs, sledding, eating snow and getting all rosy cheeked we headed back home for some hot chocolate and thawing out of our fingers. We had a great time. Since it’s snowing more now, I’m sure we’ll be back out on that hill, doing it all over again.
So, yes, it’s past Valentine’s Day, but who says you just have to celebrate showing love on a specific day? This printable is available over at The Hands-On Housewife. You can print it out and still display it in a cool looking frame all year long. Enjoy!
I love rain. I love the way it sounds. The way it smells. And I love how the water drops look like little jewels dripping off of tree branches and you see those tiny little reflections in the drop right before it lets go and falls to the ground.