Saturday, February 18, 2012


Just realized I neglected to post week 6 last week, so here goes! The first photo is the one I submitted for the Project 52, the other two I added just for fun, because I can. :)

This emotion: devotion. As the third child (in five years), this little lady has stolen our hearts, particularly that of her father. The bond began in her newborn days when he would hold her for hours as they cuddled on the sofa watching "car shows." Miss Miriam certainly demanded her share of attention amidst the chaos of our household, yet through those hours of screaming and sleeplessness, she developed a special bond with her daddy. These days, as she is approaching a year old, she plays silly games with him, like no other. She crawls after him whining, "da daaaaa" as he leaves for work. And races to him when he returns pulling at his scrubs for his attention. It's sweet the devotion these two have. Blessings and love abound in this unique connection.

"Wild Card"

This week's project was a "wild card" and reflecting on my posts thus far I realized there are no photos of my dear Lydia. This sweet girl is so excitable and Valentine's Day put her over-the-top with thrills. I came downstairs from putting her baby sister for a nap to her vigorously and purposefully sorting her Valentine's cards, candy, and treats from her preschool party. The hearts on her cheeks and the stick-on earrings are results of the celebration. And this holiday suits her so well as her thoughtful, generous, loving heart shines.

Monday, February 6, 2012


My dear baby Miriam entered this world on St. Patrick's Day last year. My sweet mother-in-law (Irish runs in her blood ;) brought me this shamrock plant in the hospital. This tender, thoughtful gift has brightened many a tough day. I love how it's leaves open to bask in the glorious sunshine particularly as it shines through our kitchen window on these otherwise dark winter days. The simplicity of the gift. The simplicity of the light. The simplicity of its life and the beautiful life it represents. All provide hope that simple things, simple gestures have the potential to bring beauty and joy to lives.