There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Before I had children grocery shopping was pretty painless; fairly enjoyable even.
Post kids, not so much.
when I see a face like this I am reminded that happiness can be found anywhere.
Taking photographs helps me to see my world differently.
It helps me to experiece life through THEIR eyes.
Instead of being stressed out and frustrated
I can pause, click and see the world like my kids do.
Sure, people look at me weird when
I have a toddler on my hip
and I’m taking a photograph of
my daughter sprawled out on salt pellet bags.
But that’s okay.
Because what I see through them is
a rainbow of colors,
bright, smiling faces
Maybe grocery shopping isn’t so bad after all.
Favorite trash to treasure projects from the archives:
come in many different forms for me.
The simple act of hanging out with my kids is sacred. Special. Wondrous. Joyful. So much so that every time I look into their eyes…
I feel God’s love surround me like a never-ending, warm embrace.
We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.
We are always in the presence of God. There is never a non-sacred moment.
We saw Charlotte’s Web on stage. Here’s the sweet version of Wilbur, Charlotte and Templeton–
Paper Pancakes! [ If You Give a Pig a Pancakeby Laura Numeroff ] For kicks you can fill an old syrup bottle with glue and tempera paint… my kids loved drizzling the glue syrup onto their creations. NOTE: Syrup dries dark so only add a touch of brown!
Pigging OUT on Art, Books and Treats—
This Piggy WORD Bank is made from a recycled soda bottle via HERE. Feed this pig by learning a P WORD (see the mini word pigs above).
I may dish out one last tiny dose pig fun by serving “pigs feet” for an afternoon snack. The REAL kind—just to see the look on their faces!!! hehehehhe… Don’t worry– I won’t take a picture! :):)
ENJOY your day!