Sunday, August 26, 2012

Aug 26th: Sunshine

The boys did a LOT of this in the hot summer sun. Mama got in a time or two as well. After many a packing tape repair, it was the best $14 I spent all year! I'm really not sure how to store this bad boy, but I have lots of faith it will make two summers joyful and waterful fun!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Aug 18th: Plate

I know most would think, wow, that's an old plate! And they'd be right. This is the pattern of Correlle that my grand parents had. I realized our plates were being sacrificed by a 4 and 2 year old, thus I was in the market. All the sudden I was taken with nostalgia and decided I wanted to remember my "Mama and Daddy" more than every once in a while, and now I do. Multiple times a day. You see my grandparents on my mothers side, were very special to me. They weren't perfect, but it seemed that their foibles were much more forgivable than other peoples. My grandmother was organized, well versed in the kitchen, caustic and quite creative. My grandfather was sweet, silly, stern and very special to me. We named our first after him. They made up a world that was good, balanced and stable, when my world wasn't those things. I knew where they stood- and they loved me unconditionally.  I love these plates. I love the memories they bring back. And Yahweh knew the right time and price to bring them into our home. I found a kickin' deal at a thrift store. 5$ for the lot. And that makes it even sweeter. Sidenote: When I brought them home my husband enjoyed the nostalgia with me, and also apparently had foggy memories as using this plate when he was a boy. See, we were meant to be together!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Aug 17th: Your Addiction

As a Midwife, babies are my addiction...
 These are two from Summer 2012. I was pleased to photograph them, 
that's my other addiction. 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

In the Meanwhile....

Uh... WELL, you were right. I didn't make it, but lest you think we all fell off the side of a mountain somewhere here is proof we're alive and kicking. We learned about Day 4 of creation at our homeschool co-op thus we were talking planets this last week. To be exact, Aug 6th, we made play dough planets. It was fun.  

And the rest of the time... where were we?
-Four people suffered from a *mean* stomach bug, not all at once-- no that would be too easy.. but over the course of a whole week. (Yes. All week long, someone was either puking or- the other thing.)
-I attended a lovely birth, and thus spent lots of brain power on the postpartum things a Midwife must think about.
-Steve taught at Friday night Bible Study. It was really good, the Trial of Faith! (available for your enjoyment online... just ask me how!)
-I'm sure there were lots of other bits of life that happened while i was MIA... alas I can't recall.

 Now you can breathe a sigh of relief because I have devised a plan to seamlessly continue my photo-journal of my kids and our life... Following July 14th... is naturally Aug 15th... see!?!
I'm brilliant.

Until then... don't forget how cute my kids are! 
L. has an unending need to catch frogs! 
It usually doesn't end very well for the frog.